Backtrack (now called Kali Linux) is a Linux distribution focused on penetration testing.

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Why won't my script change MAC address via macchanger at startup? Ubuntu-based

I have recently pieced together a script with my limited knowledge of bash that is supposed to do 2 things: It is supposed to change my hostname and then change my mac address. I put the ...
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How to get iTunes on BackTrack 5?

Hey everyone in the backtrack community, this is probably the most unique question ever asked for bt. I am attempting to get "iTunes" on backtrack for internet use on a lan, you know similarly to ...
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Multi Encrypted Operating Systems with TrueCrypt

My laptop has a 250GB hard drive, and I currently use it to do a lot. I have Windows 7, Ubuntu 11.10, and BackTrack 5 on it, but I'd like to switch it up and add more security. What I aim to do is ...
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FATAL : No Bootable medium found! System halted

I just got a .iso of the linux distro Backtrack 5 R2. I set it up, using virtual box, and set it up to run using the .iso, and hard drive as a .vdi. Here's the setup: System: Base Memory: 1500 MB ...
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Create Backtrack 5 R3 USB Macbook Air 2012

I have tried to create a USB to start Backtrack 5 R3 on my Macbook Air 2012 without install it in the hard drive. I have tried different solution like: UNetbootin (created on both Windows and Mac ...
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Wirelss card not being detected in backtrack 5

I just installed backtrack 5 and I am unable to detect my wireless card. iwconfig doesn't list my interface. I can see that the hardware is present in lspci -vnn (see below) but I can't get the ...
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How could I fix WICD? it's not longer finding networks

I'm on backtrack5 R2, and I was working fine, until I installed bind9, the problem is recently the WICD is no longer finding networks, but I can still connect to the networks I had, I've tried with ...
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Linux - File was deleted and then reappeared when folder was zipped

I am using Backtrack 4 Final, which is a Linux distro that is Ubuntu based. I had a directory that contained around 5 files. I deleted one of the files, which sent it to the trash. I then zipped the ...
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airmon-ng can't find any interface

I'm new to backtrack 5 r3-linux and I installed it on vmware . but after using airmon-ng no result's comes out ! it can not find interface , chipset , or driver . my usb wireless is D-link DWA-123 ...
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Fixing MTRR error in Linux

I am getting this error is Backtrack 5 R3 using KDE, Error setting MTRR (base=0x80000000 size=0x10000000 type = 1 inappropriate ioctl for device (25) Here is the X server log and here is my MTRR ...
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“shell not found” on start of backtrack 5

I am using backtrack5 in VMware on my system. I was trying to change my default shell to ksh. After executing the 'chsh' command. On restarting the OS, it shows "Cannot execute ksh: no such file or ...
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VM running Wireshark using USB wireless card for network is not displaying data correctly

I have BT running in a VM on windows 7. I just setup my Alfa wireless card with the VM. I'm able to connect to my wireless network correctly but having issues with wireshark data. When i go to capture ...
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Installing gimp, webmin etc on backtrack 5

I recently installed backtrack 5 on my desktop. Everything is pretty well. THe only problem is, i am not able to install apps like gimp, webmail etc which I think are dependent on ubuntu repos. Is ...
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Backtrack 5 R2 can't browse in firefox

I download and install backtrack 5R2 in virtual machine at network mode NAT. Than I start run backtrack and in Wicd network manager and it says that is connected to network, also can ping google ...
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Editing grub to add XP boot menu

I have 2 Harddisks one of 40 gb and second is 200 gb. In the first harddisk I was having 2 installations of XP. In the second harddisk I have installed backtrack then Ubuntu, so that is making a ...
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Linux distro for acer 4741G laptop

I need to install linux for my acer 4741 laptop. Anyone who did this before and managed to solve the device driver problems please share your experience with me. I already installed the backtrack ...
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Drivers for packet injection on the Intel Centrino(R) Advanced N 6205

I have an Intel Centrino(R) Advanced N 6205, running BackTrack 5 in VMWare. I'm having trouble following the tutorial on aircrack-ng website, and I need to know what drivers to download to support ...
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Virtual Box Pen Test Lab Set Up

So i'm trying to set up a pen test lab in virtual box on my windows 7 host. I have 3 guest OS's installed: 1.) BackTrack5 2.) Centos 5 Server/Snort (My Snortbox) 3.) Win XP (Unpatched) I have 3 ...
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Authentication fails when using BackTrack 5 under VirtualBox, on Airport Express

I've got BackTrack 5 running in VirtualBox on my Mac. The airport is recognized by VirtualBox as a bridged connection. BackTrack 5 is picking up the airport, and is displaying available wireless ...
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Dual-Boot Windows 8.1 and BackTrack 5 R3 ISO with EasyBCD 2.2

I have a PC running Windows 8.1 (32-bit) and the BackTrack 5 R3 (KDE). I've installed Backtrack and it appeared on the boot menu, but whenever I select it, it always takes me to a terminal called ...
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Is it faster cracking the wireless WPS pin code if I already know it?

