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    Default How to create a new BackTrack iso with kernel 2.6.34

    I haven't tested out this script extensively - feel free to give it a spin and post results here:

    BackTrack ISO Kernel 2.6.34 Upgrade
    Last edited by muts; 07-02-2010 at 11:15 PM.

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    Default Re: How to create a new BackTrack iso with kernel 2.6.34

    well there is still a huge bug:
    Gmane Loom

    rt2800usb is badly broken in 2.6.34 (rt3070 chipset for the most part) fixed in 2.6.35-rcx
    ath5k needs patch
    ath9k gives random ssid & incorrect flags in airodump-ng

    airbase-ng is broken on all drivers I tested

    compat-wireless fails to compile on this kernel
    Last edited by joker5bb; 07-03-2010 at 12:49 AM.

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    Default Re: How to create a new BackTrack iso with kernel 2.6.34

    Hi, just thought I would add some extra detail.

    Updated to 2.6.34 today.

    A few things broke:
    Both wireless drivers below fail to load firmware.

    rt73 usb adapter wireless firmware
    phy1 -> rt2x00lib_request_firmware: Error - Failed to request firmware

    "dpkg -L rt73-drivers" shows old drivers for 2.6.30 exist, I guess the 2.6.34 are still in work?

    ipw2200 internal Dell laptop wireless firmware:
    I've rmmod/modprobed ipw2200 and performed cold reboots.
    Each time dmesg shows:
    ipw2200: ipw2200-bss.fw request_firmware failed: Reason -2
    ipw2200: Unable to load firmware: -2
    Inside /lib/firmware-2.6.34/ I have ipw-2.2-bss.fw and a few others.
    I even tried making a symbolic link to trick it, but that still fails.

    I bet it's a udev problem.

    All of this worked great right before the kernel upgrade.

    Thanks

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    Default Re: How to create a new BackTrack iso with kernel 2.6.34

    Can confirm that the rt73 drivers no longer work with the update.

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    Default Re: How to create a new BackTrack iso with kernel 2.6.34

    Quote Originally Posted by Ridgeback111 View Post
    Hi, just thought I would add some extra detail.

    Updated to 2.6.34 today.

    A few things broke:
    Both wireless drivers below fail to load firmware.

    rt73 usb adapter wireless firmware
    phy1 -> rt2x00lib_request_firmware: Error - Failed to request firmware

    "dpkg -L rt73-drivers" shows old drivers for 2.6.30 exist, I guess the 2.6.34 are still in work?

    ipw2200 internal Dell laptop wireless firmware:
    I've rmmod/modprobed ipw2200 and performed cold reboots.
    Each time dmesg shows:
    ipw2200: ipw2200-bss.fw request_firmware failed: Reason -2
    ipw2200: Unable to load firmware: -2
    Inside /lib/firmware-2.6.34/ I have ipw-2.2-bss.fw and a few others.
    I even tried making a symbolic link to trick it, but that still fails.

    I bet it's a udev problem.

    All of this worked great right before the kernel upgrade.

    Thanks
    Just copy /lib/firmware/*.* from the live cd to the installed bt4 (boot from the live and copy,i had the same problem,fixed with this workaround).

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    Default Re: How to create a new BackTrack iso with kernel 2.6.34

    Quote Originally Posted by michelinok View Post
    Just copy /lib/firmware/*.* from the live cd to the installed bt4 (boot from the live and copy,i had the same problem,fixed with this workaround).
    thanks you are a life saver I thought my vmware image was the problem
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    Default Re: How to create a new BackTrack iso with kernel 2.6.34

    Copying the original boot iso's /lib/firmware into the /lib/firmware-2.6.34 on my install did the trick!

    *Note /lib/firmware is a symbolic link to /lib/firmware-2.6.34 on my boot DVD.

    Thank you!

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    it keeps asking me to abort the install because the kernel is already installed. 2.6.34. When I put


    uname -a

    Linux bt 2.6.30.9 #1 SMP Tue Dec 1 21:51:08 EST 2009 i686 GNU/Linux


    I followed the instructions to the letter from a fresh install of BT4.

    Also the command to cp the config file

    cp /boot/config-2.6.34 .config

    comes back negative. the file thats in there is the old one

    config-2.6.30.9

    Sometimes the simplest things trip us up.

    never mind - I figured it out. DUH I was canceling the install when it asked me when I shouldnt have. Love this community by the way.
    Last edited by lupin; 07-14-2010 at 07:33 AM. Reason: Merging...

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    Default Re: How to create a new BackTrack iso with kernel 2.6.34

    ipw2200 internal Dell laptop wireless firmware:
    I've rmmod/modprobed ipw2200 and performed cold reboots.
    Each time dmesg shows:
    ipw2200: ipw2200-bss.fw request_firmware failed: Reason -2
    ipw2200: Unable to load firmware: -2
    Inside /lib/firmware-2.6.34/ I have ipw-2.2-bss.fw and a few others.
    I even tried making a symbolic link to trick it, but that still fails.

    I bet it's a udev problem.

    All of this worked great right before the kernel upgrade.

    Thanks[/QUOTE]


    confirmed

    i noted that airdriver-ng gives an error about the driver being compiled on a different GCC as well
    note: this is on the "live-cd" R1
    Last edited by morning_wood; 07-16-2010 at 07:32 AM.

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    Default Re: How to create a new BackTrack iso with kernel 2.6.34

    I'm having trouble updating the kernel; the error is as follows:

    Code:
    Errors were encoutered while processing:
     /var/cahche/apt/archives/linux-image-2.6.34_2.6.34-10.00.Custom-bt7_i386.deb
    E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
    That is after I run "apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade"
    I have also tried to force install with "-f"
    All the other upgrades seem to install fine except for the kernel; is there something I'm supposed to do manually to install the 2.6.34 kernel?

    I have looked at the FAQ, How-To, etc. and haven't found an answer to my particular situation... any help is appreciated.

    I am using BT4 Final in VMware.

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