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Saturday, May 15, 2010

BT3 beta on VMware 6

Hi, first of all thanks to all the people who have made BT3 possible and waiting for BT3 final eagerly. Now before starting the installation make sure the MD5 checksum of the original and the downloaded BT3 iso file. Assuming that VMware Workstation installed lets move forward and install BT3.

Guest Operating System: Linux
Version: Other Linux 2.6 Kernel
Memory: Leave it as default
Networking: leave it as default
Hard File Size: 8GB
Now after the machine has been created click on the name of the virtual machine just created in the sidebar on the left side and then under command options click on Edit virtual machine settings. Click Cd rom and change the settings from Use physical drive to Use ISO image and click on browse to select the saved BT3 iso image and save the settings.
-Now click o play button on the tool bar to run the Virtual machine and select any of the options from the boot menu.
-After it has booted into BT3 open the Terminal window and use following commands.
fdisk /dev/sda
press n
press p
press 1
press enter
+7168M and press enter
press n
press p
press 2
press enter
press enter
press w
mkfs.ext3 /dev/sda1
mkswap /dev/sda2
mkdir /mnt/backtrack
mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/backtrack
-Now go to Backtrack from the KDE menu and click on Install Backtrack
Keep the configurations as follows:-
Source (Backtrack CD):
Install Backtrack to : /mnt/backtrack
Write New MBR (lilo.mbr) to : /dev/sda
Installation method: Real
Uncheck :-Restore Original MBR after lilo
Installation will hangs at 42% and 81% and it takes about 15 minutes or so to install completely.
Then reboot the by selecting Logoff from KDE menu and voila BT3 is installed in VMware.


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