VirtualBox Install

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VirtualBox Install

This article was contributed by Boris Sverdlik.


In this tutorial we are going to take a look on how to install BackTrack 5 in VirtualBox.

  • Download the latest version of VirtualBox from the official page.
  • Download the BackTrack 5 ISO from the official page
  • After installing VirtualBox, let's launch it and try to set up a new Virtual Machine:


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Click New –>Continue –> Next
Name (Select Ubuntu 64Bit) –> Next
Select Ram (Assign at least 30%)  –> Next
Check “Boot Disk” à Create New Hard Disk
Continue –> “Dynamically Expanding Storage” –> Choose Location –> Size (Minimum of 
Continue –> Done
  • Your Disk Configuration should look similar to this:


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Click Settings (We are going to leave mosts defaults on for everything for this How-To)
Click Storage à With “IDE Storage” Selected click the Drive Icon with the plus sign on it à
Choose Add CD/DVD à Choose Disk à       Navigate to the BT5 ISO you had downloaded
Click Display and assign at least 64MB
Click Ok
Open Terminal and enter the Following
VboxManage setextradata “Backtrack” “CustomVideoMode1″ “1100x740x16″


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Click Start
Click inside the window –> Tab –> Choose “Backtrack Text”


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  • Once the boot sequence completes you will already be in a root shell.

'NOTE: If you have chosen the KDE Environment do not forget to issue the following command before startx:

root@bt:~# rm /root/.kde/cache-*


  • Once Backtrack Launches Double Click the “Install Backtrack Icon” and follow the steps from here.
  • After the setups is finished, shut down Backtrack.
Click Settings in Virtual Box Manager à Click Storage à With “IDE Storage” selected remove the Live-ISO distribution
Click Start to launch Backtrack
  • Now lets download the Vbox Guest Addon using wget.
root@bt:~# wget http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/4.0.8/VBoxGuestAdditions_4.0.8.iso
  • Now issue the following commands:
root@bt:~# mount –o loop VBoxGuestAdditions_4.0.8.iso /a
root@bt:~# cd /a
root@bt:~# chmod a+x VBoxLinuxAdditions.run
root@bt:~# ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run
  • Reboot and enjoy!


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