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Backtrack php5-cURL

I am trying to install a program called Glype on my computer for a proxy. I am using Backtrack 5 R3 and I have the latest version of Apache running on it. The problem I have is that Glype needs cURL ...
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How do I dual boot backtrack 5 r3 and Windows 8?

I have already successfully completed the Ubuntu and windows 8 dual boot but now I am trying to add backtrack and my computer (Hp 2000 Notebook pc) will not even see my backtrack files. I am trying ...
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No wireless interface detected in Linux

I'm using Backtrack5R3 via bootable CD and getting no wireless interface found output. These are the o/p of commands by which you can get details of my problem. My laptop model is Lenovo b490(20205). ...
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Installing Tor on Backtrack 5R3

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 ...
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Having Wirless adapter problems in BackTrack 5 R3

I am trying to get a wireless connection on BackTrack 5 R3, but as soon as I boot up the BackTrack VM, the light on the adapter turns off. Drivers are installed and the VM detects the USB device. I ...
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Using Metasploit with 3G USB modem

I have a computer with Linux BackTrack 5 as host and Windows XP as guest on virtual box. I am using Host-Only-Adapter to create virtual LAN and to share USB modem internet as well so that both host ...
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BackTrack USB Wireless adapter drivers issue

I purchased USB Wireless adapter which runs smoothly on Windows and Ubuntu, but in BackTrack it showing me Bad password issue. From my reading I guess it's driver issue which BackTrack Kernel don't ...
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Is there any way to install torrent client in backtrack? [closed]

I was installing utorrent but having some files missing at the end. Not able to install.
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How to access Win7 on a dual boot machine?

I've been dual booting Win7 and Ubuntu for about 4 months and I got on it today to change the default boot on grub, because my girlfriend kept getting locked out when it reboots and, by default, goes ...
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Windows partition hidden? [duplicate]

(refined for ease of use) Okay, so I'm fairly new to linux, but heres what I've got so far: I'm dual booting BT5R3 and Win7. I was trying to change the grub to set Win7 as the default boot option. ...
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Unable to control audio volume in BackTrack5 R2

I have Backtrack5 R2, one of the several problems I have is the audio works but I cannot control the volume, it is always the same and it's very annoying. What can I do to fix this?
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Backtrack R3 can't find wlan

I have installed Backtrack R3 in virtualbox, but i cant find any wireless connections. Cant find anything in wicd either. What i want to do is to run airmon-ng start wlan0 in terminal, and after that ...
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BackTrack 5 R3 programs aren't opening

I'm running BackTrack 5 R3 on an old Dell Inspiron 700m using a LiveDVD. I'm running the Gnome 32 bit version. To make X start I had to use the solution here. Once I get X open, I can't seem to open ...
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Error with grub2 installation on Backtrack 5

I installed BackTrack 5 r1 and I can't select boot option between Windows and BackTrack on start up. How can I fix this, or how can I install grub 2?
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How do you connect to the internet in backtrack 5 R2

I have recently installed backtrack 5 r2 so it dual-boots alongside windows. However for some reason I'm finding it difficult to make a wired connection using wicd. I know that the connection itself ...
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Bactrack 5 R3 startx issue [duplicate]

@Gilles I'm sorry for being unclear, here is the problem I'm having. I am using a live CD to boot my MacBook Pro 13 inch retina display into BackTrack 5 R3. when i start the computer up I hold C, then ...
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How to log in to BackTrack Linux?

I've installed BackTrack 5 R3, a security testing distro, onto a USB drive, and I can get it to boot up, but I'm stuck in the BusyBox shell. Everybody says "just log in with username root and password ...
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Install BCM 4365 drivers in Backtrack 5R3

I have recently installed Backtrack 5 R3. When I try to run: sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source I get the following error: Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 3.2.6 (x86_64) ...
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Triple Boot - Mac, Windows, Backtrack

This was the closest stackexchange site I could find to something of this nature. Currently, I own a Macbook Pro with a Bootcamp Partition (Win7), a Mac Partition (OS X Lion), and the Recovery ...
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Startx Segmentation fault error after installing VirtualGuest Additions for Virtualbox

I have been using my backtrack version 5 on the Virtualbox for some time now but I had a resolution problem and after searching found out I better install VirtualGuest additions. However after ...
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How do I add a logon GUI to Backtrack 5 R1 with GNOME?

I'm running Backtrack 5 R1 with GNOME in Virtualbox on a Windows 7 x64 host. In the default install, Backtrack boots to a command-line login prompt and then requires you to run startx to load the ...
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How to install backtrack 5 onto a USB that doesnt mount with existing OS

I believe the title states what im mostly asking but here's the specs. Sandisk Cruzer 4GB USB 2.0 Existing OS: Windows Xp Professional SP3 Hardware: Intel Pentinium 4 Xeon Class (x86 F15 M2 S4) ...
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How to start a graphical session in Backtrack Linux

I just started looking at backtrack(i'm on a linux testing streak) and when I start it up I don't see a desktop. Help?
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Why does VirtualBox crash when I finish the install of BackTrack?

I have a windows 7 64-bit machine in which I have installed VirtualBox and decided to install BackTrack. The installation finished fine, but when it asked me to "please remove installation media and ...
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vmware/Parallels and Backtrack 5

After endless hours of debugging and trying different things, I can't seem to get Backtrack 5 R3 to cooperate as guest OS on my OSX Lion host. What I'm trying to do is to setup BT as guest OS on my ...
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How to force PC to release IP?

