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Thursday, October 13, 2011

How to Install BACKTRACK 5 and Manually Specify Partitions Using It

Hello guys ... how are ya ??? wat ??? i didnt hear you !!! .. sorry i cant get u .. comment below ...:D
U must have heard a name BACKTRACK , ( who m i kidding :P ). Anyway i was discussing with xeo to make a thread on backtrack ... he said it wud be awesome . I have been using backtrack 5 for a while and thought i should share with you guys...
well i am a learner so feel free to correct my mistakes :)
M not gonna say wat is backtrack :P ... in this post i'll show u a way to install backtrack 5 r1 on your pc , more on backtrack in later posts...

Download Backtrack 5 r1

  • First of all download backtrack 5 r1 .
  • Select specification according to your pc , and i am using gnome flavor so i wud recommend you that only cause i find it less complicated . select ISO or VMWARE .
  • ISO : If you want to make a dvd (plz plz do this) .
  • VMWARE : if you want to run it on vmware ( :-( ) .
>> select torrent , it wud be easy ...
anyway you know how to download a file :P .

Make a DVD

I will highly recommend you to make a DVD for it cause for hacking backtrack is great and you'll need it in future also . Suppose backtrack crashes .. then wat will you do ?? so make a DVD
burn it in 3x otherwise it wont work

Installing Backtrack 

After you made DVD , boot your PC with it and follow these steps:
  • Boot the live cd and select the first option as in the picture above
  • then a command line or shell will start
  • login with root as login id and toor as password . Ya toor is the default password :P
  • then to start GUI type startx and hit enter.
Now you must be in a GUI with a or something like that file in desktop, Run that.
It will start the installation procedure.
You must be asked to specify partition for installation . There are three way to do it
  1. By using entire disk : this will format your whole hard disk and install backtrack
  2. Automatically side by side : this option will create partitions automatically and will install backtrack along with other OS present in your system.
  3. Advanced : in this u have to it , this is a little tricky follow these steps below.

Manually Specifying Partitions

Follow these Steps :
  • Select Manual as the partition method.
  • In next window select any drive with free space
  • With the free space line selected, click on the Add button. 
  • In the new window, type memory of you RAM in the New partition size in megabytes field and select the swap area option from the Use as: drop down list. 
  • Click the OK button and, in a few seconds, you'll notice a "swap" line with the specified size.
  • With the "free space" line selected, click on the "Add" button. In the new window, select the "Primary" option, type a value between 10,000 and 50,000 (the memory u want backtrack to use) in the "New partition size in megabytes" field and select / as the "Mount point." 
  • Click the OK button and, in a few seconds, you'll notice an ext4 / line with the specified size.
  • With the "free space" line selected, click on the "Add" button. In the new window, select mount option as boot and allocate it a 150 mb or so memory. 
  • Now click the forward button to install it.


Now you must have doubts , feel free to ask.
I'll continue this only if u show interest , i have some really cool stuffs on backtrack. so plz comment on the post. A comment from you too is required xeo .


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Can you please explain to me how to install backtrack 5 r1 onto my windows 7 computer running 32bit

i flowed u but nothing happend
it just start as vmware it did not installed to the computer
so wt can i do??

I just read the stupidest comments i have ever read. (i don't know if that is correct grammar but what ever) I could go on about your stupidity but it be more of a waste of my time that this has been.

First I was using Universal-USB-Installer with BT5r1-KDE-32bit.iso but that gave me errors with the casper-rw file like:

unable to find the persistent home medium
EXT2-fs (loop1): error: ext2_lookup: deleted inode

Now I'm going to try Backtrack's own installer. Hope it works!

Wow, BT5r1 doesn't fit on a 8GB stick!

[Errno 28] No space left on device

Ok, it's time for a very stupid question.

You say that for the swap size I have to choose the size of my RAM. My netbook has 1024mb RAM, so I chose 1030 or so.

Now, If I boot my BT5-stick on a computer which has more than 1GB RAM, will it work?

Confused? Feel free to ask

Your feedback is always appreciated. I will try to reply to your queries as soon as time allows.
Please do not spam Spam comments will be deleted immediately upon my review.

XEO Hacker

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