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Installing nVidia Video Card drivers


Those of us using Nvidia Chipsets… After finishing the HDD install:

Start Networking and connect to the internet.

/etc/init.d/networking start
wicd && wicd-client &

Find your card:

lspci|grep nVidia

My lspci output

Now go to nVidia Driver Downloads. Select the card that you have (as highlighted on my lspci in the above linked image), and download the driver for 32-Bit Linux TO YOUR /root DIRECTORY.

Once it’s downloaded, press <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<Backspace> to kill your X session.

Now type the following on the command line (Press the TAB key at <tab> for tab completion):

cd
sh NV<tab>

And hit the <Enter> key. Run through the installer.

Now run:

apt-get install nvidia-settings
startx

Now, when you’re back in the BT GUI, click the KDE Menu (little dragon, bottom left-hand side of the screen) and you will find Nvidia X Server Settings under the System menu.

You’re done, and X is configured to like your card!

Install BackTrack in VMWare : How To


Install BackTrack in VMWare.

    1. Follow the basic install instructions here to get BackTrack installed in a VMware machine.
    2. Log into BackTrack. To install the VMWare drivers, the kernel source and headers need to be in place. By default in the BackTrack 4 final release, the kernel (denoted by {version} ) is configured and ready. However in some cases, you might need to make sure you have the latest kernel sources by typing in:

 

 apt-get update apt-get install linux-source cd /usr/src tar jxpf linux-source-{version}.tar.bz2 ln -s linux-source-{version} linux cd linux zcat /proc/config.gz &gt; .config make scripts make prepare

 

    1. Now that your kernel sources and headers are in place, run the “Install VMWare tools” for the specific guest VM.
    2. Mount the VMWare tools virtual cd, copy over the VMWare tools package and run the installer:

 

mount /dev/cdrom3 /mnt/cdrom cp /mnt/cdrom/VMwareTools-{version}.tar.gz /tmp/ cd /tmp/ tar zxpf VMwareTools-{version}.tar.gz cd vmware-tools-distrib ./vmware-install.pl

 

  1. Complete the VMWare tools installation as required. Run “fix-splash” to reintroduce the green framebuffer console. Reboot. 

Install BackTrack Live to USB (Unetbootin) : How To


BackTrack Live USB Install

This method of getting a live install to a USB drive is the simplest available using Unetbootin. Note that we will format the USB drive and erase its contents.
  1. Plug in your USB Drive (Minimum USB Drive capacity 2 GB)
  2. Format the USB drive to FAT32
  3. Download Unetbootin from http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/
  4. Start Unetbootin and select diskimage (use the backtrack-final ISO)
  5. Select your USB drive and click “OK” for creating a bootable BackTrack USB drive
  6. Log into BackTrack with the default username and password root / toor.

BackTrack Dual Boot Installation (XP / Vista / Windows 7) : How To


BackTrack Dual Boot Install with Windows (Tested on Win 7)

This method of installation is the simplest available. The assumption is that the you have a Windows installation taking up all the space on your drive, and you would like to resize and repartition your drive to allow a BackTrack install alongside your Windows. BACK UP YOUR WINDOWS INSTALLATION FIRST.

  1. Boot BackTrack on the machine to be installed. Once booted, type in “startx” to get to the KDE graphical interface.
  2. Double click the “install.sh” script on the desktop, or run the command “ubiquity” in console.
  3. Select your geographical location and click “forward”. Same for the Keyboard layout.
  4. The next screen allows you to configure the partitioning layout. The assumption is that we are resizing the Windows 7 partition and installing BackTrack on the newly made space.
  5. Accept the installation summary and client “Install”. Allow the installation to run and complete. Restart when done.
  6. Grub should allow you to boot both into BackTrack and Windows.
  7. Log into BackTrack with the default username and password root / toor. Change root password.
  8. Fix the framebuffer splash by typing “fix-splash” ( or “fix-splash800″ if you wish a 800×600 framebuffer), reboot.

Install BackTrack to Hard Disk (Installer) – How To


BackTrack Clean Hard Drive Install

This method of installation is the simplest available. The assumption is that the whole hard drive is going to be used for BackTrack.

  1. Boot BackTrack on the machine to be installed. Once booted, type in “startx” to get to the KDE graphical interface.
  2. Double click the “install.sh” script on the desktop, or run the command “ubiquity” in console.
  3. Select your geographical location and click “forward”.  Same for the Keyboard layout.
  4. The next screen allows you to configure the partitioning layout. The assumption is that we are deleting the whole drive and installing BackTrack on it.
  5. Accept the installation summary and client “Install”. Allow the installation to run and complete. Restart when done.
  6. Log into BackTrack with the default username and password root / toor. Change root password.
  7. Fix the framebuffer splash by typing “fix-splash” ( or “fix-splash800″ if you wish a 800×600 framebuffer), reboot.