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Old 04-08-2010, 06:55 PM   #1
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Formatted HDD, erased XP, installed Backtrack 4...now Im lost.


Hello all,

In what started as a quest to get free wifi, I have recently gotten in way over my head. After unsuccesfully trying to use a virtual drive, I decided to erase my HDD on my laptop completely, wiping out my Windows XP and installed Backtrack 4 in it's place.

My goal amongst others, was to create a 20% partition for Backtrack and run XP on the rest of it. Well, I couldn't figure out how to do it. My only option was format and install backtrack.

So now I'm typing on my iPhone cuz I know absolutely nothing about Linux or how it works. My computer has no Internet. It doesn't recognize my Ethernet NIC, my wireless card and probably alot of other stuff.

SO ANYWAYS I don't want to give up. I'm ready to learn. I guess the first order of business is to get my Ethernet Card working so I don't have to type on this damn phone. So how do I do it? Lol

talk to me like I'm 5.


EDIT: here is the hardware list:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/PM/GMS/910GML Express Processor to DRAM Controller (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 4 (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #3 (rev 03)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #4 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev d3)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FBM (ICH6M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 03)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) IDE Controller (rev 03)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX (rev 02)
02:03.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)

Last edited by Bruno2010; 04-08-2010 at 07:47 PM.
 
Old 04-08-2010, 07:00 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ Bruno2010

Well, does the Backtrack install boot to desktop?

BackTrack may not be what you want, but need to know first everything about your computer
and model names etc for wireless stuff
 
Old 04-08-2010, 07:05 PM   #3
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Need more information.
Does X11 work, do you have a gui, desktop does your mouse work.
If you have a gui (kinda like windows xp, in that you have icons and use the mouse)
then find the icon for a terminal (DOS like prompt)
type lspci > ~/lspci-text.txt

this will create a list of all your pci devices in a text file.

If you dont have a gui
then just type lspci > ~/lspci-text.txt

after which you can use: less lspci-text.txt to view then post that information to your original message so we can see what kinda hardware your using.

Thank you
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Old 04-08-2010, 07:15 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bruno2010 View Post
Hello all,

In what started as a quest to get free wifi, I have recently gotten in way over my head. After unsuccesfully trying to use a virtual drive, I decided to erase my HDD on my laptop completely, wiping out my Windows XP and installed Backtrack 4 in it's place.

My goal amongst others, was to create a 20% partition for Backtrack and run XP on the rest of it. Well, I couldn't figure out how to do it. My only option was format and install backtrack.

So now I'm typing on my iPhone cuz I know absolutely nothing about Linux or how it works. My computer has no Internet. It doesn't recognize my Ethernet NIC, my wireless card and probably alot of other stuff.

SO ANYWAYS I don't want to give up. I'm ready to learn. I guess the first order of business is to get my Ethernet Card working so I don't have to type on this damn phone. So how do I do it? Lol

talk to me like I'm 5.
Welcome to LQ;

Have a glance at the LQ site FAQ for some important guidelines.

If you are new to Linux, why are you using a tool originally meant for specific uses nowhere relevant to everyday desktop use? Backtrack 4 is meant for security professionals. You claim you are new to Linux; so that distribution is not what you'd need, much less want.

And what do you mean by "quest for free wifi"? Remember to glance at the forum rules ...

For the actual question you asked, an answer is not possible. You have given us no information; you only told a story. It would be beneficial to post some technical info, with first some output from the "lspci" command.

Regards,
--Andrew

Last edited by lupusarcanus; 04-08-2010 at 07:17 PM. Reason: grammar fix
 
Old 04-08-2010, 07:28 PM   #5
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Ok, you guys are the $hit.

Yes it boots to the desktop. Don't know what X11 is. Yes my mouse works. I figured out how to use the dos like prompt. (is that called a root?).

I did the list thing and can see that it sees alot of stuff. I can't copy and paste it though cuz my net doesn't work. I'm gonna have to type it all out...

But I'm just gonna type a couple of the ones I think u want. If u need the others, tell me which ones.

The last two are:

02:00.0 Ethernet Controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base - TX (rev 02)

and the wireless (I think):

02:03.0 Network Controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)

there's 5 USB ones, 3 PCI bridge ones, a display, audio and VGA ones. Theres also a Host Bridge| Intel one, ISA bridge Intel one, and IDE interface Intel one.

16 total.
 
Old 04-08-2010, 07:33 PM   #6
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Ah, the ol' BCM4318. When I had that card, I had to use the b43 fw cutter tool to use the card (wireless). Google around for a relevant how to on your iPhone (I have a touch ) and follow it. It should work.

