How to Update to BackTrack 2.6.34

Several people have been asking for instructions on updating hard drive installs of BackTrack – here’s a quick set of commands to upgrade your BackTrack machine – and prepare the kernel sources – for example VMWare tools or VirtualBox tools kernel module compilations.

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Backtrack 4 Powered with CUDA

Some really exciting stuff going on in the world of CUDA on backtrack 4. We have updated to cuda 2.2 and will be offering the complete developers environment. This will include every thing you need to write some of your own tools with CUDA if the need arises. If you don’t know what CUDA is then you should read this to get familiar with the topic. CUDA
Pyrit will be included in bt4 and is now featuring multi card support.

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Customizing the BackTrack 4 PreFinal ISO

One of the downsides of leaving the linux live scripts and moving to non lzma enabled squashfs, is that we loose the wonderful and convenient setup for modifying the BackTrack LiveCD on our own. We use to be able to pop in a LZM file into the “optional” directory, and that’s it – but no more.

Actually, customizing a casper based ISO isn’t that difficult, just different.  I put up this quick guide on how to edit your own livecd and add various tools,

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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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