Thursday, September 19, 2013

How to Dual Boot Windows 8 and Backtrack 5 r3 on the Same PC

How to Dual Boot Windows 8 and Backtrack 5 r3 on the Same PC

If you’re a serious operating system geek, you might want to test out both Windows 8 and Backtrack. Here’s how to get the best of both by dual-booting Backtrack with your Windows 8 installation.
Before we start there is a couple of things that you are going to need:
  • 10GB of free space on your drive
  • The Backtrack DVD, from here (x86) or here (x64), burnt to a DVD.
  • About 30 Minutes of free time

Note: There are a lot of ways to do this, and since there is no one correct way to dual booting Windows and Linux, we are going to take the easiest method to help those new to Linux, while getting the full
When the Disk Management MMC console opens up right click on your drive containing Windows 8 and select Shrink Volume… from the context menu.
You will now need to enter how many megabytes you would like to shrink the partition by, we recommend a minimum of 10GB. Remember that there is 1024MB in a gigabyte, so multiply the number of gigabytes that you want your new partition to be by 1024.
Now insert your Mint DVD and boot your PC from the DVD drive, this will normally require a pushing of a key at the POST screen–every motherboard is different but it will normally be F9, F11 or F12.
The DVD should automatically boot into its Live mode, however if you bump a key and are prompted simply choose to start it.

Wait about 10 seconds, and you will come to Backtrack shell console. Type the command “startx” to load the GUI.
After another few moments, you will come to the desktop of Backtrack. Double click on the “Install Backtrack” to begin the install process.

After you select your time zone, and language, you then have to partition your drive. If you are using a virtual machine, go ahead and use the whole drive. If you are dual booting, you will have to specify your partition for your two operating systems.
Continue through the installer, and then click finish. Backtrack will then install on to your system. This process takes about 10-15 minutes.

After it is finish, restart your system.

Backtrack 5 Login
After restarting, you will come to a login screen like this:


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