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BackTrack 5 Cookbook by David De Smet, Willie Pritchett

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Chapter 1. Up and Running with BackTrack

In this chapter, we will cover:

  • Installing BackTrack to a hard disk drive
  • Installing BackTrack to a USB drive with persistent memory
  • Installing BackTrack on VirtualBox
  • Installing BackTrack using VMware Tools
  • Fixing the splash screen
  • Changing the root password
  • Starting network services
  • Setting up the wireless network

Introduction

This chapter covers the installation and setup of BackTrack in different scenarios, from inserting the BackTrack Linux DVD to configuring the network.

For all the recipes in this and the following chapters, we will use BackTrack 5 R3 using GNOME 64-bit as the Window Manager (WM) flavor and architecture (http://www.backtrack-linux.org/downloads). The use of KDE as the WM is not covered in ...

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