I'm working on BackTrack and I want to give a fake IP from my DHCP server to another PC. I'm trying to make that Windows PC run the command: ipconfig /release, but without remote access. I don't want ...
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using Ubuntu One on Backtrack

Is there any way to upload folders using the Ubuntu One client on Backtrack, or is the client incompatible with the OS? I have logged in through the client, but I can't get it to work.
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Unable to install Backtrack 5

I'm using a Dell Inspiron 15r laptop with existing Windows 7 ultimate 32-bit operating system. Now I want to install Backtrack 5 and dual boot. And I'm not able do it, getting the following errors: ...
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How to put backtrack on a partition with Windows XP

This is a similar question to my previous one. I now am trying to get Backtrack5 onto a separate partition of my main hard drive with windows but the site says that I need a clean hard drive. Is ...
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WiFI access in BackTrack 5 R1

I recently started using a live USB version of BackTrack 5 R1 (A kubuntu-based distro), but I can't find any way to enable access to my home WiFi network. I can't find any comprehensive tutorials on ...
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How to restore the original Backtrack Taskbar

I accidentally removed the my taskbar on Backtrack 5 and am having trouble returning it. If I minimize anything it gets lost and I can't access it again. How do I go about restoring it?
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Bactrack5 + VMWare + GNOME Fail

When I attempt to run any of the preinstalled GUI apps with startx it fails to run and terminates with the output failed to load module "vmwgfx" (module does not exist, 0)" Followed by ...xterm... ...
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SSH over Socks proxy without username or password

I have a list of SOCKS proxy servers from this site. I've read about creating a dynamic tunnels with ssh -D and to be honest i've tried that already. Unfortunately for some reason I cannot connect to ...
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Selecting/highlighting Text Problem

I am using Backtrack 5. As it is based on Ubuntu 10.04 I decided to ask my question to here: I'm having problems selecting text with my mouse. For example when I try to rename a folder, sometimes I ...
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Backtrack mp3 problem

I've installed Backtrack but I can't figure out how to play mp3files. I've installed ubuntu-restricted-extras,lame, libmp3lame but still won't work(I have Rhythmbox player, I've also tried Amarok). ...
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Own distro, own name? [closed]

There are lots of tools to modify the system of Linux distro. I would like to start own OS. But I am not good at such programming. If I take Linux Fedora... I would use this tools and install ...
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Is there any *real* reason to use BackTrack?

I have heard of BackTrack, never used it, don't see the point. It doesn't use something that can read my mind and install the packages I am thinking about, it just uses apt-get. The other thing is, I ...
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Install Broadcom wifi adapter driver in BackTrack 5 R1

How can I install the Broadcom BCM43142 driver in BackTrack 5 R1? Please can anyone guide me with step by step instructions as I am new at Linux.
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Possible missing firmware

I've just installed Backtrack 5 r3 (Gnome, 64bits) on my new machine but I am kind of facing a problem. I tried installing ATI driver, gparted, and libc for 32-bit support and I always seem to be ...
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Will WPA or WEP BT crackers perform well on Galaxy Tab?

I checked some videos on YouTube, and it talks about how to install BT on different Linux tablets, like the Galaxy Tab and really wonder if reaver, aircrack or whatever other tools would work just ...
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Where can I see the processes running at startup?

I'm using backtrack5 R2 and sometimes when I log in the information showed says that There is 1 zombie process, where can I see what process is running?
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Unexpected token on bash file backtrack5 r2

When I log in, appears the following error: -bash: /etc/profile: line 1: syntax error near unexpected token (' Inside the file there is the next code: n# /etc/profile: system-wide .profile file for ...
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BackTrack 5 gui won't load after Installation

I Have installed BackTrack 5. It works fine on a live bootable USB, but once I installed a gui it is not loading. Using the command shell, it works fine, but when I type startx in root login, a black ...
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BackTrack5 R2 video driver works, but presents disturbing error message

I've installed backtrack 5 R2 on my computer and everything works fine but the video driver. The solution described here does work, but whenever I start the graphics mode, a message saying that the ...
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Setting Framebuffer splash resolution when exiting X

I installed a copy of BackTrack 5 R2 (Ubuntu 10.04) to my HDD and dual-booted with Windows 7. After a bit of tweaking I set about updating the native Intel drivers because it was only allowing me to ...
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FATAL : No Bootable medium found! System halted

I just got a .iso of the linux distro Backtrack 5 R2. I set it up, using virtual box, and set it up to run using the .iso, and hard drive as a .vdi. Here's the setup: System: Base Memory: 1500 MB ...
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Screen resolution problems on Thinkpad E520

I'm having some troubles with screen resolution. First of all, I'm using a Lenovo Thinkpad E520, with BackTrack 5 R2 installed. My natural resolution is 1366x768, but I'm stuck with 1024x768. This ...
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PPPoE connection problem

I have just installed Backtrack 5 R2 and I'm finding it difficult to make a DSL internet connection. What troubles me is that I think I have all the steps figured out, and after completing them, the ...
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Slow Internet Speeds with Backtrack5 R2 in VMware Workstation

I have been trying to get Backtrack5 to run smoothly on my new laptop and have run into a few issues. I have installed a version of Backtrack5 onto another laptop previously as the primary OS, and ...
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Install Backtrack 5 r2 into running LUKS setup installed with ubuntu

One Harddisk (sda) Two Partions. With a working ubuntu running. 1) /boot 2) LVM with this virtual volumes/partions/ or whatever they are called inside: Swap Ubuntu Home Prepared for Backtrack Of ...