Programs needed: Virtual Box : http://www.virtualbox.org/ Backtrack 5 iso : http://www.backtrack-linux.org/ 1 : Open Virtual Box. 2 : Click New 3 : Click Next and name it BackTrack 5 and operating system Linux. 4 : Give it as much memory as you think is good. 5 : Create New Hard Disk 3 : Choose VDI 7 : Choose Dynamically Allocated 8 : Give it 8.18 Gig's 9 : Click Create 10 : Now the BackTrack 5 Should be created 11 : Select BackTrack and click settings! 12 : Go to storage and click on empty see the spoiler for more info 13 : Click on the little CD and locate the BackTrack Virtual Image 14 : Now click ok 15 : Now Click Start at the Top 16 : Click enter when the Black Text Comes up and then BackTrack will popup 17 : When the BackTrack pop's up Click the Default Boot Tex Mode 18 : When the Big Window Comes up type startx and click enter 19 : Congratulations you have got BackTrack 5 Now Smile Thank you for reading! "copied and pasted from my thread on another type of forums.