Install BackTrack in VMWare : How To

Install BackTrack in VMWare.

    1. Follow the basic install instructions here to get BackTrack installed in a VMware machine.
    2. Log into BackTrack. To install the VMWare drivers, the kernel source and headers need to be in place. By default in the BackTrack 4 final release, the kernel (denoted by {version} ) is configured and ready. However in some cases, you might need to make sure you have the latest kernel sources by typing in:


 apt-get update apt-get install linux-source cd /usr/src tar jxpf linux-source-{version}.tar.bz2 ln -s linux-source-{version} linux cd linux zcat /proc/config.gz > .config make scripts make prepare


    1. Now that your kernel sources and headers are in place, run the “Install VMWare tools” for the specific guest VM.
    2. Mount the VMWare tools virtual cd, copy over the VMWare tools package and run the installer:


mount /dev/cdrom3 /mnt/cdrom cp /mnt/cdrom/VMwareTools-{version}.tar.gz /tmp/ cd /tmp/ tar zxpf VMwareTools-{version}.tar.gz cd vmware-tools-distrib ./


  1. Complete the VMWare tools installation as required. Run “fix-splash” to reintroduce the green framebuffer console. Reboot. 

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