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    Default help installing backtrack in vmware please

    ok
    im trying to install backtrack into vm ware but getting a little stuck.

    ive created the custom virtual machine .
    ive loaded my backtrack cd into pc .
    loaded backtrack cd into vmware and started it up.

    ive input root and toor as password but stopped at next prompt where i would normally type startx and ive input all the partitioning instructions all the way down to
    these commands
    BT ~ # cd /tmp
    BT tmp # mkdir boot
    BT tmp # mkdir bt2
    BT tmp # mount /dev/sda1
    BT tmp # mount /dev/sda3 bt2

    now after those commands im stuck what to do . if i immediately type
    xconfig i end up with bt tmp xconfig or bt tmp startx how do i bet to just the BT ~ # so i can type bt~# startx

    well i stoped the virtual machine thinking thats the way to do it but it freeze as soon as i start virtual machine .

    what ami doing wrong apart from probably everything .

    can i just start over again by deleting old virtual machine ?

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    http://backtrack.offensive-security....to:Install_GUI


    try this instead for starters. Just delete the folder where the virtual machine resides and start over.

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    ok that worked a treat .
    i had a little panic at 1st as i couldnt get back into windows .

    easy when you press escape and get into boot menu.

    well that went ok on pc but a little reluctant to try it onto my new laptop
    thanks for that mate.
    i think i may just have to find someone somewhere to do a dual boot on my laptop for me
    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrgee View Post
    ok ive gone throught that procedure and its great except for one problem .
    i can only boot into backtrack now which defeats the whole object of vm ware ,

    i thought i was doing some type of basic install that will run in vmware .
    so can someone tell me please how i get back to normal .

    please
    I thought that was obvious. You are supossed to do that procedure after you boot the live cd in vmware. You section off 8 gig partition or whatever boot the Os and do a install

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    all you really had to do is edit the vmware conf file to point to the BT iso
    dd if=/dev/swc666 of=/dev/wyze

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