How to Install Latest Backtrack In Virtual Machine Step By Step

Attention! This is Second part of the full tutorial of How to Install Latest Backtrack In Virtual Machine Step By Step. If you are no familiar with basics of Virtual Machine installation I recommend you to check first part of this Tutorial.

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** First is first To start you must have above requirments programs else you may download from above links.


in this tutorial i will cover how to install vmware tools and additionally how to install
Reboot and login with default username and password


username : root
password : toor

Before Installing Vmware Tools

ONLY KDE users ,  fix unable to create symlink problem :

root@bt:~# mkdir /etc/cups/ppd

Prepare Kernels  Source


Change Root password of backtrack 5 R3 installation

root@bt:~#passwd root
Enter New UNIX Password :
Retype New UNIX Password :
passwd : Password Updated Successfully

After Prepare kernel sources now , Install vmware tools

  1. Eject and Disconnect Backtrack if its still mounted
  2. click on vm and choose install vmware tools
  3. if  mount automatically then its okay else mount manually


root@bt:~#mkdir /mnt/vmtools
root@bt:~#mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/vmtools/
mount : block device /dev/sr0 is write-protected, mounting read-only
root@bt:~#cp /mnt/vmtools/VMwareTools-8.8.4-743747tar.gz /tmp
root@bt:~#cd /tmp
root@bt:/tmp#tar zxpf VMwareTools-8.8.4-743747tar.gz
root@bt:/tmp#cd vmware-tools-distrib/
root@bt:/vmware-tools-distrib/#perl ./

it will ask many question if you are not sure just go with defaults and when it finish installing simply type


few things to do :

apt-get update
apt-get upgrade

click on vm > snapshots
and create snapshot
and when you break or get messed up  with your virtual machine just revert back to snapshot