New install, boot hangs blinking cursor

Hello, trying to run Parrot 32Bit on a Dell Inspiron 1501.

On boot, it hangs on a blinking cursor. Going into recovery mode typing “startx” gives an error: Unable to connect to xserver, connection refused.

Looking at the log, I see a fatal error: AddScreen/ScreenInit failed for driver 0.

An additional problem, I don’t seem to have an eth0 adapter. My ethernet and WiFi hardware is not detected. I’ve tried adding eth0 manually to /etc/network/interfaces.d using:

auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp

but no luck.

Any ideas? Thanks!

have you tried to boot the computer by adding the nomodeset option to grub?

have you tried the 64bit edition?