HOWTO: Setup BT2 as your main OS (request)
It would be great to see a guide that would go through a few basic
procedures helping make BT2 your main OS.
Such as root password changing, new user creating, setting up a firewall,
upgrading important things, probably plenty more but I myself am new.
I know some people will contradict with this because if a person doesn't
even know these basic steps, he/she shouldn't be using BT2.
But I disagree because in order to get into the Linux world, you need
motivation of coarse. And some people just don't get that from the other
distributions such as Ubuntu/Suse/Redhat.
So, what does anyone have to say?
Search the forums and you will find the answers to all of those questions.
And plenty of people will disagree with starting out with backtrack, and even though it is certainly not for the beginner, I do agree with your ethos on motivation.
You might enjoy DrG33ns new tut in the tutorials section.
It's about combining BT2 into Slackware 12 with multi user for everyday use.
bt1 IS for beginners, everything is set-up from the start. All the tools are installed, and when you get more comfortable with it you can try installing new versions of programs and the next step is to do a HDD-install. There is a few guides how to do that.
For many of the tools there are awesome videos and the tools are made idiot-proof.
What I mean is that you can get into a network with an automatic script, and even automatic exploit scanning and then using the payloads.
Doing it the hard way would be to install some linux distro like slackware and then install all programs, or even compile the latest source codes for them and then manage all those is much harder.
BT1 you say! Well I havent exactly tried it yet and basically havent heard any commotion about it. Do other people agree that bt1 is easier learning with?
BT1 is old and outdated, and no longer supported.
BT2 is it's successor, includes a huge amount of bug fixes, newer versions of software and is supported.
Neither version is intended as a main OS.
Neither version is intended for beginners.