Hey, thanks for the tutorial. I'm still a little wary about installing... a few reservations:

What's the status on various trivial niceties? e.g. brightness control, sleep, etc.
Does the installer make swap partitions as well, or would that have to be done manually?
Does the mouse freeze up the way it does in when running off the LiveCD? Is there a fix for that?

I'll probably install regardless, but I'm considering other Linux distros as well if it seems like backtrack is really unsuited to the macbook. Thanks for the info, past and future!