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    Default Dictionary file placement question

    Okay, I have a dictionary file. Do I have to place it somewhere, or do I point BT to it? I know BT has 2 dictionaries and I can try those, but if they dont work, then i need to either point bt to the dictionary on my desktop, or, move the dictionary. Which in my case is impossible cuz Im running BT from a burned non writable cd so i cant put the dict on it.

    thanks guys

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    Default Re: Dictionary file placement question

    Depends on the program.

    99% of them allows you to use a dictionary/wordlists from any location.
    ...including USB sticks (as you said its on a CD )
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    Assuming your running aircrack and that the file is on a mounted flash drive, then just point it to the file. And make sure that its less than two gig.
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    Default Re: Dictionary file placement question

    Im running bt3 only cuz thats what I have that I know works. Im not familiar with bt5 cuz im a noob and just trying to get the hang of this. So everyones saying i cant do it with the cd version? i dont have a flash drive. But the dict is on my windows desktop and i cant access that if im running bt from a disk. so id need the command to point it to my desktop

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    Backtrack 3 is no longer supported, download the latest Backtrack 5 R1.
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    Default Re: Dictionary file placement question

    Quote Originally Posted by thegreattailz View Post
    Im running bt3 only cuz thats what I have that I know works. Im not familiar with bt5 cuz im a noob and just trying to get the hang of this. So everyones saying i cant do it with the cd version? i dont have a flash drive. But the dict is on my windows desktop and i cant access that if im running bt from a disk. so id need the command to point it to my desktop
    Why don't you upload it somewhere from your Windows machine and download it from BT?

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    Default Re: Dictionary file placement question

    Not sure how, im running bt5 now. i need to know where to put it, or where to point bt to

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    Mounting different drives and pointing applications to use files from them should not be such a big deal with someone who has some Linux experience. I think if you search on Google you might find some good tutorials that show you how to do this.

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    Default Re: Dictionary file placement question

    i've done alot of reading and still cannot get aircrack to open the specified directory. i am running a dual boot with windows 7. the root/desktop only took 4 gigs, so i cannot put my 10 gig wordlist file in it.... i would like to put it in the "wordlist" in FileSystem/home, because it has 78 gigs of free space.

    i cannot redirect the command "aircrack-ng handshakefile-01.cap -w ./home/wordlist "

    like i said, i would like to use the desktop, but there is not enough space in the root directory. any help would be much appreciated. i tried searching for a better, more specific way to enter the directory in the command prompt, but it always says "directory not found"

    any help is much appreciated! thank you all.

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    Default Re: Dictionary file placement question

    @codius

    This isn't a BackTrack or tool problem, this is a user issue.

    The command "pwd" (without quotes) will tell you what your Present Working Directory is. When you reference a path as "./path/to/file" then you're telling the tool or operating system to look for "/path/to/file" starting in your pwd. If you reference a path as /path/to/file then your telling the tool or OS to look starting at / (the "bottom") for "path/to/file". Soooooo as you've listed the command above if your pwd doesn't contain "./home/worlist" then the tool or OS won't find it there.... (As a functional test you can always try ls or cat on the path you're going to give a tool and see what happens.)

    These are Linux basics, you should probably familiarize yourself when a Linux OS that is targeted at new users (like Ubuntu etc) before jumping into a distribution like BackTrack which is aimed at a specific audience and contains tools which can cause you and others problems, loss of money, and loss of data.
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