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Old 08-29-2007, 10:49 PM   #1
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Can't find kernel image when booting BackTrack from CD


Hi, I'm very new to Linux, heard through it at a friend at school and decided to give it a shot. Trying to do this mostly for fun, but a few weeks ago people broke into our house and took my laptop. In there was the Linksys CD with my wireless router's WEP key. Now, I have no way to get it back, and the router is basically sitting there. So, I wanted to give cracking it a shot.

Followed the instructions given on smallnetbuilder.com/content/view/30114/98
and told me to download the BackTrack and burn the image to a CD then boot it form startup. So i burned the image onto a CD, now when I boot it form startup, it displays a header saying isolinux, a bunch of other stuff then someone that it's copyrighted to. then it says:
boot:
i have no idea what to type there, tried a bunch of stuu like \boot\bootinst.dat.
hasn't worked and can't find a clear answer anywhere else on the web. Any help would be much appreciated on this subject,

-Thanks
 
Old 08-30-2007, 04:57 PM   #2
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Just for fun is fine but why not take the easy route.

Typically linksys has a reset button on the back of the unit. This resets the unit back to default configuration. You can then reconfigure the unit via a web browser with a new WEP key. 192.168.1.1 I believe is the default IP address, the password is admin. The CD isn't necessary.

No need to enter anything, just press the enter key.

And Welcome to LinuxQuestions.

Last edited by michaelk; 08-30-2007 at 05:12 PM.
 
Old 08-30-2007, 06:03 PM   #3
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thanks

guess I'll do that, thanks

just did it and said that it's connected, but with limited access, ill try and figure it out on my own and if not ill come back here

again,
thanks very much
 
  


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