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BackTrack 4 cd performance is slow

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For those not familiar with Backtrack it is a version of linux for information security professionals. I am running from cd and everything loads correctly. I am trying to use rarcrack to audit our password policy and I am finding that performance is ridiculously slow (around 5 passwords/second) and other seem to claim 100s /second.

I am aware that some material around this is against EE policy and I support that so my question is only directed at the OS asking why is the performance so slow? Eventhough I am booting from a CD I thought it uses the harddrive or ram to store temporary files for faster performance.

Dell Inspiron 537
2GB
Intel Celeron E5400 Wolfdale@2.7GHz
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I thought password crackers were slow anyway especially if its brute force attacks
Have you tried any of the windows based password recovery tools?
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I'm not really worried about windows based ones. People that are already using rarcrack claim speeds 200/s and some seems to claim even 1200/s. Does it have to do with file size maybe? File type? the fact that its booting from cd?
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not sure. I wouldnt of thought the read speed would have an affect, but then again I could be mistaken. It could possibly ne the password size and combination

have you seen this? http://www.lockdown.co.uk/?pg=combi&s=articles

not sure what platform that applies to
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