So I've installed backtrack in vmware. These are the things you might need to know:

1- In virtual network editor in VMware the "Intel WIFI link 5100 AGN" is selected as bridge.

2- When I type /etc/init.d/networking start one of things I get is:

wlan0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
Failed to bring up wlan0

So I don't know why it does not recognize my wireless.

Then I type "startx" anyways and in the shell I type "airmon-ng" but it doesn't recognize anything again.

Please let me know if you need more information and I appreciate any help.

PS. I know that VMware generally only recognizes USB wireless devices but even when I plug my wireless I can't use airmon commands...so I guess at this stage it first needs to identify my wireless card...