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Old 01-06-2009, 03:30 AM   #1
nandonachi
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Backtrack 3 Live CD ethernet not working


i was able to write backtrack 3 live cd by reducing the writing speed, but i have realised that the ethernet is not working as thers no green light and the net is not working either,

pls help, thanks in advance
 
Old 01-06-2009, 04:51 AM   #2
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You first need to check whether Backtrack has detected the card and the chipset being used in the card. What is the output of running
Code:
/sbin/lspci| grep -i net
 
Old 01-07-2009, 02:19 AM   #3
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ethernet not working

when i typed the command u had written i got the following result:


09:00.0 Ethernet Controller :Marvell Technology group ltd. 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller(rev-12)

0b:00.0 Network Controller:Broadcom Corporation BCM310 USB Controller(rev 01)

i have a dell inspiron 1525 laptop

pls help thanks in advance
 
Old 01-07-2009, 04:34 AM   #4
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It seems like many distros have issues with the fast ethernet controller that you have on your system. Look for a Linux driver at this page.
 
Old 01-08-2009, 07:43 AM   #5
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how to install in a cd

i forgot to tell you that i have ubuntu 8.10 and ethernet works perfectly, also backtrack is a live cd, how do i make the cd access the drivers???


pls help, thanks in advance
 
Old 01-08-2009, 10:08 AM   #6
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Backtrack uses an older kernel than Ubuntu 8.10 and thats probably why it doesn't have the required drivers. If its a cd, then can be really difficult to build a driver because the kernel source maybe required and its usually not installed by default. You have to download the driver, extract the contents of the package and run the "install.sh" script.
 
Old 01-09-2009, 04:36 AM   #7
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What if i install it to hd?

i have windows vista, ubuntu already installed on my hard drive, now what if i install bactrack on my hard drive, as you have already said that it is difficult since i have a live-cd.

also i would be grateful if you could provide me the exact details to add ethernet drivers if installing backtrack on hard drive wont resolve the issue (running of install.sh etc)

thanks
 
Old 01-09-2009, 07:23 AM   #8
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If you install to hd that would make things a bit easier. You would need to install the kernel-source package (from the backtrack software sources) and then run the install.sh file. If the installation is successful, you would then use something like netconfig to configure the network interface.
 
Old 01-17-2009, 05:22 AM   #9
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problem installing backtrack

im having few doubts regarding installing backtrack, first of all is it safe to have three os on same computer,\i already have vista, ubuntu 8.10 installed, would installing backtrack damage grub?

i tried the live cd on my friends computer, he has xp installed and it worked fine, what can be the reason for this? should i switch to older version of ubuntu?
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pls help thanks in advance
 
  


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