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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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Backtrack startx issue

Downloaded and installed Backtrack 5 R3 Gnome 32 bit into thumbdrive (HBCD). Here is how HBCD menu calls it: title 5) BackTrack\nLinux Distibution for Penetration, Forensics, Hacking, ...
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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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Backtrack, Wi-Fi not working

I've installed Backtrack 5R3 KDE, and I realized that my wireless is not working, but wired is working fine. Here's the lshw output: *-network description: Ethernet interface ...
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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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Alfa (AWUS036H) wont connect to backtrack5 r3

As the title states, I'm trying to connect my Alfa (AWUS036H) to backtrack5 r3. I've already installed the drivers on my host (windows 7). When I go into VMPlayer and try to disconnect it from the ...
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Cannot boot from Yumi multiboot USB stick

I've just created a multiboot USB stick using Yumi. I tried to start my notebook (Asus K70IO) using it, but all I see is just a black screen with blinking underscore even after waiting for minutes. ...
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How to install USB dongle modem in BackTrack?

I've spent the past 2 days and 1½ hour from the third day trying to figure out how to configure my USB modem to start surfing on the net. And now I give up. Obviously I don't know what I'm doing so I ...
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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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Bluesnarfer in Backtrack 5

I'm new to backtrack and I am learning to hack Bluetooth . As you know I must use Bluesnarfer. But when I use it I get this error: Can someone help me to solve this, I searched the Internet but I ...
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How to use the AWUS036H on MacBook Pro with Lion and Backtrack in VM?

I have the AWUS036H USB WiFi adapter and have recently upgraded the OSX to Lion. The thing is, there are no drivers for Lion for the AWUS036H, and I would have to boot into 32bit mode every time I ...
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Can I remote access a backtrack PC with a Windows PC

I have a pc "A" with the latest backtrack version. I would like to place it inside my protected network to perform some pentests and other network diagnostics. I have a PC "B" outside that network and ...
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Can I remotely access a backtrack computer

I have a pc with the latest backtrack version. I would like to place it inside my protected network to perform some pentests and other network diagnostics. However, I would like to be able to access ...
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Backtrack 5 and Virtualbox on Windows 7

I'm trying to install backtrack linux on virtualbox on windows 7 as the host machine. I'm trying to follow this tutorial (written for mac): ...
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Backtrack 5 R2 vmware Image Type

I downloaded BackTrack 5 R2; Image Type: VMWare. I thought because it's name is VMWare it will look for the "Oracle VM VirtualBox" program but it wont work. so should I just download the iso version, ...
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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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“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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Running chrome in Backtrack Linux

I am using the Backtrack 5 linux distribution, and i wanted to install chrome, but it wont run as root for default. I know that using --user-data-dir will let me run it as root. But is there a safer ...
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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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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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Is there really no way to set up Backtrack or any virtual machines in VirtualBox to recognize a wireless interface?

I can't find a solid answer anywhere. Can you just not do wireless interface specific stuff in a virtualized Backtrack? All it ever comes up with for network interfaces in backtrack is the ethernet ...
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Persistent BackTrack on USB

Can someone explain how to make a persistent installation of BackTrack 5 on an 8GB USB drive?
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No wireless networks found - BackTrack 5 - Wicd Network Manager - VmWare

I have a Lenovo T500 laptop with an Intel(R) WiFi Link 5100 AGN I have Win 7 Enterprise installed as the OS Inside that Win 7 install, I have installed VmWare Workstation (8.0.0 build-471780) Inside ...
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Ctrl-C and Ctrl-Z not working in terminal

I setup a virtual pentest lab on my Mac. When I am using lanmap2, every time I try to stop it with Ctrl+Z it just types ^Z, but if I type Ctrl+C, the entire terminal window closes. Are there any ...
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MacBook Pro and Backtrack 5R1 Configuration

I have a Macbook pro Quad core (2.2/8gb ram/750gb hdd). I have went through tons of forums on the Internet, but none of them seemed to be updated for the current Backtrack 5R1, or the question of ...
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A file shows in “locate” command but don't exist. Why?

