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Old 10-14-2011, 12:10 PM   #1
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I've just installed BT5


Hey guys, I have just installed Backtrack5 , can anyone tell me how to learn it ? Any free e-book or course? ty alot!
 
Old 10-14-2011, 12:14 PM   #2
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What exactly do you want to learn?
 
Old 10-14-2011, 12:44 PM   #3
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Well , everything. Tools, terminal commands, etc...
 
Old 10-14-2011, 01:02 PM   #4
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For terminal commands have a look at http://linuxcommand.org/index.php, for GUI tools a good starting point would be the software's website.

By the way, Backtrack is a distribution aimed at penetration testing, it is not intended for normal desktop use.
It may be easier to start with a distribution aimed at beginners, like Mepis or Mint. If you really want to learn about Linux I would recommend Slackware, Arch or Gentoo.
 
Old 10-14-2011, 01:18 PM   #5
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Oh good, thank you! I've readed "pen testing" on internet just like a term, can u explain it? Slackware is best for learning linux?
 
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Penetration testing is one part of security testing of networks, mostly wireless networks AFAIK.

Yes, I would recommend Slackware for that. Arch and Gentoo are also good choices for that purpose. Of course you can learn Linux on any distro, but those three force you to learn.
 
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Thank you for fast response! Going to download Slackware now, and try it. Bah, can i run it somehow without burning it on disk or without putting it on usb?
 
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You can run Virtualbox on your Windows machine and install Slackware into a virtual machine.
 
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Thank you man! Thank you alot! Last thing: Where to start to learn ? Any e-book ? or http://linuxcommand.org/index.php ?

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linuxcommand is good starting point, when going with Slackware (and for Linux in general) the Slackbook is a must. You will also find plenty of documentation on http://tldp.org/.
 
  


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