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BackTrack is a Linux-based penetration testing distribution. BackTrack is now Kali Linux. (Since 2013)

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crunch wordlist generation with all combinations

I'm trying to generate a wordlist in order to use it to bruteforce my own Truecrypt container. I do know parts of the password, its built up using blocks of other known passwords to increase length, ...
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Command not found ./configure | DDosim

I am trying to run the command to configure DDosim https://sourceforge.net/projects/ddosim/. I have installed Libnet0 and Libnet0-Dev . But when i try to enter command like root@bt:~/ddosim# sudo ./...
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fb hw conflict: nouveau vs VESA VGA

I would like to start off by saying that I am aware that there are many similar questions, however none have an answer that has solved my problem. Anyways, here's the problem: I have an HP Compaq 8200 ...
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Why my IP is not set?

In Backtrack I entered this command : vi /etc/network/interfaces And then set these lines : iface eth0 inet static address 192.168.1.10 netmask 255.255.255.0 network 192.168.1.0 gateway 192.168.1.1 ...
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how can I fix this problem Host memory Low in virtualbox?

I install Backtrack 5 in virtualbox, and I get the error message Host Memory Low
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backtrack 5 r3 packages are not downloading in terminal

Here is some of the code, which it continues like this: Err http://32.repository.backtrack-linux.org/ revolution/main liblaunchpad-integration1 0.1.35 Could not resolve '32.repository.backtrack-...
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Intel dual band wireless 7260 not working on Kali Linux

i have installed Kali-Linux in virtual box, but i am struggling to make my wifi work for almost 3-4 days. i have tried few things, out of which best options are listed below : https://askubuntu.com/...
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airmon-ng with internal wifi adapter

i'm using backtrack 5 using vmware 10 workstation .when i type airmon-ng it doesn't shows anything . but when i type ifconfig i got following output . this is my internal wifi card[divice manager]. ...
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Kali-linux & backtrack, text mode and wifi scanning

As far as i know, when backtrack starts it boots on text mode and the wifi(wlan0) is down in order to be more stealth. Kali linux is the "update" of backtrack and when I boot it always starts in GUI ...
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Hacking with Linux [closed]

Are Kali Linux or BackTrack distros to go if I want to learn hacking, or is it better to install only the tools I want to another distro? I've already used Kali in the past but I didn't like it very ...
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Unable to connect to source.repository.backtrack-linux.org

I have a BackTrack5 r3 installed on VMware. As you see below I have internet access in it : root@bt:~# ping www.google.com PING www.google.com (173.194.70.105) 56(84) bytes of data. 64 bytes from fa-...
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Postgresql 9.1 - Kali Linux

I started to read this book : http://www.amazon.fr/Metasploit-The-Penetration-Testers-Guide/dp/159327288X And I have some trouble with postgresql 9.1 (in Kali Linux). When I start msfconsole, I ...
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WiFi not working in Backtrack 5r3 Acer Aspire V3-571 Laptop having “Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM57785 Gigabit Ether” integrated wireless card

I have installed backtrack 5r3 in one hard disk partition alongside with windows7 in another partition in Acer Aspire V3-571 laptop having "Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM57785 Gigabit Ether" ...
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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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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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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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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 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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Installing php5-cURL on Backtrack leads to dependencies issues

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 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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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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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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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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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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How to install backtrack 5 onto a USB that doesn't mount with existing OS

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) [1.8Ghz] IBM Thinkpad T-Series T30 So what I am ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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BackTrack USB Wireless adapter drivers issue [closed]

I purchased USB Wireless adapter which runs smoothly on Windows and Ubuntu, but in BackTrack it's showing me a Bad password issue. From my reading I guess it's driver issue which BackTrack Kernel don'...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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