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    Question Upgrading to Kernel 2.6.21

    I have WindowsXP and Backtrack 2 Final dual boot on my PC. I have been trying to upgrade the kernel to 2.6.21 but every time after the upgrading I cannot boot into Backtrack and I have to reinstall and retry.

    I think I did everything right, including

    #make oldconfig (also tried make menuconfig; make config)
    #make
    #make install
    and copied and renamed the new bzImage to /boot/vmlinuz; I also updated lilo.conf and rerun lilo.

    Any insights into my situation? I greatly appreciate your help!

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    why do you want to upgrade kernel ?????
    i think it's not ultra necessary...........
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    Quote Originally Posted by shamanvirtuel View Post
    why do you want to upgrade kernel ?????
    i think it's not ultra necessary...........
    Because 2.6.21 has better support for Broadcom Chipset.

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    Unfortunately, what with all the custom work done to the kernel and other applications on BT2, upgrading the kernel without knowing exactly what you are doing will end up breaking a lot of things. My advice would be to install another linux distribution (BT2 is based on the slackware distro, so you might try that) and learn how to upgrade that kernel before attempting to mess with the one on BT2. Installing the tools you want (my guess is you want the aircrack suite plus wireshark/kimset) on a 'vanilla' distribution is fairly simple, given enough time and preparation. That or you could buy a card that is better supported in the current version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cogito_bt View Post
    Because 2.6.21 has better support for Broadcom Chipset.
    How about considering buying a better supported card/chipset?
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    Thank you, hobbes and theprez98, for your informative suggestions.

    As you suggested, I do have a WUSB54GC, which is well supported by Backtrack 2 Final.

    However, don't you think it's more convinient if your internal card also works? And it seems that Broadcom chipset has a better sensitivity than some other chipsets. I can't even make normal use of my DELL WLAN 1390 Mini card in Backtrack (not to say to run aircrack-ng, etc.) and I have seen people talking about their success after upgrading to 2.6.21.

    I've also thought of installing the latest stable Slackware, but it's really HUGE, and does not by default have 2.6.21 inside. I'll have to learn to upgrade the kernel either way.

    Thank you guys again!

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    my BRCM internal card run well, inject well, but have a little rate pb i need to put it in 54M rate each time.... but it works, it's broadcom minipci 4308........and im in BT2........
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    Quote Originally Posted by shamanvirtuel View Post
    my BRCM internal card run well, inject well, but have a little rate pb i need to put it in 54M rate each time.... but it works, it's broadcom minipci 4308........and im in BT2........
    Hello Shamanvirtuel, thank you for your replay.

    Mine is a Dell 1390 Wlan Mini-Card (PCIe interface), BRCM4311 chipset. It should work according to, e.g.,
    bcm43xx.berlios.de/?go=devices , but it can't even work in Managed mode. I have no idea why not.

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    if you do ever figure out how to upgrade your kernel, please post it...im researching how to do it myself also.

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    deadon and cog,



    you may want to give exitonly's BT2_v2 ISO a shot.


    hxxp://forums.remote-exploit.org/showthread.php?p=44806#post44806


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