For the past 5 hours, I tried to install BT3 dualbooting with Windows XP (on a T60 IBM Thinkpad)
(.... "You are only allowed to post URLs to other sites after you have made 15 posts or more")
At first, I used : beyondthebit [dot] com [slash] node [slash] 17 > tutorial. Basically what it tells you to do is create a Ext3 partition where you will install Backtrack.
I did all of this and BT3 succesfully installed. However, it seems like my directory structure is all messed up. I am saying this because on the live cd, the directory is split with boot/ and backtrack/ (and in backtrack/ you have /user, etc) but in my hd directory (when I unmount the disk) I see boot/ and all other subdirectory of the backtrack live cd folder. So should they all be in a upper directory? Or is it normal?
My setup : sda1 NTFS windows xp pro
sda2 Ext3 backtrack 3 beta
In the backtrack menu: Install Backtrack (not tested)
Source (auto) : /mnt/live/mnt/hdc/BT3
Install BackTrack to: /mnt/sda2
Write New MBR (lilo.mbr) to: /dev/sda
Installation method: real
Restore Original MBR after lilo : unchecked
I searched on google and I found another : offensive-security [dot] com / documentation / backtrack-hd-install.pdf > howto which is hosted by offensive-security and one of their video (offensive-security [dot] com / movies / dualboot / dualboot . html). You would think the video is using the same procedure as the HowTo right? But no... the video is manually making all the directory and the guide uses the backtrack menu to automatically install Backtrack (but this is for BT2) but the video and the tutorial are making 3 (or 4?) partitions.
I don't know which one is the right one, Pureh@te commented on the tutorial from offensive-security (forums [dot] remote-exploit [dot] org/showpost.php?p=57288&postcount=12)here and since he's a moderator, I think it's safe to assume that he knows what he's talking about. I would like some clarification because I am very confuse about all this.
The only reason why I think there is a directory mix up is because when I try to launch the IPWRAW driver for my Intel Pro/Wireless 3945ABG (via the Backtrack menu > misc > load) it says "ERROR: Module ipwraw does not exist in /proc/modules".
So I tried something else, I went in Backtrack menu>Radio Network Analysis>80211>misk and Load IPWRAW
/bin/sh: ./unload: No such file or directory
I right clicked the 'link' to find the path, so in Konsole: cd /usr/src/drivers/
and then I typed ls to see what was inside.
I got ipwraw-ng and iwlwifi-1.0.0
1) I went in the iwlwifi-1.0.0, and I can type load/unload but seems like I can't put it in monitor mode, nor connect to wireless network using Wireless assistant. So anyway, I was ****ing around and I unloaded it.
2) I went in the /usr/src/drivers/ipwraw-ng and typed load, and I got my raw good old driver wifi0 which I can put in monitor mode in airmon-ng. But now I have no clue how to unload the raw driver . I tried typing load again... doesn't work. I tried going in the iwlwifi-1.0.0 and type unload, doesn't work.
So um any clue?
I saw there was a bug about the menu for ipwraw driver in the wiki which explains why the 'link' doesn't work for the driver, but how do I unload it
Thanks a lot for your help, if you need additional information just ask and I'll try to reply as soon as possible.
(I would have posted this in the BT3 section but I can't since I'm on the 3-days newbie probation)
P.S.: Today was the first time I ever touched a Linux OS so try to be very clear with commands why and what they do... if you don't feel like it, I'll google and wikipedia it but you know... :P