How to install BackTrack 5 R3 in Vmware – Step by Step Guide! 27

In this tutorial I am going to show you how to install BackTrack 5 R3 in a virtual machine. This is really simple do if you know the 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 BaclTrack 5 R3
  3. In Window Manager i would prefer to select GNOME (Coz it looks clean and nice) but you can select KDE. (They are the flavors of Backtrack)
  4. And in Architecture Choose 32 for a 32-bit architecture and vice-versa
  5. In Image Type select ISO
  6. And At last you can select your preferred download type. Usually I use Torrent.

VMware Player

Although there are other virtual machines, I would recommend you to use VMware Player which is free and is compatible with Windows. There is also a paid version of VMware known as VMware Workstation available which have some extra features. But everything we need is available in VMware Player. The process in both these software are almost same.

To Download VMware Player go to this link.

If they ask you to register in their site to download the software then do it as its free. After you have downloaded the software double click it and install it . Just click next, next, continue and so on 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 we before downloaded 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 leave the location as it is but 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 20.GB which would be enough if you don`t put 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 gigs then you can allocate 512Mb also, it will be enough.

How to install BackTrack 5 R3 in Vmware

How to install BackTrack 5 R3 in Vmware

Step 8: Then go to Network Adapter and select “Bridged: connected directly to the physical network” and check on replicate physical network connection state also. Now, click close and then again click Finish and 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 some time and the following pictured page will come and there 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: A next window will open like the following image and there 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 a “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: There 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 come where you 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: So, in Prepare disk dialog box also 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: At last, Ready to Install dialog box will come. And there Click Install and let it do all the rest. The installation will take some minutes (20min – 40min or more) so just sit and relax for some minutes.

How to install BackTrack 5 R3 in Vmware

How to install BackTrack 5 R3 in Vmware

Step 17: After everything completes “Installation Complete” dialog box will pop-up where you should click “Restart Now” which saves 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: And then after the Reboot a window will appear which will prompt you for you BT username and password. So, for this type the following italic words in each of the the following prompt:
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: After that just type startx as before to start the the GUI and there 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 but i made it out like this so that you get everything clear. You can also install other Operation Systems like Ubuntu, Windows and even MAC OS in VMware.

27 thoughts on “How to install BackTrack 5 R3 in Vmware – Step by Step Guide!

  1. Reply anninomi Jul 13,2014 12:01 am

    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?

  2. Reply Bivas sOREN Jul 24,2014 2:57 pm

    Sir,dO not TYPEING PASSWORD TOOR

  3. Reply gopal Aug 8,2014 10:50 pm

    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

  4. Reply saeed Sep 1,2014 6:17 pm

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

    • Reply admin Sep 12,2014 8:43 pm

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

  5. Reply Amir Sep 14,2014 8:49 pm

    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.

    • Reply admin Sep 15,2014 7:05 am

      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)

      • Reply Amir Sep 15,2014 2:20 pm

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

      • Reply Amir Sep 16,2014 5:08 am

        Thanks a lot sir I done it.

      • Reply Amir Sep 16,2014 1:33 pm

        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 .

        • Reply admin Sep 17,2014 7:37 am

          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.

          • Reply Amir Sep 19,2014 2:03 pm

            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 .

  6. Reply hELLO Sep 17,2014 4:03 pm

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

    • Reply admin Sep 22,2014 6:40 am

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

  7. Reply dennis Sep 22,2014 7:21 pm

    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

    • Reply admin Sep 23,2014 7:41 am

      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.

  8. Reply Jett Sep 23,2014 3:31 am

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  10. Reply Abrar Sep 30,2014 7:27 pm

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

    • Reply admin Sep 30,2014 7:49 pm

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

  11. Reply Aayush Oct 8,2014 8:18 pm

    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………

    • Reply admin Oct 10,2014 11:47 am

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

  12. Reply Wajdi Turkistani Oct 20,2014 10:41 pm

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

    Thanks.. keep up the good work.

  13. Reply sunardy Oct 31,2014 12:30 pm

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

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