If you are anything like me, you hate to wait for things and here’s a time you can get the information before the release. BackTrack R2 will be released on March 1st 2012, but there are directions to make all the upgrades today, all you need to do is follow the directions below, and you’ll get the newest kernel, security updates and tools today.
1. Update and upgrade your BackTrack R1 installation. Open Terminal and type :
apt-get install beef
Now we have the newest kernel installed as well as any last updates we have for the official R2 release. You need to reboot to have the 3.2.6 kernel kick in.
2. Now you can install all of the new tools featured in BackTrack 5 R2:
3. Now we need to add the new security updates repository to /etc/apt/sources.list, and run another upgrade In Terminal type.
echo “deb http://updates.repository.backtrack-linux.org revolution main microverse non-free testing” >> /etc/apt/sources.list
During this time around updating you’ll be asked what you want to do about the file revision updates. As it ask you what you want to do, just accept all the default settings, and when it asks about grub, keep the local file.
4. Now most people who use the BackTrack software like to keep services in the stopped position unless they are currently using them, so you’ll want to stop some of the newly installed services from auto-starting, in Terminal:
update-rc.d -f cups remove
update-rc.d -f apache2 remove
update-rc.d -f winbind remove