I'm having a strange issue. I am currently fixing a flash install on Backtrack 5 (Based on Ubuntu). I really need to get flash to work, so I looked up on google. On some board, one guy said that on ...
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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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How can I update BackTrack 5 offline?

I have installed BackTrack 5 R1 in a virtual machine (VMware workstation) which can connect to the internet. However this VM won't have any internet connection anymore once the penetration test ...
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Backtrack 5 on a Macbook Pro

Ok, so I have an Apple MacBook Pro MD313LL/A powered by OSX Lion. What I am trying to do is to get Backtrack to run natively on it. Since bootcamp only supports windows dualbooting, I found a ...
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Install BackTrack 5 rc1 on Mac OSX Lion, feasable?

I just uninstalled windows from my bootcamp and i would like to run only my Lion and a second partition with BackTrack 5, is it doable? I already tried to follow a couple tutorials i found around ...
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wifi cracking WEP with macbook vmware and backtrack 5r1 [closed]

Im trying to crack the WEP on my personal router. I have a macbook with osx lion airport extreme that has backtrack 5 in a VM. I have heard of kismac but currently it doesn't work well with lion. What ...
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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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How to install Ubuntu or BackTrack Linux on iMac

I have an Intel based iMac 2010 21.5" and I would like to install Backtrack (preferably) or Ubuntu. Every time I try to install one of the two, I get a black screen when the installer loads the video ...
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Why would an iPod Touch and PS3 respond to netdiscover as 0.0.0.0?

Only slightly related to this question, because it was discovered in the same scan: Can someone explain how this happened? When running netdiscover on my home network, my iPod Touch (identified by ...
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Can someone explain how this happened?

I seem to be having some odd results when running netdiscover on my home network. From the cable modem to my scanner (skipping a few peripherals), here's the basic layout: The cable modem is ...
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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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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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Installing Ubuntu and BackTrack in VMWare

I'm going to install both Ubuntu and BackTrack in VMWare Workstation 8. If I were to install these on my HD, I'd have to make a partition for each. Is this the same procedure for installing these ...
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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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Backtrack 5 On USB Error

I encounter that error when I shutdown or restart Backtrack5 on USB that I created boot from unetbootin ! That is the error : (EE) FBDEV(0) : FBIOPUTCMAP : Invalid Arguement The XKeyboard Keymap ...
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Attempting to get BackTrack 5 running with a VMware virtual machine on Windows 7

For starters I'm running a 64bit Version of Windows 7. I'm also dual-booting 64bit Ubuntu 10.04 (if it matters). However, for this I'm trying to get this working on the Windows 7 side of things. I ...
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Dual boot backtrack 5 with windows 7

Is there a way to do it without a boot disc (something like wubi)? Even if not, is there a way to do it so that the bootloader stays the same (i.e. remains the bootloader for win7 as opposed to grub)? ...
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How to give log in credential for internet through command line

My GUI for backtrack is not working. I want to connect to internet. I gave the required static IP address to my machine. but the problem is I have to give username and password through the browser ...
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Buffer I/O error while booting from BackTrack 4.0 live CD using VirtualBox

I am facing a problem while installing BackTrack 4.0 on my VirtualBox installation. After assigning a hard drive and booting from the live CD, I am receiving a error message as follows. Loading, ...
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Virtualbox and IDS

I am working on a project for grad school and I am way over my head. The goal is to set up three VM's, I am using Virtualbox. One being Windows XP (the victim), the second VM running of form of ...
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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 [*] ...
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VMware Workstation 7 + Backtrack 3 - USB Problem

need help. im trying to crack WEP keys here the problems, why my USB wireless adapter stop working when i connect it to VMware+Backtrack 3? when i disconnect it from VMware+Backtrack 3 (connect to ...
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Why does my USB wireless adapter stop working when connected to a VM running BackTrack?

I wanted to know why my USB wireless adapter stops working when it's been connected to VMware? When it is disconnected from the VM (connect to host), it works like normal. Result for lsusb: Bus 1 ...