John the Ripper
I tried to open "John" the Ripper from "K" menu\Backtrack\Priviledge Escalation\PasswordAttacks\PasswordOfflineAttacks\ John, and for a split second the Shell Konsole box opens up but then it closes. When I try to do the commands from just a plain shell konsole it still doesn't work properly because it isn't the John the Ripper program. I have tried both the Backtrack 3 ISO image and the VMWare image and both of them do the same thing. I have tried it on my Backtrack 2 VMWare image and it works like it is suppose to and gives me the passwords, so it must be a bug within Bactrack 3.
Please post the commands you're using, and the errors you're getting.
Originally Posted by scmiller
Like theprez says, which command are you running? If you ar trying to run start-john.sh either from the menu, or the command line, then you are correct. It's doesn't appear to be on the system. But, you should be able to cd /usr/local/john (or /usr/local/john-1.7.2) and run "john" there. You could even create your own "start-john.sh" with these commands.
I ran into the same problem, and here is how I got mine working. If you go into the KDE menu editor (right-click the kde 'start' button), and navigate to where John is (Backtrack>Privilege Escalation>) you have to change the command to:
and the workpath should be like:
make sure you check 'Enable launch feedback' and 'Run in terminal'
Then save and try it out. That should get it working from the KDE menu.