BACKTRACK INTRODUCTION

Things you should know about Backtrack

There are several organizations that have worked tirelessly to create various security based Linux Distribution . Among the most well known Penetration Testing distribution is known as ” BACKTRACK “. Backtrack is not new now .For  a hacker a Backtrack Linux is like a dream come true . Whole distribution comes preloaded with hundreds of security tools that are already installed .

The Best thing about the Backtrack is : Its FREE!
Download Link : http://www.backtrack-linux.org/downloads/


Point to be Remember 1 : When you  run your Backtrack DVD , shortly after system will presented the menu list . you need to be carefully review this list , its contains several different options .

  • If you have some trouble getting Backtrack to boot , then choose  Backtrack Debug – Safe Mode 
  • If you want to run the system memory test then select Backtrack Memtest – Run memtest
  • If you just wanna start Backtrack Live then Choose Backtrack Text – Default Boot Text Mode
Point To Be Remember  2 : Once system is loaded you will be presented with a log-in prompt. 
                                               You have to enter the username as a root and Password as a toor
 
 

 

Point to Remember 3 : Once you logged into the system it shows root@bt : ~#(shown below )


Here you have to enter startx command . Once enter key is pressed system will begin to load . Once it completely loaded , you will see the desktop .

Backtrack_5_R3


Point to Remember 4 : Commands used on Backtrack Linux .

  • konsole : This command is used to start the terminal .
  • ifconfig  : This command is used to view system ip address.
  • ifconfig -a : This will shows the interface available like ” eth0 ” and ” lo ” .Here eth0 is your ” ethernet card” and ” lo ” is  a loop-back adapter .
  • ifconfig eth0 up : This command is used to turn on the network card.
           Example : ifconfig eth0 up 192.168.127.131
  • poweroff or init 0  : This command is used to shutdown the Backtrack .
  • reboot : This command is used to reboot Backtrack .


These are some points which should remember while using Backtrack Linux OR any other Linux .
ENJOY!

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