I installed Debian/Kali Linux but cannot install Parallels Tools because I cannot start the installer.
Images (including ISO image with Parallels Tools installer) are always mounted read-only, they are like real CDs, and are not supposed to be written to.
However, on Debian, unlike most other systems, images are also mounted as non-executable by default due to security reasons. The same applies to Kali Linux distribution.
- Connect Parallels Tools image to Debian/Kali. From Mac top menu select Actions > (Re)Install Parallels Tools
- Double-click Parallels Tools image on Desktop to mount it.
- Open terminal emulator in Debian/Kali.
- Switch to root user and execute the following command to mount image as executable (where <user> is user name on this Debian system):
- Double-click install-gui in Parallels Tools folder to start installation of Parallels Tools. Enter Debian/Kali password when offered.
- When installation finishes, restart Debian/Kali.