Setting up BackTrack 5 R3

Out of the box you might find that BackTrack 5 doesn’t give you some basic services, this is just a quick note on how to make things work.

Run all commands without the “#”

Update Packages

#apt-get update
#apt-get upgrade

Enable SSH Keys

Generate SSH Keys

#sshd-generate

AutoStart SSH

#update-rc.d ssh defaults

Change Root Password

By default the password is “toor”, you should change this!

#passwd

Install VM-Tools

These commands will only work if you have deployed BackTrack on a VMware virtualised environment

Initiate VMtools deployment from the virtualisation console

Replace VMwareTools-#.#.#-#.tar.gz with the actual package name

#mkdir -p /mnt/vmtools
#mkdir -p /mnt/vmtools/extract
#mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/vmtools
#tar -xvf VMwareTools-#.#.#-#.tar.gz /mnt/vmtools/extract
#cd /mnt/vmtools/extract
#./install

Follow prompts and reboot

Packages

Packages can be found in the /pentest folder

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