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Share Files Between Host to Guest in VMWare

  Every Linux lovers have some small amount of love towards Windows. Like that, every Windows lovers have small minimum amount of love towards Linux Distributions. So the windows users are want to experience the Linux. For that they choose to dual boot it with there existing OS, otherwise installing it in VMWare or Virtual Machines. Not only this users, some Linux geeks also installing Linux in VMWare or VirtualBox due to some specifications.

   They all are want to share the files between Host (Windows) to Guest (Linux). So this post was prepared for show you how share the files between them.

Steps:

  • Check IP Connection
  • Check Shared Files
  • Manage Sharing Settings
  • Create Shared Folder
  • Check Shared Folder
  • Add Shared Folder to Guest
  • Shared Folder Location

Step 1: Check IP Connection

First of all check the Guest IP was connected to the Host or Not.

In Guest OS (Linux) open a terminal and run the following command.

mk007@linuxlia:$ ifconfig

Here note your Guest IP Address.

In Host OS (Windows) open a command prompt and run the following command.

C:\Users\MK007> ipconfig

Check that your Guest OS (Linux) IP address was shown in the command prompt.

It means they are interconnected.

Step 2: Check Shared Files

Check any shared files are available in your Host or not. In Host OS (Windows) run the following command in command prompt.

C:\Users\MK007> net share

It shows no shared files between them. So first of all you need to create shared folder between them.

Step 3: Manage Sharing Settings

Before creating the shared folder enable the following options in your host OS.

Manage advanced sharing settings > Change sharing option for different network profiles > Private

Manage advanced sharing settings > Change sharing option for different network profiles > Guest

Manage advanced sharing settings > Change sharing option for different network profiles > All Networks

Step 4: Create Shared Folder

In Host OS create new folder and customize there settings towards sharing type.

New folder > Properties > Sharing > Advanced Sharing

Here enable “Share this Folder” option.

New folder > Properties > Sharing > Advanced Sharing > Permissions

Save the changes and close the tab.

Now customize security settings of the folder.

New folder > Properties > Security > Edit

Security > Edit > Add

Here add ‘everyone’ group and give full control access.

save the change and close the tab. Finally the shared folder is created in Host.

Step 5: Check Shared Folder

Now check the shared folder is created or not. Follow the same steps instructed in Step 2.

Finally Shared folder was successfully created .

Step 6: Add Shared Folder to Guest

Add the shared folder to the Guest OS.

Follow the steps:

The shared folder was successfully connected to the Guest OS.

Step 7: Shared Folder Location

Shared Folder location in Guest OS.

File System > mnt > hgfc > SharedFiles

Use this folder for sharing files between Guest to Host. This folder containing files are accessible to both OS.

If you want to know about any other VMWare stuffs, then visit this Category.

Conclusion:

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Black Screen With Blinking Cursor

   Every Linux lovers have some small amount of love towards Windows. Like that, every Windows lovers have small minimum amount of love towards Linux Distributions. So the windows users are want to experience the Linux. For that they choose to dual boot it with there existing OS, otherwise installing it in VMWare or Virtual Machines. Not only this users, some Linux geeks also installing Linux in VMWare or VirtualBox due to some specifications.

   But here all the users are facing the most popular VMWare error. It makes them more disappointed and decrease the interest towards Linux. That error is “Black Screen With Blinking Cursor”.

So this post was prepared for show you how to resolve this error and avoid to reinstalling Linux.

Why this error occurs?

   The black screen occurs due to corruption of  VMWare Files. During running Guest OS (Linux) in VMWare , all the Linux files are opened and ready to moderate. If you shutdown your Guest OS during some process are running in background. It leads to file corruption. This is the reason for this error.

Solution:

You need to configure the corrupted VMWare packages manually.

In VMWare, open the Guest OS (Linux)

In login screen choose ‘Advanced Options for Linux/GNU’.

Now it switch your screen to new menu. Here choose the second option named ‘Linux/GNU, with 6.6.5. (Recovery Mode)’.

After choosing the recovery mode, the following screen was opened.

Here enter “Root Password” for authentication and press Ctrl+D for Continue. Now the terminal was opened.

In terminal, run the following command for configuring corrupted VMWare Packages.

root@linux:$ dpkg --configure -a

After the complete configuration, manually restart VMWare.

Alright, now the Guest was started to boot without errors.

Hope this post brings your smile back 🙂

If you have any doubts about Parrot Security booting in VMWare. Then read this Article.

Conclusion:

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Top 10 Things to Do After Installing Parrot Security Linux

Parrot Security, by default, probably doesn’t have everything for your workflow. You just have to customize the Parrot you want. With the following few tips, tricks, and applications, you can quickly customize your system.

  1. Add Official Repositories
  2. Update and Upgrade
  3. Change Root Password
  4. Disable Update Notification
  5. Terminator
  6. Gedit (Text Editor)
  7. Git (GitHub Package Installer)
  8. LeafPad
  9. Atom (A Hackable Text Editor)
  10. Wine


1) Add official Repositories

What is Repositories ?

Repository –  “A place where things or packages are stored”.

