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    Unhappy Starting USB Support / Cannot find LiveData

    Evening everyone...

    i've tried searching through the forum, and having difficultiy finding an answer to my question, hoping someone may be able to help !

    I've installed BT2 ( the compressed version ) to my 1Gb USB Stick and can boot from it, however, during the boot sequence, when it gets to 'Starting USB Support' it dies, presumably because it's initialising the usb port the boot device is attached to...

    can i get get round this ? i don't know if it's this laptop or not ( HP NC6320 ) or just the USB Key itself that has the problem, but it's fustrating, i'd like to be able to boot it from something 'writeable' - i can't use the HD on the laptop ( well, don't want to, it's a work laptop ) and always find the LiveCD's quicker on USB than CD

    Any suggestions ?

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    Default same issue

    Interesting, I'm having the same problem, and I have an HP NC6230.

    (and I can't post a URL to my thread b/c I don't have 15 posts... whaaa?)

    What USB stick are you using? Using the Backtrack installer or instructions from the wiki page?

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    Default Starting USB Support Cannot find LiveData

    I just installed bt2 to my HD

    followed the video and the written instructions

    and i get the above error message while the kernel is booting

    it complains something about no /bt .....

    i will post the exact error message momentarily......


    okay it makes it to:

    starting linux live scripts

    it loads all kinds of stuff then when it gets to:

    * starting USB support
    Fatal error occured - LiveData not found Searching for BT directory.
    You may be using an uidentified device....blah blah blah....



    so i am not sure why it cannot find this "BT" directory

    any help would be appreciated.....

    i already had: Slackware 12 on /dev/hda1

    and a swap on /dev/hda2

    and i added /dev/hda3 for /boot 64megs
    and /dev/hda4 for / about 4.7 gig

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    try this
    boot : bt root=/dev/hda3

    but most of kernel panic comes from 3 pbs

    1 bad root parameter in lilo
    2 corrupted reliz...
    3 partition not really wiped before install

    hope helps
    Watch your back, your packetz will belong to me soon... xD

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    Default

    ... and you couldnt tell me that when i asked .. or the other ppl asked? .. crazy .. mmm gues my post helped then ...god..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianofriel View Post
    Evening everyone...

    i've tried searching through the forum, and having difficultiy finding an answer to my question, hoping someone may be able to help !

    I've installed BT2 ( the compressed version ) to my 1Gb USB Stick and can boot from it, however, during the boot sequence, when it gets to 'Starting USB Support' it dies, presumably because it's initialising the usb port the boot device is attached to...

    can i get get round this ? i don't know if it's this laptop or not ( HP NC6320 ) or just the USB Key itself that has the problem, but it's fustrating, i'd like to be able to boot it from something 'writeable' - i can't use the HD on the laptop ( well, don't want to, it's a work laptop ) and always find the LiveCD's quicker on USB than CD

    Any suggestions ?
    Having the same problem on Dell Latitude LS400.

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