Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Backtrack 4 pre on an Aspire 5610

I am getting ready for DefCon and want to carry a laptop larger than my netbook (which I love but want more space and memory)
Fortunately I had a spare 120GB HD and was able to acquire a second drive cage from ebay
Installation steps
Boot from CD
launch KDE (startx at the prompt)
open a command window and run ubiquity
Follow the prompts
login as the account you created during install
change to the root user - sudo su
change your root password - passwd
start network management - /etc/init.d/wicd start
start networking - /etc/init.d/networking start
launch KDE (startx)

I am running as root since I want sound, but will likely forgo that while at Defcon for an added layer of security