Hi and welcome to LinuxQuestions.org. I know it may not be pertinent to your case, but what are you using BackTrack for? Are you using it as a regular distro or for it's intended purpose?
EDIT: Sorry, but have you tried executing cat from it resides e.g. /bin/cat ?
Last edited by corbis_demon; 10-25-2010 at 12:14 AM.