With your virtual machine running, in the VMware menu, VM > Install VMware Tools.
Open a terminal in the virtual machine and do the following
# mkdir /mnt/cdrom; mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom
# cp /mnt/cdrom/VMwareTools-<version>.tar.gz /tmp/
# cd /tmp/
# tar zxpf VMwareTools-<version>.tar.gz
# cd vmware-tools-distrib/
Accept default settings if you are unsure.
This should work on most VM's.
In Backtrack , you are automatically defaulted to the root user. If you try to install Google Chrome and run it you get an error like this
Open a terminal and do the following
# gedit /usr/bin/google-chrome
This will open up gedit. Scroll to the very bottom of the script.
The last line will look like
exec -a “$0” “$HERE/chrome” “$@”
Add the following to the end, with a space after the ”
The resulting line should look as follows
exec -a “$0” “$HERE/chrome” “$@” –user-data-dir
Save and close.
Google Chrome will launch as root.