Make a BackTrack Linux Flash Drive in Windows
How to Make a BackTrack Linux Flash Drive using Windows. BackTrack is a Live Linux distribution based on SLAX that is focused purely on penetration testing. Distributed by remote-exploit.org, BackTrack is the successor to Auditor. It comes prepackaged with security tools including network analyzers, password crackers, wireless tools and fuzzers. Although originally designed to Boot from a CD or DVD, BackTrack contains USB installation scripts that make portable installation to a USB device a snap. In the following tutorial, we cover the process of installing BackTrack to a USB flash drive from within a working Windows environment.
BackTrack Desktop Screenshot:
Distribution Home Page: http://www.backtrack-linux.org
Minimum Flash Drive Capacity: 2GB+
Persistent Feature: Yes (Backtrack 4)
USB Ultimate Boot CD (UBCD) prerequisites:
- Universal USB Installer (does the USB conversion)
- BackTrack ISO
- 2GB+ USB flash drive (fat32 formatted)
- A windows host PC to perform the build
How to install BackTrack to a USB device from Windows:
- Download and launch our Universal USB Installer, select Backtrack and follow the onscreen instructions
- Reboot and set your BIOS or Boot Menu to Boot from the USB device and proceed to boot
Note: Once Backtrack has loaded, you must type startx at the prompt, to start the graphical X environment.
If all went well, you should now be running from your very own Portable Backtrack on USB!