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Thread: Dual Boot Install Error kernel panic

  1. #1
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    Default Dual Boot Install Error kernel panic

    Hey guys,
    When i searched for installing Backtrack i saw a few where it seems that people are getting a Kernal Panic Issue when dual booting. I just wanted to let you guys know the fix.

    Boot into backtrack off the Cd.
    Then you need to check the partion where your install for back track is. Mine is /mnt/hda5.
    You need to edit the menu.lst file. The path should be....

    /mnt/hda5/boot/grub/menu.lst

    (/mnt/hda5): This part may change depending on where you have it installed.

    so one you have navigated to the path above by typeing:

    cd /mnt/hda5/boot/grub

    then typing:

    nano -w menu.lst

    once in the file look for your backtrack listing,

    and change:
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=current ro vga = 0x317

    to

    kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda2 ro vga = 0x317

    That should fix the kernal panic.

    Im sorry if this is already listed, i didnt use the search button, and i dont care if you hate me.

  2. #2
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    Well this is not exactly a fix to an error, more like a required step if you wish to use grub instead of the lilo bootloader. The step can be found clearly listed at the official wiki as well:
    http://backtrack.offensive-security....boot_from_grub
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