2.1 Installation Media

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Time
6 hours 28 minutes
Difficulty
Intermediate
CEU/CPE
7
Video Transcription
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>> Welcome back to the Cybrary course
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for building your InfoSec lab.
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I'm your host and Instructor Kevin Hernandez.
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In our last lesson, we
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explore different options we had from
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a hardware perspective based on
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the software applications we
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choose for building our information security lab.
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In today's lesson, we will be starting to
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prepare the installation media for our systems.
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This includes, but is not limited to,
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>> formatting our hard drive,
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>> comparing our ISOs into
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bootable USBs, among other things.
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Let's get started. I have personally
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attached a 250 gigabytes
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solid-state drive into my system.
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You can see clearly it has a little blue bar on it.
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Let's look at the properties.
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Now, once we go into the properties,
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you can easily see that approximately 46 gigabytes of
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>> this hard drive, we utilized priorly.
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>> Now let's do a quick format over here.
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Before we format a drive,
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let's give it a name that's
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more appropriate for its purpose.
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So instead of PC1,
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let's call it, Lab1.
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After renaming it, let's start formatting.
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Here we prompted that this will
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basically erase your hard drive,
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make sure you save
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any data on it prior to formatting your drive.
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This takes little to no time since it's a quick format.
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However, if you go with the full format,
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you can expect several hours,
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maybe doing this process.
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As you can see, the formatting was
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easily completed while I stated that comment.
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>> Now so you can see clearly both
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>> the properties and in the left side of the menu,
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>> our hard drive is now
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>> fully erased and it's ready for installation media.
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Being part of living in a mostly digital era
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signifies a couple of challenges
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from building our information security lab.
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As you may know, and realize by now,
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most hardware appliances nowadays do not
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have a physical medium to insert CDs or DVDs.
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This is true to our lab,
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many of those systems evaluated that are part of
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a small form factor and
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even our build guide does not include a DVD drive.
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Therefore, when trying to
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install this application into your system,
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you will require a method in
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order to convert those ISOs or
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disk images into a beautiful USB drive
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in order to proceed with the installation.
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In this case, we utilize a tool called Rufus.
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Rufus basically lets you create
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a bootable ISO such as
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>> Windows, Linux, and [inaudible] .
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>> We can just click in here and here's the executable,
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click "Install", "Yes".
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Do you want to allow Rufus to transfer update online?
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In this case, no,
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and this is Rufus.
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The first line or device,
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basically the installation media
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where you want to create an ISO image.
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In this case, it is a USB drive.
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Following that box, we can see
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the boot selection Dropbox.
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This will basically mean that this our ISO image we
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want to write or make bootable out of the USB.
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In our following lesson, we'll be using
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this to install the ESXi image.
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The other options are more towards
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file system and abandoned labels.
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For now, we can ignore these and use
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the default options that's provided by the software.
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What did we learn today? We basically
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learn two easy concepts.
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First of all, if you have a hard drive that was
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utilized previously, you should click format it,
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make sure there is no residual data
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>> or confidential data on it
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>> that might arise after the installation.
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>> Secondly, we'll learn how to use Rufus to convert
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the ISO or these images into bootable USB drives.
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In our next lesson,
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>> we'll be looking at PC Hardware itself.
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>> Hope to see you soon, have a good day.
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