Dude... just delete it.
I'm having problems installing Bactrack 4 Final on my VMware Workstation.
To make long story short... this is what i've done so far:
1) Created a new virtual machine within VMware Workstation 7.0.0 build-203739. I used the "custom" option and only changed a few things: "Other Linux Kernel 2.6.x", processor settings (2 processors, with 2 cores each) and connection type to bridged. I also chose "Install OS later" and mounted the .iso to CD/DVD-drive afterwards from "edit settings".
2) I booted it for the first time. Everything seemed fine and I typed "clear" and "startx". I followed the official instructions for hard drive installation as given in here.
3) I followed the instructions and installation went smooth without any errors. I restarted when prompted to do so. I logged in with "root/toor" and changed the UNIX password. Then I typed "fix-splash" and rebooted again by typing "reboot".
4) I logged in with "root/my new UNIX pw" and typed "startx" once again. Desktop booted fine but something wasn't quite right. The "installation.sh" was still there... but I already installed BT on my virtual hard-drive!
Check attached screenshot.
So, should I have unmounted the .iso at some point? At first reboot it asks me to "remove any disks and press enter" or something similar. I didn't do so since when I tried to unconnect my virtual cd/dvd vmware says that "it is locked by the guest os".
What did I do wrong? I have BT4 Pre-Final succesfully running on VirtualBox but I'd rather use VMware. Now it just seems like the installation never gets completed.. or atleast the "installation.sh" stays on my desktop unlike when installing on VirtualBox.
Any help is very much appreciated. I tried to explain the situation as clearly as I can.
Last edited by spitfoo; 01-23-2010 at 03:39 PM. Reason: image broke the layout
Dude... just delete it.
yeah, deleting it would be the best thing to do.
Seriously here is what you can do on your own for cases like this.
First make a copy of the file/s in question in a different location. Then take the original and change the file type (.exe. to .abc) then if after a determinate amount of time you have seen no adverse affects delete said file. If at any point something goes wrong you have a copy for backup.
Furthermore you are using VMware and as such you should make a snapshot of the image. This is your backup of the entire system.
Also anyone is free to post help and all help is free.
Or you could just poweroff the machine and change the virtual machine settings (Autodetect instead of reading the iso, or just uncheck the "connect at poweron" box).
Last edited by Snayler; 01-23-2010 at 06:49 PM.
Since the file disappeared at VirtualBox installation, it kinda confused me. Thanks everyone for your help.
Yes, that installation.sh werent removed afrei I installed BT4 in vmware, but i used BT4 as ubuntu, its based on it.
That script is just something we made to call up the installer. There is nothing to make it delete it self after a install so of course it will be there after a install. Just delete it or move it somewhere else.