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ISO Recorder – burn / record ISO’s in Windows

ISO Recorder is a tool (power toy) for Windows XP, 2003 and now Windows Vista, that allows (depending on the Windows version) to burn CD and DVD images (DVD support is only available on Windows Vista), copy disks, make images of the existing data CDs and DVDs and create ISO images from a content of a disk folder.

ISO Recorder has been conceived during Windows XP beta program, when Microsoft for the first time started distributing new OS builds as ISO images. Even though the new OS had CD-burning support (by Roxio), it did not have an ability to record an image. ISO Recorder has filled this need and has been one of the popular Windows downloads ever since.

With an advent of Windows XP SP2 and Windows 2003 the version 2 of ISO Recorder has been released, which introduced some new features including ISO image creation and support for non-admin user.

Finally, in Windows Vista it became possible to address another long-standing request and provide DVD burning capability.

Since the very beginning ISO Recorder has been a free tool (for personal use). It is recommended by MSDN download site along with Easy CD and Nero and is used by a number of companies around the world.

Download & more info.

FREE Freeware ISO Linux Utility Windows Windows 2003 Windows Vista

Mount an ISO image in Windows 7 or Vista (also works on 2003 and 2008)

The freeware utility from Microsoft to mount ISO Images in XP and 2003 doesn’t work in Windows 7 or Vista. Thankfully there’s another FREE utility that does, Virtual Clone Drive. With it you can mount .ISO, .CCD, .DVD, .IMG, .UDF and .BIN files.

FYI as of the latest version, it should work on Windows 7 or Vista 64 bit edition.

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HowTo: Backtrack 4 (Beta) Hard Drive Installation

UPDATE: See BackTrack 4 Pre-Release Hard Disk Install for updated instructions for the newer BackTrack 4 Beta.

Backtrack 4 does not contain an installer, so we wrote this step by step guide based on muts cookbook on how to install Backtrack 4 on our hard disk drive.

Step 1 – Creating the partitions
First we will need to create three partitions to be able to install backtrack on our hard disk drive. We will need boot, swap and root partitions to be created. (We can still create 2 partitions and install the boot inside the root partition)

fdisk /dev/sda

Creating the partitions

Enter ‘n‘ for new partition.
Enter ‘p‘ for primary.
Partition number ‘1‘.
Press Enter to accept default First cylinder.
Enter Size: ‘+256M

Enter ‘n‘ for new partition.
Enter ‘p‘ for primary.
Partition number ‘2‘.
Press Enter to accept default First cylinder.
Enter Size: ‘+1024M

Enter ‘n‘ for new partition.
Enter ‘p‘ for primary.
Partition number ‘3‘.
Press Enter to accept default First cylinder.
Enter Size: ‘+32G‘ NOTE: I used 32GB, you can use a size you prefer.

– Select ‘p’ to print the partition table and verify newly created partitions.

Type ‘w‘ to write changes and exit fdisk.

Activate Boot Partition & Specify Swap

Step 2 – Format the file systems
I formated my file system with mkreiserfs for root partition, ext2 for boot and swap for the swap partition.

mkfs.ext2 /dev/sda1

prepare swap using:

mkswap /dev/sda2
swapon /dev/sda2

mkfs.reiserfs /dev/sda3

Step 3 – Mount and Copy Directories

Now its time to copy over the backtrack files to the hard drive and configure it to run the backtrack on boot.

Mount and Copy the Directory Structure using:

mkdir /mnt/bt4
mount /dev/sda3 /mnt/bt4/
mkdir /mnt/bt4/boot
mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/bt4/boot/
cp –preserve -R /{bin,dev,home,pentest,root,usr,boot,etc,lib,opt,sbin,var} /mnt/bt4/
mkdir /mnt/bt4/{mnt,tmp,proc,sys}
chmod 1777 /mnt/bt4/tmp/
mount -t proc proc /mnt/bt4/proc/
mount -o bind /dev /mnt/bt4/dev/
chroot /mnt/bt4/ /bin/bash

NOTE: The copy operation will take some time so be patient until it finish

Step 4 – Configure Bootloader

nano /etc/lilo.conf

We will need to configure /etc/lilo.conf and define the boot and root partition so we will be able to boot into backtrack. In case we do not correctly define the root partition we will get an error “Kernel panic: no init found”.

Configure fstab

Edit /etc/fstab and append the following lines:

/dev/sda3 / reiserfs defaults 0 0 # AutoUpdate
/dev/sda2 none swap sw 0 0

Execute lilo -v

NOTE: lilo may not be installed, if not make sure you are connected to the Internet (use ifconfig to view IP address, etc., and dhclient to renew IP address if necessary). Once connected run the following to install lilo.

apt-get install lilo

You will receive the message, “LILO configuration
It seems to be your first LILO installation. It is absolutely necessary to run liloconfig(8) when you complete this process and execute /sbin/lilo after this.
LILO won’t work if you don’t do this.

So, select OK then run liloconfig, then /sbin/lilo. If you get the message, “fatal: cannot open: /etc/lilo.conf” you are basically screwed and need to search for a solution.

Execute lilo -v and reboot


BackTrack links


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