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If you guys haven't already heard BT4 has come out with their pre final release "pwned sauce" and its good. So its built off debian (ubuntu 8.10 to be exact) which means you get the apt-get abilities which can make things so much easier. Personally I use KDE 4.1 on my laptop that runs Arch Linux but for my hacktop which now runs Back|Track 4 I switched it around a little bit and instead installed the gnome environment. Works like a charm. You can do it by running this command

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop

in the terminal and remember to set up your login window before restarting.

Now when you get a new login screen you can choose gnome or KDE. I went a little further (my own preference) and did the Mac4Lin for gnome to make it look like I had a MAC when but with all of Back|Track's tools. When you do the switch to gnome you lose the Backtrack menu bar but you still have all the tools you just have to run them from the terminal (not to bad). Its better than installing Ubuntu, finding/adding all the backtrack apps, and updating your repositories to that of offensive security. This way if you are a gnome user but still want Back|Track then its easy peezy lemon squeezey. Check the screen shot:


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I have the BT4 VMware and there are a few things that didn't work off the bat... like network connections. But other than that it seems ok.

By default it doesn't have the network application installed so you just have to type dhclient eth0 or sudo dhclient eth0. Or even better just go into the /etc/network/interfaces and change it to this:

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp
        pre-up ifconfig eth1 down
        pre-up ifconfig eth0 up

auto eth1
iface eth1 inet dhcp
        # only connect if eth0 is not plugged in
        pre-up [ `cat /sys/class/net/eth0/iflink` -ne 2 ]
        pre-up /usr/bin/wireless.sh

This will make your network look for dhcp leases from startup but personally I like that you don't connect automatically because it let you pick you wireless card or set up you IP for stuff like meterpreter.

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Yea I usually just do

$ ifconfig eth0 up

$ dhclient

I'm just going to wait until the final is out then I check it again. I've had some issues running it on my laptop as well but I think that's more to do with the hardware of my laptop though.

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i while ago when bt3 was first released i tried to build a hacktop on ubuntu but failed. now they put it on ubuntu all my work is done :) just on the pre final i have noticed that they havnt installed the wlassistant and spoonwep. cant wait for the final.

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