Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Installing Backtrack in VMware

Only for educational purposes!!!

In this tutorial we are going to take a look on how to install BackTrack 5R3 in vmware. It is recommended that you have a minimum of 20 GB free disk space to install Backtrack!

  • Download the BackTrack 5 ISO from the here
  • After installing VMware, launch it and try to set up a new Virtual Machine. If you don't have VMware you can also use VirtualBox & it can be downloaded from here 

  • Boot the Virtual Machine using the Backtrack Live Environment ISO & Hit "Enter" at the boot promtp 

  • Select "BackTrack Text - Default Boot Text Mode" and hit "Enter"

  •  Type "startx" and hit "Enter" to start the GUI

  • Double click on "Install BackTrack" to start the installation.

  •  Select the desired language and click on "Forward"

  •  Select the desired Region & Time zone and click on "Forward"

  •  Select the desired Keyboard Layout and click on Forward

  • In the Prepare the disk space section select "Erase and use entire disk"& click on Forward

  • Click on Install to proceed the installation.

  • Once you click on "Install" in the above step. The installation will start and it will take few minutes

  • Click on "Restart Now" to complete the installation.

  • Remove the ISO image from the Virtual Machine and then press "Enter"

  • Enter the default username "root" and password "toor" to change the password enter the command "passwd" and type the new password. Once logged in type "startx" to start the GUI

  • To install VMware tools Navigate to "VM" ==> "Install VMware tools"

The guest operating system mounts the VMware Tools installation virtual CD

  • Copy the VMware tools file to Desktop
 cp /media/VMware\ Tools/VMwareTools-x.x.x-xxxxxx.tar.gz /root/Desktop/

  • Untar the VMware Tools tar file
 tar zxf /mnt/cdrom/VMwareTools-x.x.x-xxxxxx.tar.gz

  • Change directory to 
cd /root/Desktop/vmware-tools-distrib/
  • Execute the vmware-install pearl script to install VMware tools & proceed with the default options and reboot the system.

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