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BackTrack is a Ubuntu-based distribution built mainly for security testing and is provided for all user levels from beginners to advanced. The BackTrack distro provides professional users and hackers a large collection of open source tools and utilities that help in testing your hardware and network (wireless/wired) for security vulnerabilities. Their home page can be accessed here if you want to get more information about this Linux distro.

In this tutorial we will help you add the BackTrack repository to Ubuntu so that you can install BackTrack packages natively using "sudo apt-get install package" or from Ubuntu Software Center.

Getting Started

Open the terminal under Ubuntu 12.10/12.04/11.10 or older and run the following commands to add the BackTrack repository:

wget -q http://all.repository.backtrack-linux.org/backtrack.gpg -O- | sudo apt-key add -

sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://all.repository.backtrack-linux.org revolution main microverse non-free testing' >> /etc/apt/sources.list"

 sudo apt-get update

 sudo apt-get upgrade

To check if the repository is added correctly, you can try to install this BackTrack package:

sudo apt-get install backtrack-wallpapers

Or you can search BackTrack applications from Ubuntu Software Center:


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