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Old 08-04-2010, 02:09 AM   #1
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im having a problem with backtrack linux


i downloaded the latest iso from backtrack-linux.org
i installed it to a usb using unetboot in.

but it wont boot up correctly.
i get a bunch of error messages.
and then i get the old school command prompt style thing. (yeah im a newb, dont know what its actually called)
basicly, it wont load the desktop.

my computers specs are these

here's some of my computer's specs

It's a Toshiba satellite L505D

it has an AMD Turion II Dual-Core mobile M520 processor
2.30 GHz

4gb of RAM (3.75 usable)
and its 64 bit operating system.


possible problems affecting its faulty boot up please?
 
Old 08-04-2010, 06:17 AM   #2
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Backtrack is so not meant for new users. You would be much better served by downloading Ubuntu, Linux Mint or pretty much any other of the major Linux distros.
 
Old 08-05-2010, 10:04 PM   #3
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Backtrack is so not meant for new users. You would be much better served by downloading Ubuntu, Linux Mint or pretty much any other of the major Linux distros.
well actually i wanted to test out backtrack's penetration abilities.
 
Old 08-06-2010, 08:15 AM   #4
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well actually i wanted to test out backtrack's penetration abilities.

Well that is certainly something I'm not going to help with.
 
Old 08-06-2010, 08:21 AM   #5
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What does "penetration abilities" mean?
 
Old 08-06-2010, 08:32 AM   #6
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Backtrack is a distro that is packed with tools to facilitate breaking into other computers. They label it "penetration testing" and claim it is the basis of security procedures. Personally, I think it is a load of bull and most of the people here posting about Backtrack problems are very obviously not security professionals.
 
Old 08-06-2010, 08:36 AM   #7
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Hi,

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well actually i wanted to test out backtrack's penetration abilities.
If you understood the use of the BT distribution then the elementary action(s) of a flash install should be no problem. Plus a <Linux> - Google Search or LQ Search should provide information about such installs.

Your original post lacks a lot of information so 'How to Ask Questions the Smart Way' would be one link you should look at to help us to help you in the future.

I'm with 'Hangdog42' on this subject of penetration. LQ Rules do read as;
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The above links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
 
  


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