New to Parrot OS. I fixed up an old Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012, wiped Windows, and tried installing Parrot Home 4.6.
I used Etcher to create a bootable USB with the iso and the installation seemed to go well.
After installation, I was faced with “No Bootable Device”.
I thought it might be an issue with grub, booted live, and tried to follow the community tutorial to install grub (
Tutorial installing grub using live usb).
Though the live boot worked well, I couldn’t get the tutorial to work for me. After looking at my issue again, I came to understand that though the aspire 10 has a 64-bit Intel Atom CPU, it has 32-bit UEFI firmware.
Not sure how to get a 32-bit UEFI bootloader, if that would even solve my issue, or if there are some other problems in installation or when trying to fix things.
If installing 4.6 is a dead end on this acer, would it be advisable to try Parrot-home-4.4_i386.iso?
Thanks in advance
What version of Parrot are you running? Parrot Home 4.6
What method did you use to install Parrot? GTK Installer
Configured to multiboot with other systems? No
If there are any similar issues or solutions, link to them below:
I decided to use dual Boot with Parrot Security. Everything worked fine with flashing the usb, and booting from there. Then I click me through the install menus, choose the created partition and it installs. Then it tells me to remove the usb. I do that it takes about half a minute, reboots, and boot on windows again. I already put the windows boot manager as low as possible in the boot order in the BIOS but that doesn’t help. I appreciate ever help.
I‘m using the Parrot 4.5 ISO
I use win 10 home
I have an Acer Aspire e5 575g 75 ul (gtx 950m, i7-7500u)
Running the liver version worked, but I want to install it to use without usb
Hi everyone, i am creating this tuto for those that broke their grub because of windows update or because grub was not properly installed during parrot install and so on.
The first step is to boot live using a bootable USB key of Debian or ParrotOS. Boot on it, and then open a terminal.
In the terminal type:
The fdisk command will show your partition scheme, you have to identify 2 things (only one for those using legacy instead of uefi)
The partition that contain the “/” which is the partition where the system is installed.
The EFI partition
lets say here my system partition is /dev/sda2 and my EFI partition is /dev/sda1. Your partition “name” can be different, just replace mine by yours in the command shown below.
Now you have to mount the partitions
mount /dev/sda2 /mnt
mount --bind /proc /mnt/proc
mount --bind /sys /mnt/sys
mount --bind /dev /mnt/dev
Those that have Legacy instead of EFI can go to step 4)
For EFI there is one extra step: Mount your EFI partition
mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/boot/efi
Sometimes errors like this can result: mount: /mnt/boot/efi: mount point does not exist.
To solve it create the efi directory in /mnt/boot/ using this command:
then try to mount the efi partition again.
Now we have to chroot in the system (i let you google what chroot means
Now that you are in you can just install the grub by typing this command: (grub-install ask for disk, not a partition so dont put any number like this: sda instead of sda1
then if no errors are chown you can just exit by typing:
and reboot the system. Once the system is rebooted, run update-grub to be sure that any other OS is detected by the grub.
If you have any issue you can always ask here.