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Backtrack 5 R1 is a Linux hacking toolkit. This is a Linux distro based on Ubuntu. I am not going to go into much detail as to what Backtrack is, I will write an article later to explain. But if you are looking to installing it please read on.
You will first need to obtain an ISO image of the Backtrack version you want. Please head over to:
The page is really straight forward, select the distro you want and click the square on the bottom right side to start the download.
After you have downloaded the ISO, burn the ISO to a disk, or attach it to a VM. I will be using Virtual Box.
Once you have the disc booted you should be presented with a menu like below:
Once you have selected “…Default Boot Text Mode” you should then start to load Backtrack 5.
When you are prompted with a text window type in “startx”
You should then be at a desktop screen. From there you should see a “Install BackTrack” shortcut.
You should then be at a “Install” screen to start the installation of BackTrack 5.
- Choose the Language you want.
- Choose the time zone you are in
- Choose the keyboard layout, or just click continue if the “Suggested option” is correct for you
- At this point you will be prompted to either dual-boot your machine with what ever other OS you may have on your computer, or to take up the whole drive.
This install process will take some time, so I would go and do something else in the mean time.
Once the install is done and you have removed the disc from your drive, boot into BackTrack 5 R1.
Once in you will be prompted to login. The default username and password for BackTrack 5 R1 is user: root password: toor.
Again when you are presented with the text mode, issue the “startx” command to load the desktop.
You should now have BackTrack 5 R1 install on your computer.