[SOLVED] Won't boot kernel 4.16.0


Parrot Security 3.11 64-bit
Debian GTK install
Running in Virtualbox version 5.2.10 r122088 (Qt5.6.1) (base memory 2700MB, 40GB)

Updated to kernel 4.16.0-parrot5 amd64 and now system won’t boot (black screen, blinking cursor top-right)
Boots as normal from previous kernel, 4.15.0-parrot17 amd64.
Reinstalling reproduces problem.

(edit) After another update, 4.16.0-parrot5amd64 boot now leads to the repeated Stopped Light Disply Manager, Starting Light Display Manager, Started Light Display Manager, then simply doesn;t proceed. None of this is reproduced on a full usb install which loads 4.16.0-parrot5amd64 without problem.

No previous problems updating kernels.

LinuxMint 18.3 Cinnamon 64-bit
Cinnamon 3.6.7
Linux Kernel
processor - Intel Pentium CPU 2020M @ 2.40GHz x 2
Memory - 5.6GiB
Hard Drive 474.4 GB
Graphics Card - Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller
Graphics Card - NVIDIA CorporationGF117M[GEForce610M/710M/810M/820M / GT620M/625m/630M/720M]

What information should I provide?


(raju) #2

416.0-parrot5 amd64 unable to boot after kernel update from 4.15.0-parrot 17 amd64
problem is blank screen and a blinking cursor.
am able to boot to previous kernel.
help me :slight_smile:


(Alloysius Goh) #3

Get the guest additions for virtualbox 5.2.12 here https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/virtualbox-guest-additions-iso/5.2.12-1

mount the iso and move the Linuxadditions.sh to the root directory
execute it and reboot
It should solve the problem

(coco) #4

Same problem here. Same config.
Parrot inside Virtualbox VM. Blinking cursor after update to 4.16. (I still can log on with 4.15)

I can alt+F1 to get a shell.
Tried to reinstall guest additions (5.2.10 and 5.2.12) but it’s not working :

  • “Failed to parse arguments : Cannot open display”

Similar error when I “startx” :

  • “no screens found”

I have the following error at startup :

  • Failed to start Virtualbox guest utils

Everything is up to date and cleaned. It’s a fresh install + update && upgrade.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


I’m not running Virtual Box but have the same problem…




(ConnectionistSystems) #7

I have the same issue. This not running on a VM. It is installed on a separate hard-drive. The issue is I can’t launch is sort of terminal either through recovery mode or older Parrot installation options.

Therefore I’m completely stuck and can’t do anything.