Need help installing backtrack properly on parallels....

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Cyberheart, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. Cyberheart macrumors member


    Mar 14, 2011
    When im about to install backtrack on parallels it asks me what kind of OS it is and BT isnt listed in their list so what do i choose?

    When i had it installed before i always chose other linux but i dont know if i was doing it right.

    can some one post a link to a tutorial how to do it right?
  2. MacAttack85, Dec 10, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2011

    MacAttack85 macrumors newbie


    Mar 11, 2009
    Gold Coast
    BackTrack VM for Mac | How to Install

    Choose Linux Kernel 2.6 and you should be in business. I created a tutorial and a parallels image.

    • Search for the BackTrack ISO
    • If it hangs, push enter
    • Click the first option in the menu
    • This will allow you to boot into a Live CD
    • Then install by clicking the desktop icon
    • At reboot type at the root command:


    password: toor;

    and to get to your desktop type: startx

    Tried and tested on BackTrack 5 Gnome version 64bit

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