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    Default Cannot read module data. Corrupted download ?

    Hi !

    I'm trying to install BT3 on my eee pc and after I boot om my USB device(I tried 4 different devices) it says to me

    *-> /base/opt.lzm

    Cannot read module data. Corrupted download ?
    Cannot read module data. Corrupted download ?
    Cannot read module data. Corrupted download ?
    Cannot read module data. Corrupted download ?
    Cannot read module data. Corrupted download ?
    Cannot read module data. Corrupted download ?

    * blablabla
    * blablabla

    cp : cannot remove "union/usr/lib' : no such fule directoty

    *creating /etc/fstab
    *changing root directory

    Fatal error occured - Can't find executable init command

    something went wrong and we can't continue please reboot your computer.






    Is their anyone who could help me ? I really want to see my EEE pc working again ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Philou View Post
    Hi !
    Cannot read module data. Corrupted download ?
    Cannot read module data. Corrupted download ?
    Cannot read module data. Corrupted download ?
    Cannot read module data. Corrupted download ?
    Cannot read module data. Corrupted download ?
    Cannot read module data. Corrupted download ?
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    I really want to see my EEE pc working again ...

    Just a guess but it looks like you have your error right there in front of you.
    Did you try the re download reverify md5sums and reburn on the slowest settings ?
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    Ive downloaded the .rar like 5x time on 5 different computers (ie and ff).

    and I didn't burn it, as I said I used a usb memory key

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    Default Same error

    Hi,

    I get the same error. I have redownloaded the same (USB version) .rar from several different sources and am attempting to install it to my USB drive.

    I get the errors just after the module /base/lib.lzm is inserted:

    Cannot read module data. corrupted download? (several times)
    cp: cannot remove 'union/usr/lib': no such file or dir
    * creating /etc/fstab
    * changing root directory...
    Fatal error occured - Can't find executable init command
    * Something went wrong and we can't continue. This should never happen

    I didnt use any download manager other than Opera to download the .rar, and am in the process of getting it via the torrent to see if that makes any difference. For what it's worth, the md5 on the file checks out ok.

    Any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kruge View Post
    Hi,

    I get the same error. I have redownloaded the same (USB version) .rar from several different sources and am attempting to install it to my USB drive.

    I get the errors just after the module /base/lib.lzm is inserted:

    Cannot read module date. corrupted download? (several times)
    cp: cannot remove 'union/usr/lib': no such file or dir
    * creating /etc/fstab
    * changing root directory...
    Fatal error occured - Can't find executable init command
    * Something went wrong and we can't continue. This should never happen

    I didnt use any download manager other than Opera to download the .rar, and am in the process of getting it via the torrent to see if that makes any difference. For what it's worth, the md5 on the file checks out ok.

    Any ideas?


    Give the torrent a try.
    Are you getting the download from the wiki links?
    http://backtrack.offensive-security....itle=Main_Page

    And of course to verify the md5sum make sure you are saving the download using the default name.
    and FYI
    for the cd iso version
    md5sum : 04ed8742fc8facd1ecc8c9f6f567c116
    shasum : 70c33e0aa75a978b8a87a207bf488ecec8d10a87
    and the dvd/usb version:
    md5sum : bd0d8f507502787184b187f5a39288df
    shasum : 853b80a77e3881e8084c797ba55077ead15f84ae


    Code:
    #md5sum   downloadname
    If you get it to work post what you did so that others can follow along
    Thanks
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    Default Still nothing!

    Well, as the title says, still nothing.

    I got the files from remote-exploit.org/backtrack_download.html, rather than from the wiki, there isnt any difference, is there?

    I downloaded the LiveCD, the md5 matches the one on the site, I burned it to CD and that boots perfectly.
    I then tried to install it to my USB drive, and got the same error as before.

    I checked out the partition tables for the usb drive, and they looked rather strange (something about the partition having no end), so I deleted it and re-created a 3gb FAT32 to put the live install onto, and a 1gb ext3 to save changes to.

    Still the same error.

    I`m now going to try using the BT Installer from the LiveCD to create a "real" installation on my usb drive

    I refuse to believe that its a problem with the usb stick because I had it working once off there, then tried to install the "USB version", at which point - FAIL!

    Any bright ideas?

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    When you say "usb drive" are you attempting a "usb stick" install, via the usual copying of the two dir's (bt & boot) and running the script to make it bootable?

    Or, are you attempting a "full" or "live" install, via the built-in GUI installer, onto an external usb hdd?

    You mention doing an "install to usb drive" and also mention a "usb stick" so I'm not sure if you are attempting both of the above methods?

    If it's a USB stick, don't use the GUI installer, but rather use the "usb version" of BT and the method of simply copying the BT & boot dir's, etc........

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    Default USB Stick

    My apologies, I use the terms interchangeably!

    I`m attempting to install it to a usb flash drive/stick.

    I have tried several methods: copying the LiveCD directories (BT3 and boot) to the usb stick and running bootinst.bat, and the same for the USB version. Each time, I get the same error.

    The "real" install of the USB version via the gui is still plodding along, I'll give it a try once its finished.

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    Default Still no progress!

    Hi,

    I'm still not having any sucess with this. I have tried installing (both via the supplied install .bat/.sh and the USB Installer created by Shaman Virtuel) the LiveCD and the USB version to two different USB flash drives, and both produce the same results. I'm wondering now if it is some freaky hardware issue, but my Dell Inspiron 1501 is hardly exotic hardware!

    Has anyone got any ideas? Did the original poster manage to get the problem solved?

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    Ok !! I figured it out error : can't find executable init command

    Well it comes from they way you build your kurnel (obviously if it's you that build it)

    Else I will send you a working version of slax using a 2.6.24.5 kernel !!!

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