I lost KDE desktop trying to upgrade,
I’ve been using Parrot OS (KDE Version) for over a year now, in dual boot with Windows 10.
I started using Parrot OS to learn ethical haking, but with time I lost interest in haking, but still loved the parrot OS theme and graphics, so 3 days before today, I installed Parrot OS (I used ‘Parrot-kde-security-4.6_amd64.iso’ file) to be the only OS on my laptop and moved all my files into it.
Then I tried to upgrade it using
Which kept giving an error about a ‘rolling version’ and a ‘public key’.
So I searched the web and found this to solve the ‘public key’ error,
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys # the PUBLIC KEY was here
But it gave me a new error about a package, so I used this,
sudo apt install gcc-8-base
then I used the usual command,
Which gave me a new error,
It was 3am in the night and I don’t think I was in my best consciousness,
I read the error and saw the command to remove unnecessary packages,
Which I did indeed use (I know, I shouldn’t be awake, this late…)-: ,
but then around 80% of the process completion, I saw the wifi connection disappear, and I couldn’t access folders anymore, it was like a nightmare, I panicked and quickly switched off the laptop from power button.
Then I switched it on again and it’s only a small terminal on the top left corner of desktop.
I tried these commands,
Sudo apt-get install plasma-desktop
Sudo apt-get install plasma-workspace
Sudo apt-get update --fix-missing
They don’t work, I think there is no connection to the internet, even when I used a cable to connect with the router.
I tried to copy files from parrot to my pendrive, but then again, I can’t see the pendrive listed in ‘/media’.
Now I’m hoping to go with this,
"If you nuked Network Manager too (or it doesn’t work) I think I would fall back to chrooting your install from within a LiveCD (with a working network connection).
Boot to the LiveCD (Select Try Ubuntu).
Set up a network connection like you normally would.
Open a terminal and run sudo fdisk -l and note the /dev/sdX# name of your install’s partition. In this example I assume /dev/sda1.
Mount it with sudo mount /dev/sda1 /mnt — If you have mounted it as something else (eg if you used Nautilus and it mounted as /media/ubuntu/…) you need to replace /mnt in the following two commands with its actual mount point.
Cross-mount various system things:
for i in /dev /dev/pts /proc /sys /run; do sudo mount -B $i /mnt$i; done
Chroot in: sudo chroot /mnt. You are now root on your old install.
Once you’re connected, Just run:
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop"
I have a dozen valuable files in the hard drive and I need to get them out, I’m sure if I do get them out, I won’t ever touch parrot OS again, somethings ask for whole another level of intelligence. Please help!