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    Default HDD install qtparted problem resizing crashes

    im trying to install backtrack on my laptop (compaq nx9010) and i'm trying to follow muts dual boot video. when i run qtparted i get something different from what muts get in the shell when it starts up:

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    bt ~ # qtparted
    Warning: Unable to open /dev/hdc read-write (read-only file system). /dev/hdc has been opened read-only


    when i try and resize my drive it just crashes.
    HELP!!!

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    isn't HDC the livesystem of backtrack? Does anything else show un qtparted?

    do an fdisk -l

    (L for list). That should show all the drives on the machine.
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    /mnt/hda1 also shows but i dont seem to get very far as it just crashes.

    ive searched for hours today looking for a simple easy install and cannot find anything. you helped earlier so can you help again spankdidly

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    And you followed everything from the wiki?

    http://backtrack.offensive-security....k_to_Hard_Disk

    I dunno man, the install doesn't get any easier. Is this Bt2 or Bt3?
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    im trying bt2.

    didnt mention it will be a dual boot with xp home

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    Ah yeah, that's a bit harder I'm afraid. You can mess up your XP install running qtparted. You need to have a clean hard drive (one with nothing on it). Boot up XP, make 2 partitions, install the rest of Xp. When that's done, Run qtparted on the space that's left (might be /dev/hdb) and create 2 partitions, one swap, one ext3. I had a few problems installing BT2. It was usually not mounting or unmounting the drives

    mount /dev/hdb
    umount /dev/hdb

    Also, after making changes to the hard drive, I would always need to reboot and boot back off the livecd, and THEN install backtrack. So,

    install xp one 1 partition
    boot into BT2
    qtparted the extra space
    create 2 partition in the extra space
    1 is swap
    1 is ext2 (or ext3)
    Commit to it
    reboot
    log back in with livecd
    install bt2 through the BT installer GUI

    That's all I did and it worked. (but it was awhile ago
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    are you saying then that mut's tutorial doesnt work then? i have xp installed already but assumed by watching his video that it was easy and can be done without having a clean drive.

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    Mut's tutorial works perfect,but if you got a problem with that, there's what you can do: run a Gparted (you can run it from ubuntu live cd), organize your hdd the way you want it (ofcourse create a swap and ext/reiserfs partitions) , then run bt2 cd. After login --->Backtrack--->miscellaneous--->backtrack instaler, you'll get a window with instalation settings, then Install. After all, check boot directory, if there is no vmlinuz file, then copy vmlinuz file from cd to boot directory. After that just reboot.

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