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Old 03-11-2009, 11:04 PM   #1
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I'm having trouble accessing ntfs files...


I'm running Slackware 12.2 on Xfce 4.4.3 with kernel 2.6.27.7 smp. I just finished fine tuning my desktop and installing the modules for my network interfaces. Anyhow, I have a BT3 cd which contains several lzm files. I did

lzm2dir pentest.lzm /

everything works perfectly. I can go into each directory in that /pentest directory. However, the windows_binaries folder cannot be accessed. When I try

cd /pentest/windows_binaries

it returns

bash: cd: windows_binaries: No such file or directory

This directory includes several .exe files. Do I need to enable ntfs support somehow? Maybe edit my /boot/config-huge-smp-2.6.27.7-smp and edit the CONFIG_NTFS_FS CONFIG_NTFS_RW lines? If so, how would I rebuild the kernel right after that?

Or do I need to somehow use ntfs-3g?

Also, when I'm in a terminal, how do I make it where if I execute ls, it shows different colors for the files and the directories? I'm currently using a .bashrc file. I've already defined all the colors in that file. What else do I need to do?

Last edited by trist007; 03-11-2009 at 11:17 PM.
 
Old 03-12-2009, 12:17 AM   #2
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What's the output of ls -l /pentest?

For colours with ls, use ls --color=auto or ls --color=always.
 
Old 03-12-2009, 12:54 AM   #3
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output of ls -l /pentest

[trist007@darkstar:~/downloads/wireshark]$ ls -l /pentest
total 64
drwxr-xr-x 6 root root 4096 2008-06-16 15:36 bluetooth
drwxr-xr-x 11 root root 4096 2008-04-22 14:39 cisco
drwxr-xr-x 8 root root 4096 2008-06-01 13:12 database
drwxr-xr-x 14 root root 4096 2007-08-21 15:47 enumeration
drwxr-xr-x 5 root root 4096 2008-06-11 00:13 exploits
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4096 2008-04-16 20:53 fast-track
drwxr-xr-x 16 root root 4096 2008-06-03 11:13 fuzzers
drwxr-xr-x 10 root root 4096 2008-06-10 02:28 password
drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4096 2008-04-16 20:37 re
drwxr-xr-x 6 root root 4096 2008-06-10 03:11 scanners
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 2007-08-20 12:47 svn
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 2007-12-06 10:30 tunneling
drwxr-xr-x 6 root root 4096 2008-06-10 19:41 voip
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 2007-12-06 10:43 vpn
drwxr-xr-x 8 root root 4096 2008-06-11 00:29 web
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 22 2009-03-11 23:25 windows_binaries -> /opt/windows_binaries/
drwxr-xr-x 13 root root 4096 2008-06-10 02:21 wireless


Do I put that ls --color=always in the .bashrc file? I tried it and now when I enter ls, nothing comes out. I have a black background in terminal so I'm thinking that something is wrong and that the output of ls is black. Here is my .bashrc file

[trist007@darkstar:~]$ cat .bashrc
# .bashrc

# User specific aliases and functions

# Source global definitions
if [ -f /etc/bashrc ]; then
. /etc/bashrc
fi

# Prompt konsol shell
PS1="[\u@\H:\w]\$ "
PATH=/sbin:/usr/sbin:/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/local/sbin

# Colors

Black="$(tput setaf 0)"
BlackBG="$(tput setab 0)"
DarkGrey="$(tput bold ; tput setaf 0)"
LightGrey="$(tput setaf 7)"
LightGreyBG="$(tput setab 7)"
White="$(tput bold ; tput setaf 7)"
Red="$(tput setaf 1)"
RedBG="$(tput setab 1)"
LightRed="$(tput bold ; tput setaf 1)"
Green="$(tput setaf 2)"
GreenBG="$(tput setab 2)"
LightGreen="$(tput bold ; tput setaf 2)"
Brown="$(tput setaf 3)"
BrownBG="$(tput setab 3)"
Yellow="$(tput bold ; tput setaf 3)"
Blue="$(tput setaf 4)"
BlueBG="$(tput setab 4)"
LightBlue="$(tput bold ; tput setaf 4)"
Purple="$(tput setaf 5)"
PurpleBG="$(tput setab 5)"
Pink="$(tput bold ; tput setaf 5)"
Cyan="$(tput setaf 6)"
CyanBG="$(tput setab 6)"
LightCyan="$(tput bold ; tput setaf 6)"


