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Thread: I wanna dual boot xp and backtrack 3 from hard drive

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    Default I wanna dual boot xp and backtrack 3 from hard drive

    I am a noob , but have experimented with ubuntu and dual booting is easy on it. I have drive C which is windows xp and using the windows xp disk
    I made another partition its called drive E which is not formatted and completely
    empty. How can I install backtrack 3 live Cd on drive E and make it work
    so when I turn on my computer it shows I can choose to boot xp or backtrack3.
    I tried installing it before and it only gave me a choice of backtrack and no
    windows , and it failed to boot saying something about the kernal. Can you
    guys help me do this properly so it shows both options to boot thanks , also
    I wiped drive E clean to start from scratch any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    are you actually serious?

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    There are several threads already posted on the forum explaining in detail exactly how to do this. Here is one good tutorial:
    http://forum.remote-exploit.org/showthread.php?t=1396
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    Quote Originally Posted by m1cha3l View Post
    are you actually serious?
    I'm sure he wouldn't have posted it as a joke..... Let's try and provide some constructive help, as =Tron= has done, before sending the flame train on its way....



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    Be sure to watch the video and print out the transcript from the wiki-- one tutorial thread shows instructions to edit your lilo.conf file putting linux partition as read-write-- this is wrong, as it remounts it automatically read-write after it checks the filesystem as read -only from the lilo.conf file when its unmodified-- and copy the srv file when you get to --cp preserve

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    Hi all. maybe i am blind (besides the fact that i am dumb newb ;D), but in all those tutorials is installation taken as everyone knows how to do that. i mean to say that in bt3-pre-final there is no installer. i have read all the lilo,qtparted,etc..staff alot of times, but the installation itself isnt described anywhere as far as i see. my HDD looks like this:
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    /dev/hda1   *           1        2613    20988891    7  HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/hda2            2614        7295    37608165    f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
    /dev/hda5            2614        3391     6249253+   7  HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/hda6            3392        5380    15976611   83  Linux
    /dev/hda7            5381        5511     1052226   82  Linux swap
    /dev/hda8            5512        7295    14329948+   b  W95 FAT32
    The problem is that i dont know where to begin :X. I d be glad for some links which describe what to do because i am completely lost. I want hda6 to be my "/" and hda7 to be the swap partition. They are already formatted as u can see. help me plz O:-)
    If i look like an idiot, never mind, i know so =D Thanks

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    http://backtrack.offensive-security....cript_of_movie
    print this transcript and start off at this point:
    * (Now you can start installing bt2)
    * mkdir /mnt/backtrack
    * mount /dev/hda4 /mnt/backtrack/
    * mkdir /mnt/backtrack/boot/
    * mount /dev/hda2 /mnt/backtrack/boot/
    * cp --preserve -R /{bin,dev,home,pentest,root,usr,etc,lib,opt,sbin,va r} /mnt/backtrack/
    * (Note: this has to copy 600+MB and takes a little while, so perhaps have a coffee)
    * mkdir /mnt/backtrack/{mnt,proc,sys,tmp}
    * mount --bind /dev/ /mnt/backtrack/dev/
    * mount -t proc proc /mnt/backtrack/proc/
    * cp /boot/vmlinuz /mnt/backtrack/boot/ (command changed to suit new BT 2.0 file location)
    * chroot /mnt/backtrack/ /bin/bash (returned /dev/pts/0: no such file or directory)

    * (Now you need to alter lilo.conf and write it to the mbr)
    * nano /etc/lilo.conf (you can use your favorite editor to do this)
    * (strip out all comments for clarity, and end up with lilo.conf as follows
    * lba32
    * boot /dev/hda
    * #message = /boot/boot_message.txt (we may not have this file)
    * prompt
    * timeout=1200
    * change-rules
    * reset
    * vga=791

    * #linux bootable partition config begins
    * image = /boot/vmlinuz
    * root = /dev/hda4
    * label = backtrack2
    * read-only
    * #linux bootable partition ends

    * (note: you can get your bootsplash back by giving the command "makesplash" and adding an initrd line to your lilo.conf. When you do this make sure /boot is mounted)

    * #windows bootable partition config begins
    * other = /dev/hda1
    * label = WindowsXP
    * table = /dev/hda
    * #windows bootable partition config ends

    * (save file)

    * lilo -v
    * exit
    * (now reboot).
    search, search, search, man some people get pissed cause we ask dumb questions ( i've done it ALOT) then u r alone....

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