I have a problem with a Backtrack 5 installation. So I just want to install Backtrack 5 tool on my Ubuntu 11.10. Can it run on ubuntu 11.10?
closed as off topic by fossfreedom♦ Sep 18 '12 at 12:46
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You don't install BackTrack on another OS.
You either run it as a LiveCD, or you install it on a disk as the operating system. I assume you want to keep your existing operating system (your Ubuntu install) so don't try and install BackTrack over it; run it as a LiveCD or install it on another disk or partition.
Backtrack on USB stick works perfectly for penetration testing. I have one USB stick just for this purpose. You will need to ensure your machine can boot from USB (set this in the BIOS) and that the install you have on the stick is a Live install (ie bootable) and it should boot to BackTrack without any problem.
Update: the BackTrack FAQ says this about using BackTrack tools in Ubuntu and vice versa:
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BackTrack is a Linux Distro, you cannot install it over ubuntu. You need to install it as a separate OS on another partition if you want to keep your ubuntu side by side.
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