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    Default What are the differences between the Backtrack boot options?

    Using the default boot option, i see that when i reboot into windows
    the 'Repair' function automatically starts, so i am guessing changes are caused in the windoes boot loader.
    I then booted Backtrack entirely in RAM, but doing that i can not access the hard discs. Which option will allow me to have access to the hard disc but will not mess up the windoes bootloader. Is it the Persisten Live one?

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    Default Re: What are the differences between the Backtrack boot options?

    None of the boot options will do anything to the bootloader aslong as you don't try to install BT.

    To have access to the Hard drive partitions you will have to mount them because BT does not do this automatically.

    fdisk -l
    mount --help

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    Default Re: What are the differences between the Backtrack boot options?

    Quote Originally Posted by hhmatt View Post
    None of the boot options will do anything to the bootloader aslong as you don't try to install BT.

    Well, the default option (the first one on the list) DID do something that caused both times i booted BT4 with it to start the windows Repair function when i booted into windows afterwards.

    I have only tried that and the RAM option. Is there ANY i can at least a simple description of what each boot option is about?

    To have access to the Hard drive partitions you will have to mount them because BT does not do this automatically.

    fdisk -l
    mount --help
    I see. And there is no graphical way to do that, just through the terminal?

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    Default Re: What are the differences between the Backtrack boot options?

    If you hit the tab button as it states during the boot selection process you can see what command will be given and then you can take said command to google for more info. If you don't know what something can potentially do then it might be a good idea to not do it.

    As for mounting partitions there is a graphical way (sic.) of doing it. It's called konqueror however it may not always perform the same way as the command line.

    Further if the whole idea of using a command line (and fdisk is basic linux) then you might not want to use Back Track.

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