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Slitaz Aircrack-ng Distribution - UNSUPPORTED

The “Slitaz Aircrack-ng Distribution” is the base Slitaz cooking version plus the latest Aircrack-ng SVN version, wireless drivers patched for injection and other related tools. The custom distribution is especially tuned for the Acer Aspire One netbooks but will work well on virtually all desktops, notebooks and netbooks. It is extremely small (60meg), requires minimal memory and includes a rich set of programs.

This distribution is not intended to be all things to all people. Especially with respect to patched wireless drivers. Only a limited set of patched wireless drivers are included. If you own a card which uses one of these patched drivers then you are in luck. These are for cards which are personally owned and are known to work well. There are no plans to expand this list. If your particular card is not included then use Back Track which includes an exceedingly large number of patched drivers.

Having said that, the latest version now includes the 2.6.29 kernel with many new wireless drivers. So you may have luck with wireless devices which are not officially supported as noted above. The mac80211 drivers work for many devices out of the box.

Slitaz home: http://www.slitaz.org/en/

The foundation is SliTaz which is a free micro GNU/Linux distro using BusyBox, a Linux kernel, and GNU free software. The goal of SliTaz is to have a GNU/Linux distro working in memory (RAM). Installable to a hard disk, with good support for French language web, it offers reliability, high performance and PC recycling. SliTaz boots with Syslinux and provides more than 200 Linux commands, the LightTPD web server, SQLite database, rescue tools, IRC client, SSH client/server powered by Dropbear, X window system, JWM (Joe's Window Manager), gFTP, Geany IDE, Mozilla Firefox, Alsaplayer, Gparted, a sound file editor and much more.

Summary of What Is Included:

NOTE: With the introduction of compat-wireless drivers and a current kernel, most wireless cards should now be supported for use with the aircrack-ng suite. To use these drivers, generally you MUST manually load the desired module with “modprobe <module name>. Do not assume they will be loaded manually. See this page to troubleshoot driver issues.

Download / Installation

User Accounts

HOWTO Hints

Custom Scripts Available

There are some custom scripts which can be run from the command line:

To view the above, type “less /etc/motd.full” at the command line.

X Window (GUI)

If you login and type “startx” it will give you an XWindow environment which does allow you to open multiple console windows at the same time.

Alternatively, pressing ALT plus F1, F2, etc. will give you multiple login windows. Each F1, … is a separate login to run aircrack-ng commands or other linux commands. So you can have multiple programs running at the same time. NOTE: This does not apply if you have started XWindow.

Disabling Console Messages

To disable kernel messages going to the console:

 dmesg -n1

mac80211 drivers

The mac80211 version of all drivers are included in the distribution and includes Compat-wireless drivers from November 15/2009. The ZD1211B driver has been patched for injection and power readings. Mac80211 has been patched for the fragmentation attack.

NOTE: With the introduction of compat-wireless drivers and a current kernel, most wireless cards should now be supported for use with the aircrack-ng suite. To use these drivers, generally you MUST manually load the desired module with “modprobe <module name>. Do not assume they will be loaded manually. See this page to troubleshoot driver issues.

Troubleshooting Tips

How to get support?

For the Slitaz distribution:

For the Aircrack-ng component:

Release History

November 24/2009

November 17/2009

July 4/2009

May 5/2009

March 31/2009

February 11/2009

January 31/2009