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  1. #1
    Just burned his ISO
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    Feb 2008
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    Default booting issues

    hello friends
    after going through usb stick and hell i was finally able to boot to backtrack

    from then on when i installed through gui or dual boot or any other given way nothig really happened forget about dual boot not even single boot was available

    and i was gifted with the following screeen

    ##################################################

    L 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07
    07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 \
    07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 \
    07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07 07

    ################################################

    now i have installed properly both xp and backtrack where is this going wrong

    and second thing is

    from usb stick i was able to turn off

    noapic and acpi=off

    if at all by any luck of heavens if i get even single boot backtrack

    where should i turn off this apic and acpi=off options

    thank you
    raki

  2. #2
    ACIDPHYX
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    I have had the same or similar issue and i found it was due to corruption with my MBR.

    What i had todo was Reformat my drive to fix the MBR and then I partitioned my Drive something like this: (The Sizes are not to important)

    /sda1 (BT3 Root Partition) Mount Point / File System = EXT3
    /sda2 (BT3 Swap Partition)
    /sda3 (Windows Partition) C: File System NTFS
    /sda4 (Spare Data Paritition) D: File System FAT32

    I prepartitioned and preformatted the HDD because i hate the way windows Setup deals with paritioning. Then i installed XP SP2 to /sda3 and that then fixed the MBR and set it to boot Windows.

    Once i had windows installed and drivers done. I booted BT3 from USB Stick and ran GUI installer and installed to /sda1 and wrote the MBR to /sda I told the GUI not to Restore Original MBR after install. That way it uses the LILO Boot Manager

    Then of course once i rebooted i only had BT boot option and i loaded into BT3 and went to the shell from ~ and ran
    nano /etc/lilo.conf

    and at the end i added

    other = /dev/sda3
    label = Windows
    table = /dev/sda

    saved the lilo.conf file and when i was back at shell i ran

    lilo -v

    as long as you get no erros on that command you should be good.
    You might get 1 or two warnings about the LBA being to big but thats cool.

    I hope that helps man.

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