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Thread: Airodump-ng input/output error

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    Airodump-ng input/output error

    Hey techies,

    I'm a newbie who's fascinated by Kali. My friend and I were trying to pentest his network when we got these errors:

    "bash: /usr/sbin/airodump-ng: input/output error"

    And when I tried to open iceweasel I got yet another error:

    "Failed to execute child process "iceweasel" (input/output error)"'

    What is the problem and how do I rectify it?

    Please remember that I'm a tyro and am just getting my feet wet in this fascinating world of White-Hat-Hacking. So please lay it down nice and slow - in English!

    Any help will be highly appreciated.


    I'm booting Kali through a USB. The version is, kali-linux-1.0.8-i386.

    My system specs are:

    System Name: NA
    [System Summary]

    Item Value
    OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
    Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
    Other OS Description Not Available
    OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
    System Name NA
    System Manufacturer LENOVO
    System Model 2767W3A
    System Type X86-based PC
    Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T9400 @ 2.53GHz, 2534 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
    BIOS Version/Date LENOVO 7UET94WW (3.24 ), 17/10/2012
    SMBIOS Version 2.4
    Windows Directory C:\Windows
    System Directory C:\Windows\system32
    Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
    Locale United Kingdom
    Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.17514"
    User Name NA
    Time Zone India Standard Time
    Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 2.00 GB
    Total Physical Memory 1.90 GB
    Available Physical Memory 889 MB
    Total Virtual Memory 3.80 GB
    Available Virtual Memory 2.53 GB
    Page File Space 1.90 GB
    Page File C:\pagefile.sys

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    We might need a little more information on what you were doing. What were the actually commands you used for airodump-ng? Did you start a monitor? Did you kill the conflicting processes?

    Just take us step by step what you did to get that error. And if you can't recreate that error again, then I wouldn't worry too much about it.

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