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Computer won't boot unless its off cd. Does that mean I have a bad hd5? I heard that either this or acpi could be the issues. I loaded 10.10 and bt4 no problem. Thoughts?

I feel that it has to do with my nvidia card. But disabling acpi via boot doesn't seem to help. Too bad there is no documentation on the forums.

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More powerful....MUCH more powerful. This has so many hacking and cracking programs set into it you won't know what to do. They basically made it to be THE OS to go for when burning the midnight oil and testing your security.
Looks like they were trying to make it an every day use distro that is also used for pen testing. Seems like two conflicting usage patterns to me.
    
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Lol, well I kind of get the impression. I appreciate your effort in those pictures. To bad the print scrn button doesn't work the same way otherwise that would've made the best image. Anywho, I think I'll try and get this and poke around see if I can figure out anything. xD
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Looks like they were trying to make it an every day use distro that is also used for pen testing. Seems like two conflicting usage patterns to me.
I kinda disagree with this. But only for one reason: You can have a pen testing OS, and if you set it up correctly you can use it everyday. Because it is based of ubuntu 10.10 it has the everyday usability, and because it is ALSO a pen testing OS you can use it for all your security needs.
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Never tried this, I always stuck to BT since I know my way around.

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More powerful....MUCH more powerful. This has so many hacking and cracking programs set into it you won't know what to do. They basically made it to be THE OS to go for when burning the midnight oil and testing your security.
Hmm really?
I would think BT would be the OS for such things considering how popular it is.
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I kinda disagree with this. But only for one reason: You can have a pen testing OS, and if you set it up correctly you can use it everyday. Because it is based of ubuntu 10.10 it has the everyday usability, and because it is ALSO a pen testing OS you can use it for all your security needs.
Backtrack is based on Ubuntu, yet it isn't designed for everyday use. It's not that it can't be used for this, but that isn't the project's focus at all. I'm not sure where the focus is for this distro. It seems to be trying to be average at two things instead of excellent at one. I'd be interested to read some more opinions from those who've actually used it though, as I am only going off the little bit of information available online. There's also a Fedora security spin that one can consider when wanting a distro for pen testing.
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Backtrack is based on Ubuntu, yet it isn't designed for everyday use. It's not that it can't be used for this, but that isn't the project's focus at all. I'm not sure where the focus is for this distro. It seems to be trying to be average at two things instead of excellent at one. I'd be interested to read some more opinions from those who've actually used it though, as I am only going off the little bit of information available online. There's also a Fedora security spin that one can consider when wanting a distro for pen testing.
I agree after using it for a few days.

However, it is a neat take on a pen-testing OS.

The fact that there is hardly any solid information around on this OS is a major drag, and the information that is available seems to be written by a 12 year old (not saying that 12 year olds can't write properly....)

I am going to go try out bt4 and see if I like it better (having had zero exposure to both I feel that it will be a fair comparison.)
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...or you could use your distro of choice with all your favorite tools on a usb-persistent install so that you're not stuck using someone else's preferences for everything...
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