Many people who are new to Back Track may also be new to Linux. Learning BT can be a daunting task, while also trying to learn Linux. As such if you are new to Linux we highly encourage you to learn the basics first. There are literally millions of pages of resources available on the internet to do this.

Since we can't really assess a given user's knowledge, skills, and attribute levels we suggest to everyone starting out to learn to use something like Ubuntu since BT is based on it. One of the reasons is the amount of information available to support the new user. In addition Ubuntu is designed to be as easy as possible for a user with zero Linux knowledge to get up and running. Now while most of us will not really care if you persist on using BT as your starting platform, please note that we can't possibly be expected to teach you those basics. Furthermore using BT may cause you to get side-tracked in learning. Many people have trouble with those basics and then make a post immediately on using one of the many Penetration Testing tools without having resolved the previous problem. This shows that those tools, can be a distraction to the beginner.

The following is a collection of resources to help aid others to learn those basics. There is no real order of importance in the list and it is not all inclusive. Feel free to make a post in this thread and add links to resources that you find or found helpful. Please do not use this thread to add "warez" etc., say "hello" or ask a question, as those will just be deleted/moved.

  1. Google
  2. Online Security Training from the Creators of BackTrack
  3. Learn
  4. Linux Online - Documentation
  5. Debian -- Documentation
  6. Debian Linux Tutorial - Beginners Guide To Linux Servers and Networking Installation and Set Up with Instructions On How To Configure A Home Server
  7. Ubuntu Home Page | Ubuntu
  8. HowtoForge - Linux Howtos and Tutorials
  9. The Linux Documentation Project
  10. Linux How-To Articles, Tips, and Guides :: How-To Geek
  11. Quick HOWTO: Linux Home Networking and Linux Forums Help
  12. ibiblio linux archive
  13. TuxRadar Linux
  14. - documentation for Linux enthusiasts
  15. Boot and run Linux from a USB flash memory stick | USB Pen Drive Linux
  16. Linux Journal | The Original Magazine of the Linux Community
  17. Digital Hermit - Kernel-Build-HOWTO
  18. Linux Knowledge Base and Tutorial
  19. start [LBo]
  20. The Resource Center for Free Operating Systems
  21. Open of Course
  22. bash commands - Linux MAN Pages
  23. Linux Command Directory: Index
  24. Linux and Unix commands, information, and help
  25. Learn the Linux command line. Write shell scripts.
  26. Linux Command Line
  27. Linux Config
  28. Ubuntu:Karmic -
  29. GNU GRUB - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation (FSF)
  30. WPA How-To for Ubuntu
  31. Another WPA how to for Ubuntu
  32. Linux on Your WLAN: Configure WPA
  33. Unix and Internet Fundamentals
  34. Various Quick Reference Cards
  36. TCP/IP Concepts Review Lecture by Same Browne
  37. Security Tube
  38. The Linux CookBook
  39. Linux Internet Connection
  40. Wikipedia
  42. Command Line Kung Fu
  43. Linux wireless LAN support
  44. How To Become A Hacker