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Installing Backtrack with Windows


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ddiddy40

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Hi,

I've read some different guides on the web on how to dual boot with Backtrack (a Linux distro) and Windows, but I wanted to make sure I installed it the safest way possible. I already have Windows XP on my computer, now how would I install Backtrack? ( I only wanted to give Backtrack about 5 gigabytes of space, because I only use it for study purposes)
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ricmetal

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hi

http://ethicalhacking.end0.net/?cat=2

i made the partitions that guy says to make (–> Linux swap (512mb)
–> Ext2 partition (10gig) - i also did the 512 fat32 but i dont think its necessary as i can use it in windws and its empty...).

then i followed this vid and installed backtrack on my computer

http://www.iplay247....nd_windows.html

works like a charm
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you MIGHT want to use something like GParted to resize your current windows partition..you can make a live CD of it and boot to it to resize the partition...

BEFORE you resize a windows partition you will want to defrag, run disk cleanup, and a chkdsk to make sure everything is in it's place...then you can follow the instructions to resize the partition
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To add to dsenette's advice, be sure to back up any important files. Whenever messing with partitions, even if it is unlikely that anything bad will happen, it's a good idea :whistling:

- Matt
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