Sunday, 27 May 2018

Parrot 4 will not start LDM in Virtualbox

It seems that Parrot 4.0.1 does not contain a version of Virtualbox tools compatible with kernel 4.16. As a consequence, X will not start due to the lack of supported Kernel modules.

The fix, to install modules from the VirtualBox ISO, is detailed by Pavel at the following link:

Failed to start light display manager? - Community - Parrot Community:



When you obtain the failure message about lightdm, simply press ALT+F1 and log in there. then:
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get upgrade
  • sudo apt-get install build-essential module-assistant
  • sudo m-a prepare
Insert Guest Additions ISO
  • mount /media/cdrom
  • sudo sh /media/cdrom/VBoxLinuxAdditions.run
Reboot

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