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cyberiapost 12-29-2006 10:38 AM

installing vmware tools in backtrack ??
how do i install vmware tools in backtrack ?:scratch:

w3bd3vil 12-29-2006 08:55 PM

you would want to boot in runlevel 3 and then try installing the vmware tools.

cyberiapost 12-30-2006 04:52 AM

how do i do that?:confused:

w3bd3vil 12-30-2006 05:00 AM

this is how you would do it

If you use the GRUB bootloader, you can indicate the desired runlevel by pressing e to edit the boot configuration (if GRUB is configured to allow you to do so) and appending the desired runlevel (e.g. 3 at the end of the boot command:

kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.18-5 ro root=/dev/hda9 3

cyberiapost 12-30-2006 11:09 AM

ok i did this VM > Install VMware Tools , but the VMware Tools CD icon deosnt appear ..:mad:

i googled a lot and found this


If your CD-ROM drive is not /dev/cdrom or if the mount point for a CD-ROM is not /mnt/cdrom, you must modify the following commands to reflect the conventions used by your distribution.

mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom

cd /tmp
then how do i know my mount point or cd rom drive ???:scratch:

elpana 03-28-2008 06:38 AM

i dont know when you talk about a "GRUB bootloader, you can indicate the desired runlevel" ... i am a super newbie in linux...right now i installed backtrack by a iso image... the installation was suceccfull but when i try to install the tools , is like a stand by process...

my cd rom device is detected...

i need a lot of help because the screen is small and i cant work with this situation.


quest999 11-01-2008 11:22 PM

Maybe this article can offer some helps:

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