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    Default BT5R2 install hangs at keyboard layout selection screen.

    HI,

    I;m not sure if this is a Ubiquity problem… or a backtrack issue.

    When installing BT5R2 onto the hard disk, I use the installer/Ubiquity tool. This always hangs after the keyboard selection screen (step 3 of 7 I think). Spinning icon spins forever until Ubiquity is killed, or PC is powered off.

    It feels like its not the keyboard selection screen that is causing the issue, more the NEXT screen along (which I believe is the hard disc partition screen).

    Looking online, people say this is a bug in ubuntu. Their solutions range from “skipping through the options quickly” (which doesn’t work) … to using the Alternate Install DVD from Ubuntu. (Which Backtrack does not have as far as I’m aware?).

    Has anyone else experienced this… and if so what was YOUR solution? Or if anyone has any advice at all… that’d be great.

    Perhaps I should setup the partitions manually or somesuch?

    Thanks

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    Default Re: BT5R2 install hangs at keyboard layout selection screen.

    Hi... I managed to get around this problem.

    Anyone else experiencing this... use another live-cd like Partition Magic to create some dummy partitions. I just plopped three ext2 partitions on the drive.

    I guess that Ubiquity wants/expects to see a disk with existing partitions on it. And originally I was trying to install BT5R2 on a blank disk.

    So... make dummy partitions. Then reboot and installation should be ok.

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    Default Re: BT5R2 install hangs at keyboard layout selection screen.

    Quote Originally Posted by mcai8rw2 View Post
    Hi... I managed to get around this problem.

    Anyone else experiencing this... use another live-cd like Partition Magic to create some dummy partitions. I just plopped three ext2 partitions on the drive.

    I guess that Ubiquity wants/expects to see a disk with existing partitions on it. And originally I was trying to install BT5R2 on a blank disk.

    So... make dummy partitions. Then reboot and installation should be ok.

    That worked for me too!
    Anybody having that problem with the usb or live cd, here what you have to do:

    Open EASEU Partition Magic (or any other partition manager) and add "dummy partitions"(just partitions and format it as ex2 or ex3) to the usb, or cd
    Reboot with the cd or the usb, and instalation should work fine! ^^

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