How to install BT4 dualboot xp on your HDD without vmware or dvd disks

This tutorial is about 1 SATA drive with 2 partitions, the first one has Windows XP Download BT4 ISO Download UNetbootin Launch UNetbootin and choose the ISO path and pick your XP hdd C: It wont delete your files , it will just add a few BT4 installation files, basically it makes it possible to […]

Backtrack 4 – USB/Nessus Boot with Persistent Changes

This how-to will show you a method for building a USB thumb drive with the following features: Persistent Changes – Files saved and changes made will be kept across reboots. Nessus and NessusClient installed – Everybody needs Nessus Encryption configured (Note: This is not whole drive encryption) Tools and Supplies A USB thumbdrive – minimum […]

How to make Backtrack 4 boot from USB

In this article we will describe how we can make a USB Bootable drive for Backtrack 4 Linux distribution. The new release is based on Debian/Ubuntu and not on Slackware as it was used to be in earlier versions (Backtrack 3 and below). In this article the UNetbootin Windows version tool has been used to […]

Keeping Backtrack up-to-date

Updating & Upgrading Backtrack /usr/bin/apt-get -y update/usr/bin/apt-get -y upgrade To download and install all new updates, run apt­-get dist-­upgrade The first time you run the apt-get update, you may get an error “GPG error : http://ppa.launchpad.net intrpid Release: The following signatures couln’t be verified because the public key…” Quick fix : wget http://apt.pearsoncomputing.net/public.gpgsudo apt-key add […]

Installing Backtrack 3 to a harddrive

I started with a clean drive, so you might have to manipulate your partition tables. I’m going to assume that you’re comfortable working with partition tables. If not, work on your googleing. Here are the steps I took to install Backtrack 3 on to my laptop harddrive. 1. Boot system from Backtrack 3 CD.2. Once […]

BT4 PreFinal Manual Installation to Hard Drive

Create the following volumes: /dev/sda1 +64M Partition Boot Sector /dev/sda2 Varies Swap /dev/sda3 Varies / /dev/sda4 Varies Windows (this is optional) Format Drives root@bt:~# mke2fs /dev/sda1 root@bt:~# mkswap /dev/sda2 root@bt:~# swapon /dev/sda2 root@bt:~# mkreiserfs /dev/sda3 Manually Copy OS Files root@bt:~# mkdir /mnt/bt4 root@bt:~# mount /dev/sda3 /mnt/bt4/ root@bt:~# mkdir /mnt/bt4/boot root@bt:~# mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/bt4/boot root@bt:~# cp […]

HowTo: Backtrack 4 (Beta) Hard Drive Installation

UPDATE: See BackTrack 4 Pre-Release Hard Disk Install for updated instructions for the newer BackTrack 4 Beta. Backtrack 4 does not contain an installer, so we wrote this step by step guide based on muts cookbook on how to install Backtrack 4 on our hard disk drive. Step 1 – Creating the partitionsFirst we will need […]

Installing Backtrack 3 to a harddrive

I started with a clean drive, so you might have to manipulate your partition tables. I’m going to assume that you’re comfortable working with partition tables. If not, work on your google-fu. Here are the steps I took to install Backtrack 3 on to my laptop harddrive 1. Boot system from Backtrack 3 CD. 2. […]

BackTrack SSH Configuration

Edit ssh config and disable root logon via ssh : sudo vi /etc/ssh/sshd_config and set “PermitRootLogin” to no. If you get an error about the ssh_host_dsa_key or ssh_host_rsa_key not being found, generate the keys and try again Starting OpenBSD Secure Shell server: sshd Could not load host key: /etc/ssh/ssh_host_dsa_key Could not load host key: /etc/ssh/ssh_host_rsa_key […]

BackTrack: Pyrit demonstration (GPU cracking video)

Pyrit takes a step ahead in attacking WPA-PSK and WPA2-PSK, the protocols that protect today’s public WIFI-airspace. Pyrit’s implementation allows to create massive databases, pre-computing part of the WPA/WPA2-PSK authentication phase in a space-time-tradeoff. The performance gain for real-world-attacks is in the range of three orders of magnitude which urges for re-consideration of the protocol’s […]