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Install BackTrack 5 R2 OS in VMware

  • Run the VMware Player (version 3.14 or higher) virtual machine executable (.exe) file.
  •  The VMware Player Window appears on the screen, having the list of installed OSes on the left screen and the menu with a list of options on the right.
  •  Click on Create a New Virtual Machine option on the right-side menu of the VMware player window and a New Virtual Machine Wizard Menu Window appears on the screen.
  • Select Installer disc image file (iso) option and Click Browse… for locating the path of the downloaded BackTrack 5 ISO file. However, a caution message is also displayed. But, Click Next to move further.
  • Select Linux option from the list of Guest Operating System Menu and Other Linux 2.6x Kernel option from the Version Menu of Select the Guest Operating System Window.
  • Type the name “BackTrack 5” (or whatever suits) on the Virtual Machine Name Menu. The Location can be changed by Browse… option as per private settings. Click Next after satisfactory changes.
  • A Ready to Create Virtual Machine Menu Window appears to present the details of the entire required configuration setting for installing BackTrack 5.
  • Some settings could be changed by clicking Customize Hardware… option, where a separate Hardware Window is opened allowing changing the allocated Memory, Processors size, adding or removing hardware devices. Make sure to add (or don’t remove) Modem or any Network Adapter device into this virtual machine because an Internet Connection would be required for upcoming experiments. Click OK after changing satisfactory settings.
  •  Changes could be seen after customizing the Hardware settings. Select/Tick the Power on this Virtual Machine after creation option on the bottom menu. Click Finish to begin the installation of BackTrack 5.
  • VMware Player would start installing BackTrack 5 OS into Virtual Machine.
  • Click on the I Finished Installing option at the bottom message menu and Click into the black screen.
  • Press Enter key and BackTrack 5 Live CD Menu appears on the Virtual Machine Window.
  • Select BackTrack Text – Default Boot Text mode option from the Menu by pressing Enter key. The BackTrack would start installing sooner.
  • After installing on Live CD within seconds, another BackTrack 5 screen appears mentioning the default root username (root) and default root password (toor). Type “startx” on root@root: command workspace for starting its graphical interface, GNOME.
  • The BackTrack 5 Live CD has been installed and the main screen appears on the Virtual Machine.
  • Double-Click on the upper tab of VMware window to full screen view of the BackTrack 5 OS.

 

  • Press Ctrl+Alt keys for returning back to Windows system.
  • As per default settings of Virtual Machine, the BackTrack 5 has a default screen resolution of 800×600. To change the desired settings, Go to System > Preferences > Monitors Menu.
  • The Monitor Preferences Window appears, including all the required monitor settings.
  • Click on the Resolution drop down menu and select the desired resolution (e.g. 1024×768). Click Apply after satisfactory settings.
  • A message box has been displayed for at most 15 seconds. Click on Keep this Configuration option.
  •  A New screen resolution could be observed on the Virtual Machine.

 

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