How to Install BackTrack 5 R1 in VMWare – Step by Step Guide

Detailed installation guide on how to install BackTrack 5 R1 in Vmware.

Read this BackTrack (penetration testing Linux distribution) tutorial to learn how to install Backtrack 5 R1 in VMware.

First gather these materials/installers:

How to Install Backtrack 5 R1 in VMWare – Step by Step Guide

Step 1
How to Install Backtrack 5 R1 in VMWare - Step by Step Guide
Create a new Virtual Machine.
Select Custom (advanced).

Step 2
Choose the Virtual Machine Hardware Compatibility.
Just click on Next for defaults.

Step 3
How to Install Backtrack 5 R1 in VMWare - Step by Step Guide
Select Installer disc image file (iso).
Browse to your downloaded Backtrack 5 R1 ISO file.

Step 4
How to Install Backtrack 5 R1 in VMWare - Step by Step Guide
Select Linux, then choose Other Linux 2.6.x kernel as the version.

Step 5
How to Install Backtrack 5 R1 in VMWare - Step by Step Guide
Name your Backtrack 5 R1 Virtual Machine.

Step 6
Processor Configuration.
Click Next for default (you can edit the processor and core values if your PC hardware can support it.)

Step 7
How to Install Backtrack 5 R1 in VMWare - Step by Step Guide
Specify amount of memory allocated to the virtual machine.
I choose 512 MB for faster processing since my PC hardware can handle this.
You can increase or decrease as you like, but the recommended is 256MB.

Step 8
How to Install Backtrack 5 R1 in VMWare - Step by Step Guide
Select the Network connection.
Choose bridged networking if you wanted it to have access to your external Ethernet network.
Choose NAT if you wanted it to have Eternet connection using host’s IP address.
I will be using NAT, because this will be a private virtual lab.

Step 9
Select SCSI adapter type.
Choose LSI Logic

Step 10
Select Create a new virtual disk.

Step 11
Select SCSI.

Step 12
How to Install Backtrack 5 R1 in VMWare - Step by Step Guide
Set Maximum disk size.
I recommend you to select 20GB above for better performance in Backtrack.
Choose Store virutal disk as a single file.

Step 13
Specify disk file.
Just click next.

Step 14
Check Power on this virtual machine after creation checkbox.

Step 15
How to Install Backtrack 5 R1 in VMWare - Step by Step Guide
Backtrack should be loading and booting.
How to Install Backtrack 5 R1 in VMWare - Step by Step Guide
After Backtrack loading finishes, type in startx to get in gui mode.

Step 16
How to Install Backtrack 5 R1 in VMWare - Step by Step Guide
Open the Install Backtrack shortcut icon in Desktop.
Click forward and follow the instructions.

Proceed with How to Install Backtrack in your Hard Drive – Step by Step Guide

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