Backtrack 4 Hard Drive Installation
Sunday, 23 August 2009 19:32

How to make a Backtrack 4 Hard Drive Installation

Backtrack 4 does not contain any installer yet thus we wrote this step by step guide based on muts cookbook on how to install Backtrack 4 on our hard disk drive.

Step 1 - Creating the partitions

First we will need to create three partitions to be able to install backtrack on our hard disk drive. We will need boot, swap and root partitions to be created. (We can still create 2 partitions and install the boot inside the root partition)

fdisk /dev/sda

Creating the partitions

After we create the three partitions we need to change the type of partition 2 to swap and activate the boot partition, then write the changes

Command (m for help): t
Partition number (1-4): 2
Hex code (type L to list codes): 82
Changed system type of partition 2 to 82 (Linux swap / Solaris)
Command (m for help): a
Partition number (1-4): 1
Command (m for help): w
The partition table has been altered!
Calling ioctl() to re-read partition table.
Syncing disks.
root@bt:~#