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Installing BackTrack 4.0 on VirtualBox



1) Create a linux virtualPC inside of the VirtualBox and settup its parameters (RAM, number of CPU, disk size (8GB be enough), Network connection)

2) Insert iso image into a virtual CD

3) Boot the Backtrack as a live distro

4) start the X win (startx)

5) start the installation of the backtrack clicking on the icon placed on the desktop

6) follow the installation steps provided

7) unmount cdrom from the virtualbox and restart the system

8) log in as root and password toor (default)

9) run “fix-splash” ( or “fix-splash800″ if you wish a 800×600 framebuffer) to fix the framebuffer splash

10) change the default password (default is toor)

passwd root

11) start X win with startx

12) delete icon

13) mount cdrom

mount /media/cdrom

 14) install VBox additions to work with directory share, desktop resize and etc


15) run kate /root/.bash_profile

16) open exisiting prifile and type start-network to start networking, save

17) reboot


The VirtualBox BackTrack 4 appliance is available at


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