In Kali Linux there is no inbuilt repositories are present. But in Parrot Security, it have inbuilt repositories in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/parrot.list. Its enough one for ordinary uses. But the downloading speed in Terminal is too slow. So am going to add official mirror repositories for my convenient.

Before adding the mirror repositories, first of all disable the default one. Run the following command for opening sources.list.d

mk007@linuxlia:~$ sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/parrot.list

Here add # in front of the repositories and save it.

Ctrl+O for saving. Ctrl+X for exit.

Manual Configuration:

In Parrot Security’s official website, Choose the mirror list which is near to your location. Because it helps to improve the packages downloading speed.

I choose Singapore, because its near to my country. Copy the code and add it to your source list.

How to add repositories to Source list?

  • You want to add the repositories to the source list.
  • Open a terminal and type the following command.
mk007@linuxlia:~$ sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list
  • Paste the copied repository and save it.
  • Ctrl+O for saving. Ctrl+X for exit.

2) Update your system

After adding repositories to the source list, update your system.

mk007@linuxlia:~$ sudo apt-get update
mk007@linuxlia:~$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

3) Change Root Password

In Linux, the root account is a special user account used for system administration. Only in root account you was able to make changes in default system packages. In Parrot Linux, the root account have default user name and password.

The default root password is,

Username: user
Password: toor

But this does not work for everyone. So manually change the root password which you like. In user account open a terminal and run the following command for changing the root password.

mk007@linuxlia:~$ sudo passwd root
new password:
retype new password:
passwd updated successfully.

4) Disable Update Notification

In parrot Linux, if you turn on the system, with in a second suddenly your display was surrounded by the update notification. It’s annoying one, because it happens every time when you on your system. So follow the steps shown in the video for disabling notification.


5) Terminator

Terminator is an open-source terminal emulator programmed in Java. If you want to run multiple commands in a same time, then terminator helps you.

Installation:

Installing Terminator is pretty simple. In terminal run the following  apt command for installing it.

mk007@linuxlia:~$ sudo apt-get install terminator

6) Gedit

Gedit is the default text editor of the GNOME desktop environment and part of the GNOME Core Applications. Designed as a general-purpose text editor.

Installation:

Installing gedit is pretty simple. In terminal run the following  apt command for installing it.

mk007@linuxlia:~$ sudo apt-get install gedit

7) Git

What is Git?

Git is software for tracking changes in any set of files, usually used for coordinating work among programmers collaboratively developing source code during software development.

Installation:

Installing Git is pretty simple. In terminal run the following  apt command for installing it.

mk007@linuxlia:~$ sudo apt-get install git

 


8) LeafPad

Leafpad is an open source text editor for Linux, BSD, and Maemo. Created with the focus of being a lightweight text editor with minimal dependencies, it is designed to be simple and easy-to-compile.

Installation:

Installing leafpad is pretty simple. In terminal run the following command for downloading it.

mk007@linuxlia:~#  sudo apt-get install leafpad

9) Atom (A hackable text editor for the 21st Century)

Atom is a free and open-source text and source code editor for macOS, Linux, and Microsoft Windows with support for plug-ins written in JavaScript, and embedded Git Control, developed by GitHub. Atom is a desktop application built using web technologies.

Installation:

Download atom debian packages in Atom’s official site.

Now open a terminal and switch the directory to where was the file located.

mk007@linuxlia:$ cd Downloads

Here run the below command.

mk007@linuxlia:$ sudo dpkg -i atom-amd64.deb

Next run the command for executing atom.

mk007@linuxlia:$ atom

10)Wine:

Wine is a Windows emulator for Linux. Via wine you can able to run Windows applications in Linux.

Wine supported Windows Applications and Games:

Visit Wines official site. Here Wine supported apps and games are listed here.

Install wine:

Steps:

  • Enable 32 bit packages.
  • Download Repository key
  • Add Wine repos to source list
  • Update your System
  • Download Wine Packages
  • Run Wine

Enable 32 bit packages (if you haven’t already):

Open a terminal and run the following commands for enabling 32 bit packages.

mk007@linuxlia:~# sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386

Download Repository Key:

Now download and install the repository key in your system.

mk007@linuxlia:~# sudo wget -nc https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/winehq.key
mk007@linuxlia:~# sudo apt-key add winehq.key

Add wine repos to source list:

Add the official wine repository to your source list for accessing it’s packages.

Brief blog about Repositories.

In run the following command for opening source list.

mk007@linuxlia:~# sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

Here add the following  wine repositories and save the list.

deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/debian/ buster main
deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/debian/ bullseye main

Press Ctrl+O and hit enter for saving the file.

Press Ctrl+X for exit.

Update your System:

Now run the update command for downloading the official wine packages.

mk007@linuxlia:~$ sudo apt-get update

Install Wine Packages:

Finally your system is compatible to download the wine.

Open a terminal and run the following apt command for installing wine on your system.

mk007@linuxlia:~$ sudo apt install --install-recommends winehq-stable

Alright, now the wine was successfully installed.

Run wine:

Its the time to run lagy windows software in Linux.

