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Posted by:xxXen0xx
Subject:Newbie to Kismet/Linux/distro
Date:01:43:36 19/01/2009

Compaq Presario 1200
Orinoco Card
XP 2002 sp3
597MHz 316MB RAM

I started to use Netstumbler, when I realized in the windows environment it would be incorrect for me to try to enable rfmon mode. So I got some advice and went to Kismet, good chance for me to learn Linux.

Is it possible to even run this software with the given hardware specs?
I downloaded an Ubuntu distro and tried to install the Kismet package, it said I needed to bring in more files, but Kismet still would not "make" properly(correct terminology?).

So I went to Backtrack V3, a Live CD, downloaded and checked the md5 which matched the official site checksum but my ISO Recorder v2 is not correctly burning this to CD at x1 speed, after I already successfully used ISO Recorder v2 to burn the Ubuntu CD earlier. What am I doing wrong for the ISO not burn now? Also I found out that they left out the Orinoco drivers in the final V3.

So I came back here. The version of Ubuntu that I have on CD makes the computer run slow, so I am looking for a linux distro that will run smooth on my hardware, and will support kismet. Hopefully with supporting files that kismet needs,Orinoco drivers or with kismet preinstalled/(built?)

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