Also, make sure you have networking started;

Quote:
/etc/init.d/networking start
is the command on bt4 I think...
 
Old 04-08-2010, 07:44 PM   #7
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It WORKED!!!!!!

Im so excited. That command worked. Im typing from my laptop now.

What was that command? Is there a directory called "etc", a setting called "init.d" then "networking start" is the command? Just guessing.

OK so now that the Lan works, before I go any further, how do I partition the whole thing so I can run windows on like 80% of my computer when I get frustrated with this?

I understand i have to use a "bootloader" or something...not really sure what thats about.

But basically, like I said, I formatted the whole Drive and installed backtrack over the whole thing.


Ill check out that wireless stuff but first I wanna make sure I am back to square one.

Do I have to manually start all my hardware or itll do it automatically?
 
Old 04-08-2010, 07:54 PM   #8
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In BT4 you have to start it manually...

The command begins networking with init, which can be kinda described as the "booting process". That command runs the executable for beginning networking in the /etc/init.d directory. BT$ is odd this way. Usually networking is started on most distros automatically.

Partitioning is "dividing". Use the command 'cfdisk' to configure partitions in a psuedo-graphical mode from a LiveCD. Or you can use one of the many graphical, easy-to-use programs on various LiveCD's -- Ubuntu, GParted, Parted Magic are a few I remember...
 
Old 04-08-2010, 08:08 PM   #9
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In BT4 you have to start it manually...

The command begins networking with init, which can be kinda described as the "booting process". That command runs the executable for beginning networking in the /etc/init.d directory. BT$ is odd this way. Usually networking is started on most distros automatically.

Partitioning is "dividing". Use the command 'cfdisk' to configure partitions in a psuedo-graphical mode from a LiveCD. Or you can use one of the many graphical, easy-to-use programs on various LiveCD's -- Ubuntu, GParted, Parted Magic are a few I remember...
root@bt:~# airodump-ng wlan0
ioctl(SIOCSIWMODE) failed: Device or resource busy

ARP linktype is set to 1 (Ethernet) - expected ARPHRD_IEEE80211,
ARPHRD_IEEE80211_FULL or ARPHRD_IEEE80211_PRISM instead. Make
sure RFMON is enabled: run 'airmon-ng start wlan0 <#>'
Sysfs injection support was not found either.


What does this mean?
 
Old 04-08-2010, 08:17 PM   #10
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Quote:
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root@bt:~# airodump-ng wlan0
ioctl(SIOCSIWMODE) failed: Device or resource busy

ARP linktype is set to 1 (Ethernet) - expected ARPHRD_IEEE80211,
ARPHRD_IEEE80211_FULL or ARPHRD_IEEE80211_PRISM instead. Make
sure RFMON is enabled: run 'airmon-ng start wlan0 <#>'
Sysfs injection support was not found either.


What does this mean?
You are in a really shady area here with a router-passphrase cracker...
Code:
ifconfig wlan0 down
iwconfig wlan0 mode monitor
ifconfig wlan0 up
Should set the device correctly. (I prefer this way.)
Or,
Code:
airmon-ng stop wlan0
airmon-ng start wlan0 9
http://www.aircrack-ng.org/doku.php?...c4239b8a29c1ad

Free wifi ... cracking software...

Make sure what you are doing is legal. If it isn't, nor me or anyone else will help you; it's a violation of rules and such. Please confirm that it is in fact legal and on your own router, else a Moderator will close this thread, guaranteed.
 
Old 04-08-2010, 08:20 PM   #11
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You are in a really shady area here with a router-passphrase cracker...
Code:
ifconfig wlan0 down
iwconfig wlan0 mode monitor
ifconfig wlan0 up
Should set the device correctly. (I prefer this way.)
Or,
Code:
airmon-ng stop wlan0
airmon-ng start wlan0 9
http://www.aircrack-ng.org/doku.php?...c4239b8a29c1ad

Free wifi ... cracking software...

Make sure what you are doing is legal. If it isn't, nor me or anyone else will help you; it's a violation of rules and such. Please confirm that it is in fact legal and on your own router, else a Moderator will close this thread, guaranteed.
I have an OLD microsoft broadband wireless router. I haven't used it for years. I think it uses WEP, I cant log into it using windows. Ive tried and tried. Ive used the network utility that came with it, reinstalled drivers. I cant get it to work. So im trying to get back into it by finding out what my last password was.

If I knew how to take a picture of the router and upload it, i would. hah!

