BackTrack Live CD


First Whoppix and Auditor then Whax and now finally everything has come together to form remote-exploit’s latest Live CD project BackTrack. The very first beta of the new system was released today. I downloaded it and tested it on my 600m. It had a nice uncluttered feeling right from the beginning by not offering the scads of boot options found in Knoppix. The system came up really quick and stopped at the command prompt instead of going to a GUI which is another nice touch. The CD also doesn’t automatically bring up the network interfaces since you may have something special in mind. The default windowing environment is KDE, but Fluxbox is included if you’re on a diet. Kismet started up and set up my Intel 2200 card without any assistance. I really think the team has put together a great product and I look forward to future releases. Try it out for yourself.

[thanks steve]


  1. Cleaner says:

    The toolkits are cool but se HDD installation is rally buggy.

  2. winphreak says:

    For once, I may contribute to the network. When this finishes, I’m making and uploading a torrent to torrentspy and mininova. Having 5 mirrors is great, but not when it gets posted on hackaday.

  3. tuckie says:

    You just had to post it on hackaday, didn’t you? ;)

    I’ve been looking forward to this all week, and now that I finally check the site to download it, everything is now timing out.

  4. prominator says:

    there is a torrent in

  5. digital_me says:

    Thanks for the torrent!

  6. Pedro says:
  7. Eric says:

    Awesome, I was wondering when this was coming out. Thanks!

  8. tiuk says:

    I think LiveCDs are one of the greatest ideas in the past few years.

  9. airlynx99 says:

    These LiveCD’s keep on getting me into trouble with my wife because I have a habit of leaving them running on our pc, but this one I just have to try! (to be nice to their servers I guess I’ll go get the torrent)

  10. felix says:

    Although it recognises my Ralink WiFi-G card as interface ra0, KWiFiManager crashes when I try to associate with my AP. Kismet and iwconfig won’t work, GPS Drive won’t link with my GPS, and Bluetooth support is broken.

    It really is deserving of it’s ‘beta’ marking.

  11. Fragged says:

    There is a dedicated Linux Tracker (for torrents) nfi what the site is tho…

  12. ad says:

    hackaday and digg is like torture to webserver (and webmasters paying for that bandwidth)

  13. tazzik says:

    There doesn’t seem to be airforge in there, i’m new to this type of networking, is there a supplied alternative

  14. Cleaner says:

    i played arround with the installer, but it didn’t work right. the splash-fix helped a litle bit but hd installtion is not a goot choice jet.
    and i’am missing some things like the laptop modules, wich are not implemented.

  15. alex says:

    Is that an Apple keyboard from one of the second or third generation iMacs that they’re using as the desktop image?

  16. kenneth says:

    new here….very new…what are *.torrent files ?
    is there a way for me to read the file. i have one a friend sent and won’t tell me any more.
    thanks or any help and i hope i’m not stepping on of line. thanks

  17. zombie-nation says: is recieving a denial of service attack (according to their web site).

    Having problems with the live CD. Receive Disk Error 32 ax=4200 drive 9F ‘error’. Loaded modules with no success. It’s a beta.

  18. [sven] says:

    the console works great, X/kde in whax never liked my laptops video card without a but hacker sawing. but thats why where here.

    kenneth [16] download and open torrents files with

  19. dimos says:

    how can i add gui i don’t see any desktop i hope you help me in
    what i have to type?

  20. christoph says:

    my butt stings, and remote-exploit is having problems so thank you for torrent info. i need some asprin for my headache and ointment for my butt. anyone ever had a dirty sanchez? thats when your gettin it on and you stick a finger in her butt and stick your brown finger under her nose so it looks like a mustache. ohhh.

  21. Emilml says:

    remote-exploit is up again :)

  22. cx42 says:

    do you know if backtrack v1 run with Intel Pro Wireless 3945ABG ?
    thank’s for the answers :)

  23. vasabi says:

    hi all. I just want to ask,where I can find some manual, or one piece how to… those tutorials on remote-exploit are so good, but its better for me, when I can read a book when I`m trying something… I found manual but just for auditor, not for backtrack. please answer me.

  24. jason says:

    i have backtrack live. the latest. i cant get past the startx. it takes a very longtime to load. it dont go anywhere.on my p2 it takes like 2-3 minutes to get on the gui but on my 2 week old dell inspiron 6400, it wont go farther then the dragonthing. i logged in and stuff.. i have 1024mb ram. ddr2 duocore 1.6ghz

  25. jason says:

    haha.. fixed it!!! in the bios, change the setting so that it reads the duocore as 1 core..
    intel pro 4950 abg still dont work.. no driver

  26. sinnadyr says:

    On my Fujitsu Siemens I have this button to activate my wlan. It works fine in Ubuntu, but not in Auditor. Anyone got a sollution? I tried to set my BIOS to wlan always on, but it doesn’t have that option.

  27. Be-Keung says:

    I am a Linux thicko and just done the pen-test cert.
    i can’t even get my PPPoe connection started. Please Help

  28. zero_a says:

    hye can help me configure adsl modem , give me complete tutoria please

  29. James James says:

    Interesting internet page and useful post. I like music a lot. I have marked it to return later. Imagination is more important than knowledge-Einstein

  30. mark john says:

    okay here is few basic things to get backtrack working:
    user-name: root
    password: toor
    to start the graphical user interface type: startx
    to enable networking(internet) type:
    /etc/init.d/networking start
    To use backtrack you are better off downloading a virtual machine app to run backtrack instead of using a live cd.
    Also look at tutorials on youtube of metasploit to see what backtrack can do. Most web sites now are 100% secure and most computers are as well. The new thing now online is phishing. Happy attempting hacking! any1 want to know any more let me know

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