Open the terminal and switch the directory to where was that software located and run the command in following format.

mk007@linuxlia:~$ sudo wine 'Software Name' 

Now Software was started to execute,

Finally your system is ready to run Windows applications and games.


Conclusion:

Hope this complete beginner’s guide is useful to you. If you have any doubts about this post please leave a comment otherwise ping me in Instagram. Am ready to solve your doubts.

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How to Install Parrot OS in VMWare Workstation

How to Install Parrot Security Linux in VMWare 16

Hi Geeks,

In this post, am going to show you how to install parrot Security OS in VMWare. Follow the steps showed in this post for the perfect installation.

    We also have a tutorial about dual booting Parrot Security with  Windows10.

Requirements:

RAM: 256MB for i386 and 320MB for amd64

HDD: 18GB

Architecture: i386, amd64

Steps for Installing Parrot Security OS in VMWare:

  • Download Parrot IOS File
  • Setup VMWare
  • Install Parrot

Download Parrot IOS File:

 Go to the Official website of Parrot Security Linux and download the correct IOS file.

Download the security version of parrot Linux, because it contains all of the penetration testing tools and anonymous tools.

Downloading time is depending on your system network speed.

Setup VMWare:

  • Open VMWare and click ‘Create a new Virtual Machine’.

  • Choose the Installer disc image file path.

  •  Choose Linux as guest OS,  and choose Other Linux 5.x or later kernel 64-bit. Because Parrot Linux uses Linux kernel 5 and above.

  •  Choose the setting below according to your system specifications.

Install Parrot OS in VMWare:

Now Play the Virtual Machine.

If everything was successful and your system support VMs properly you will see this, select ‘Install’ option.

 Select second option ‘Install with GTK GUI’.

Now the Installation steps are begun. In first step choose the language you know.

 Here choose your location.

 Select the keyboard layout you needed for your system.

After completing the previous steps, now the Installation medium was started to loading.

 In this step set the password for your root account.

 Now setup the username and password for your account.

Now make the partitions for Parrot Security Linux. Just follow my instructions.

After the partition setup the parrot linux was started to installing.

 Now is the time to take little break. Because I could not specify ‘how long it would take for complete it?’. Luckily for me it booted in half an hour.

 Now the grub boot loader was opened. The booting options are listed here. Choose the first one and hit enter.

 Now your system was ready to rock. In our Site we have a tutorial about Parrot Security Linux. Check it out now.

 

Conclusion:

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How to Dual Boot Parrot OS and Windows 10

How to Dual Boot Parrot OS and Windows 10

Hi Geeks,

In this post, am going to show you how to dual boot parrot os with Windows10. Follow the steps showed in this post for the perfect installation.

We also have a tutorial about ‘How to Install Parrot OS in VMWare’.

Requirements:

RAM: 2GB

HDD: Minimum 30GB

Architecture: supports i386, amd64

Steps for Dual Booting Parrot OS:

  • Download Parrot IOS File
  • Download Etcher (Booter)
  • Make Bootable USB
  • Allocate Partition
  • Dual Boot
  • Recover USB

Download Parrot IOS File:

Go to the Official website of Parrot Security Linux and download the correct IOS file.

 Download the security version of parrot, because it contains all of the pentesting tools and anonymous tools.

 Downloading time is depending on your network speed.

Download BalenaEtcher:

BalenaEtcher is a free and open-source booter.

Download it on there Official Website and install it.

Make Parrot OS Bootable USB:

Open the booter and than choose the IOS file.

Insert the USB to your system (Required 4GB or 8GB)

Finally flash the IOS File to the USB.

Now the Bootable USB was ready to boot.

Allocate Partition for Parrot OS:

Open this PC settings and Allocate the partition for Parrot Linux.

Choose the disk where you want to shrink the space.

Enter the amount of space you want to shrink.

Now the shrink space for Parrot OS is in the form of Unallocated Format.

Dual Boot Parrot OS:

It’s the time to Boot.

  • Insert the USB in your System.

  • Power on the system and press the Boot Key. (For me Boot key is F12)
  • Choose the Booted USB.

Now the Parrot Security’s boot option menu was opened. Here choose Live Mode option and click enter.

In this menu choose the language you need and hit enter. 

Choose the location.

Right now choose the Keyboard Layout which is good for you.

Now make the partitions for Parrot Security Linux.

 Now set the user profile.

Finally make sure the information you provided is correct. Click install if correct.

 Now is the time to take little break. Because I could not specify ‘how long it would take for complete it?’. Luckily for me it booted in half an hour.

Now the grub boot loader was opened. The booting options are listed here. Choose the first one and hit enter.

Finally the Parrot Security was booted successfully.

Recover USB:

After the booting, you want to recover the USB for normal use. So open command prompt in Windows10 and run the following commands for formatting your USB.

> diskpart
> list disk
> select disk 'n'
> clean
> create partition primary
> select partition 1
> format fs=ntfs quick
> assign letter f

Finally the USB was successfully recovered.

Conclusion:

If you have any doubts about this post please leave a comment otherwise ping me in Instagram. Am ready to solve your doubts.