In this chapter we covered a little bit of the history of BackTrack and discussed the different types of installation options. After installing the operating system, we configured it and corrected a virtualization anomaly that caused the interfaces to not be correctly identified. We also covered some standard configuration changes that you can make to your BackTrack desktop to personalize your install. The chapter concluded with how to use the ISO image to create your own virtual machine and customize it and also how to install it to the hard disk.
You should have BackTrack working and configured before we proceed to the next chapter and discuss and select a wireless card for our tools.