Darren is playing with the latest version of BackTrack linux, setting up a persistant USB boot drive that'll keep your files and settings consistent after a restart. Shannon is back at the ZipIt checking out the "Average User" userland image and connecting to WPA protected wireless networks.
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BackTrack is widely considered the complete hacker boot disc. Born out of WHAX this security sharp linux distro has been years in the making, and finally version 4 final is out.
BackTrack even offers a VMDK if you're interested in playing around in VMware or VirtualBox.
In this episode Darren guides you through partitioning, formatting and installing BackTrack 4 to a USB drive and configuring persistence.
How to Connect Your Zipit Z2 to an Encrypted WPA Network With Aliosaís OS
-Turn on the wireless radio by opening the termina and issuing "ifconfig eth1 up"
- Create a WPA supplicant configuration file for your router and password by issuing "Wpa_passphrase youraccesspoint yourpassphrase > nameoffile.wpa"
- Connect to the WPA network using the configuration file you just created with "Wpa_supplicant ñDwext ñi eth1 ñc nameoffile.wpa ñB"
- Get an IP address from your routerís DHCP by typing "Dhclient eth1".
Installing RootNexusís Average User Userland Image
- Plug in your miniSD
- Open PhysDiscWrite GUI
- Right-click miniSD, choose Oofnen, choose Image Laden
- Choose the average user image file
- Click yes, and wait 10 minutes
- Eject your miniSD safely and restart your Zipit Z2 with the miniSD card in it
- Zipit Z2 "Average User" userland image: Zipit.rootnexus.org
- Getting WPA to work: ChristopherKois.com