Help Running Backtrack 3
Im having problems booting Backtrack 3 off the CD. i have checked the md5 and its good but when i boot the cd it freezes at "Looking for data directory". i read somewhere that it has something to do with backtrack not being compatible with SATA hard drives, which i have. I have no other hard drives that i could connect instead as some people have suggested. is there another way i could get Backtrack to work with my hard drive like drivers or something? Help would be appreciated, thanks.
PS: i am a complete noob when it comes to Linux, so i would be thankful if you explain throughly, thanks again.
PPS: i did try searching an i didn't find much that helped me.
did you try booting off a usb stick?
Backtrack supports sata just fine.
Thanks for the quick responses. No i haven't try booting from a usb stick, i will give that a go. Maybe i read the SATA thing from a previous Backtrack, i don't know.
OK, I have tried the USB version and it gets past the original problem but there is a new one now. After i login i type startx to start the KDE and it doesn't work and produces an error. Anyone else had the same problem? Thanks again for all the help.
What is the error?
Did you search the forum for you video card?
Did you try booting into VESA mode?
Thanks marked, VESA mode worked but yet again another problem has arose. Kismet won't start. it says i need to define some thing to do with packets in the kismet.conf file, seen it before? i have found the file but i don't know what to do, sorry im no good with linux. You help is very much appreciated.
Sorry, i double posted the same message and i don't know how to delete it.
I suppose you mean configuring kismet to your wlan device.
Originally Posted by TheWaddler
You have to edit the source in the kismet.conf to something like that:
You didn't mention what chipset your device uses , so noone can tell you the right configuration.
I really recommend you use the search function and read some manuals.
These questions are asked hundreds of times.
Thanks terminal86. That sounds about right. i'll try it later. Chipset, is that of my wireless card? i think its one of these BCM432b or BCM32056000. I would usually use the search function but i couldn't understand what they were talking about as i am a linux noob. Thanks again.