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1. Your Parrot information

  • OS version: run cat /etc/*release
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  • Kernel version: run uname -a
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Or if you can’t do it, please tell us ISO version you downloaded.

** ISO information **

Version: 4.9
Desktop Environment: Mate
Edition: Home

2. If you have this problem after fresh installation:

  1. How did you create USB bootable?
    I used Rufus and downloaded Parrot MATE edition from direct download.
    I selected GPT for Partition Scheme on Rufus

    • Software was used to make USB
    • Steps of making USB bootable
  2. How did you install OS?

    • Debian installer or Calamares installer?
      Debian I believe

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Hardware information

- Your device name or output of `lspci`
```HP Pavilion 
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Yes but no information

4. How did you get this error? Are there any steps to procedure it?

1. I installed this: ![image|666x500](upload://gYw7bp7JKPQR7bQoKb0f8GfvtZH.jpeg) 
2. I ran this new software
3. It shows me this: ![image|375x500](upload://bV2M4k67y6zlGfnkNjD7uNV54OR.jpeg) 

5. Error log or screenshot

GTK does not show up I believe it is installed.

6. If you have any idea or suggestion about this issue please tell us

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1. Current Parrot version 4.11.1

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  • Pentesting / Forensic / Malware hunting / Privacy protection / …
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  • when user runs this / start that, it can do…

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You can use installer from live mode :slight_smile:

I heard it fucks with ram and is not permanent

I prefer to use gtk as thats what I’ve been told to use

The gtk installer is accessed through live mode. The live mode lives in RAM and does not persist, but the installer that you will access through live mode is the same gtk installer that will be displayed if not in live mode.

There is only one gtk installer. Two ways to access it.

are those the 2 ways?

We are using Calamares installer.

Im so confused

Did you boot into live mode and find the installer desktop icon?

Describing what exactly you are confused about would be helpful.

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I did yes. But i heard live is not good, and ruins RAM and is temporary not permanent. I boot up the OS, get to the Live and Advanced screen and see no GTK installer. When i went into live, i installed and didn’t go any further as I was told live is not what i want.


Using the GTK installer (the desktop icon) in live mode will install the exact same Parrot system as a GTK installer activated while not in live mode.

Live mode is just a means to deliver the installer. Once you go through the installation process you will reboot your system (remove the installation media) into the standard Parrot (not live).

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Ok thank you. When I get to that screen and the OS screen with install and when I’m installing it where do i go to install gtk

My main question is that GTK originally did show up when I first did install but had to reinstall due to mounting issues, and when reinstalled it didn’t show GTK on that screen, in the image, like before. So I assume I access Live, go to GTK after installing and wiping the USB of data to install Parrot onto it?

So, with that detail I am not so sure. I believe that going into live mode and running the GTK installer (calamares) will get you where you want to go.

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Calamares is not GTK installer. It is developed with Qt btw

Thanks for the correction, dmknight.

I was trying to help and got out of my depth.

So what do I need To do to access GTK when I boot up live?

The is don’t want to install, it automatically boot from the USB after clicking on try/ install
And I want to I stall it permanently on my laptop

Hey. I need some help.

I want to install Parrot Live onto a VM but I don’t know how to run a VM or properly get Parrot working

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