Just dont really know what Im doing.

NOT TRYING TO STEAL ANYTHING.
 
Old 04-08-2010, 08:23 PM   #12
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It WORKED!!!!!!

Im so excited. That command worked. Im typing from my laptop now.

What was that command? Is there a directory called "etc", a setting called "init.d" then "networking start" is the command? Just guessing.
http://ubuntuforums.org/announcement.php?a=54

It is from a different forum, but do make sure you understand what you are running first. Otherwise, you might end up destroying all the work you put in thus far. Google can often help decipher a command.
 
Old 04-08-2010, 08:28 PM   #13
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I have an OLD microsoft broadband wireless router. I haven't used it for years. I think it uses WEP, I cant log into it using windows. Ive tried and tried. Ive used the network utility that came with it, reinstalled drivers. I cant get it to work. So im trying to get back into it by finding out what my last password was.

If I knew how to take a picture of the router and upload it, i would. hah!

Just dont really know what Im doing.

NOT TRYING TO STEAL ANYTHING.
mmmK...

So, have you tried my suggestions yet?
(They need to be typed in that DOS-prompt thingy, which is called a Terminal or console in Linux.)
 
Old 04-08-2010, 08:32 PM   #14
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Yeah, I tried it and it works great. Im kindof following this tutorial on youtube too. I dont know if your familiar with all this but this is where Im at:

CH 8 ][ Elapsed: 4 mins ][ 2010-04-08 17:25

BSSID PWR Beacons #Data, #/s CH MB ENC CIPHER AUTH ESSID

00:21:29:6C:27:21 -41 995 53 0 6 54 WEP WEP Incognito
00:23:51:9D:79:79 -59 494 0 0 11 54 . WPA TKIP PSK 2WIRE929
00:21:7C:38:46:01 -62 490 0 0 11 54 . WEP WEP 2WIRE308
00:13:10:94:45:29 -64 808 0 0 6 54 WEP WEP UpTheDumper
00:25:3C:CC:B7:B9 -69 667 0 0 2 54 . WPA TKIP PSK 2WIRE514
00:21:E8:4B:25:2F -77 550 581 5 11 54 . WEP WEP Sprint MiFi2200 52F Temp
00:0F:A3:1C:97:CF -74 731 13 0 9 54 WEP WEP TPM
00:19B:03:29:7A -72 331 9 0 1 54 WEP WEP MultiTech
00:22:A4:20:B1:51 -74 564 0 0 6 54 . WPA TKIP PSK 2WIRE302
00:21:00:9E:6D:C8 -80 330 0 0 8 54 WPA TKIP PSK Orange
00:17:3F:56:9B:4C -82 149 0 0 11 54 WPA TKIP PSK Drevna
00:26:F2:60:98:5C -83 181 0 0 11 54 . WEP WEP jessnuckels
00:26:50:06:2D:21 -85 18 0 0 3 54 . WPA TKIP PSK 2WIRE191
00:1E:52:7C:34:A4 -83 3 0 0 1 54e. WPA2 CCMP PSK Patrick Clark's Network
00:0F:66:8E:95:A0 -85 4 1 0 6 54 WPA TKIP PSK FreyCo
00:26:F2:FA:26:82 -1 0 0 0 108 -1 <length: 0>

BSSID STATION PWR Rate Lost Packets Probes

(not associated) 00:1C:BE:A55:E5 -76 0 - 1 0 27 2WIRE516
(not associated) 00:18E:C4:26:9B -83 0 - 1 0 2 2WIRE577
00:21:29:6C:27:21 00:21:00:06:406 -83 1 - 1 0 67
00:21:E8:4B:25:2F 00:14:A5:11:18E -73 18 -11 0 104 Sprint MiFi2200 52F Temp
00:21:E8:4B:25:2F 00:23:12:01:59:7D -73 36 - 1 0 763 Sprint MiFi2200 52F Temp
00:0F:66:8E:95:A0 00:22:4C:01:1C:FD -87 0 - 1 0 1
00:26:F2:FA:26:82 00:21:63:51:BA:1F -85 0 - 1 0 14
^C
root@bt:~# airodump-ng -w passcode --bssid 00:21:29:6C:27:21 -c 6 -wlan0
Notice: dump prefix already given
No interface specified.
"airodump-ng --help" for help.
root@bt:~#


"Incognito" is the name of my wireless router.

That last command I gave obviously didn't work...
 
Old 04-08-2010, 08:38 PM   #15
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Are you capping the packets?!

Looks like you only ran airdump-ng wlan0 for 4 minutes...
 
  


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