Backtrack 3 and USB The Quick and Dirty Pictorial Guide to a Non-Persistent USB Installation
Who is Michael Smith? <ul><li>8 years active duty army </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate of Russian basic course, Defense Languag...
Non-Persistent Install <ul><li>Format USB Drive as VFAT/Windows 32 </li></ul><ul><li>Copy /boot and /BT3 to the USB Drive ...
Non-Persistent Install from Windows <ul><li>Format the USB Drive as FAT32 </li></ul>
Non-Persistent Install from Windows <ul><li>Get IsoBuster from the following url: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.isobuster.c...
Non-Persistent Install from Windows <ul><li>Run IsoBuster and load up the .iso image for BackTrack </li></ul>
Non-Persistent Install from Windows <ul><li>Drag-n-Drop the boot and BT3 directories from IsoBuster to the USB Drive </li>...
Non-Persistent Install from Windows <ul><li>Pro-Tip:  For the corporate-issue Lenovo Thinkpad T60, you’ll need the ATI dri...
Non-Persistent Install from Windows <ul><li>Make the USB Drive bootable by double-clicking on boot/bootinst.bat.  You migh...
Windows Non-Persistent Install Caveats <ul><li>Vista permissions to write to drives might bomb the MBR installation, try i...
USB Booting The Pictorial Guide to the Lenovo ThinkPad  T60
Booting From USB Drive <ul><li>Go into BIOS Settings </li></ul><ul><li>Boot off USB Drive </li></ul><ul><li>Pick the right...
Booting  From USB Drive <ul><li>For the ThinkPad T60, use the “ThinkVantage” button </li></ul>
Booting From USB Drive <ul><li>Hit F12 to get to the boot menu </li></ul>
Booting From USB Drive <ul><li>Pick the USB Boot device </li></ul>
Booting From USB Drive <ul><li>Pick the right BackTrack boot option.  KDE is probably the best one, compiz might not work ...
<ul><li>Questions, Comments, or War Stories? </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.guerilla-ciso.com/   </li></ul><ul><li>rybolov(a...
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    1. 1. Backtrack 3 and USB The Quick and Dirty Pictorial Guide to a Non-Persistent USB Installation
    2. 2. Who is Michael Smith? <ul><li>8 years active duty army </li></ul><ul><li>Graduate of Russian basic course, Defense Language Institute, Monterey, CA </li></ul><ul><li>DotCom survivor </li></ul><ul><li>Infantryman, deployed to Afghanistan (2004) </li></ul><ul><li>CISSP #50247 (2003), ISSEP (2005) </li></ul><ul><li>Former CISO, Unisys Federal Service Delivery Center </li></ul><ul><li>Currently a Manager in a Big Four Firm </li></ul>
    3. 3. Non-Persistent Install <ul><li>Format USB Drive as VFAT/Windows 32 </li></ul><ul><li>Copy /boot and /BT3 to the USB Drive </li></ul><ul><li>Make a Master Boot Record on the USB Drive </li></ul><ul><ul><li>From Windows: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Double-click on boot/bootinst.bat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>From Linux: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>cd /path/to/mount/point </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>./bootinst.sh </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Boot from the USB Drive </li></ul><ul><li>Happy Hacking! </li></ul>
    4. 4. Non-Persistent Install from Windows <ul><li>Format the USB Drive as FAT32 </li></ul>
    5. 5. Non-Persistent Install from Windows <ul><li>Get IsoBuster from the following url: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.isobuster.com/isobusterdownload.php </li></ul><ul><li>Install the software using the default options </li></ul><ul><li>IsoBuster lets us rip apart .iso images. We’ll need this to extract the files for the USB Install </li></ul>
    6. 6. Non-Persistent Install from Windows <ul><li>Run IsoBuster and load up the .iso image for BackTrack </li></ul>
    7. 7. Non-Persistent Install from Windows <ul><li>Drag-n-Drop the boot and BT3 directories from IsoBuster to the USB Drive </li></ul>
    8. 8. Non-Persistent Install from Windows <ul><li>Pro-Tip: For the corporate-issue Lenovo Thinkpad T60, you’ll need the ATI drivers to get the GUI to work. </li></ul><ul><li>You can get the driver from from the following url: </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.offensive-security.com/modules/ati.lzm </li></ul><ul><li>Copy this file to the BT3/modules/ directory and it will be automagically installed. </li></ul>
    9. 9. Non-Persistent Install from Windows <ul><li>Make the USB Drive bootable by double-clicking on boot/bootinst.bat. You might get an MBR error, the install still worked. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Windows Non-Persistent Install Caveats <ul><li>Vista permissions to write to drives might bomb the MBR installation, try it on XP or a different machine. </li></ul><ul><li>Install is basically a LiveCD on a USB Drive </li></ul><ul><li>There is a way to save changes, look at the BackTrack Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t worry about messing up the install, it’s easy to blow away and start over! </li></ul>
    11. 11. USB Booting The Pictorial Guide to the Lenovo ThinkPad T60
    12. 12. Booting From USB Drive <ul><li>Go into BIOS Settings </li></ul><ul><li>Boot off USB Drive </li></ul><ul><li>Pick the right BackTrack boot option </li></ul><ul><li>Happy Hacking!! </li></ul>
    13. 13. Booting From USB Drive <ul><li>For the ThinkPad T60, use the “ThinkVantage” button </li></ul>
    14. 14. Booting From USB Drive <ul><li>Hit F12 to get to the boot menu </li></ul>
    15. 15. Booting From USB Drive <ul><li>Pick the USB Boot device </li></ul>
    16. 16. Booting From USB Drive <ul><li>Pick the right BackTrack boot option. KDE is probably the best one, compiz might not work for you, depending on your hardware. </li></ul>
    17. 17. <ul><li>Questions, Comments, or War Stories? </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.guerilla-ciso.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>rybolov(a)ryzhe.ath.cx </li></ul>
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