How to Install Backtrack on Virtual Box Tutorial

Backtrack is backbone of hackers. If you don't use it then stop calling yourself as Hacker. In our BEHC campaign, i have told you that we will be using Backtrack as our secondary OS i.e. virtual machine for performing advance hacking techniques. Most of people faced problem in installing Backtrack 5 r3. Today, i will guide you how to install Backtrack Operating system on Virtual Box or any other Virtual machine. Let's start...




Install Backtrack
Install Backtrack



Basic things before beginning installation:
1. Virtual Box
2. Backtrack Linux OS ISO image or DVD

Now lets learn stepwise, how to install Backtrack Linux on Virtual Box:
1. First of all open the Virtual Box by clicking on Virtual box icon ( will come after installing virtual box).

2. Now for first time we need to create Virtual Machine (Virtual Operating system on which we will install Backtrack).

To do so Click on New button  then a pop up will open. In Name fill anyname that you wish to give to your virtual Machine say Hackingloops. Select Type as Linux and Version as Other Linux. Sample is shown below:
Install Backtrack on VM
Create new VM

 On Clicking Next Select the Ram according, for best optimized performance try to allocate more i.e. anything between 1 GB to 3 GB. Say i allocated 3 GB(Maximum for 32 Bit).


Select Ram for VM
Select Ram for VM

Then click on Next Button as highlighted. Now Proceed as shown in snapshots.


Select Create Virtual Drive
Select Create Virtual Drive

As shown above click on Create :


Select VDI
Select VDI

 Select VDI (Virtual Disk Image) and Click on Next.


select dynamically allocated option
select dynamically allocated option

Now select Dynamically Allocated as shown above.


Assign Hard Drive Size for VM
Assign Hard Drive Size for VM
Now assign the Virtual Hard Disk size as shown above, 20GB will be Good for optimization. Now When you click on Create Virtual Machine will be created as shown Below.


Configure Internet Settings on VM
Configure Internet Settings on VM


To enable internet over the Virtual Machine, we need to configure the Network as shown below :



Configure Internet Settings on VM
Configure Internet Settings(Bridge Adapter) on VM


After doing network settings, we need to assign Backtrack ISO image to VM's Disk drive to begin the setup on starting the setup. To assign Backtrack ISO to VM's Disk drive, do the settings as shown below:


Assign Backtrack ISO image to Disk Drive
Assign Backtrack ISO image to Disk Drive

Now the basic settings of Virtual Machine Over. Now Let's begin Backtrack Installation on this VM. For this Click on Start Button on Top of Virtual Box, then you will see something like below :


Backtrack Installation
Backtrack Live CD starts

Press Enter to proceed, now you will see Backtrack Setup Menu, Select Backtrack Text Mode : Default Boot (first in the menu) and press enter :


Select Backtrack Text
Select Backtrack Text

Now set up will Begin.
In Case of  Intels I-series processors say I3, I5, I7 etc. You will get an error Message that

"This kernel requires an x86-64 CPU, but only detected an i686 CPU"

For correcting this, you have follow below steps :
1. Restart your Computer or Laptop, During Boot select the Boot setting usually Esc key or F1 or F2 key. 
2. In Boot Menu Settings, Enable the Visualization.
3. Save the Boot Setting and start your PC or laptop.
4. Start Virtual Box and Begin from last step by selecting Backtrack Text - Default Boot text Mode.

When Kernel starts you will see something like below :
Backtrack Live CD starts
Backtrack Live CD starts

In root@bt: type startx and press enter to start Backtrack Live CD in GUI mode as shown below :


Give Startx to begin GUI mode
Give Startx to begin GUI mode

Now you will see the Desktop of Backtrack Live CD. If you want to use only Live CD features you can do so right now. But if you want to use Backtrack to full then we need to install Full backtrack. For that Click on Install Backtrack Icon on Desktop  as shown below:


Click Install Backtrack Icon to Begin Set up
Click Install Backtrack Icon to Begin Set up

Now 7 Step set up will begin (just basic settings as shown below). Do as shown in next 7 Screen Shots:


Select English lang
Select English Language

Click Forward :


Select Region and Time zone
Select Region and Time zone

Set Region and Time Zone, then Click on forward :


Set Keyboard layout
Set Keyboard layout

Select Keyboard Settings, deafult US and click forward:


Select Erase VBOX Harddisk
Select Erase VBOX Harddisk

Click Forward :
Finish Backtrack Installation by clicking Install
Final Step Click on Install

At last Click on Install and Sit back for 15 to 20 minutes to let the set up. Once the set up is over your VM is ready.
That's all the installation of Backtrack on Virtual Machine. Its just one time procedure.
From Next time Just Click on Start Your Virtual Machine to start Backtrack.
Note : From Next time Please select the Hard Drive Boot Option from the Kernel Menu. Next it will ask you for BT Login: , Give root as BT login and toor as BT password and On starting Backtrack you need to give command Startx at command prompt. Have Fun!

If you have any issues ask me in form of comments.

13 comments:

  1. Alright thanks sir . . . !was Desperately waiting for that.
    really helpful

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  2. I has been waiting for your Next issue for 1 months.

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  3. which will be better for network connection in vmware..like bridged connection is better or NAT is better, and why?

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  4. @anonymous
    Its not about which is better. Its about simulating your networks setting on your current machine into virtual Machine and for that Bridge adapter is best.

    If you enable NAT then you need to manually do the setting in the WICD network manager and its time consuming.

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  5. Mr.Singh,

    I love your website as I love to live! I consider it as the first and the most awesome educational website.

    I really appreciate you for sharing us your great knowledge.

    Thank you very much

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  6. hi loeksh sir, i want to ask u, can i use wireless modem for network configuration, sorry for this foolish question. and where i can get those both file.. help sir

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  7. Itz not working in my machine
    (Failed to open a session for the virtual machine)
    Failed to open/create the internal network
    HostInterfaceNetworking
    Dell Wireless 1702 802.11b/g/n'
    (VEER_SUPDRV_COMPONENT_NOT_FOUND
    Result code:E_FAIL (0x80004005)
    Component:Console

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  8. Hey lokesh,I am using an acer aspire 7715z ,64-bit,
    I have installed the Oracle VM,and already downloaded the backtrack,
    i tried to install on ovm,I still get that error ,then I tried your remedy of enabling visualization,I cant do it in my bios,I have checked it says my machine does not have the hardware visualization support,please help.

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  9. whats next to do??after installing the backtrack.....

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  10. Can this also be Installed on windows 7 os ?. if yes how

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  11. Hi Friend,
    You are Gorgeous.I really Thanks to you for this Posting:How to Install Backtrack Track into VM ware.

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  12. bt5 r3 not detecting inbuilt wifi adapter in vm.how i suppossed to use wifi in vm with bt?

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  13. virtual box is giving a error (For help, please see the Community section on http://www.virtualbox.org or your support contract. Please provide the contents of the log file VBox.log and the image file VBox.png, which you can find in the C:\Documents and Settings\SHAIB\VirtualBox VMs\a\Logs directory, as well as a description of what you were doing when this error happened. Note that you can also access the above files by selecting Show Log from the Machine menu of the main VirtualBox window.) what is this pleas help me

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