There are several organizations that have worked tirelessly to create various security based Linux Distribution . Among the most well known Penetration Testing distribution is known as ” BACKTRACK “. Backtrack is not new now .

For  a hacker a Backtrack Linux is like a dream come true . Whole distribution comes preloaded with hundreds of security tools that are already installed .

The Best thing about the Backtrack is : Its FREE!

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Point to be Remember 1 : When you  run your Backtrack DVD , shortly after system will presented the menu list . you need to be carefully review this list , its contains several different options .

  • If you have some trouble getting Backtrack to boot , then choose  Backtrack Debug – Safe Mode 
  • If you want to run the system memory test then select Backtrack Memtest – Run memtest
  • If you just wanna start Backtrack Live then Choose Backtrack Text – Default Boot Text Mode
Point To Be Remember  2 : Once system is loaded you will be presented with a log-in prompt.
                                               You have to enter the username as a root and Password as a toor
Point to Remember 3 : Once you logged into the system it shows [email protected] : ~#(shown below )
Here you have to enter startx command . Once enter key is pressed system will begin to load . Once it completely loaded , you will see the desktop .

Point to Remember 4 : Commands used on Backtrack Linux .

  • konsole : This command is used to start the terminal .
  • ifconfig  : This command is used to view system ip address.
  • ifconfig -a : This will shows the interface available like ” eth0 ” and ” lo ” .Here eth0 is your ” ethernet card” and ” lo ” is  a loop-back adapter .
  • ifconfig eth0 up : This command is used to turn on the network card.
           Example : ifconfig eth0 up
  • poweroff or init 0  : This command is used to shutdown the Backtrack .
  • reboot : This command is used to reboot Backtrack .

These are some points which should remember while using Backtrack Linux OR any other Linux .