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Thread: Backtrack usb install

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    Default Backtrack usb install

    I have a 4gig usb stick which I partitioned and successfully loaded backtrack 2 on. However, when I reboot and boot off of the usb backtrack loads and then errors out saying:

    kernal panic- not syncing: vfs: unable to mount root fs on unkown-block(0,1)

    How do I fix this?

    Thank you.
    Stephen

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    I was finally able to get my wireless to work, so I knew I could now install backtrack and start really digging into linux. But everytime I partition the usb drive and install backtrack on it and then reboot I get the error:

    kernel panic- not syncing: vfs: unable to mount root fs on unkown-block(0,1)

    any ideas? I really want to learn linux, but this has me stuck. Thank you.

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    stephen, hi

    maybe try to follow the beginning of this How-to from pureh@te (even if it's bt3 and related to the eee-pc, it should help you) :

    edit : can't post links yet : search for thread 12183

    good luck


    and by the way, hello to everyone, as this is my first post here ...

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    I tried to reload backtrack on my usb drive with one ex2 partition and it gave me the same error. What can I do?

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    do you already know the meaning of this (0,1) parameter? I suppose it's 1st disk, 2nd partition.... this is where it should boot?

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    (0,1)

    is the first partition
    and yes since there is only one partition on the usb, the first partition should boot.

    Any ideas?

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    i really want to be able to install backtrack on my usb drive, does anyone know how to solve this kernel panic error????????

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    this kernel panic error have 2 major sources :

    1 : corrupted reliz (verify the md5 sum to be sure)

    2: you need sometimes to WIPE (write zeros ) your usb , because a simple format don't really get rid of old datas, they just become unavailable but are still here .... and this cause corruption.
    Watch your back, your packetz will belong to me soon... xD

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    how do I write zeros to the usb drive???

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    will fdisk wipe it?

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