upon Phoenix750 request I create this tutorial. Here I will show you how install Parrot Security and how to change the desktop environment of Parrot from MATE to XFCE.
- What is Parrot Security?
- Installation of Parrot Security
- Change your DE.
What is Parrot Security?
Parrot Security is our complete all-in-one environment for pentesting, privacy, digital forensics, reverse engineering and software development.
The system includes a full arsenal of security oriented tools to cover many categories of the work of a pentester.
It’s a Debian based Linux Distribution and it’s an alternative to Kali Linux and BlackArch.
Installation of Parrot Security
First tings first. You will need to download the Image and check the hashes.
To do so go to ParrotSec and choose the Image you want to download. After downloading check the signed hashes of it.
If the hash is the same we can install the system.
Install the system based on your needs.
Change your DE
Since 1 Sep 2017 the development Team of Parrot added full Parrot-XFCE support to their system.
- First of all we have to install XFCE.
sudo apt install xfce4
- After that go to /usr/share/xsessions/ directory.
- Create a new directory. In my case its other_de .
sudo mkdir other_de
- Move all *.desktop-files except xfce.desktop to other_de directory.
for i in $(ls | grep -v xfce.desktop);do sudo mv $i other_de/;done
- Reboot the system.
After logging in your desktop environment will be XFCE.
It should looking like this: