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Backtrack 4 on Dell 700m

There are a couple of things that don't work on the default install of Backtrack 4 on the Dell 700m or 710.  The most painful of these is the wireless card doesn't work even though it is a well-supported ipw2200.  

- Wireless:
To get the wireless to work, I added:

"deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian lenny main contrib non-free"
to the /etc/apt/sources.list, 

Then did an apt-get update.  

I then did:
#apt-get install firmware-ipw2x00 wireless-tools 

The driver didn't show up until I did a:
modprobe -r ipw2200 ; modprobe ipw2200
To configure the wireless, I cheated and used the GUI under Start>Internet>WiCD Network Manager (I had to go under preferences and add the interface eth1 first).  

That was it!  The Wireless, even with WPA worked fine.  

I then added VirtualBox.  To do this, I added:
"deb download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian intrepid non-free"
 just like above.  (There are a bunch of links atwww.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads)

I
 then updated the keyring with:
"wget -q http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian/sun_vbox.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -"

Again, I did apt-get update, and then apt-get install virtualbox-3.2.   This added it (After I clicked through everything).  (Actually, I did 3.0, but 3.2 is out now)

- Leo 4.8 is already installed (http://webpages.charter.net/edreamleo/front.html).  To run it just use
/opt/leo/launchleo.py

- Kismet was pre-installed, but had no wireless source in the ncsource variable in the /usr/etc/kismet.conf file.  I tried a few times to get this to work, but haven't pinned down the right source yet.  Still working on that.   I usually sniff out of another box anyway (with more space), so I moved on.  

- Hexeditor:  I added the Gnome Hex Editor (through the apt-get GUI).   I also installed Okteta hexeditor via the synaptic package manager

- Nessus:
I dowwnloaded the Nessus-4.4.1-ubuntu1010_i386.deb and installed with:
dpkg -i Nessus-4.4.1-ubuntu1010_i386.deb

Then, to get the most recent plugins, I registered Nessus by going towww.nessus.org/register/
I
 selected the Home Feed, accepted the EULA, and entered an email, where they sent my activation code.

I then activated Nessus per the instructions in the email they sent me.  

To start the Nessus Server, simply use# /etc/init.d/nessusd start

Then connect via a browser to 127.0.0.1:8834

Nessus
 took a long time to initialize the first time.... be patient.   Then you simply log in.... you can certainly create a non-root user to run, which is the smart way of doing it.  

You have to add a user to use Nessus.  This is done by typing# /opt/nessus/sbin/nessus-adduser
And that is it.  Nessus should work.

- PPTP: root@bt:~# apt-get install pptpd pptp-linux network-manager-pptp kvpnc
        restart (pptpd should be running, as should kvpnc)
    start kvpnc by the command line, since the GUI version won't close it when you're done
    [Also, if you run into issues where you can ping the router at 10.50.60.1, but can't ping anything else, you may have to adjust your route with something like:
root@bt:~# route add -net 10.50.60.0 netmask 255.255.255.0 ppp0
root@bt:~# route add default gw 10.50.60.1]


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