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Noob Questions About Ubuntu


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#1 phoenixcrash

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 06:15 PM

I'm a complete noobie when it comes to using Linux/Ubuntu, so bear with me here. I have installed Ubuntu to a partition so that I can dual-boot Windows XP and Ubuntu. I have read that Ubuntu comes with no codecs, repositories, packages? I had absolutely no idea about any of this stuff. My main purpose in using Linux is to be able to use all of the components in a program called Aircrack-ng. I do not have an internet connection on this computer. So, is there any way someone could tell me a place I could download all the essential packages/codecs, and then explain how to install them. Doesn't matter if your answer is as long as a book, I need all the help that I can get. Thanks in advance.

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 07:34 PM

Have you added the restricted repos to your apt-get sources list?

Ubuntu 10.04 Release on apt-get

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 09:11 PM

To add to the information Cryptodan offered you above (by the way Cryptodan great link!)

Here's another site with linux related resources. http://sourceforge.net/

Good luck with UBUNTU 10.4 LTS. I've just recently started using it myself and it takes a bit to get used to though but it includes a lot of cool aps. :thumbsup:
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Posted 08 July 2010 - 05:33 PM

Aircrack-ng is listed in the Ubuntu Software Center. Whether or not you will need internet access to
completely install--Don't know.
To open software center, click on Applications/ Ubuntu Software Center and then do a search for Aircrack-ng. Click to install.

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 02:13 PM

Thanks for all the help guys. Sorry if some of the questions sound like I know nothing about computers. I can pretty much work Windows inside and out, but Linux/Ubuntu is completely new to me. cryptodan said "Have you added the restricted repos to your apt-get sources list?", but I'm not exactly sure what "the restricted repos" are, or anything about "apt-get sources". The computer that I have running Ubuntu does not have an internet connection, so I won't be able to install anything directly from the net. I'm gonna use the link Cryptodan provided to see how much help it'll be, but any info on how to install apps/programs or any basic info on Ubuntu will be much appreciated guys. Thanks again.

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 03:31 PM

Aircrack-ng is an 802.11 WEP and WPA-PSK keys cracking program that can recover keys once enough data packets have been captured.

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