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Old 11-27-2009, 06:16 AM   #61
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OH
what distros besides BackTrack might have these network tools you speak of EricTRA?

I'll look into it?
 
Old 11-27-2009, 06:34 AM   #62
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Hey linus72,

This site (Darknet) lists the top ten penetration testing distros, some of them LiveCD with fluxbox and/or xfce. I haven't really looked into them since I have the fullblown BackTrack4 installed on a spare laptop at home to learn more about security and to do penetration testing on the job's network.

But it would be easy to have sort of slimmed down fast OS to boot my work laptop from when I have networking issues on the job, like I use your ThorsHammer when encountering hardware problems. If something like that could be integrated into a ThorsHammer version, I think I'd have a swiss army knife for IT on my hands

Kind regards,

Eric

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Old 11-27-2009, 06:39 AM   #63
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Mmm
Hard to find a smallish one huh?

What about SlackPen or maybe better

Mini-Pentoo?

Both are kinda old though

I haven't seen any that are both small and new??
 
Old 11-27-2009, 06:40 AM   #64
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Maybe I should make one EricTRA?

I can whip up a smallish Debian-Live
but have no idea what tools/apps
for network I should add?

do you?
 
Old 11-27-2009, 06:47 AM   #65
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I'm not at home right now but at the office. When I get home I'll get you a list. OK for you linus72?

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 11-27-2009, 06:49 AM   #66
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Yes thank you bro
I'll be waiting!

We gotta get this thread back on subject or we'll get flamed by the Mods!
 
Old 11-27-2009, 06:52 AM   #67
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Yeah, you're right about that! What was the subject/problem? Maybe it's worth opening a ThorsHammer2 thread?

Kind regards,

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Old 11-27-2009, 08:41 AM   #68
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FRIENDS!
No no no! HECK NO I didn't give up! I just wanted to clean my drives of all the installs and install attempts. No sirs, I am determined to learn this, and make it work. I used to fear all the "black screens" but nowI'm getting into it, just a lot to ingest at once...

Last night, well 9 to 10 hours ago, I was installing Kubuntu (im)properly by CD. I screwed up somewhere. I have a few issues to address.

When it asked to format, a long drop-down list of options was presented, full of formatting types. I chose ext3, for the particular partition that Kubuntu was destined for, and I chose SWAP for a small, 4.5GB partition.

The install seemed to be stuck at 15% for a few hours, so I went to bed. Upon awaking, just a few minutes ago, Kubuntu install was still stuck at 15%. I powered down the beast the hard way (system was unresponsive).

When I rebooted windbag, I immediately checked on my drives in System Management. winderz does not recognize those two partitions. Further I investigated, and found that winderz considers both partitions "healthy", and with "unknown formatting". No real problem there, right?

One more thing:
During install, I was asked to select a choice of [reboot point] <--- (I think, but it was [something] point) and SOME of the choices were:
/
/home
/boot
/etc...

I didn't choose anything, left it as simply [/] (slash)

Thanks for putting up with me!
 
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Hi Lorax,

That's good to hear, at least the part where you say you're sticking with Linux

The swap partition should be that big, if your memory is 512Mb then a swap of 1Gb should largely suffice.

In my opinion Windhoos only recognizes its own formats and neglects Linux. Linux on the other hand is perfectly able to detect and access Windoze filesystems.

The options / /boot, /home, etc... is the partition scheme that the partitioner is proposing. The easiest for you at this moment, until you're more acquainted with Linux is just to install all under /

Kind regards,

Eric
 
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Old 11-27-2009, 08:55 AM   #70
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OK, so / (slash) is good. I infer that ext3 formatting is good, too.
So the 15% issue was likely internal, or bad disc?
I'm so excited by all this, that I don't need my two pots of coffee! I'm ALIVE!
 
Old 11-27-2009, 09:01 AM   #71
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Yes, for now / is good, later on when you learn the advantages of putting data in separate partitions you can start all over again if you want to.

It's pretty difficult to tell off the top of my hat why the install 'freezed' at 15%. What was the size of the ext3 partition you wanted to use? In Linux there always is a reason why something fails but sometimes it's pretty hard to put your finger on it.

Good to hear you feel alive, welcome to the wonderful world of Linux


Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 11-27-2009, 09:06 AM   #72
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18GB, 17.6ish really.
I will go ahead and try again.
 
Old 11-27-2009, 09:10 AM   #73
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That's more than sufficient to start with. Write down any errors you get, that's most important.

Good luck,

Eric
 
Old 11-27-2009, 11:07 AM   #74
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Wink easy option use PXE

Hi I am
I get this type of problem some and I solved after 3-4hours and the laptop was 1.2Ghz and 265Mb RAM


so I dam sure u may also get solution with the help of Linux PXE
if u realy do not want to install MS so it mean u want to get more knowledge in Linux so Configure PXE in other machine and install
the Linux which virsion u like

If u want some help for simple documentation for pxe u can Email me
srkantin@gmail.com

I prefer u to do this all in a another machine if u get success u feel very nice.

unless use MS.
 
Old 11-27-2009, 11:33 PM   #75
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Shaking head shamefully...
More freezes. Some odd errors, which I idiotically forgot to write down...
One more time....
 
  


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