#alias ls= 'ls --color=auto'

Last edited by trist007; 03-12-2009 at 01:13 AM.
 
Old 03-12-2009, 01:31 AM   #4
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Your .bashrc looks fine except you've commented out the alias line! Remove the '#' from the beginning of the line.

/pentest/windows_binaries is not a directory, it's a symbolic link - a pointer to another file, in this case /opt/windows_binaries/. Apparently /opt/windows_binaries/ doesn't exist, so the link is broken. I'm not sure why the link's there or why you thought there would be files inside it - what's a BT3 CD and what's an lzm file? Is it a bootable cd?
 
Old 03-12-2009, 01:40 AM   #5
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Ah, ok I got it. As for the ls --colors=always, yeah I had it uncommented and the output of ls was all black. Am I missing something on defining the colors?

Also another thing. I just got through installpkg laptop battery plugin for Xfce 4.4.3. Worked great. Then when I rebooted, the plugin had a null value, like the battery percentage and time was always at 0. Is there something I need to refresh?

Last edited by trist007; 03-12-2009 at 01:46 AM.
 
Old 03-12-2009, 01:52 AM   #6
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BT3 is Backtrack 3 linux live distro from remote-exploit destined for penetration testing etc etc
 
Old 03-12-2009, 02:34 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by trist007 View Post
output of ls -l /pentest

.........
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 22 2009-03-11 23:25 windows_binaries -> /opt/windows_binaries/
/pentest/windows_binaries is a link to /opt/windows_binaries, look there and see what happens.

Code:
Black="$(tput setaf 0)"
BlackBG="$(tput setab 0)"
DarkGrey="$(tput bold ; tput setaf 0)"
LightGrey="$(tput setaf 7)"
LightGreyBG="$(tput setab 7)"
White="$(tput bold ; tput setaf 7)"
Red="$(tput setaf 1)"
RedBG="$(tput setab 1)"
LightRed="$(tput bold ; tput setaf 1)"
Green="$(tput setaf 2)"
GreenBG="$(tput setab 2)"
LightGreen="$(tput bold ; tput setaf 2)"
Brown="$(tput setaf 3)"
BrownBG="$(tput setab 3)"
Yellow="$(tput bold ; tput setaf 3)"
Blue="$(tput setaf 4)"
BlueBG="$(tput setab 4)"
LightBlue="$(tput bold ; tput setaf 4)"
Purple="$(tput setaf 5)"
PurpleBG="$(tput setab 5)"
Pink="$(tput bold ; tput setaf 5)"
Cyan="$(tput setaf 6)"
CyanBG="$(tput setab 6)"
LightCyan="$(tput bold ; tput setaf 6)"
I have no idea where did you take this from, but all this code does is to set a lot of variables which are never used in your bashrc by the way. So, we can assume that this code is useless as it is.

Code:
#alias ls= 'ls --color=auto'
Remove the space after =, and it might work then. Of course, remove the # as well, and open a new shell.

Also, you can use this command to see a list of defined aliases:

Code:
alias
If the ls line is not on that output and/or it's contents is incorrect then you have found your problem. Also, try ls --color=always on command line and see if it works.

Last edited by i92guboj; 03-12-2009 at 02:36 AM.
 
Old 03-12-2009, 03:29 AM   #8
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got it to work with this line in the .bashrc

alias ls='ls --color=auto'

Still having trouble with the laptop battery plugin
 
  


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