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How To Get Backtrack 5 Working With Katana

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Taken from http://forum.hackfromacave.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=185

Update to Backtrack 5

Postby .ronin » Sat May 14, 2011 5:17 pm

The following is a guide for updating Katana from Backtrack 4 to Backtrack 5 in Katana 2.0. (This method was tested on Backtrack 5, 32 bit, KDE).

1) Uninstalling Backtrack 4:

Simply delete the content of the /backtrack directory in the root of the Katana drive. This includes the "hidden" .disk directory in that folder. (DO NOT delete the backtrack folder itself.)

2) Open the bt.cfg file in /boot/menu directory and replace the content of the file with the following:

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PROMPT 0

#TIMEOUT 90

DEFAULT /boot/vesamenu.c32

MENU BACKGROUND /boot/wallpaper.png

MENU WIDTH 30

MENU MARGIN 0

MENU ROWS 10

MENU HELPMSGROW 22

MENU TIMEOUTROW 26

MENU TABMSGROW 27

MENU CMDLINEROW 27

MENU HSHIFT 24

MENU VSHIFT 0

menu color screen 37;40 #00000000 #00000000 none

menu color border 30;44 #00000000 #00000000 none

menu color title 1;36;44 #aaaaaaaa #00000000 none

#menu color unsel 37;44 #ff60CA00 #00000000 none

menu color unsel 37;44 #aaaaaaaa #00000000 none

menu color hotkey 1;37;44 #ff60CA00 #00000000 none

#menu color sel 7;37;40 #ffffffff #00000000 none

menu color sel 7;37;40 #ffffffff #00000000 none

menu color hotsel 1;7;37;40 #ff808080 #ff60CA00 none

menu color scrollbar 30;44 #00000000 #00000000 none

menu color tabmsg 31;40 #aaaaaaaa #00000000 none

menu color cmdmark 1;36;40 #ffff0000 #00000000 none

menu color cmdline 37;40 #aaaaaaaa #00000000 none

menu color pwdborder 30;47 #ffff0000 #00000000 std

menu color pwdheader 31;47 #ffff0000 #00000000 std

menu color pwdentry 30;47 #ffff0000 #00000000 std

menu color timeout_msg 37;40 #aaaaaaaa #00000000 none

menu color timeout 1;37;40 #ffaaaaff #00000000 none

menu color help 37;40 #aaaaaa00 #00000000 none

menu color msg07 37;40 #90ffffff #00000000 std

MENU TITLE KATANA - Backtrack 5

LABEL DEFAULT

MENU LABEL Text

KERNEL /backtrack/casper/vmlinuz

APPEND file=/cdrom/preseed/custom.seed boot=casper initrd=/backtrack/casper/initrd.gz text cdrom-detect/try-usb=true live-media-path=backtrack/casper splash vga=791--

TEXT HELP

More about currently selected:

Default Boot Text Mode

ENDTEXT

LABEL STEALTH

MENU LABEL Stealth

KERNEL /backtrack/casper/vmlinuz

APPEND file=/cdrom/preseed/custom.seed boot=casper initrd=/backtrack/casper/initrds.gz text cdrom-detect/try-usb=true live-media-path=backtrack/casper splash staticip vga=791--

TEXT HELP

More about currently selected:

No Networking enabled

ENDTEXT

LABEL FORENSICS

MENU LABEL Forensics

KERNEL /backtrack/casper/vmlinuz

APPEND file=/cdrom/preseed/custom.seed boot=casper initrd=/backtrack/casper/initrdf.gz text cdrom-detect/try-usb=true live-media-path=backtrack/casper splash vga=791--

TEXT HELP

More about currently selected:

No Drive or Swap Mount

ENDTEXT

LABEL NODRM

MENU LABEL noDRM

KERNEL /backtrack/casper/vmlinuz

APPEND file=/cdrom/preseed/custom.seed boot=casper initrd=/backtrack/casper/initrd.gz text cdrom-detect/try-usb=true live-media-path=backtrack/casper splash nomodeset vga=791--

TEXT HELP

More about currently selected:

No DRM Drivers

ENDTEXT

LABEL debug

MENU LABEL Debug

KERNEL /backtrack/casper/vmlinuz

APPEND file=/cdrom/preseed/custom.seed boot=casper initrd=/backtrack/casper/initrd.gz cdrom-detect/try-usb=true live-media-path=backtrack/casper text--

TEXT HELP

More about currently selected:

Safe Mode

ENDTEXT

LABEL back

MENU LABEL ..

KERNEL /boot/vesamenu.c32

APPEND /boot/menus/main.cfg

TEXT HELP

Back to Main Menu

ENDTEXT

3) Download Backtrack 5 from http://www.backtrack-linux.org/downloads/

4) Copy over the files for Backtrack 5.

In Windows: use 7zip (Included in the Katana Tool Kit) to extract the content of the Backtrack 5 ISO file directly into the backtrack directory in the Katana drive. This includes the "hidden" .disk directory. (See http://www.dkszone.net/open-extract-iso-image-7zip about extracting ISOs using 7zip)

In Linux: You can also use 7zip OR you can run the following shell script. Create a file on your system called install.sh and copy the following content into it.

Running the script: # ./install.sh /path/to/katana /path/to/distro.iso

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#!/bin/sh

#

# Installer for Backtrack 5

#

# Author: JP Dunning (.ronin)

#

# Usage

# ./install.sh /path/to/katana distro.iso

#

# $1 = Katana mount path

# $2 = ISO path/and/filename

#

if [[ $UID -ne 0 ]]; then

echo " "

echo "ERROR: $0 must be run as root."

echo " "

exit 1

fi

if [[ -z $1 || -z $2 ]]; then

echo " "

echo "Usage:"

echo " ./install.sh /path/to/disk distro.iso"

echo " "

exit 1

fi

DISTRO=backtrack

SCRIPT_PATH=$(pwd)

echo "Installing $DISTRO ..."

cd $SCRIPT_PATH

mount -o loop $2 $SCRIPT_PATH/$DISTRO

# Copy over files

echo "Copying files (this may take some time) ..."

mkdir $1/$DISTRO

cp -f -v -r $SCRIPT_PATH/$DISTRO/* $1/$DISTRO

cp -f -v -r $SCRIPT_PATH/$DISTRO/.disk $1/$DISTRO

# Unmount image

echo "Cleaning up ..."

umount $SCRIPT_PATH/$DISTRO

rm -r $SCRIPT_PATH/$DISTRO

echo

echo "... $DISTRO installed."

You should now be able to boot into Backtrack 5 from the Katana boot menu. Have fun!

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I can confirm these instructions work on Gnome 32 bit in windows. Thanks for the help.

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Cool I just downloaded katana. I was wondering myself how to update it. Thanks Bloomz

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I confirm this works with BackTrack 5 R1. (Thanks for that!!)

However, I just did this with BT5 R2 and it doesn't work properly. (the boot screen comes up, and after that it tells it can't find .....)

Any suggestions?

EDIT:

To be precise, I am getting an:

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BusyBux v1.13.3 (Ubuntu 1:1.13.1-1ubuntu11) built-in shell (ash)

Enter 'help' for a list of built-in commands.

(initramfs) Can not mount /dev/loop0 (/cdrom/backtrack/casper/filesystem.squashfs) on //filesystem.squashfs

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Btw, did this inside Vbox with plopboot and without vbox on my machine, same error. Any help?

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