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Installing Backbox on virtualbox

a guest May 21st, 2013 778 Never
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  1. Okay here is the run down. First you need to enable virtualization support in your bios. Then download virtualbox from http://virtualbox.org also download the extension pack. Make sure and download vbox according to your architecture eg: i386/amd64. Then download BackBox from http://backbox.org/ choose your architecture.
  2. 1. Once the iso is downloaded, go to your downloads folder and find the extension pack and right click on the file and open with virtualbox and install it.
  3. 2. In vbox manager click new to create a new virtual machine
  4. 3. Name your new vm anything you like. The type of vm is Linux and the version is Ubuntu or Ubuntu 64 depending on your Host operating  system
  5. 4. Choose memory size anywhere from  512-2048 is fine.
  6. 5. Then create virtual drive now by clicking next
  7. 6. Hard drive file type:  I always choose VDH (virtual hard disk)
  8. 7. Next: always choose dynamically allocated
  9. 8. For BackBox I would recommend creating at least 30 gb of space if you have it.
  10. 9. IMPORTANT PART! Now that your VM has been created we need to configure a few things for it to work right.
  11. 10. Click on settings under general and under shared clipboard and drag and drop,  click the drop down menu and enable both to bidirectional
  12. 11. Under system choose the amount of base memory you want. Make sure in extended features that IO APIC is enabled.
  13. 12. In the processor tab choose how many cpu’s you want. 2 is a good choice. But 1 will work.
  14. 13. In the display tab video memory should be between 15 and 50 MB and enable 3d acceleration
  15. 14. *Storage Tab* Now click the cd icon with the plus sign next to “Controller: IDE” and attach the iso file you just downloaded.
  16. 15. All other settings can be left alone for now unless you run into problems later but you can now click ok to exit that screen and get back to the main virtualbox manager. Now click on the vm you just created to highlight it and then click start.
  17. 16. At this point BackBox will boot up. Just follow the prompts and use all the default choices to install the os to your virtual drive. When it is complete it will tell you to restart.
  18. 17. Finally you will need guest additions to view your vm full screen with advanced features. To do so boot into backbox and login. Then at the top of the screen of your vm you will see the word devices. Click and at the bottom it will say install guest additions obviously click that. This will mount the virtual cd/dvd iso file.
  19. 18. Next open a terminal. Go to the BackBox main drop down menu and search for the terminal. Click on that. When in open type in: gksudo thunar  then enter  your password
  20. 19. Then navigate to the directory where your guest additions iso cd is mounted. Double click the file that says LinuxAdditions.run and hit run. If you get a warning don’t worry just choose ‘y’ for yes and it will install. When it is complete reboot.
  21. 20. You are now ready to use BackBox. More on cracking wep and wpa2 later. Enjoy!
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