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    Hey there pureh@te ....... Just wanted to drop in and say that you are much appreciated. Thanks for your time, effort, and willingness to lend your experience ........ hopefully I can return it sometime

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    Quote Originally Posted by pureh@te View Post
    I would like to make it absolutely clear that I do not endorse this method of doing the install and thats not what this thread is about. Please do not post in this threads with problems from the install script.
    I only wanted to say that the aforementioned method doesn't actually work. I used your method (cp --preserve etc) to get my install to work properly.

    Although I would really like the answer to: Why don't you support/encourage real hard drive installations?
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    hi guys I'm a complete noob to linux so bear with me, I am currently trying to install to my hd but wen I get to this part
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    bt~#cp --preserve -R /{bin,dev,home,pentest,root,usr,etc,lib,opt,sbin,va r} /mnt/backtrack/
    I know about the space in the var cmd, but then it looks like its installing then wen it stops its says that
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    cp:writing files & cannot creat directory file no space left on device
    this is for a hell of a lot of file to many to list,
    I have went through the tut again & again same problem, I now have the 3 partitions that I created by the info on this post, just cant get by this issue, thx for ll the help & effort,

    scint...

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    I'm trying to install bt3 final_usb to my hard drive. I am getting errors on rebooting to backtrack3. I have the following partitions:


    /dev/sda1: ntfs: Acer recovery partition (9.76Gb)
    /dev/sda2: ntft: Vista partition (89Gb)
    /dev/sda3: linux-swap: (1Gb)
    /dev/sda4: ext3: (31Gb)

    I booted up the backtrack_final_usb cd. Deleted all the bt3_beta files on my sda4 partition. Then I tried the following PureH@te method:

    bt~#mkdir /mnt/backtrack
    bt~#mount /dev/sda4 /mnt/backtrack/
    bt~#mkdir /mnt/backtrack/boot/
    omiited this step: (bt~#mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/backtrack/boot/ (note: If you only have one partiton to install backtrack to simply omit this step))
    bt~#cp --preserve -R /{bin,dev,home,pentest,root,usr,etc,lib,opt,sbin,va r} /mnt/backtrack/ <<< note: there is no space in var. Seems to be a glitch in the matrix
    bt~#mkdir /mnt/backtrack/{mnt,proc,sys,tmp}
    bt~#mount --bind /dev/ /mnt/backtrack/dev/
    bt~#mount -t proc proc /mnt/backtrack/proc/
    bt~#cp /boot/vmlinuz /mnt/backtrack/boot/

    then I edited lilo.conf to add to the end of the file:
    # Vista
    other = /dev/sda2
    label = Vista_Premium
    table = /dev/sda

    I completed the lilo -v, exit, reboot steps.

    When rebooting, I do get the prompt for Linux or Vista. When I choose Vista, I boot up as expected to Vista. However, when I choose Linux, I see the command lines being executed. However, mid-way through the boot up sequence, I see the following :

    ....
    Freeing unused kernel memory: 388k freed
    Warning: unable to open an initial console
    Kernel panic - not synching: No init found. Try passing init = option to kernel.



    Does this error have something to do with the step I omitted omiited this step: (bt~#mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/backtrack/boot/ (note: If you only have one partiton to install backtrack to simply omit this step))

    I'm not sure how to adapt PureH@te's method to my paritions. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    thanks.

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    First i followed muts tutorial, and then this one and i still get

    bt ~ # mount /dev/sda2/ /mnt/backtrack/
    mount: special device /dev/sda2/ does not exist
    (a path prefix is not a directory)

    special device?

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 1 8 64228+ 83 Linux
    /dev/sda2 9 139 1052257+ 82 Linux swap
    /dev/sda3 140 9729 77031675 83 Linux


    (qtparted destroyed my fedora, so now im stuck with an empty hd)

    also
    bt / # mount /mnt/sda3/ /mnt/backtrack/
    mount: /mnt/sda3/ is not a block device
    bt / #

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    ok, after trying to install bt3_final_usb about 5 times, I finally figured out that my "Kernel panic - not synching: No init found. Try passing init = option to kernel" error was due to my lilo.conf file not being configured correctly. Well, actually, I left the default Linux stuff in there and only added my vista boot up info. I should have changed the default linux info as follows (sda4 is where my bt3 resides.)

    root = /dev/sda4 (and not left it as sda3)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cr0wZz View Post
    First i followed muts tutorial, and then this one and i still get
    (qtparted destroyed my fedora, so now im stuck with an empty hd)
    I know that it might suck that your other partitions have been "destroyed" but there may be a away to recover them. You will just have to look around here and the internet for more info.
    As for qptarted doing this I would have to say that you did this.
    In your other thread you were having problems understanding the shell and using the proper commands to access the partitions.
    Good luck
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    Got this method to work on my OQO model 2. (Note its a PITA on anything other than the SSD version) Now to get all my BT2 customizations ported over.

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    While i do this:

    bt / # chroot /mnt/backtrack/ /bin/bash

    I get error like:

    egrep: /proc/cmdline: No such file or directory
    egrep: /proc/cmdline: No such file or directory
    egrep: /proc/cmdline: No such file or directory

    Can someone tell me where i am doing wrong?

    I have vista on sda1 and i am installing from USB.

    So, do i need to change

    mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/backtrack/boot/

    to

    mount /dev/sda3 /mnt/backtrack/boot/

    I have vista on sda1, backtrack on sda3(trying to install it) and sda4 is swap .

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    Thumbs up No Nonsense


    With the exception of my own mistakes the directions that started this thread, (THANKS ph), work perfectly.

    I mistakenly left the sda labels for my hard disk, instead of changing them to hda...

    Other than that, PERFECT. PH don't let anyone tell you otherwise.



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