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    Yeah, this should be a really quick question.

    Ok, so when your trying to aircrack a wpa handshake with a wordlist, for example, how can you crack them if they're not in the root directory? My wordlist is just way too big to go to /root (if I'm correct, /root is the system ram?)

    I am running off of the USB version of BT3. Both the wordlist (called hatelist.txt, I bet you know where that's from) and the psk2-02.cap file are in a folder called: media:/sda3/Backtrack3stuff

    I tried using the CD command, but it appears to be a little different in Linux. Help?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Acester View Post
    Yeah, this should be a really quick question.

    Ok, so when your trying to aircrack a wpa handshake with a wordlist, for example, how can you crack them if they're not in the root directory?
    Specify the entire file system path to the wordlist.
    My wordlist is just way too big to go to /root (if I'm correct, /root is the system ram?)
    If you're booting from a LiveUSB stick /root may be in RAM but does not represent RAM. If it's a full USB install then any directory would be bound by the capacity of the USB device (likely just a few GB).
    I am running off of the USB version of BT3. Both the wordlist (called hatelist.txt, I bet you know where that's from) and the psk2-02.cap file are in a folder called: media:/sda3/Backtrack3stuff

    I tried using the CD command, but it appears to be a little different in Linux. Help?
    CD = Change directory, what are you trying to compare it to (DOS?) and how do you feel it differs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by thorin View Post
    CD = Change directory, what are you trying to compare it to (DOS?) and how do you feel it differs?
    DOS (Winders CLI) isn't case sensitive and uses the \ instead of the / and you can ram the \ right up against the command.

    Looking at it from a purely newb aspect, it's very different.
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    Code:
    aircrack-ng -w /sda3/Backtrack3stuff/hatelist.txt -b (AP's MAC) /sda3/Backtrack3stuff/psk2-02.cap
    
    fopen(dictionary) failed: No such file or directory
    fopen(dictionary) failed: No such file or directory
    Opening /sda3/Backtrack3stuff/psk2-02.cap
    open failed: No such file or directory
    
    Quitting aircrack-ng...
    I screwed up?
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    Add /mnt/ to the locations.

    Code:
    aircrack-ng -w /mnt/sda3/Backtrack3stuff/hatelist.txt -b (AP's MAC) /mnt/sda3/Backtrack3stuff/psk2-02.cap
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Add /mnt/ to the locations.

    Code:
    aircrack-ng -w /mnt/sda3/Backtrack3stuff/hatelist.txt -b (AP's MAC) /mnt/sda3/Backtrack3stuff/psk2-02.cap
    Hrm.. I do believe it's working, but I get another error:

    Code:
    aircrack-ng -w /mnt/sda3/Backtrack3stuff/hatelist.txt -b (AP's MAC) /mnt/sda3/Backtrack3stuff/psk2-02.cap
    Opening /mnt/sda3/Backtrack3stuff/hatelist.txt
    Unsupported file format (not a pcap or IVs file).
    
    Quitting aircrack-ng...
    It says the .txt wordlist is unsupported? I don't have it in the wrong place, do I?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Acester View Post
    Hrm.. I do believe it's working, but I get another error:

    Code:
    aircrack-ng -w /mnt/sda3/Backtrack3stuff/hatelist.txt -b (AP's MAC) /mnt/sda3/Backtrack3stuff/psk2-02.cap
    Opening /mnt/sda3/Backtrack3stuff/hatelist.txt
    Unsupported file format (not a pcap or IVs file).
    
    Quitting aircrack-ng...
    It says the .txt wordlist is unsupported? I don't have it in the wrong place, do I?
    No it's saying your capture file is wrong.
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    This is really frusterating.

    So, I got a handshake again.. Then I type all this out:
    Code:
    aircrack-ng -w /mnt/sda3/bt3/hatelist.txt -b (AP's mac) linksys-01.cap
    Empty dictionnary
    Empty dictionnary
    Opening linksys-01.cap
    Please specify a dictionary (option -w).
    
    
    Quitting aircrack-ng
    Not working.
    After searching youtube and crap on how other people crack it, I found this:
    Code:
    aircrack-ng -0 -x2 -w /mnt/sdb/hatelist.txt linksys-01.cap
    That does work, but not really.. It says current passphrase: (blank), nothing appears there. I also have the hatelist.txt on one of my harddrives:
    Code:
    aircrack-ng -0 -x2 -w /mnt/sda3/bt3/hatelist.txt linksys-01.cap
    But that dosn't work for some reason. I really am not getting this.. raaawrrr
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    Please check that the dictionary is not actually empty using for example the cat command. Last time I saw a problem like this posted on the forum it turned out to be exactly what the error message claimed it to be, an empty dictionary. If the wordlist does turn out to be anything but empty, you could always try creating a small wordlist of your own and check if the above process works using it, since I have seen this same error when using to large an wordlist as well.
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