Hi. This is my first post. Sorry if I'm a little confused. So what I did was I downloaded an ISO of Backtrack 5 Release 1 and then used Unetbootin to put it on my 4 gig flash drive (really 3.73 gigs, I found it...). Then I put the USB into my netbook (Acer Aspire One D257-1648) and booted from it. I hit "Default text mode" and then it told me to hit Enter for something to do with...video...something. And to hit space to continue. So I pressed space and it loaded a bunch of stuff and then the BT logo came up and then it loaded to the text command line place. Here's one place where I got confused. The command line said root@root. As I've been reading through the forums and searching for stuff, I have only found people writing "root@bt" as if that is their command line start thingy. But mine is always root@root. Then I read that you have to log in with the username root and the password toor. But that confused me even more because I watched a video on youtube and a thing came up for the person when they booted backtrack that said
Mine has never said anything like that. Does anybody know why?? Backtrack still works fine!
Anyway, the next thing I did was type startx and it loaded the GUI (of course..sorry, I just want to be as descriptive as possible..). Then I opened the Wicd manager and it told me there were no wireless networks.
So I went into the terminal and typed "service networking start" and it told me "networking stop/waiting". And then I typed ifconfig and it gave me:
l0 - whole bunch of stuff
eth0 - whole bunch of stuff
I'm not sure what l0 is...but I know eth0 is ethernet.
Next, I typed iwconfig and it said:
l0 no wireless extensions
eth0 no wireless extensions
When I type lspci | grep Network it says something like this (I kind of memorized it since I'm not in BT right now, but windows 7. I do know for sure what wireless card I have though)
Network controller - stuff >> Broadcom Corporation 4313 802.11 LAN<< stuff
So my card wasn't being recognized...I went to the internet, searched the forums, tried drivers like this one:
That driver didn't work, so I found a patch...patch only half worked. So now I don't know what to do. I found an Alfa AWUS036h on craigslist for 20 dollars new. I have heard it is very good but the person said they live about a half an hour away and I doubt my parents will drive me...the person won't meet halfway either. So for now I am trying to figure out my own card.
I have seen many threads on the forums about this Broadcom 4313 and people's troubles. Has anyone found a solution? I have tried multiple things and it still doesn't work! Thanks in advance!
P.S. As this is my first post, I might as well add that I really like Backtrack so far and it is my first Linux OS. I know that it is meant more for professional people and not even as just a regular OS but, as my first experience with linux, it is great.
ONE LAST THING!
Is there a way to make a persistent USB install using windows 7 and a 4 gig usb? When I used unetbootin it said that I can't do persistence because its "Ubuntu only". Then I found something on backtrack-linux.org that said that to do persistence you have to have at least an 8 gig...is this true? It would be nice to do it on my 4g usb.