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Backtrack2=Ubuntu?

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I do not understand. So much confusion going around(well for me.) I saw a screen shot of backtrack 2. You can download any of those tools like kismet with Ubuntu, correct? <_<

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Yes, but backtrack is a Live CD, right? Also, backtrack sets everything up for you. There's no reason you can't run any of that software on Ubuntu though.

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This is my problem now. I am still having problems with partition because I do not understand how. I am going to try Norton partition magic and see if that works. Will that work?

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That costs money. Use Gparted. It's a livecd partitioner.

My friend uploaded it for me. THe question is does it work?Because when I install windows back and install Norton Magic will that work is the question

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When you install Windows, it will write itself to the Master Boot Record (MBR) and will delete anything in it's path. That doesn't mean it will delete your partitions, it will just delete the mbr record. Whereas when you install a linux based bootloader such as Grub or Lilo, it will create a menu for you to choose which OS to load. My advice would be to load up a livecd of some sort, Ubuntu or whatever, then just use fdisk(or cfdisk) to create your partitions. Then you can go ahead and install linux or windows. however, if you do windows last, you'll have to boot up your linux livecd again, and fix the mbr. If your using grub, you'll have to read the manpage, cause it defines partitions a little differently from fdisk.

Your partitions will still be there though, regardless of which app you use to create em. Hope this helps, I'm not very good at answering questions.

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People use backtrack because everything is already configured. There is no other reason why I would see why someone would use backtrack. They can just install the tools on their distro.

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well that comes down to the whole idea of a "distro" of GNU/Linux, They all have the GNU operating system, and the Linux kernel. But after that its up to each distro as to what other programs to include. Ubuntu is great not so much because of the software it includes, but because of the support on its forums. Backtrack is great because its a butload of great tools all rolled into one cd.

However i think they're both based on Debian. apt-get FTW

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well that comes down to the whole idea of a "distro" of GNU/Linux, They all have the GNU operating system, and the Linux kernel. But after that its up to each distro as to what other programs to include. Ubuntu is great not so much because of the software it includes, but because of the support on its forums. Backtrack is great because its a butload of great tools all rolled into one cd.

However i think they're both based on Debian. apt-get FTW

Backtrack is based of Slax 5 ( now 6 ) which was based of slackware. Backtrack does not have apt-get, you may install slapt-get which is not the same. They don't have a super duper amount of repositories, it is just the mirrors off the slax website. Sure it comes with a crapload of security applications but you can get all of those on ubuntu or any other distro. Don't get me wrong, backtrack2 is great but lacks the tools for a desktop distro and ubuntu is great because it's so easy to get those applications via repository but most of the time they are outdated. Compiling them from source isn't so hard but for the new users to linux it can be a problem.

Protech linux somewhat solves this problem. It is a security suite that was made to be a desktop distro. It is based of the ubuntu feisty fawn kernel. The final release will be coming out shortly, we are working on some kinks and new tools.

Check it out.

http://www.techm4sters.org/

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