ericksonboy7: Don't be dismayed! It's the same for everybody (well, not the most proficient geeks maybe, but a lot of us aren't). But with BackTrack
, you're definitely using a tool not meant to be used by newbies. I'd rather suggest something less specialised - everything from Ubuntu
or even Debian
proper or something nifty like Puppy
- everyone of those makes for a smoother start than BackTrack
(even if that latter is a great toolbox if that's what you need!), even DSL
which is already pretty geeky. I don't know what went wrong (maybe there are hints somewhere on the BackTrack
site, but given the fact that you only played with it for a day, switching/reinstalling shouldn't be too bad...
"sudo" is a command to do things a root - you simply enter it on a command line before a command you would normally have to be root to use, e.g.
to look at the actual network configuration (you can do a lot more with that command). But "sudo" needs to be installed and enabled - I didn't dig around in BackTrack
's documentation to find out if that's the case...