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    Suggestion for small laptop/netbook to run BackTrack 5 R1 on

    I have an ASUS laptop running Backtrack 5 R1 KDE 32, which is around 16 inches with a network card that is called AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter, which has the following driver: ath9k. As this laptop is rather large and quite heavy to carry around with me, I would like to purchase a smaller laptop that will also contain a supported wireless network adapter such as the one mentioned above.

    Here is what I am interested in:

    -The laptop should be compatible with BackTrack 5 R1 and also I should be able to install and run Windows XP/Vista/7.

    I should be able to crack wireless networks (of course ones that I set-up myself and that belong to me)

    Can anybody suggest such a laptop (preferably a 2011/2012 model) which will run BT/Windows successfully?

    I also need the laptop to have long battery-life as I want to use it's portability.

    I would be happy if somebody can provide me with links from Amazon.co.uk, as I would like to purchase from there.

    Thank you all.

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    Re: Suggestion for small laptop/netbook to run BackTrack 5 R1 on

    I suggest you try this the other way around. Look for a laptop then look on the internet to see how people got on installing Ubuntu. BackTrack is an Ubuntu based distro. If you buy a new laptop it will probably come with Win 7.

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    Re: Suggestion for small laptop/netbook to run BackTrack 5 R1 on

    Quote Originally Posted by cogier View Post
    I suggest you try this the other way around. Look for a laptop then look on the internet to see how people got on installing Ubuntu. BackTrack is an Ubuntu based distro. If you buy a new laptop it will probably come with Win 7.
    I don't mind it having Windows 7 as I'll install BT5 to dual-boot.

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    Re: Suggestion for small laptop/netbook to run BackTrack 5 R1 on

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    Re: Suggestion for small laptop/netbook to run BackTrack 5 R1 on

    Hey, buddy.
    I`m just reminding you to System76 configuration
    Actually is not that small but protable enough

    Base System Price $649.00
    Ubuntu 11.10 64 bit
    5 Free GB of Ubuntu One Online Storage and Sync
    14.1" HD LED Display with Super Glossy Surface ( 1366 x 768 )
    Intel HD Graphics 3000
    2nd Generation Intel Core i5-2430M Processor ( 3MB L3 Cache, 2.40GHz )
    4 GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz - 2 X 2GB +$20.00
    500 GB 7200 RPM SATA II
    8X DVD±R/RW/4X +DL Super-Multi Drive
    Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230 - 802.11A/B/G/N Wireless LAN + Bluetooth Combo Module +$28.00
    Lemur Ultra (lemu3) extra Li-ION Battery - 6 Cells 48.84 WH +$85.00
    No Bag
    1 Yr. Ltd. Warranty and 1 Yr. Technical Support
    No Canada Warranty Shipping Coverage
    No donation, thank you

    $782.00

    Here is link to review Net adapter incuded in this config
    Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6230

    http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/...230-brief.html

    Take a notice about OS.
    Last edited by dak0; January 19th, 2012 at 04:24 PM.

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    Re: Suggestion for small laptop/netbook to run BackTrack 5 R1 on

    Hi there, lot's of really good posts. I can only go by my personal experience.

    I have a samsung NC10 netbook that's dirt cheap and full out of the box support nowadays - it's just the brightness steps that need changing. I think Samsung netbooks are a good place to go because of the voria repo - add in all the little extras that were meant to work under windows - slowdown, wifi function keys those kind of things

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    Re: Suggestion for small laptop/netbook to run BackTrack 5 R1 on

    Hi Dak0

    Actually is not that small but protable enough
    I need something smaller, between the range of 10" or 12" inch.

    What about ASUS eee pc, are there any compatible models priced around £200-£300?

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    Re: Suggestion for small laptop/netbook to run BackTrack 5 R1 on

    Quote Originally Posted by gnu/mirow View Post
    Hi there, lot's of really good posts. I can only go by my personal experience.

    I have a samsung NC10 netbook that's dirt cheap and full out of the box support nowadays - it's just the brightness steps that need changing. I think Samsung netbooks are a good place to go because of the voria repo - add in all the little extras that were meant to work under windows - slowdown, wifi function keys those kind of things
    What model is Samsung NC10, is it anywhere between 2010/2011/2012? I mean when was it first released and can you tell me how much it was please? Thanks.

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    Re: Suggestion for small laptop/netbook to run BackTrack 5 R1 on

    Ah sorry mine's a 2008.. but it's a netbook so no much has changer performance wise. I was more putting in a play for samsung just because of my personal experience of absolutely no problems and it running all OS up to win 7 ultimate as well as the repo I linked - it's a project to fully support samsung net-books on linux and been helping me out for 3 years

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