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Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Italy / EU
Re: BackTrack 3 on Dell Inspiron Mini 9 with Ubuntu 8.04 - 11-22-2008, 05:20 PM
I installed kismet, and associated libraries, with Symantec in Ubuntu.
May be it's because I'm a very beginner with Linux, but I didn't find any kismet voice in the menĂ¹ afterward.
Neither I was able to launch kismet with the terminal.
The simple task I would like to accomplish is to use a WiFi sniffer in order to connect by means of free hot-spots when I'm on trip.
Join Date: Mar 2009
Re: BackTrack 3 on Dell Inspiron Mini 9 with Ubuntu 8.04 - 03-26-2009, 09:23 PM
BackTrack is very simple to get booted on the Mini. when selecting the default options you will eventually be presented with an error which states that your video memory is not allocated correctly, or something similar. heres what i did as a step by step to get it working. i did the following from inside of windows XP. this makes it very easy.
-go to the website listed.
-download the USB version of BT3.
=PREPARE USB DRIVE=
-use WinRAR to open the ISO that you downloaded and extract the 2 folders inside to the empty Fat32 drive that you want to use as your boot device.
-close that WinRAR ISO and open the boot folder on the USB drive.
-you will get a CMD that tells you it will change the MBR (master boot record) for drive (label.
-make sure this is the drive you want to boot from, not your windows partition.
-go up one level.
-open the BT3 folder.
-you will receive a confirmation CMD.
=ENABLE AND BOOT=
-turn on your mini with USB drive plugged in.
-press 2 while it is booting BIOS to enter BIOS setup (this is necessary if you have done the internal USB drive hack)
-move right to get to the Boot Options menu.
-use F6 to move the USB drive to the top of the list.
-if you have done the internal USB drive hack, or have more than one installed at the moment, move over the USB option and press enter to expand.
-move over the label of the USB drive you want to use and press F6 to move it to the top of the list.
-Exit Saving Changes.
-computer will restart and go to the boot menu of BT3.
-select BT3 Graphics Mode (VESA KDE).
-you will see an error that says "you passed an undefined mode number"
-select option 1 (not option 0).
-BT3 will boot to the desktop.
you will see a screen just before the desktop loads that looks like a fatal error. dont worry about that; it is just finding sync i guess. everything looks normal after that.
i am pretty sure that you will have to do some more work to get all the peripherals working. when i booted i didnt have anything working beside the basics; video, KB, mouse, etc. youll have to do some more reaserch to find out how to get your bluetooth and other radios working.
ps- i got most of my information from this site:
this is from when BT3 was in beta, but it still applies.
also, you may not need to run bootinst.bat or make_iso.bat, but just do it to be sure.
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