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BackTrack 5 Cookbook by David De Smet, Willie Pritchett

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Installing BackTrack using VMware Tools

In this recipe, we will demonstrate how to install BackTrack 5 as a virtual machine using VMware Tools.

Getting ready

The following requirement needs to be fulfilled:

  • A previously installed BackTrack VMware virtual machine
  • An Internet connection

How to do it...

Let's begin the process of installing BackTrack 5 on VMware:

  1. With your virtual machine's guest operating system powered on and connected to the Internet, open a Terminal window and type the following command to prepare the kernel sources:
    prepare-kernel-sources
    

    Note

    These instructions are assuming you are using either Linux or Mac OS machines. You will not need to perform these steps under Windows.

  2. On the VMware Workstation menu bar, click on VM | Install ...

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