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Old 11-28-2011, 06:10 PM   #1
korn_16_f_t_l
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dual boot or just install packages.....


so i have my Kubuntu (x86) 11.10 box all up and running im getting comfortable with it learning the ways of the terminal installing a .run ect ect.

I like a lot of the tools and things backtrack has to offer so i downloaded BTR1 x86 KDE and burned it.

from my readings BT is Ubuntu based BUT it is Based on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, Linux kernel 2.6.39.4 (source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BackTrack ). I have no clue what kernal my Kubuntu is based/structured on.

From other readings here:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=239797
http://www.ubuntubuzz.com/2011/09/in...cation-in.html
http://www.ubuntucommand.com/backtra...ols-on-ubuntu/

I can get all the programs tools and utilities by simply editing my repo lists, how ever in the first link mentions ( Ubuntuforums.org ) they say this is not recommended or suggested (but that is with an older BT version also).

I was curious of a few things:

A) Should i just dual boot BT and Kubuntu?
B) why is it not recommended to just add the packages to my current Kubuntu install?
c) IF i decide to simply add the packages to my current install how/is there a way to just do it from the live CD i burned rather than editing my repo lists and such? (now that i think about it editing the repo list is probably the smart way to do it so i can get program updates eh? but for curiosity sake can i do the above mentioned?)

any ways as always thanks for reading and for any provided assistance, thoughts, and ideas
 
Old 11-28-2011, 06:22 PM   #2
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It largely depends on what kind of stuff you want to do with Baktrack. If you need to patch your network/wireless drivers or similar drastic system changes, then dual-boot. For most tasks though you can just install packages from Kubuntu repos.

Also, to see what kernel you're running:

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uname -a
 
Old 11-28-2011, 07:15 PM   #3
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It largely depends on what kind of stuff you want to do with Baktrack. If you need to patch your network/wireless drivers or similar drastic system changes, then dual-boot. For most tasks though you can just install packages from Kubuntu repos.

Also, to see what kernel you're running:
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Linux family-eMachines-E625 3.0.0-13-generic #22-Ubuntu SMP Wed Nov 2 13:25:36 UTC 2011 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux
 
  


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