If the option is not there for you alternatively you can try a manual partitioning
im new in backtrack and trying to install it side by side with windows.
But when i boot usb duble click on install and getting to screen where you can chose install BT5 side by side with windows it does not show my windows installed so options i have is: erase entire disk; use largest free space or select partition manually.
Could anyone help me please...
I had the exact same problem as you! I then had to partition some space using BT5's advanced method. Select the partition manually. Then go to your primary hard drive and give some space for linux. This will allow you to install it side by side. I did this and it worked for me. If you need any more help, feel free to message me!
yea that what I say to do also... Also, if I am wrong, someone correct me, But what I did was this:
get into windows
Run Disk Manager (select for partiting and renaming partitions)
right click on your main HD
Shrink volume down enough so you have atleast 20-25gb for BT
format it as ntsf
give it a new drive Letter and New Name
Log into your installation for BT
then when you get to your option screen... if you use your slider, you will see the new FREE SPACE that you jsut created... if it is the largest free space you have
then you can use the thiird option i think it is, which selects the next largest space(after your C: drive) to install BT to...
Then continue your intallation from there!
The best way, by far, is to do it manually, and even create an extended partition instead of a primary one, and inside the extended one, create as much partitions as needed to install all OS you want and not be limited to 4....
Just create your own partition map (how you want to distribute your HDD space) and create as many partitions as you want, including swap partition. Use gparted and for little more advanced users use fdisk (CLI) and mkfs.xxx..
Last edited by maverik35; 02-02-2013 at 05:08 PM.
Best of Luck also!