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  1. #1
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    Default BackTrack Internet problems

    (Note: i know this is the BackTrack forum so if you can only help me with my BackTrack problem thats fine, im just writting everything that im having problems with just in case someone can help me)

    My only problem with BackTrack is that it wont connect to the internet
    =\
    im using a Lynksys wireless router
    it doesnt connect even if i wire it to the router
    Wireless Assistant can find my router but i cant connect to it
    it fails everytime
    every other computer in my house can connect to it
    even this notebook but only when i boot it with windows


    Below this line is what i did and the problem im having
    it might not be related to BackTrack --------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Ok so i have a few problems im hopping someone can help me with

    The Problem -
    My touch pad isn't working on ubuntu and i cant connect to the internet but everything worked on the live CD
    I also have BackTrack 3 installed and the touch pad works but it won’t connect to the internet.
    There might be other hardware problems since whenever i try to open the Restricted Drivers manager it says
    you need to install the package linux-restricted-modules-2.6.21.5
    for this program to work
    and the device manager has a lot of unknow devices on it


    Overview -
    I have a Sony Vaio PCG-Z1VA notebook
    i recently formatted my pc
    (i wanted to have windows and linux installed on it)
    First i installed
    Windows XP (everything worked)
    Then i installed
    Ubuntu 7.10
    and then i installed
    BackTrack 3 Final

    The thing is that when i installed BackTrack 3
    it changed the MBR to lilo
    (i think i don’t know much about this)
    and i could only boot backtrack
    windows and ubuntu disappeared from the boot screen
    so i had to configure the lilo.conf file to boot the other os

    My lilo.conf file looks like this :

    Code:
    append = “resume =dev/hda5 splash=silent”
    boot = dev/hda
    prompt
    timeout = 60
    #bitmap=/boot/splash.bmp
    change-rules
    reset
    #vga = 769,771/773/792
    vga = 769
    image = /boot/vmlinuz
    	root = current
    	label = BackTrack
    	read-only
    
    #Windows Boot
    other = /dev/hda1
    label = WindowsXP
    table = /dev/hda
    
    #Ubuntu Boot
    image = /boot/vmlinuz
    root = /dev/hda3
    label = Ubuntu
    read-only
    and my disk drive is partitioned like this

    Code:
    Name    Flags    Part Type  FS Type        [Label]    Size(MB)
    ------------------------------------------------------------
    hda1    Boot     Primary    NTFS           [     ]    80023.75
    hda2             Primary    Linux ReiserFS            20003.89
    hda3             Primary    Linux ext3                58465.30
    hda5             Logical    Linux swap                 1546.36
    Its also taking much longer to boot Ubuntu and backtrack

    can anyone tell me what i did wrong
    Ubuntu and backrack worked just fine on this computer before

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    * duel boot sucks dont use it ( not for noobs )
    * wpa is teh sux with *nix ( not for noobs )
    * if you need to use madwifi but wpa assistant is what you need to figure out.
    * I could never get WPA to work with my USB wifi card

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    Quote Originally Posted by operat0r View Post
    * duel boot sucks dont use it ( not for noobs )
    * wpa is teh sux with *nix ( not for noobs )
    * if you need to use madwifi but wpa assistant is what you need to figure out.
    * I could never get WPA to work with my USB wifi card
    I will not claim to completely understand what you are saying in this post but can't refrain from commenting on a few of the statements that you make.

    First of all I think that dual-booting is a great way for beginners to familiarize themselves with a new OS. Of course it is not as easy as popping in a live CD, but much more convenient in my opinion.

    Secondly I have no idea what you mean by "wpa is teh sux with *nix ( not for noobs )". Are you advising against using WPA based on the fact that you have problems setting it up under Linux? I can't emphasize enough the importance of using a solid encryption of your wireless signal, and no WEP does not count as one.

    To the OP, post the make/model of your wireless card as without this we have no chance of helping you solve the problem. Also let us know what kind of encryption you are using on your AP.
    -Monkeys are like nature's humans.

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    im using a
    Linksys WRT300N Wireless-N Broadband Router
    and thanks

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