Friday, September 30, 2011

Installing BackTrack on a USB Drive 2

Installing BackTrack on a USB Drive 2

BackTrack is a Live Linux distribution based on SLAX that is focused purely on penetration testing. Distributed by remote-exploit.org, BackTrack is the successor to Auditor. It comes prepackaged with security tools including network analyzers, password crackers, wireless tools and fuzzers. Although originally designed to Boot from a CD or DVD, BackTrack contains USB installation scripts that make portable installation to a USB device a snap. In the following tutorial, we cover the process of installing BackTrack to a USB flash drive from within a working Windows environment.

BackTrack Desktop Screenshot:
BackTrack in action running from USB
Distribution Home Page: http://www.backtrack-linux.org
Minimum Flash Drive Capacity: 2GB+
Persistent Feature: Yes (Backtrack 4)
USB Ultimate Boot CD (UBCD) prerequisites:

  • Universal USB Installer (does the USB conversion)
  • BackTrack 3 or 4 ISO
  • 2GB+ USB flash drive (fat32 formatted)
  • A windows host PC to perform the build
How to install BackTrack to a USB device from Windows:
  1. Download bt3-final.iso or Download bt4-final.iso
  2. Download and launch our Universal USB Installer, select Backtrack 3 or Backtrack 4 (depending on what you downloaded), and follow the onscreen instructions
  3. Reboot and set your BIOS or Boot Menu to Boot from the USB device and proceed to boot
Note: Once the Backtrack 4 system has loaded, you must type startx at the prompt, to start the graphical X environment.
If all went well, you should now be running from your very own Portable Backtrack 3 or 4 on USB!

0 comments to “Installing BackTrack on a USB Drive 2”

Post a Comment

New Hacks to Your Mail - Follow by Email

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Popular posts

 

Computer Hack World Copyright © 2011 -- Template created by O Pregador -- Powered by Blogger