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BackTrack 4: Assuring Security by Penetration Testing by Shakeel Ali, Tedi Heriyanto

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Using BackTrack

You can use BackTrack in several ways:

  • BackTrack can be used directly from the Live DVD
  • You can install it to the hard disk
  • You can use it from a USB disk (portable BackTrack)

In the following sections, we will describe each of these methods.

Live DVD

If you want to use BackTrack without installing it to the hard disk, you can burn the ISO image file to DVD, and boot your machine with that DVD. BackTrack will then run from the DVD.

The advantage of using BackTrack as a Live DVD is that it is very easy to do and you don't need to mess with your existing machine configuration.

Unfortunately, that method also has several drawbacks. BackTrack may not work with your hardware straight out-of-the-box, and any configuration changes made to get ...

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