Ade Malsasa Akbar contact
Senior author, Open Source enthusiast.
Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 10:01

Continuing previous deepin and Vector, my customer from Sulawesi Island also ordered Parrot Security OS GNU/Linux in multiboot USB. GLIM Maker does not support Parrot as well. So I did modifications and managed to make it multibooted. You can use my scripts below to make it too. Happy hacking!

Download Parrot OS

Get it from At that moment, I used version 4.7.


for isofile in ${isopath}/parrot/Parrot-*.iso; do
  if [ -e "$isofile" ]; then
    menuentry "Parrot >" --class parrot {
      configfile "${prefix}/inc-parrot.cfg"

This code represents the first page on the bootloader. This particular code section checks whether there is a Parrotblablabla.iso file in /parrot/ directory. If any, then it displays an entry "Parrot >" on bootloader, and if entered it calls out next script inc-parrot.cfg. Please note that Parrot filename is with capital P in the beginning.


# Parrot GNU/Linux
for isofile in $isopath/parrot/Parrot-*.iso; do
  if [ ! -e "$isofile" ]; then break; fi
  regexp \
    --set 1:isoname \
    --set 2:version \
    --set 3:arch \
    --set 4:variant \
    "^${isopath}/parrot/(Parrot-([^-]+)-([^-]+)-([^-]+)\.iso)\$" "${isofile}"
  menuentry "Parrot ${version} ${arch} ${variant}" "${isofile}" "${isoname}" --class parrot {
    set isofile=$2
    set isoname=$3
    echo "Using ${isoname}..."
    loopback loop $isofile
    linux (loop)/live/vmlinuz-* boot=live findiso=${isofile} components
    initrd (loop)/live/initrd.img-*

This code runs the ISO image file. It boots up the kernel file and the initrd file from within the ISO after activating the ISO in a loopback.


Download icon below and save it as parrot.png in the directory /boot/grub/themes/invader/icons/.

Code Screenshot

See my screenshot below to make sure you put codes in right places.


Working multiboot displays Parrot entry among other entries on bootloader.


Successful multiboot will be able to boot up LiveCD of Parrot. Congrats!


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