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    Hi, sorry another wireless question..

    Intel 5100a/b/g wifi card, on my asus laptop.
    Works sweet with kubuntu, no probs.
    Installed backtrack 4 earlier today (finally) after bt3 didnt work with my 5100 shouldve read before installing....
    but am getting a "mount; /dev/sda3: cant read superblock" [fail]

    anyway when i type ".....networking start" it doesnt find anything and "sleeps"...

    ifconfig -a doesnt find anything

    i have been scouring the forums and net for the last 4 hours and they all seem to say the 5100 should "work straight out of the box"

    anyone know whats goin on??

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    Uhh, what's in sda3? If you followed the install destructions, that's where everything other than what you need to boot is.
    Of course, if you really wanted to have some fun, go to Wal-Mart late at night and ask the greeter if they could help you find trashbags, roll of carpet, rope, quicklime, clorox and a shovel. See if they give you any strange looks. --Streaker69

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    When do you get the error about the failed mount?
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    ??? just wrote down what it said..i unetbootin'd backtrack 4 on my usb, and it said missing operating system, so i re-unetbootin bt3 and pasted the bt4 boot and bt4 files over bt3 ones, and edited the files..
    anyway am gonna re install it and try again.

    fingers crossed

    Wooohoo
    finally got the wireless shit sorted. (if in doubt ... do it again!!!)
    dont know why it screwed up in the first place...

    anyways, it still a failed mount. here is the whole thing.

    (its when it is loading, i can see it when i go to enter "root---toor"

    Mount Local File Systems...
    mount:no medium found
    fat:fat read failed blocknr 32
    mount:/dev/sda3: cant read superblock

    obviously something to do with fat, my usb is fat32
    i still havent partioned my usb stick yet, could it be that??

    i just wanted to sort my wireless first.

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    nope i have a gateway p7811fx and it has a 5100 wifi link in it
    and it did not work either

    could not seem to get it to see the card at all said it went to sleep like the other guy said

    and i do know that it works in unbuntu used a live cd on it once to find out
    but could not get this one to work

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    Google is your friend:
    http://tinyshell.be/aircrackng/forum...25751#msg25751

    If you're going to follow that word for word in the link with bt4b, all I can say is have lots of fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hatake_kakashi View Post
    Google is your friend:
    http://tinyshell.be/aircrackng/forum...25751#msg25751

    If you're going to follow that word for word in the link with bt4b, all I can say is have lots of fun.
    I find that the 5100 pretty hit and miss with injection with both Ubuntu 8.10 and BT4b from the off. I used this same guide with my Ubuntu install and everything works great, infact I'm pretty impressed! I normally would go down the easy route of swapping the card for a descent Atheros, but seeing as my latest laptop is a HP it wont allow it.

    Hopefully this weekend I'll find the time to try it with a BT4b HD install.
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    yup HP and IBM are known and thus proven to have whitelist for wireless minipci/minipcie cards to be inserted into their bay, which is why I have them under my own blacklist.

    Your best bet is to get usb wireless dongle, maybe alfa awus036h

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    Quote Originally Posted by hatake_kakashi View Post
    yup HP and IBM are known and thus proven to have whitelist for wireless minipci/minipcie cards to be inserted into their bay, which is why I have them under my own blacklist.

    Your best bet is to get usb wireless dongle, maybe alfa awus036h
    I've personally not found this with any of the IBM laptops I've had, but they hey are all pretty old now.

    Yes, I have several USB dongles including 2 alfas which are great, it's just nice to get the built-in (in this case they may as well be soldered in) wireless running correctly also.
    "I do not know with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Uhh, what's in sda3? If you followed the install destructions, that's where everything other than what you need to boot is.
    I would like to install barry's recommended destruction too

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