Installing VMware-Tools in Backtrack 4 – VM Workstation

If you’re like me that test pretty much any os and apps in some sort of virtual environment. In my case I use VMware Workstation, so when I decided to test Backtrack 4 final, I needed to install the vmware Tools, and here I go over the commands needed to install the vmware tools.

1- First go to VM->Install Vmware Tools (the figure shows as Reinstall VMware Tools because I had previously installed it) but yours should say “Install”

2-Go to your Backtrack VM, and drop to a shell, and follow these commands or copy and paste as you wish.

root@bt:~#
root@bt:~# ls /dev | grep cdrom
cdrom3
root@bt:~#
root@bt:~# ls /media
cdrom  cdrom0  floppy  floppy0
root@bt:~#
root@bt:~# mount /dev/cdrom3 /media/cdrom
mount: block device /dev/hdc is write-protected, mounting read-only
root@bt:~#
root@bt:~# cd /media/cdrom
root@bt:/media/cdrom#
root@bt:/media/cdrom# ls
VMwareTools-8.1.4-227600.tar.gz  manifest.txt
root@bt:/media/cdrom#
root@bt:/media/cdrom# cp ./VMwareTools-8.1.4-227600.tar.gz /root
root@bt:/media/cdrom# cd /root
root@bt:~#
root@bt:~# tar -xzf ./VMwareTools-8.1.4-227600.tar.gz
root@bt:~#
root@bt:~# ls
VMwareTools-8.1.4-227600.tar.gz  vmware-tools-distrib
root@bt:~#
root@bt:~# cd ./vmware-tools-distrib/
root@bt:~/vmware-tools-distrib#
root@bt:~/vmware-tools-distrib# ls
FILES    bin  etc        lib
INSTALL  doc  installer  vmware-install.pl
root@bt:~/vmware-tools-distrib#
root@bt:~/vmware-tools-distrib# ./vmware-install.pl
Share This!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.