Manually Install Parallels Tools in Debian/Kali Linux

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In some cases, Parallels Tools installation in a Debian/Kali Linux virtual machine may not start automatically.

To initiate the installation manually, please perform the following steps:

  1. Connect Parallels Tools image to Debian/Kali: 
    1.1. In the top menu click Devices > CD/DVD > Connect image...

    1.2. Navigate to Applications > Parallels > Contents > Resources > Tools and select either prl-tools-lin.iso for an Intel-based Mac or prl-tools-lin-arm.iso if you're using a Mac computer with Apple M1 Chip.
  2. In the virtual machine, open Terminal and execute the following commands:
    sudo mount -oro,exec,remount /media/cdrom
    sudo /media/cdrom/install
  3. You will be presented with the installation wizard.
  4. Once the installation finishes, restart the virtual machine.
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