it doesn't start yet.... :(
it doesn't start yet.... :(
i've got the same problem. it just hangs on "looking for data directory" for like 10 minutes and then it goes to a blank, black screen. I'm actually booting it right now and it's just making noises like it's searching the cd and not really doing anything.
Fix Shutdown Bug
Some people report that when they shutdown Backtrack, the screen goes blank, but the power light remains on. If you are having this problem, then try the following:
Using your favorite editor, add this line to /etc/rc.d/rc.6
modprobe -r snd_hda_intel
just before the line:
echo "Unmounting local file systems."
Now it reads:
echo modprobe -r snd_hda_intel Unmounting local file systems
is that right:
# Unmount any NFS, SMB, or CIFS filesystems:
echo modprobe -r snd_hda_intel "Unmounting remote filesystems."
hasnt hda to be changed if system is installed on a 2.5" SATA USB?
I appended the line bt3 from=/dev/sdb1
and my files are in sdb1
however all this line does is give me another line saying 'wait a while'
and then it hangs like it used to for 5 min. anyone know a solution?
i have the same problem but from the CD.when i boot the CD it hang at looking for data directory. the same CD boot with no problem in my old machine .other linux versions also boot on my new machine no problem. only BT 3 and 2 CD dont wanna boot on my new machine.its really wierd
SATA. if you have a sata harddrive, that is usually mounted as /dev/sda1 right??? well if the hard drive is mounted first then... the usb would be /dev/sdb1
I noticed the live usb-stick hangs at this "looking for data directory" If the hard drive is sata on some systems. looking for for a cd... I also noticed, it you watch carefully... one or more cdrom drives will blink .. looking for data.. simply opening and closing the cdrom drive tray will usually help it along.... while the same usb-srick WILL boot if hardrive is "ide"
"COMMON RESPONSES: "it only boots on my older systems...i dont know why"
some systems have sata cdrom drives.. so it would move down the line... :
harddrive = /dev/sda1
cdrom = /dev/sdb1
NOTE : USB cdrom drives count also.
ill show you an example: i use usb-stick on allot of different systems.. so i set up theCode:
APPEND bt3 from=/dev/sdc1
/boot/syslinux/syslinux.cfg file like this so i can use it on most anything.
NOTE: changes=/dev/sda2 is obviously the partition where all changes are kept.
MENU LABEL BT3 Graphics mode (KDE)
APPEND bt3 from=/dev/sda1 changes=/dev/sda2 vga=0x317 initrd=/boot/initrd.gz ramdisk_size=6666 root=/dev/ram0 rw autoexec=xconf;kdm
MENU LABEL BT3 with 1 sata drive (KDE)
APPEND bt3 from=/dev/sdb1 changes=/dev/sdb2 vga=0x317 initrd=/boot/initrd.gz ramdisk_size=6666 root=/dev/ram0 rw autoexec=xconf;kdm
MENU LABEL BT3 with 2 sata drives (KDE)
APPEND bt3 from=/dev/sdc1 changes=/dev/sdc2 vga=0x317 initrd=/boot/initrd.gz ramdisk_size=6666 root=/dev/ram0 rw autoexec=xconf;kdm
hope this helps.