How to Install BackTrack 5 R3 in VMWare – Step by Step Guide!

Guide to Installing BackTrack 5 R3 in VMWare

In this tutorial I am going to show you how to install BackTrack 5 R3 in a virtual machine. This is really simple if you have very basic knowledge about virtual machines. So, let us get started.

What You’ll Need

You will require simply two things; BackTrack OS and VMware Player.

BackTrack OS:

install backtrack 5 R3 on usb

install backtrack 5 R3 on usb

You can download these OS from here.

  1. Just go the link and click Download
  2. In Select Require Version select BackTrack 5 R3
  3. In Window Manager I prefer to select GNOME (it looks clean and nice) but you can select KDE (the flavors of Backtrack)
  4. In Architecture Choose 32 for a 32-bit architecture etc.
  5. In Image Type select ISO
  6. Select your preferred download type. Usually I use Torrent.

VMWare Player

Although there are other virtual machines, I recommend VMware Player which is free and is compatible with Windows. There is also a paid version of VMware known as VMware Workstation which has extra features. But everything we need is available in VMware Player. The process is almost same in either version.

To Download VMware Player go to this link.

If they ask you to register to download the software, do it as its free. After you have downloaded the software double click it and install it . Click next, next, etc. and the installation will be complete.

Installation

Step 1: Open VMware Player

How to install BackTrack 5 R3 in Vmware

How to install BackTrack 5 R3 in Vmware

Step 2: Click on Create a New Virtual Machine

How to install BackTrack 5 R3 in Vmware

How to install BackTrack 5 R3 in Vmware

Step 3: In Installer disc image file, browse the ISO file you downloaded before and click Next.

Step 4: In the Guest Operating System select “Linux” and in version select Ubuntu 32-bit for 32-bit Architecture BackTrack and Ubuntu 64-bit for 64-bit Architecture BackTrack and click Next.

How to install BackTrack 5 R3 in Vmware

How to install BackTrack 5 R3 in Vmware

Step 5: Give a name to your Virtual Machine and you can leave the location as it is. Change it if you do not have enough disk space on that particular drive.

How to install BackTrack 5 R3 in Vmware

How to install BackTrack 5 R3 in Vmware

Step 6: Here make the disk size 20GB which is enough if you don`t save movies and other large files. In the option below it, select “Split virtual disk into multiple file” and again click Next.

How to install BackTrack 5 R3 in Vmware

How to install BackTrack 5 R3 in Vmware

Step 7: Inc the next window click “customize hardware” and specify 1 GB memory for it. If you do not have 1 gig then you can allocate 512Mb – it will be enough.

How to install BackTrack 5 R3 in Vmware

How to install BackTrack 5 R3 in Vmware

Step 8: Go to Network Adapter and select “Bridged: connected directly to the physical network” and check on Replicate physical network connection. Click close and then click Finish. You can now power on the Virtual Machine just created.

How to install BackTrack 5 R3 in Vmware

How to install BackTrack 5 R3 in Vmware

Step 9: Wait until the following page appears, and click Enter on “Backtrack Text- Default Boot Text Mode”

How to install BackTrack 5 R3 in Vmware

How to install BackTrack 5 R3 in Vmware

Step 10: The next window looks like this. Type startx to get GUI and press Enter.

How to install BackTrack 5 R3 in Vmware

How to install BackTrack 5 R3 in Vmware

Step 11: A GUI (Graphical User Interface) will open and in the Desktop area there will be an “Install Backtrack” icon. Double-click to open it.

How to install BackTrack 5 R3 in Vmware

How to install BackTrack 5 R3 in Vmware

Step 12: Select your preferred language and click forward.

How to install BackTrack 5 R3 in Vmware

How to install BackTrack 5 R3 in Vmware

Step 13: A “where are you” box will appear. Select your Region and Time zone and then click Forward.

How to install BackTrack 5 R3 in Vmware

How to install BackTrack 5 R3 in Vmware

Step 14: In Keyboard layout leave everything as it is and click forward again.

Step 15: Next, in Prepare disk dialog box, leave everything as it is and click forward again.

How to install BackTrack 5 R3 in Vmware

How to install BackTrack 5 R3 in Vmware

Step 16: Her, the Ready to Install dialog box appears. Click Install and let it go. The installation will take some minutes (20min – 40min or more) so relax.

How to install BackTrack 5 R3 in Vmware

How to install BackTrack 5 R3 in Vmware

Step 17: After completion, “Installation Complete” dialog box will pop-up. Click “Restart Now” to save all the settings and restart the virtual machine.

 

How to install BackTrack 5 R3 in Vmware

How to install BackTrack 5 R3 in Vmware

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Step 18: After the Reboot, a window will appear which will prompt you for you BT username and password. Type the following italic words in each of the the following prompts:
bt login : root
Password : toor
They are the default username and password but you can change them later if you want.

