Gnome Partition Editor – Live CD

Gnome Partition Editor is an excellent Partition utility that has come in handy lately, I’ve been using the Live CD version to do some advanced partitioning on my laptop and it has saved me from having to redo my laptop build from scratch. Naturally being Linux it’s opensource as well!

From the website here is some info:
The power and simplicity of GParted on a biz-card size LiveCD.

The CD aims to be fast, small in size (~50mb), and use minimal resources to get that disk partitioned the way you want it. GParted LiveCD uses Xorg, the lightweight Fluxbox window manager, and the latest 2.6 Linux Kernel.

Being up to date is important! GParted LiveCD will be updated along side the GParted source releases and have minor releases when bugs are fixed or new filesystem tools become available.

More info and download from:
http://gparted.sourceforge.net/index.php

BackTrack2 Final Released

BackTrack2 Final has been released.

BT2 focused on pen testing is a great tool and distro!!
It has come about from the merge of the two distros Whax and Auditor.
Here is a list of new features in BT2 Final:

  • Updated Kernel-Running 2.6.20, with several patches.
  • Broadcom based wireless card support
  • Most wireless drivers are built to support raw packet injection
  • Metasploit2 and Metasploit3 framework integration
  • Alignment to open standards and frameworks like ISSAF and OSSTMM
  • Redesigned menu structure to assist the novice as well as the pro
  • Japanese input support-reading and writing in Hiragana / Katakana / Kanji.

More info and download it from Remote Exploit:
http://www.remote-exploit.org/backtrack.html