Is this possible?

Briefly describe your issue below:

I have a single board computer running a debian distribution, well, Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS, to be exact. This Ubuntu distro is actually by Armbian. For those that don’t know, Armbian is a lightweight Debian or Ubuntu based distribution specialized for ARM developing boards. [Compiled from scratch] by the team over at

I have a NanoPC-T4 (Rockchip RK3399) by friendly arm electronics and a Renegade by libre computer (Rockchip RK3328)

I don’t expect to have ParrotOS distributions for every single SBC on the market, although that would be pretty cool.

What would be nice though is if it was possible to take a bare bones debian distribution that so many of these SBC manufacturers ship the boards with and install parrot “on top of it.”

Or do something and result in a debian based distribution that had all, if not most of the same functionality as a dedicated iso install.

It would be awesome to leverage some of the powerful single board computers that are coming out for security penetration testing and I’d love to use ParrotOS for that.

For example:

Or the NanoPC-T4 which is not much bigger than a Raspberry Pi 3 and packs some punch for its size, as does the Renegade.

Just curious if there is a way to install ParrotOS without trying to install the iso on bootup like you do with a desktop so it could be installed on SBC’s with relative ease.

What version of Parrot are you running? (include version, edition, and architecture)

I’m not, but I’d like to be on some of my SBC’s if possible. Currently Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS courtesy of Armbian.

What method did you use to install Parrot? (Debian Standard / Debian GTK / parrot-experimental)


Configured to multiboot with other systems? (yes / no)


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We actually have a beta ARM release for rpis etc. Its rather tricky to configure sometimes I hear but it can work if you have the willpower