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Old 01-13-2011, 06:17 PM   #1
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backtrack4 vm or livecd?


Ok after stumbling around for 2 days in the dark i have both a working vm and live cd, well almost working. I cant access the internet. any sugestions?

Linux noob,
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Old 01-13-2011, 07:03 PM   #2
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Hi, welcome to LQ!

What's the host OS, are you running the live CD natively, and what's the
network hardware on the machine?

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Old 01-13-2011, 07:57 PM   #3
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If you read the the how to section of backtrack site you will find your answer http://www.backtrack-linux.org/tutorials/ . Bactrack was not made for for people who are new or dont understand linux and especially for those who refuse to search for simple answers

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Old 01-26-2011, 03:37 PM   #4
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Hi, welcome to LQ!

What's the host OS, are you running the live CD natively, and what's the
network hardware on the machine?

Cheers,
Tink
Thnx, I did some READING and figured out the command to activate the nic on the VM however some reason it the same command doesn't work with the live CD. I also found out that I need to have a separate usb wifi to use backtrack. got one ordered and on the way will play with it more when it comes. I'm still thinking that using the live CD probably going to be better than running it in VM or even just buying an external hd to install back track on so i don't have to configure it every time.
 
Old 01-26-2011, 03:40 PM   #5
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If you read the the how to section of backtrack site you will find your answer http://www.backtrack-linux.org/tutorials/ . Bactrack was not made for for people who are new or dont understand linux and especially for those who refuse to search for simple answers
well thnx for pointing out the obvious.

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Old 01-27-2011, 08:53 AM   #6
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well thnx for pointing out the obvious

While sml156 certainly could have worded it better, the basic point remains, Backtrack is not a distro for new Linux users. And I'd suggest you think more carefully about your replies as well. LQ seriously frowns upon personal attacks.

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=TaimerI also found out that I need to have a separate usb wifi to use backtrack.
You only need a separate USB wifi if you plan on causing trouble. Backtrack will work just fine in a VM with the virtual network card. The only thing that won't work are the wireless cracking tools.

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Old 01-28-2011, 08:19 AM   #7
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Taimer,

Please take this as helpful suggestion, rather than mods "piling on":

If you don't like the tone -- sarcasm, rudeness, etc. -- of someone's post, report it, don't risk starting a flame war by striking back. If you use the "Report" button (there's one on every post), we, the mods, will deal w/ the problem.

Thanks for listening.
 
Old 01-30-2011, 01:38 AM   #8
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While sml156 certainly could have worded it better, the basic point remains, Backtrack is not a distro for new Linux users. And I'd suggest you think more carefully about your replies as well. LQ seriously frowns upon personal attacks.



You only need a separate USB wifi if you plan on causing trouble. Backtrack will work just fine in a VM with the virtual network card. The only thing that won't work are the wireless cracking tools.
I got the VM to work. Still don't know enough about Linux to figure out why the live CD doesn't see the nic. Fedora runs fine. ITT does some backwards teaching. I just finished security + course that focused on win serv 8. Yet they kept referring to backtrack, cain, wireshark, commview and others but they never really taut us how to use any of them. I guess there are some more courses latter that will cover them in more detail. I will be taking a Linux course next semester witch will focus mainly on Fedora. Thnx for you help I just seen to the right a link for Linux tutorials i think ill start there.
 
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Taimer,

Please take this as helpful suggestion, rather than mods "piling on":

If you don't like the tone -- sarcasm, rudeness, etc. -- of someone's post, report it, don't risk starting a flame war by striking back. If you use the "Report" button (there's one on every post), we, the mods, will deal w/ the problem.

Thanks for listening.
roger wilco,
 
Old 01-30-2011, 01:43 AM   #10
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look out alice, I fallen down the rabit hole.
 
  


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