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I have Installed Backtrack(an Ubuntu based linux) on VMware and I have a file on main host(win 7) which I want to send to this virtual machine. What should I do?

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closed as off topic by Stefano Palazzo Jan 21 '12 at 16:34

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Note that we don't support unofficial derivatives of Ubuntu on this site. If more backtrack questions come up, you might want to post on our sister-site – Stefano Palazzo Jan 21 '12 at 16:34
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There are 2 ways 2 transfer file from windows to Linux (backtrack)

1 . install ssh on backtrack and on windows Install filezilla then u can transfer file from windows to backtrack

2 . install vmware guest tools & poweroff backtrack & share folder in Vmware as shown in pic enter image description here

add folder from your windows & that will be Shared

now in start backtrack & login

in terminal

mount -t vmhgfs .host:/ /mnt/hgfs/

the shared folder will be in /mnt/hgfs/

Through ssh on backtrack (if not installed )

 sudo apt-get install openssh-server

then edit /etc/ssh/sshd_config

set "PermitRootLogin" to "yes".

save & exit

/etc/init.d/ssh restart

then ifconfig > check the ip address 

then from windows open filezilla

enter image description here

in host type the ip address of backtrack user name root password "toor" (if not changed)

& then u can transfer file from windows to backtrack

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thanks for detailed answer. – Towhid Jan 20 '12 at 12:54
I tried sharing folder. I got an error while executing mount command: "Error: cannot mount filesystem: No such device". I'm using VMware Workstation 7 on Windows seven. I installed vmware tools according to this picture. – Towhid Jan 21 '12 at 9:11
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