Monday, 20 May 2013

Getting started - Running BackTrack5r3 on VMware Workstation 8.

First and foremost, let's download the .iso file from the main website to our host machine.

Once downloaded, start up our VMware workstation and click on File > New Virtual Machine

Click Next for the Typical setup

Browse to the .iso file that we downloaded just now and click Next

Choose Linux and since BackTrack 5 runs in Ubuntu, we shall choose Ubuntu as the version.

Give a name to our Virtual machine and choose the location on where the files should reside then click Next

Choose the size we want to allocate for our Virtual Machine. *Its better to allocate more space for it as later we are going to install it so that it will not run from the .iso file anymore.

Check the settings and click Finish

Click Enter

Choose the first option

The default login is 'root' and the default password is 'toor'

Once username and password is entered, type #startx

BackTrack will now load into its GUI

There.... you have now successfully launched BackTrack5r3 on your virtual machine. Next tutorial will be on how to install BackTrack into the VM so that we do not have to run it using the .iso file.

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