BackTrack 4 Pre Final Kernel Update

We have pushed a new kernel to the repository and updated several drivers. The upgrade process is a bit convoluted, but has been streamlined for the future. For now, run these commands from your backtrack box to update to the latest kernel and drivers:

apt-get update
apt-get install -d linux-image
cd /var/cache/apt/archives/
dpkg -i –force all linux-image-2.6.30.5_2.6.30.5-10.00.Custom_i386.deb
apt-get dist-upgrade
apt-get install madwifi-drivers
apt-get install r8187-drivers

After a reboot,

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BackTrack 4 Pre Final – Feel the pwnsauce!

Two weeks later..

  • 130232 downloads of BackTrack 4 Pre-Final since the release.
  • This number does not include torrents, direct dls or black market underground copies.
  • That translates to 182325 GB of traffic served from our mirrors in the past two weeks.
  • Our repository serves 120 GB of traffic a day (not downloads)
  • We’re on our 7th security update (BTSU’s – they get posted on our twitter page)
  • Cool updates in the repo,

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BackTrack 4 Pre Final

BackTrack Base

There have been many changes introduced into BackTrack 4 – most notably, our move to an Ubuntu Intrepid base. We now maintain our own full repositories with modified Ubuntu packages in addition to our own penetration testing tools.

Another significant change is the updated kernel version, currently at 2.6.29.3. This new kernel brought an onset of internal changes, which have greatly changed the structure of BackTrack.

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