I spent about 5 hours but finally got Back Track 2 distro of Linux installed to the harddrive of my new Acer laptop. I fried a Compaq in highschool trying to install RedHat so I was a bit wary of this. I followed the video tutorial and it all worked pretty well. I now have a dual boot machine with all the hacking tools I could ever need…I mean offensive security tools I could ever need.
Its nice to be back into Linux – I was taught Linux in my high school computer science class by a great teacher Roger Frank – a founding member of Sun Microsystems – but haven’t used it since.
Problems with the install:
- Partitioning took about 4 restarts to get it to work, and create the filesystems, mount them, and install BackTrack
- No wireless lan support because my laptop has an external switch for the wireless – which defaults to off
- More to come i’m sure
I’m going to get Ubuntu up in the next few weeks and check that out too.