How to install BackTrack 5 R3 in Vmware

How to install BackTrack 5 R3 in Vmware

Final Step: Type startx as before to start the GUI. Here is your completely installed BackTrack. It is not like live-booted BackTrack using CD or USB drive where you will lose all you saved work in your next restart.

The tutorial was quite long, because I wanted all the important points to be clear for you. You can also install other Operation Systems like Ubuntu, Windows and even MAC OS in VMware.

  • anninomi

    if i’m using this method as u said up.
    i would like to know that ,it effect on pc?
    or my runnig os win8 or 7 will work or will be formatted?

    • admin

      Nope it will not me formatted.

  • admin

    It is typing but its not visible. If you type toor and press Enter it will open.

  • gopal

    Sir i dont have the wifi driver in backtrack

    its showing nothing

    when i type airmon-ng

    it will show like no interface nothing
    what i have to do please tell me

    • admin

      I think you have not connected any wireless devices in Backtrack.

  • saeed

    sir i’m follow this method.but why backtrack icon d’t show on desktop?

    • admin

      No worries. If you get a login page while booting BackTrack then everything is fine and you have successfully installed BackTrack.

  • Amir

    My WiFi adapter absolutely fine working in windows but not working in back track please can you solve this problem how can I connect my wireless adapter with backtrack.

    • admin

      You have to connect your wireless device to BAcktrack first. Locate the icon(Maybe on the right below of the VMWARE) which says your wireless device chip then right click on it and click connect(Disconnect from Host)

      • Amir

        Sir can you connect with teamvewer and solve my problem still same on backtrack.

      • Amir

        Thanks a lot sir I done it.

      • Amir

        Hii Admin sir please I need just little mor help sir did you wich on is best wordlist for password in backtrack because I used backtrack world list but I didnot find my own my password in this could u help me and send any worldlist link for men .

        • admin

          Hey i cannot say you which is the best wordlist. There are tons of available. It depends on your country and the language. In my though darkc0de is good. If you want vast wordlists then Google it. You will surely find.

          • Amir

            Hello Admin sir I need ur little mor help please can you hellp me .
            I download word list in my window now how can I show in my backtrack this wordlist .

  • hELLO

    How to open backtrack after installation. I got the login page and I logged in. But it still shows the Install backtrack Icon.

    • admin

      Hey its nothing. If you get the login page then it means you have successfully installed the backtrack.

  • dennis

    hell i have followed all the steps but, the second last thing of typing in root and toor is not even working, i can only type in root and after i press enter so that i can get to type the password toor it doesn’t work. at the end i get i delay notice

    • admin

      Hey dennis, Its the security function of BackTrack which doesnt show what password you type. You ust have to type root in user and hit enter and type toor with no mistakes and hit enter and it will surely log in.

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    I like the helpful info you provide in your articles. I will bookmark
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    learn a lot of new stuff right here! Best of luck for the next!

  • Abrar

    Sir, i have laptop. will i need external wifi adapter for backtrack installed in VMWARE 10…. plz help

    • admin

      yes please check if your internal wifi card supports injection and also shows while loading backtrack through USB

  • Aayush

    I have a laptop and i have installed backtrack 5 in VMware workstation.I installed it successfully but i cant see any wireless networks that are in the range.i cannot find anything while airmon-ng . i tried many methods from youtube and other sites but cant connect there please help me………

    • admin

      I think you have not connected your wireless device to VMWare.. Connect you wireless device to Vmware and then check!!

  • http://facebook.com/wgary Wajdi Turkistani

    I did exactly like you said.. and it’s working smoothly.

    Thanks.. keep up the good work.

  • sunardy

    Thanks for your guide.
    now I will play with Backtrack
    So long time not play with Backtrack
    Thank you

  • Malik Raza

    Sir…If I Can use this method that you said then the window in my pc will expire or not??

  • blackpearl

    bootable usb dont work with common methods in newest laptops (or desktops) with windows 8 logo and/or UEFI support (boot order). to make all such methods work and make backtrack/kali or any other linux booting from usb work you have to enable ‘lagacy support’ from BIOS or disable UEFI from ‘boot order’ in BIOS.

    if u use 64-bit iso on x64 cpu. you have to enable ‘VT/Virtualization Technology’ to make it install and/or run. otherwise it will not b installed on Virtual Machine(VM/Vbox)

    Thanks

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  • Pandian Raja

    Hi i installed back track 5 in vmware 9 everything is fine and i can see the network card but i connect through Wi-fi. please help me. thanks

  • hamza

    i can type root
    but unable to write toor
    how can i fix it