Another journey – BackTrack 3 Beta to Slackware 12.1

Posted: June 4, 2008 in Linux
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Feeling brave?

Try this :

1. Install BT3 to your harddrive, tweak it a bit as you please

2. Upgrade it to Slackware 12.1

a. Go to single user mode

# telinit 1
b. Put your Slackware DVD to DVDROM and mount it

# mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom

c. Upgrade glibc shared libraries

# upgradepkg /mnt/cdrom/slackware/a/glibc-solibs-*.tgz

d. Upgrade packages utilities

# upgradepkg /mnt/slackware/a/pkgtools-*.tgz

e. Upgrade everything and install (new) packages that doesn’t exist

# upgradepkg –install-new /mnt/cdrom/slackware/*/*.tgz

f. Edit your /etc new config (*.new) either by hand or just fire up the script below (courtesy of

cd /etc
find . -name “*.new” | while read configfile ; do
if [ ! “$configfile” = “./rc.d/” \
-a ! “$configfile” = “./” \
-a ! “$configfile” = “./” \
-a ! “$configfile” = “./” ]; then
cp -a $(echo $configfile | rev | cut -f 2- -d . | rev) \
$(echo $configfile | rev | cut -f 2- -d . | rev).bak 2> /dev/null
mv $configfile $(echo $configfile | rev | cut -f 2- -d . | rev)

g. Back to multi user mode

# telinit 3

  1. Michaele334 says:

    Here is the new version from backtrack, it is backtrack 4 pre, i found a very god install howto.
    look here:
    i hope you can read this one, the have screenshots and a pdf file, so you can download this one.
    the works perfekt for me.
    i hope you like it.


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