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(Add New Disk to BackTrack: Lesson 1)

{ Add New Disk, Create Partition Table and Filesystem }


Section 0. Background Information
  • Adding a new disk to a Backtrack 5 R1 VMware Instance
    • In this lab, you will learn how to do the following:
      • Add a new disk
      • Create a partition table for the new disk
      • Create an ext3 filesystem on the new disk
    • This new disk will be added for Forensic Labs.

     

Section 1. Configure BackTrack Network Adapter Virtual Machine Settings
  1. Open Your VMware Player
    • Instructions:
      1. On Your Host Computer, Go To
      2. Start --> All Program --> VMWare --> VMWare Player

     

  2. Edit BackTrack Virtual Machine Settings
    • Instructions:
      1. Highlight BackTrack5R1
      2. Click Edit virtual machine settings

     

  3. Edit Network Adapter
    • Instructions:
      1. Highlight Network Adapter
      2. Select Bridged
      3. Do NOT Click on the OK Button.

 

Section 2. Add Hard Drive to BackTrack Virtual Machine
  1. Add Device
    • Instructions:
      1. Click on the Add.. Button

     

  2. Add Hard Disk
    • Instructions:
      1. Click on Hard Disk
      2. Click Next

     

  3. Select a Disk
    • Instructions:
      1. Select "Create a new virtual disk"
      2. Click Next

     

  4. Select Virtual disk type
    • Instructions:
      1. Select SCSI (Recommended)

     

  5. Specify Disk Capacity
    • Instructions:
      1. Maximum disk size (GB): 15.0
      2. Select "Store virtual disk as a single file"
      3. Click Next

     

  6. Name Disk File
    • Instructions:
      1. Take the default name
      2. Click Finish

     

  7. View Results
    • Notes:
      • You should see two disk, the original disk and the New Hard Disk.
    • Instructions
      1. Click OK.

 

Section 3. Login to BackTrack
  1. Start BackTrack VM Instance
    • Instructions:
      1. Start Up VMWare Player
      2. Select BackTrack5R1
      3. Play virtual machine

     

  2. Login to BackTrack
    • Instructions:
      1. Login: root
      2. Password: toor or <whatever you changed it to>.

     

  3. Bring up the GNOME
    • Instructions:
      1. Type startx

 

Section 4. Create New Disk Partition Table
  1. Open a console terminal
    • Instructions:
      1. Click on the console terminal

     

  2. View Hard Disks
    • Instructions:
      1. fdisk -l
    • Notes:
      • You should see the following two disk names:
        1. /dev/sda: 21.5 GB
          • This is the original disk.
          • Notice there is a partition table
        2. /dev/sdb: 16.1 GB
          • This is the new disk.
          • It contains 1958 cylinders.
          • Notice that /dev/sdb does not have a valid partition table.

     

  3. Partition the New Disk
    • Instructions:
      1. fdisk -c /dev/sdb
      2. Select m

     

  4. Partition the New Disk
    • Instructions:
      1. n
        • Add New Disk
      2. p
        • Make Primary Partition
      3. 1
        • "1" is the partition number for disk /dev/sdb.
      4. 1
        • "1" is the first cylinder of the disk.
      5. 1958
        • "1958" is the last cylinder of the disk.
      6. p
        • Print the partition table.
      7. w
        • Write the table to disk and exit

 

Section 5. Create a new file system
  1. Create a new filesystem
    • Instructions:
      1. mkfs.ext3 /dev/sdb1
        • Create an ext2/ext3/ext4 filesystem

     

  2. Mount the new filesystem
    • Instructions:
      1. mkdir /FORENSICS
      2. mount /dev/sdb1 /FORENSICS
      3. df -h

 

 

Section 6. Add New Filesystem to /etc/fstab
  1. Edit the /etc/fstab
    • Instructions:
      1. cd /etc/
      2. cp fstab fstab.BKP
      3. vi fstab

     

  2. Add line to /etc/fstab
    • Instructions:
      1. Press <Shift> and g
        • This will put your cursor on the last line of the file.
      2. Press o
        • This will create a new line under last line in insert mode.
      3. /dev/sdb1 /FORENSICS ext3 defaults 1 2
      4. <Esc>
      5. :wq!

     

Section 7. Proof of Lab
  1. Proof of Lab
    • Instructions:
      1. df -h | grep FORENSICS
      2. grep FORENSICS /etc/fstab
      3. date
      4. echo "Your Name"
        • Replace the string "Your Name" with your actual name.
        • i.e., echo "John Gray"
    • Proof of Lab Instructions:
      1. Do PrtScn (See Below)
      2. Paste into a word document
      3. Submit to Moodle.

     



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