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    Backtrack live cd or external HDD

    im using windows and want to install backtrack but my notebook hardware doesnt support virtualization. so i cant use virtualbox or etc.

    i ll buy a usb flash drive or an external harddisk for that.

    firstly i dont want a dual boot and wont use backtrack too much time, but ill do updates.

    can i get updates or install programs on live cd(usb) option?

    if not and i must buy a hdd;
    hdd storage will be too much for BT, huge part will be storage for using on windows.
    which partitions i should make before installation and how much?
    can i install backtrack from windows to external hdd or i have to make a install cd? external harddisk partition like a live cd can work for that?
    should i disable internal hdd when using this option?
    installing on an external hdd will make system dual boot and when didnt pluged in my hdd it ll be as usual? this option will be a usb boot or hdd boot on bios?
    Last edited by ctant85; March 29th, 2013 at 05:18 PM.

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    Re: Backtrack live cd or external HDD

    Quote Originally Posted by ctant85 View Post
    im using windows and want to install backtrack but my notebook hardware doesnt support virtualization. so i cant use virtualbox or etc.

    i ll buy a usb flash drive or an external harddisk for that.

    firstly i dont want a dual boot and wont use backtrack too much time, but ill do updates.

    can i get updates or install programs on live cd(usb) option?

    if not and i must buy a hdd;
    hdd storage will be too much for BT, huge part will be storage for using on windows.
    which partitions i should make before installation and how much?
    can i install backtrack from windows to external hdd or i have to make a install cd? external harddisk partition like a live cd can work for that?
    should i disable internal hdd when using this option?
    installing on an external hdd will make system dual boot and when didnt pluged in my hdd it ll be as usual? this option will be a usb boot or hdd boot on bios?
    First of all BT will soon no longer receive updates as it is being phased out with its replacement Kali Linux http://www.kali.org/

    But the same things will apply regardless, which will be try their forums and use the wiki http://forums.kali.org/forum.php

    or BT Wiki http://www.backtrack-linux.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page which includes how to's for installing under the getting started section and in additions more how tos here http://www.backtrack-linux.org/tutorials/

    anf finally the pdf from Offensive security http://www.offensive-security.com/do...hd-install.pdf

    Though BT was based on Ubuntu it is not Ubuntu and so the same things do not apply, too many people assume they do.

    It is purpose built for security auditing and penetration testing and not for everyday desktiop use.

    Questions are better directed towards those wikis and forums as it is NOT Ubuntu.

    Kali is based on Debian.
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