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Im using backtrack 4 and i can't get networking to start. Everytime i type /etc/init.d/networking start, it just gives me errors like the one in the title. please help me. ...
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    Unhappy Backtrack 4: SI0CSIFADDR: No such device eth0?


    Im using backtrack 4 and i can't get networking to start. Everytime i type /etc/init.d/networking start, it just gives me errors like the one in the title. please help me. I've been trying to do this for days. Can anyone maybe give me detailed instructions on what to do?

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    Hello and Welcome,
    We need a few more details from you before we can really tell what's happening here. Are you trying to get an Ethernet or Wireless card working? Which card is it? Can you post the output of (you may need to use su or sudo)
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    lspci |grep -i net
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    The backtrack system is on a laptop with an Intel WiFi Link 1000BGN, so a wireless card. Also, im dual booting backtrack with windows 7. I have a text file in backtrack with the code outpouts, but how can i transfer it to this PC. The outputs are simply way too long to type.

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    Hello and Welcome!

    If you happen to have a USB flash drive, you could just copy it over in that fashion.
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    Ok i managed to get it onto the USB. Here are the code outputs:

    root@bt:~# lspci lgrep -i net
    Usage: lspci [<switches>]

    Basic display modes:
    -mm Produce machine-readable output (single -m for an obsolete format)
    -t Show bus tree

    Display options:
    -v Be verbose (-vv for very verbose)
    -k Show kernel drivers handling each device
    -x Show hex-dump of the standard part of the config space
    -xxx Show hex-dump of the whole config space (dangerous; root only)
    -xxxx Show hex-dump of the 4096-byte extended config space (root only)
    -b Bus-centric view (addresses and IRQ's as seen by the bus)
    -D Always show domain numbers

    Resolving of device ID's to names:
    -n Show numeric ID's
    -nn Show both textual and numeric ID's (names & numbers)
    -q Query the PCI ID database for unknown ID's via DNS
    -qq As above, but re-query locally cached entries
    -Q Query the PCI ID database for all ID's via DNS

    Selection of devices:
    -s [[[[<domain>]:]<bus>]:][<slot>][.[<func>]] Show only devices in selected slots
    -d [<vendor>]:[<device>] Show only devices with specified ID's

    Other options:
    -i <file> Use specified ID database instead of net
    -p <file> Look up kernel modules in a given file instead of default modules.pcimap
    -M Enable `bus mapping' mode (dangerous; root only)

    PCI access options:
    -A <method> Use the specified PCI access method (see `-A help' for a list)
    -O <par>=<val> Set PCI access parameter (see `-O help' for a list)
    -G Enable PCI access debugging
    -H <mode> Use direct hardware access (<mode> = 1 or 2)
    -F <file> Read PCI configuration dump from a given file











    root@bt:~# lsmod
    Module Size Used by
    ipv6 239348 14
    sbs 10940 0
    sbshc 4500 1 sbs
    acpi_cpufreq 7808 0
    cpufreq_stats 4728 0
    cpufreq_performance 1300 0
    cpufreq_powersave 1268 0
    cpufreq_ondemand 7080 2
    freq_table 3476 3 acpi_cpufreq,cpufreq_stats,cpufreq_ondemand
    cpufreq_conservative 7048 0
    iptable_filter 2324 0
    ip_tables 10916 1 iptable_filter
    x_tables 13592 1 ip_tables
    parport_pc 24292 0
    lp 9412 0
    parport 30572 2 parport_pc,lp
    snd_hda_codec_idt 55764 1
    snd_hda_intel 24712 3
    snd_hda_codec 57204 2 snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel
    uvcvideo 58016 0
    arc4 1588 2
    snd_hwdep 6776 1 snd_hda_codec
    snd_pcm_oss 37728 0
    snd_mixer_oss 14324 1 snd_pcm_oss
    videodev 37056 1 uvcvideo
    v4l1_compat 13336 2 uvcvideo,videodev
    ecb 2484 2
    snd_pcm 67704 4 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm_oss
    snd_seq_dummy 2424 0
    snd_seq_oss 27328 0
    psmouse 41732 0
    iwlagn 166328 0
    iwlcore 161336 1 iwlagn
    serio_raw 5016 0
    rfkill 9328 2 iwlcore
    snd_seq_midi 5952 0
    led_class 3608 1 iwlcore
    btusb 11592 0
    lib80211 5176 1 iwlcore
    mac80211 204728 2 iwlagn,iwlcore
    iTCO_wdt 10584 0
    iTCO_vendor_support 2840 1 iTCO_wdt
    bluetooth 54148 1 btusb
    snd_rawmidi 19488 1 snd_seq_midi
    cfg80211 61268 3 iwlagn,iwlcore,mac80211
    snd_seq_midi_event 5972 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq 47568 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_mid i_event
    snd_timer 19068 3 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device 6048 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi ,snd_seq
    rtc_cmos 10156 0
    rtc_core 15792 1 rtc_cmos
    snd 50468 16 snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_ hwdep,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_os s,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    rtc_lib 2388 1 rtc_core
    video 18024 0
    output 2388 1 video
    soundcore 5856 1 snd
    snd_page_alloc 7836 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    shpchp 31560 0
    wmi 5960 0
    intel_agp 26108 0
    agpgart 29356 1 intel_agp
    joydev 9728 0
    evdev 9120 14
    sg 25064 0
    fuse 53104 1




    root@bt:~# ifconfig
    eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:26:22:b1:2f:a1
    UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
    RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
    RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
    Interrupt:31 Base address:0xa000

    lo Link encap:Local Loopback
    inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
    inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
    UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
    RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
    TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
    collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
    RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

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    The first command, you mistyped
    Code:
    lspci | grep -i net
    That's a pipe, not an L...the pipe (|)key is just above the enter key.
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    Also post the output of
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    dmesg | grep firmware
    Again, pipe key for |, not an l.

    iwlagn is the driver for the Intel Wifi 1000bgn card. It requires extra firmware, iwlwifi-1000-ucode, to run. My guess is Backtrack does not have this firmware installed by default. I would guess it's available in the backtrack repositories.

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    here the first one:
    root@bt:~# lspci |grep -i net
    03:00.0 Intel Corporation WiFi Link 1000 Series
    04:00.0 Ethernet Controller: Realtek Semi Conductor Co., Ltd. RTL 8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 02)

    The Backtrack system wouldnt read my flash drive so i typed that manually.

    @reed 9: That command had no output at all.

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    No output means no message, which means it isn't looking for the firmware.

    What about
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    dmesg | grep iwl
    dmesg | grep wlan

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    The first code has this output:
    root@bt:~# dmesg | grep iwl
    iwlagn: Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link AGN driver for Linux, 1.3.27kd
    iwlagn: Copyright(c) 2003-2009 Intel Corporation
    iwlagn 0000:03:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 18 (level, low) -> IRQ 18
    iwlagn 0000:03:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
    iwlagn 0000:03:00.0: Detected Intel Wireless WiFi Link 1000 Series BGN REV=0x6C
    iwlagn 0000:03:00.0: Tunable channels: 13 802.11bg, 0 802.11a channels
    iwlagn 0000:03:00.0: irq 32 for MSI/MSI-X
    phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'iwl-agn-rs'


    The second code had nothing at all.


    Also, i found the u-code driver and i think that i should try installing it. Sadly, i don't know how. There is a readme file, but the instructions don't seem to match with BackTrack at all.

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