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I am having some troubles trying to install BackTrack5 on my sigrig.

I downloaded the file from their official site and burned it using Imgburn. I boot up in default text mode and according to their website I have to enter "StartX." I do this and it says it's not a valid command.

Can anybody help, please?

Thanks.
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post #2 of 13
If youre at a log in prompt enter
Code:
root
for the user

and
Code:
toor
for the pass

then proceed to
Code:
startx

Edited by 10halec - 11/5/11 at 11:20am
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post #3 of 13
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Thanks I must have missed the bit about logging in as root, silly me. I will try it later as I am currently in "mini XP" on Hyrins boot CD.

About to go out to a bonfire, so I will post the results of this in a few hours
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Sounds good! Post back if you run in to any other issues.
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When I try to boot I am met with huge lists of scrolling numbers and text. I let it happen for about 10 minutes but nothing seemed to happen so I just turned it off. That was the third time I tried and have had no success so far.

What do you guys think?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by joshd View Post
When I try to boot I am met with huge lists of scrolling numbers and text. I let it happen for about 10 minutes but nothing seemed to happen so I just turned it off. That was the third time I tried and have had no success so far.

What do you guys think?
Is the text still moving? Let it run. Is this before or after you log in?
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post #7 of 13
what exact reason do you want to install it for?

backtrack isnt a typical linux distro ya just install on another partition to get some linux goodness flowing in

from the sounds of it, you arent very experienced with linux let alone penetration testing with linux, and likely dont understand security risks of running backtrack, and probably would not even benefit from installing to hard disc
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post #8 of 13
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I ditched the project. Thanks for trying to help though.

@ Above post - I am not very experienced with Linux, only used Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Debian & Fedora before...

I will have to wait some time before trying to conquer a CLI Linux.
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post #9 of 13
Joshd. Keep the iso install it to a usb device or sd card and use it like a special tool. Its not a distro to keep on your hdd and use daily.
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just one thing to add, I have been told by a security expert that BT4 is actually prefered over BT5 by many in the security industry. just soimething to think about
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