This is for a set of shadowed Slax passwords.

xxxxx@xxxxxx:/pentest/passwords/jtr# ./unshadow /pentest/passwords/jtr/pa wd /pentest/passwords/jtr/shadow >saltedpasswords

xxxx@xxxxx:/pentest/passwords/jtr# ./john saltedpasswords

Loaded 4 password hashes with 4 different salts (FreeBSD MD5 [32/32])
guesses: 0 time: 0:03:59:10 (3) c/s: 5030 trying: 48207979
Session aborted

I waited 4 hours for some signal from john that it hasn't crashed then finally ctrl C.
Is this the norm for john or did I do something wrong. I used the generic wordlist found with John and the shadow/passwrd files from Slax/De-Ice (I just copied and pasted them in JTR folder. If this is the norm is there not some sort of verbose mode. Thank you.

No worries I got it Just needed a new wordlist, the one in john is poor. Lol now on to the next step with DE-Ice