Is it possible to fast crack if I already know the wps pin code? I am using backtrack 5, trying to crack use reaver. I was using this command: sudo reaver -i mon0 -b <targetmac> -vv --pin ...
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Why does Backtrack 5 r3 connection errors in a VM?

When ever i use backtrack metasploit it says rex:connection something .... etc I am using backtrack inside vmware and use a NAT connection to the vmware.... I was wandering if there is a reason why ...
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AMD ATI Radeon HD R7750 support ATI Stream?

I am thinking to purchase a graphic card and do not have much budget to spend on it?. However I do like the AMD ATI Radeon HD R7750 and it is well in budget. But I would like to know if it supports ...
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startx error: no desktop manager

I have Backtrack 5R2 KDE. The error resulted from a hard-reset (hard-reboot). After that, I cannot load the KDE manager when I enter the startx command after logging in. Whenever I do a startx ...
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Getting rid of backtrack 5?

I recently installed backtrack 5 onto my hard drive using the installer program after booting from a usb. The installer program allocated 400 gb of space and now i'm out of room for windows. How do I ...
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checking a CCID Compliance reader in VMware

I have VMware 9.0.2 build-1031769 with BackTrack-5 installed on it. Each time that I connect my ACS-ACR38 card reader to my computer, two below options added to VM > Removable Devices : Q1: What ...
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backtrack freezes when I connect to wifi

I posted on stackoverflow a question (link) just go and read it, but basically, ~3 seconds after I connect to the wifi, everything freezes. I can't do anything but hold down power to shut it down. ...
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How to identify if my usb wifi dongle is monitor mode compatible

I'm using a TpLink USB wifi adapter. Model : link I'm trying to use this dongle with backtrack 5 + reaver. But when ever I try to use reaver with the dongle, reaver hungs at 'waiting for beacon ...
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backtrack 5 rc3 wireless not detected, even after compat drivers installed

Stock Drivers so after running ifconfig: lo no wireless extentions eth0 no wireless extentions running airmon-ng returns the headings only, no adapters are show (I am typing this from ...
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How to add network interfaces in backtrack

I installed backtrack5 on the VMware workstation 9 and I set the connection to NAT, but I can not connect to internet and also I do not know how to add interfaces to that
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ibvirt bridged networking using VLAN …no DHCPOFFER for etho0 on backtrack guest

ibvirt bridged networking using VLAN ... problem : this was working set-up before I deleted something in virt-manager withouty thinking its relation and everything broke off, just wondering your ...
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apt-get update backtrack repository

I got error massages like failed to fetch, unable to connect: With these source.list repositories. I even tried http://50.7.240.6 and it joined but there were different errors. I have Backtrack 5 ...
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BackTrack 5 R3 - Lots of issues

I am having very many issues with my backtrack 5 r3 distro. Here's the list and specs. Build Specs BackTrack 5 r3 GNOME - 32bit ISO 4.0GB Sandisk Curzer USB 2.0 Unetbootin Issues No user ...
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Cannot connect to internet in Backtrack 5 R3

I am running a full installation of Backtrack 5 R3 on my computer (no VM) and have a working ethernet connection to the local network. I am able to access the intranet sites, but cannot access the ...
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WiFi in a kali virtual machine?

I have Kali linux installed on Virtualbox (4.2.12) and the host OS is windows 7. I have bridged the VM with the host OS.The problem is Kali is not able to detect the WiFi interface. I searched the ...
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Unable to turn on wifi in Ubuntu 12.04 live boot

Actually this is kind of weird but I tried running backtrack r3 and Ubuntu 12.04 live on my laptop but both the times I was not able to switch on my Wireless using the toggle switch, in fact normally ...
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Backtrack 5 stops at console screen

How do i run backtrack 5 from a cd when my laptop (Toshiba Qosmio x875) runs it up to a point then stops. It runs it to a black screen where the cursor keeps blinking. Has anyone else found this ...
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How to start Backtrack after installation

I am having xp and ubuntu installed in my sytem. Then I installed Backtrack5R1 but after reboot with the grub entry of Backtrack(Updated grub from ubuntu) leads to the same state that was before ...
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TSOCKS error on Backtrack 5 Linux

I am running Backtrack 5 and when I tried installing tsocks with this tutorial (which was intended for Ubuntu, but I couldn't find one for Backtrack). When I go through the steps and I try to run ...
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Metasploit cannot detect language pack on Windows 7

I use Metasploit (I have Backtrack 5 installed on VirtualBox) to attack my Windows 7 64-bit laptop. Every time I use exploit ms08-067-netapi I get this message: [*] Started bind handler [*] ...