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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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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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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 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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Sony Vaio doesn't boot from a Bootable USB

I have a Sony Vaio with Windows 8.1 and want to boot it with a bootable USB with Backtrack 5 R3. I have enabled 'Boot from External Drive' in BIOS and have also set the priority to boot from an ...
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Trouble with mergecap [ concatenation of pcap files ] - undesired info in output file

I hope somebody will be able to help me... The problem is with merging multiple .pcap files. Recently - like a week ago I've used a mergecap to merge mutiple pcap files into one. Everything worked ...
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How do I dual boot Backtrack 5r3 on a PC with Windows 8.1?

I am curious about working on Backtrack but don't want to remove the Windows 8.1(64 bit) OS.Can anybody help me with the step-by-step process to dual-boot Backtrack 5R3 with Windows 8.1 ? I have the ...
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How to check the device type of a WiFi host?

If I see a Wifi network, how can check what's the type of the Wifi host - a router, a computer, a smartphone, a tablet? Is there something like a fingerprint, similar to User-Agent headers in ...
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airmon-ng shows empty results in Backtrack 5 R3

I installed VMWare Workstation 10 and Backtrack 5 R3 64-bit as a virtual machine on it. Currently, I am using Windows 8 64-bit. When I run airmon-ng in Backtrack, it shows empty results. I searched ...
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Providing a Hyper-V virtual machine access to USB devices

I have Backtrack hosted on a Hyper-V virtual machine, and I want to give it access to my USB WiFi dongle, not just access to the network, but actually access to the hardware itself so I can scan for ...
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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 detect internal wifi card as physical device instead virtual ethernet device in vmware

I have installed vmware and using backtrack in it. it does not detect wireless network cards as physical devices instead wireless card are seen as virtual ethernet devices so is there any way that ...
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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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Cannot make a network connection using backtrack 5

I am using Backtrack 5 I am in as root, using bash When I enter service networking start I receive networking stop/waiting. I use Kwrite to look at the file /etc/network/interfaces and it says the ...
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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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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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How do I wipe a hard drive using Backtrack 5 RC3?

I need to wipe an entire hard drive and the only tools I have are Backtrack 5 RC3 and the internet. Apparently earlier versions of Backtrack had a tool to wipe the hard drive, called wipe. I need to ...
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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 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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unable to turn on wifi in backtrack 5 r3 while booting from usb [duplicate]

i have hp pavilion 15 with RT3290 802.11bgn WIFI-ADAPTER in my laptop there is a shotcut key to turn on(white light)/off(orange light) wifi which works perfectly on windows. i installed backtrack 5 ...
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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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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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Pyrit - can you set order passwords are checked?

Lets say I have captured some handshakes and other data from a WPA network and would like to crack it using Pyrit. I have a database of around 800 million passwords, but having Pyrit check through all ...
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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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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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Unrecoverable system error when try to install Kali Linux on VirtualBox running on Windows 7

Downloaded kali-linux-1.0.2-i386.torrent and mounted ISO on a virtual drive. Followed directions on http://docs.kali.org/installation/kali-linux-hard-disk-install to install Kali on VirtualBox ...
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sharing Backtrack 5 folder

I am running windows 7 with virtualbox installed. I want to share Backtrack 5 folder with windows 7. I have used this method, but that didnt work for me : root@bt:~# mkdir sharedir root@bt:~# cd ...
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Not able to connect to internet on bt5r3

I am using BT 5R3 and I am able to ping gateway, internal network, and google.com.The problem is that I am not able to browse webpages on Mozilla. Note: I have an accesslist applied on my Wi-Fi ...
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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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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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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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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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Computer wont boot to windows

I recently installed a Linux operating system (backtrack 5 r3) I couldn't connect to the internet with it so I removed the partition manually. After that, whenever I turn on my computer it goes to a ...
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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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Increasing the volume of sound on Backtrack 4

The sound on Backtrack 4 is too low, I am running a live CD but can't seem to find the volume knob.
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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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Linux - Gem Error installing PG

I'm getting used to Linux, and currently making a switch to Backtrack 5 to start practicing for school in security. I'm running msfupdate, which installs a bunch of gem files. While installing PG from ...
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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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Backtrack 4 audio volume slider is not working

I am using Backtrack 4 and loving it. But the one problem is the audio volume slider of the gnome notification bar is not working. Hence I have to depend on either that of VLC's audio volume slider or ...
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Gnome3 Classic and Window Snap

Is there any way to enable Windows Snap in Gnome3 Classic? I've been using KDE4 and there it's out of the box. Right now I'm testing Kali Llinux and I'm trying to get it work. I want a lightweight ...
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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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Performing local security checks with OpenVAS 5 from Backtrack 5 r3

I'm trying to perform local security checks using OpenVAS on a remote machine, from my Backtrack5r3 machine. I have followed the official OpenVAS guide Howto: Perform local security checks and I have ...
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UEFI v/s Lagecy boot

I don't have much idea on uefi and legacy boot modes. Actually I have Windows8 installed in UEFI boot mode, And I just want to use the backtrack in live mode without installing it using legacy mode. ...
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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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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 ...