13 November 2018

How to Install VMWare & Backtrack 4 R2

Follow the instructions below to install and run VMWare with Backtrack 4 on your Windows.

Download VMWare Player

VMWare Player is a free VMWare version that you can use to run virtual machines.

Download VMWare player

Install VMWare Player

Installing VMWare Player is very simple, just double click on the downloaded VMWare setup file, and walk through the wizard until installation completes.

Download BackTrack 4

BackTrack is an operating system built on Linux and is generally used for penetration testing.

Download BackTrack 4 or BackTrack 4 R2 (Choose VMWare image version)

Extract the files

Run BackTrack on VMWare Player

    1. Start VMWare Player (Accept the license agreement if you haven’t done so already)
    2. Click on “Open a Virtual Machine” and browse to the folder where you extracted BackTrack. Select “BackTrack4-Final.vmx” and click open.
    3. Click on “Play virtual machine”

Login to Backtrack

bt Login: root
Password: toor

Now type startx

BackTrack Boot

You are now ready to start using BackTrack 4 on your Windows OS.

Next Step

  • JX

    Backtrack 4 is completely outdated !!!

  • ballgantung22

    the concept remains the same. So there wouldn’t be a problem if I use the newest backtrack version right?

  • Jeffy John Tomarong

    Is it ok to install BT5 in VM instead of the BT4 image?

    • rabrabber

      Yes, but you can download the prepared BT5 vm image, there is no need to re-install.

  • tanja tabucija

    i don’t know am i doing something whrong or what but i did everytnihg you wrote on your page … i installed backtrack 5 because 4 i can’t find it it’s doesn’t exixt on linux page… also i downloaded vmware player .. i’m running windows 8 os on laptop hp pavilion hdx9130el and i have integrated intel wireless wifi link 4965agn and i have usb tp-link tl-wn727n (802.11n usb wireless lan card). when i log and write airmon-ng i don’t receive nothing just text:
    interface chipset driver and nothing else… it doesn’t appear any text of wlan… please help me. what i have to do?! i would like to use it on win 8. i saw something in tutorial to use kernel but i don’t know how to do it on win 8 or that is not neccessary. thank you in adwance. my mail is [email protected]

  • tanja tabucija

    Found 1 processes that could cause trouble.
    If airodump-ng, aireplay-ng or airtun-ng stops working after
    a short period of time, you may want to kill (some of) them!

    PID Name
    788 dhclient3

    Interface Chipset Driver

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