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    Default PROBLEM: Live install on USB with Changes

    Hi I have a problem which I can't find the answer, I've installed BT3 on a USB pen drive, and can't save changes.

    My config file is as follows:

    LABEL xconf1
    MENU LABEL BT3 Graphics mode (KDE)
    KERNEL /boot/vmlinuz
    APPEND changes=/dev/sdb3 vga=0x317 initrd=/boot/initrd.gz ramdisk_size=6666 root=/dev/ram0 rw autoexec=xconf;kdm

    And this loads up an error, and to reboot with CTRL-ALT-DEL

    Could someone please help me resolve this issue.

    Many Thanks in advance Bosa Thett

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    what happens if you change the order things is loaded?
    like:

    APPEND vga=0x317 initrd=/boot/initrd.gz ramdisk_size=6666 root=/dev/ram0 rw changes=/dev/sdb3 autoexec=xconf;kdm

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    First of all this is in the wrong forums section. Aside from that I am sure a mod will move this 10000000000x asked question.
    Now an answer for your question.
    Have you tried making a directory in your changes partition called changes?
    Try in shell:
    Code:
    cd /mnt
    ls *(see all your drives)*
    cd /sdb3 *(or whatever ur changes partition is called, but must be different from boot partition and ext3 or ext2 format)*
    mkdir changes
    exit
    Or you can do it noobster style, by creating a "changes" folder in your changes partition (format etc. from above still apply) in konqueror or sumthing, but learning some CLI commands can't hurt. Then reboot.
    Good luck.


    p.s. don't listen to micked, it doesn't matter where *changes=/dev/sdb3 * in the cheatcode stands as long as its behind the APPEND.

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    Thank you very much eXoskeleton it works fine, should of known it, so simple.

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    How can one expect to use backtrack when they cant even post in the correct forum section

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bosa_Thett View Post
    Hi I have a problem which I can't find the answer, I've installed BT3 on a USB pen drive, and can't save changes.

    My config file is as follows:

    LABEL xconf1
    MENU LABEL BT3 Graphics mode (KDE)
    KERNEL /boot/vmlinuz
    APPEND changes=/dev/sdb3 vga=0x317 initrd=/boot/initrd.gz ramdisk_size=6666 root=/dev/ram0 rw autoexec=xconf;kdm

    And this loads up an error, and to reboot with CTRL-ALT-DEL

    Could someone please help me resolve this issue.

    Many Thanks in advance Bosa Thett

    Try removing the /dev and just use changes=/sdb3 took me a while to figure that out but now I don't get that error message on startup.

    I still for some reason can't get any changes to save but I can login to BT3 now using the USB drive.

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