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This site (Darknet) lists the top ten penetration testing distros, some of them LiveCD with fluxbox and/or xfce. I haven't really looked into them since I have the fullblown BackTrack4 installed on a spare laptop at home to learn more about security and to do penetration testing on the job's network.
But it would be easy to have sort of slimmed down fast OS to boot my work laptop from when I have networking issues on the job, like I use your ThorsHammer when encountering hardware problems. If something like that could be integrated into a ThorsHammer version, I think I'd have a swiss army knife for IT on my hands
Last edited by EricTRA; 11-27-2009 at 07:35 AM.
Reason: Sorry: forgot the link
No no no! HECK NO I didn't give up! I just wanted to clean my drives of all the installs and install attempts. No sirs, I am determined to learn this, and make it work. I used to fear all the "black screens" but nowI'm getting into it, just a lot to ingest at once...
Last night, well 9 to 10 hours ago, I was installing Kubuntu (im)properly by CD. I screwed up somewhere. I have a few issues to address.
When it asked to format, a long drop-down list of options was presented, full of formatting types. I chose ext3, for the particular partition that Kubuntu was destined for, and I chose SWAP for a small, 4.5GB partition.
The install seemed to be stuck at 15% for a few hours, so I went to bed. Upon awaking, just a few minutes ago, Kubuntu install was still stuck at 15%. I powered down the beast the hard way (system was unresponsive).
When I rebooted windbag, I immediately checked on my drives in System Management. winderz does not recognize those two partitions. Further I investigated, and found that winderz considers both partitions "healthy", and with "unknown formatting". No real problem there, right?
One more thing:
During install, I was asked to select a choice of [reboot point] <--- (I think, but it was [something] point) and SOME of the choices were:
I didn't choose anything, left it as simply [/] (slash)
Yes, for now / is good, later on when you learn the advantages of putting data in separate partitions you can start all over again if you want to.
It's pretty difficult to tell off the top of my hat why the install 'freezed' at 15%. What was the size of the ext3 partition you wanted to use? In Linux there always is a reason why something fails but sometimes it's pretty hard to put your finger on it.
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Hi I am
I get this type of problem some and I solved after 3-4hours and the laptop was 1.2Ghz and 265Mb RAM
so I dam sure u may also get solution with the help of Linux PXE
if u realy do not want to install MS so it mean u want to get more knowledge in Linux so Configure PXE in other machine and install
the Linux which virsion u like