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    Hi all,

    I'm looking for instructions (or help) in updating apps in BT3 such as Cowpatty and Kismet to their current releases. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Yeesh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yeeshkull View Post
    Hi all,
    I'm looking for instructions (or help) in updating apps in BT3 such as Cowpatty and Kismet to their current releases. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Yeesh
    A better idea would be to upgrade to bt4 but if you are dead set on using an outdated distro with security holes then read up on
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    Quote Originally Posted by archangel.amael View Post
    A better idea would be to upgrade to bt4 but if you are dead set on using an outdated distro with security holes then read up on
    slaptget
    Thanks, I will give this a try. The memory I can add on to my laptop is maxed out and BT3 (Vmware) runs smoother on my system than BT4.

    I would like to configure a dual-boot setup with BT4 (instead of using Vmware) but I'm afraid I might disrupt my XP OEM install and also don't know if I can remove a dual-boot scenario properly should the need arise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yeeshkull View Post
    Thanks, I will give this a try. The memory I can add on to my laptop is maxed out and BT3 (Vmware) runs smoother on my system than BT4.
    Then turn off unneeded/unused services.
    I would like to configure a dual-boot setup with BT4 (instead of using Vmware) but I'm afraid I might disrupt my XP OEM install and also don't know if I can remove a dual-boot scenario properly should the need arise.
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    I was tempted to stick with BT3 as well, it was familiar and with BT4 some things are just different !

    It would be crazy to do so though, would strongly suggest you find out what you can do to get BT4PF running smoothly..

    Does your laptop support booting from usb ? cant you simply make Live USB with persistent changes ? That would be the next best thing if bT4 really cant run on your VMplayer

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    Thanks for the help,

    I'll probably end up going with the USB version of BT4. Vmware is proving to be an uneeded burdon on my system resources.

    -Yeesh

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    Quote Originally Posted by archangel.amael View Post
    If there is a will there is a way. If there is no will then use a hammer.
    LOL!

    Quote Originally Posted by archangel.amael View Post
    Then turn off unneeded/unused services.
    Quote Originally Posted by Yeeshkull View Post
    Vmware is proving to be an uneeded burdon on my system resources.
    I suggest you take a look into this website: www.BlackViper.com: Operating System Guides. It was descriptions of every services so you can have an idea of what you can turn off and what you must leave on. My windows is running smoothly (VMware too) because i disabled some unneeded services. It is a little time consuming to disable each service by hand, but it's worth the shot, i promise! And if you're too lazy, the site has registry configurations to disable services automatically. But my advice would be to make it by hand, for obvious reasons.
    Hope it helps!

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    Well if you do decide to make live usb install, it really is fairly easy.

    I followed this tut;
    http://forums.remote-exploit.org/bac...-tutorial.html

    So basically booting off a usb and then installing to 2nd usb (8gig)

    and then updated the kernel following Muts' blogpost here;
    BackTrack Information Security Distribution » BackTrack 4 Pre Final Kernel Update

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    Quote Originally Posted by =TAPE= View Post
    Well if you do decide to make live usb install, it really is fairly easy.

    I followed this tut;
    http://forums.remote-exploit.org/bac...-tutorial.html

    So basically booting off a usb and then installing to 2nd usb (8gig)

    and then updated the kernel following Muts' blogpost here;
    BackTrack Information Security Distribution » BackTrack 4 Pre Final Kernel Update
    Thanks, that might be the course of action I need to follow. I installed "slapt-get" but I'm having a little difficulty with it connecting to the mirror sight.

    I'm up and running with Cain using the dictionary and brute force attacks on wpa cap files. My next area to learn is doing the precomputations with genpmk and learning more about rainbow tables.

    Still learning and progressing, from zero about a month ago :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yeeshkull View Post
    I installed "slapt-get" but I'm having a little difficulty with it
    My next area to learn is doing the precomputations with genpmk and learning more about rainbow tables.
    Still learning and progressing, from zero about a month ago :-)
    You lack focus mate just look at the above. You can't get a basic package maintenance system up and running and you are talking about the advanced topics. Learn the basics first, do that by researching and reading. There are about a million threads in regards to slapt-get not working as expected. The answers are here on the forums. Especially in the newbie area.
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