Backtrack 5 is the Linux based Penetration testing distribution that is used by the security professionals.
All those who want to learn how to install Backtrack 5 KDE , then you are in right place because here i show you step-by-step instructions on how to install Backtrack.
STEP 1- When you start booting from Backtrack CD or ISO image first screen shown is like this. You just have to press Enter Key.
STEP 2- Select first option (Backtrack Text – Default Boot Text Mode) and press ENTER.
STEP3- Backtrack is loading now ! Wait.
Step4:- Now, Type – startx to start the graphical interface.
STEP 5- Your next step is to click on the Install Backtrack Button and wait for the next step.
STEP 6- Install window is now in front of you. Click on Forward Button and wait for next step
STEP7- Click on Forward button for next window.
STEP8:- Set Keyboard layout according to your country. If you don’t select any option it will use USA as a default layout.
STEP9:- Select the option *Select specify particially manually* and click FORWARD Button.
STEP10- /dec/sda partition is there, now we have to create a new root directory.
For creating root directory right click on the /dev/sda and select *Add Option* and a window pops up (shown in pic below).
I have selected 16 GB harddisk in my Virtual Machine. For creating root directory i have given 10000 MB = 10GB space .
Mount Point is : / (also called root). Press OK and Click FORWARD.
Your root directory is created successfully!
STEP 11- Now create /boot directory. To creating boot directory right click on the *free space >select Add option* and then again a new window pop up as shown below.
Give partion size for /boot directory above 700 MB. Here all your booting files are stored.
And Give Mount Point as : /boot
Press OK and Click Forward.
After last step this window shows you that your /boot directory is created.
STEP12- Now follow same step to create swap. Select free space > right click>click Add>Window POP-up>
Partition Size :- Double the Ram means if I have 256 mb ram then you give 512 mb of ram or you can also take 500 mb .
Use as:- Select Swap area .
Mount Point : Leave Blank.
All partitions are created , Click Forward.
Files are copying to the Hard disk now ! Wait, it takes time to Finish.
STEP 13- To start Graphics Interface write : startx
And to enter as a root account write : root
and password : toor and press enter.
Backtrack is now successfully installed.