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    Thumbs up Re: How to install backtrack in VMware with VMware tools and first steps

    Great tutorial in here..found the 'Getting up and running with backtrack – First steps' section helpful..

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    Thank you very much, great tutorial!

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    I also used it, thank you =D

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    Well done, sir.
    I was stuck at mounting the virtual disk from /dev/cdrom (i could only see cdrom3, but there was nothing in it....) through terminal.

    Your tutorial got me unstuck, and happily using the tools now.

    Thank you.

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    thanks for the guide vmware is much better than risking losing all your data with an hd install gotta love those snap-shots
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    Default Re: How to install backtrack in VMware with VMware tools and first steps

    The only downside to installing BT4 within a VM (whether it is VMWare, VirualtBox, or Parallels) is that you don't get direct access to the video card and thus if you wanted to take advantage of CUDA, if you have compatible Nvidia GPU's, you will be out of luck. If I am wrong let me know, but I think a VGA adapter is used by the various VM's to provide graphics capabilities to the Guest OS.

    I use BT4 in VMware Fusion and it works great for pretty much everything else. Installing BT4 in Bootcamp may allow you access to an Nvidia GPU and CUDA, but from what I have read in various posts on these boards wireless drivers are non-existent.

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