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Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2012 19:33:49 +0530
From: Dhiru Kholia <>
Subject: Re: Traouble getting started - can anyone offer advice?

On Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 7:20 PM, colin wright
<> wrote:
> $ cat mypasswd
> $ ./john mypasswd
> No password hashes loaded (see FAQ)

I am using jumbo version from
"" and it successfully
cracked the hash (password is "games").

$ ../run/john hash
Warning: detected hash type "sha512crypt", but the string is also
recognized as "crypt"
Use the "--format=crypt" option to force loading these as that type instead
Loaded 1 password hash (sha512crypt [64/64 OpenSSL])
games            (games)
guesses: 1  time: 0:00:00:00 DONE (Wed Aug 29 19:27:17 2012)  c/s:
3.33  trying: games

John the Ripper 1.7.9-jumbo-6 (from
should work fine too.

> I've also tried downloading the "jumbo" version, but the make fails on that,
> and it would be good to get the vanilla version working first anyway.

Please post the errors you got. Is libssl-dev (IIRC) installed on your
Ubuntu system?


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