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    Default [Problem] Installing BackTrack 4 as a VMware Guest

    The instrustions @ Offensive Security – Information Security Blog » Installing BackTrack 4 as a VMware Guest are not working.

    The problem is VmwareTools-7.8.5-156735.tar.gz does not exists.

    When I did ls to /mnt/cdrom3 I was able to find only the following:

    /boot boot.catalog /casper md5sum.txt

    /casper has a 1.3GB file called filesystem.squashfs and two other files but VM...gz does not exists.

    Is there something missing here?

    Thx

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    Quote Originally Posted by dvl2009 View Post
    The instrustions @ Offensive Security – Information Security Blog » Installing BackTrack 4 as a VMware Guest are not working.
    The problem is VmwareTools-7.8.5-156735.tar.gz does not exists.
    When I did ls to /mnt/cdrom3 I was able to find only the following:
    /boot boot.catalog /casper md5sum.txt
    /casper has a 1.3GB file called filesystem.squashfs and two other files but VM...gz does not exists.
    Is there something missing here?
    Thx
    You have /mnt/cdrom3 above in red but the blog instructions calls for
    mkdir /mnt/cdrom
    mount /dev/cdrom3 /mnt/cdrom
    Now where it is mounted might not make a difference then again it might.
    Best beat would be to double check the commands you are giving and make sure they match up.
    For REF:
    Code:
    mkdir /mnt/cdrom
    mount /dev/cdrom3 /mnt/cdrom
    cp -rf /mnt/cdrom/VMwareTools-7.8.5-156735.tar.gz /tmp/
    cd /tmp/
    tar zxpf VMwareTools-7.8.5-156735.tar.gz
    wget www.offensive-security.com/tools/vmware-tools-patch-backtrack4-7.8.5-2_6_29.tar
    tar zxpf vmware-tools-patch-backtrack4-7.8.5-2_6_29.tar
    ./vmwaretools.sh
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    Failure to do so will probably get your threads deleted or worse.

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    Thanks archangel.amael.

    I was aware of this and made the corrections needed. But still the mount does not show any .gz file.

    The whole CD does not have any .gz. Any idea?

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    click on the button that says install vmware tools
    and then follow the instructions on the blog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dvl2009 View Post
    Thanks archangel.amael.
    I was aware of this and made the corrections needed. But still the mount does not show any .gz file.
    The whole CD does not have any .gz. Any idea?
    Are you sure you gave BT access to the tools cd ?
    This sounds like that case.
    A ls -a would be nice, but I suspect the problem is that there is no cd attached to the image.
    To be successful here you should read all of the following.
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    This is the fix for people behind me. I came across this post through a google search. This is the solution to the question:

    1. Before booting your vm, add a second CD rom. Make it physical.
    So you have your original CDRom thats the BT4 ISO, and now you have a second CDRom thats a physical device.

    2. After booting select to install the VM Tools inside vmware.

    3. Do a "ls /dev/cd*"
    This will show you all your CDRoms. Mount one by one until you find the right one.
    mount /dev/cdrom3 /mnt/cdrom
    ls /mnt/cdrom
    umount /mnt/cdrom

    4. Once you find the right CD, continue following the instructions here:
    BackTrack Information Security Distribution » Installing BackTrack 4 as a VMware Guest

    5. After you finish and reboot, this video goes over how to delete your new user account and use root instead:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2GGfzh-bPo

    Note you'll need to use the "xvf" command with untaring a .tar file. Command is right for the .gz.

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