This basically outlines my entire problem. I have an Aspire 7520-5185, and when booting BT3, regardless of which option I pick, the screen will go black. When I tap the power button, it wakes up and I can see the screen.. It gets to Serial: 8250/1655 and stops. Backtrack 2 will boot fine without any use of cheats (boot codes).
Originally Posted by co88dy
I CAN get BT3 to boot up when I use this:
However, as someone has stated before the wireless internet will not work, which renders BT3 useless in this state.
/boot/vmLinuz vga=normal initrd=/boot/initrd.gz ramdisk_size=6666
root=/dev/ram0 rw acpi=off noapic
Just so you know, I am going to purchase an Alfa AWUS036H. It's my suspicion that when this is plugged into the laptop, I can get wireless through it instead of the built in card. If not, it is clearly an issue with BT3. I have seen many people with the same issues that I am having myself, namely the people in this thread.