(I will update the additional configuration for an external wireless adapter at a later time, for now all networking will be NAT only. This means no wireless attacks)

  • Download the latest version of Virtual Box for OSX
  • Download BT5 64Bit KDE ISO (Use the Torrent if you can)
  • Mount the DMG and follow the directions

  • Launch Oracle Virtual Box from the Applications Folder

  • 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 8)
  • Continue –> Done

  • Your Disk Configuration should look like the image above

  • 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″

  • Click Start
  • Click inside the window –> Tab –> Choose “Backtrack Text”
  • Once the boot sequence completes you will already be in a root shell.
  • At the prompt run the following:

rm /root/.kde/cache-root/icon-cache.kcache

rm /root/.kde/cache-root/plasma_theme_Volatile.kcache

  • Enter startx at the prompt
  • Once Backtrack Launches Double Click the “Install Backtrack Icon”
  • Follow the prompts and select “Use Full Disk”
  • Once it’s completed shut it down
  • Click Settings in Virtual Box Manager à Click Storage à With “IDE Storage” selected remove the Live-ISO distribution
  • Click Start to launch Backtrack
  • Once the root prompt appears enter the following commands;

rm /root/.kde/cache-root/icon-cache.kcache

rm /root/.kde/cache-root/plasma_theme_Volatile.kcache

rm /root/.kde/cache-bt/icon-cache.kcache

rm /root/.kde/cache-bt/plasma_theme_Volatile.kcache

  • Now lets download the Vbox Guest Addon. CD to roots home directory and Use wget to pull down tools

Wget http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/4.0.8/VBoxGuestAdditions_4.0.8.iso

  • Enter the following commands to create a mount point and mount the iso

mkdir /a

mount –o loop VBoxGuestAdditions_4.0.8.iso /a

  • Change to /a directory by entering “cd /a”
  • Run ./VBoxLinuxAdditions.run
  • Reboot
  • On root prompt enter: startx
  • First things first change root password by issuing passwd command
  • Create your own account
  • Run apt-get update followed by apt-get install to run all the updates
  • Reboot, Have Fun!


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  1. Nice article.

    Now, if you can find out a way to get it running in a VM on a tablet (android or iOs) then I would be impressed. Weaponised tablets are the future….

    • :) Working on it.. I’m not buying a XOOM, as I love the flyer.. However in order to get it fully working I need root.

  2. I got it Partially running on a Droid incredible, need help getting my Flyer rooted

    • That is good going.

      For me (and again for various reasons, all legitimate etc), I want my pentesting kit to be running in a VM. That is pretty much one of the most important requirements and is why I am still tied to a laptop when my heart longs for a shiny tablet.

  3. in the guide you selected unbent 64bit but in the pic you use oracle 64 bit, i’m going to go with oracle, just wondering if it matters and why the discrepancy is there.

  4. Following the steps and after removing he Live-ISO distribution, i tried to lunch Backtrack and the prompt it keeps asking me for the login id and password, i’ve tried ” root ” for both but not allowing me continue ? any explanation ?