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I've been trying to install Tor on my Backtrack 5 R3 laptop, and I believe it should be installed, however, when Vidalia starts it says it's unable to start Tor and asks me to check the location and name of the executable.

I used the guide on ethicalhack3r as it's been a while since I've used Linux and the tor executable file ended up in root/tor-0.2.2.39/src/or/tor.

After Tor had finished bootstrapping at the end of the guide it didn't do anything for a long while so I ended the process. I suspect this is the problem, but I'm not sure.

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Could you paste the last few log lines into your question? –  qbi Jan 29 '13 at 19:48

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you should install the tor bundle from http://www.torproject.org/projects/torbrowser.html.en that work on Backtrack laptops

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you can use simply aptitude install tor for installing tor this will easily install tor and it works great

remove that previously installed tor and try this

aptitude install tor 

this will solve the problem

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