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    Perhaps he wanted one of us to come round and do it for him?

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    Look here nucklear and check this out, now that you have distracted me AGAIN with this non-sense and screwed up my DVD burn:

    #1 - Go getty a scrap HDD to play with. I must have 50 laying around.
    #2 - Boot the ISO.
    #3 - Play with fdisk until you get it right! If it means 100 times.
    #4 - Chances are you're new HDD will be named /dev/hda

    The GUI install by Mr. Muts might be more you're speed.

    http://wiki.remote-exploit.org/index...to:Install_GUI

    fdisk - learn it, know it, live it.

    Now OFF with this.
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    I seriously doubt he's actually going to take any advice at this stage, no matter how good it is.
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    Well I decided that I want to quad boot XP Win7 UBUNTU and Backtrack 3 so I have everything basically set up.

    I can boot into Ubuntu and Windows XP/7 fine. I can also edit the grub bootloader.

    This is what it looks like

    ## ## End Default Options ##

    title Ubuntu 8.10, kernel 2.6.27-7-generic
    uuid e4a82bcb-11d1-42fb-9343-72d8c30b49ae
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-7-generic root=UUID=e4a82bcb-11d1-42fb-9343-72d8c30b49ae ro quiet splash
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-7-generic
    quiet

    title Ubuntu 8.10, kernel 2.6.27-7-generic (recovery mode)
    uuid e4a82bcb-11d1-42fb-9343-72d8c30b49ae
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-7-generic root=UUID=e4a82bcb-11d1-42fb-9343-72d8c30b49ae ro single
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-7-generic

    title Ubuntu 8.10, memtest86+
    uuid e4a82bcb-11d1-42fb-9343-72d8c30b49ae
    kernel /boot/memtest86+.bin
    quiet

    ### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST

    # This is a divider, added to separate the menu items below from the Debian
    # ones.
    title Other operating systems:
    root


    # I added this device myself
    # /dev/sda6
    title Backtrack 3
    root (hd0,5)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz max_loop=255 initrd=initrd.gz init=linuxrc load_ramdisk=1 prompt_ramdisk=0 ramdisk_size=6666 root=/dev/ram0 rw
    initrd /boot/initrd.gz
    boot


    # This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS
    # on /dev/sda1
    title Windows Vista/Longhorn (loader)
    root (hd0,0)
    savedefault
    makeactive
    chainloader +1
    But when I select Backtrack 3 from the boot menu it tells me it can't mount the partition.
    I followed these steps here to get the backtrack live installed.
    http://wiki.remote-exploit.org/index...boot_from_grub

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    # I added this device myself
    # /dev/sda6
    title Backtrack 3
    root (hd0,5)
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz max_loop=255 initrd=initrd.gz init=linuxrc load_ramdisk=1 prompt_ramdisk=0 ramdisk_size=6666 root=/dev/ram0 rw
    initrd /boot/initrd.gz
    boot
    you have set wrong root path.it should be /dev/sda6 surely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by secure_it View Post
    you have set wrong root path.it should be /dev/sda6 surely.
    Now I get Error 11: Unrecognised device string

    This is my current grub
    ## ## End Default Options ##

    title Ubuntu 8.10, kernel 2.6.27-9-generic
    uuid e4a82bcb-11d1-42fb-9343-72d8c30b49ae
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-9-generic root=UUID=e4a82bcb-11d1-42fb-9343-72d8c30b49ae ro quiet splash
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-9-generic
    quiet

    title Ubuntu 8.10, kernel 2.6.27-9-generic (recovery mode)
    uuid e4a82bcb-11d1-42fb-9343-72d8c30b49ae
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27-9-generic root=UUID=e4a82bcb-11d1-42fb-9343-72d8c30b49ae ro single
    initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.27-9-generic

    title Ubuntu 8.10, memtest86+
    uuid e4a82bcb-11d1-42fb-9343-72d8c30b49ae
    kernel /boot/memtest86+.bin
    quiet

    ### END DEBIAN AUTOMAGIC KERNELS LIST

    # This is a divider, added to separate the menu items below from the Debian
    # ones.
    title Other operating systems:
    root

    # Added to boot Backtrack 3
    # on /dev/sda6
    title Backtrack 3
    root /dev/sda6
    kernel /iso/boot/vmlinuz max_loop=255 initrd=initrd.gz init=linuxrc load_ramdisk=1 prompt_ramdisk=0 ramdisk_size=6666 root=/dev/ram0 rw
    initrd /iso/boot/initrd.gz
    boot

    # This entry automatically added by the Debian installer for a non-linux OS
    # on /dev/sda1
    title Windows Vista/Longhorn (loader)
    root (hd0,0)
    savedefault
    makeactive
    chainloader +1

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    Quote Originally Posted by nucklearknight View Post
    I have a 3gb partition on my hard drive that I want to put Backtrack 3 on. However can I put the USB version on so that no changes are saved? How would I go about doing that if possible? Or do I have to install the normal version?
    Off the top of my head... and presuming that:

    - you're running Unix as your operating system on the rest of the hard disk.
    - you want to boot from this hard disk, not access it while running a different OS.

    Format the 3GB partition as ext3 ( use cfdisk ).
    Mount the 3GB partition in your existing OS.
    Mount the bt3final_usb.iso on your existing OS.
    Follow the standard procedure for installing Backtrack3 on a hard disk, treating your mounted iso as the source and your 3GB partition as the destination at all times.

    Now I've only ever done that by rote, so the parts where you mount dev and proc might prove "interesting". Give it a try, or read "man mount" more thoroughly than I have.

    Ignore the lilo step at the end.

    Edit your overall lilo.conf or grub.conf to permit you to boot from that partition.

    Reboot, select that partition, off you go...

    Say if you want specific instructions, but your google-fu should be at least as good as mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tugrik View Post
    Off the top of my head... and presuming that:

    - you're running Unix as your operating system on the rest of the hard disk.
    - you want to boot from this hard disk, not access it while running a different OS.

    Format the 3GB partition as ext3 ( use cfdisk ).
    Mount the 3GB partition in your existing OS.
    Mount the bt3final_usb.iso on your existing OS.
    Follow the standard procedure for installing Backtrack3 on a hard disk, treating your mounted iso as the source and your 3GB partition as the destination at all times.

    Now I've only ever done that by rote, so the parts where you mount dev and proc might prove "interesting". Give it a try, or read "man mount" more thoroughly than I have.

    Ignore the lilo step at the end.

    Edit your overall lilo.conf or grub.conf to permit you to boot from that partition.

    Reboot, select that partition, off you go...

    Say if you want specific instructions, but your google-fu should be at least as good as mine.
    I don't know if you read the thread or not but if you did you would know that I followed these directions as far as getting backtrack installed. I copied the files just like it told me to and without a hitch. I can boot into Windows XP, Windows 7, and Ubuntu but Backtrack 3 gives me an error 17 at the grub boot menu when I select it.
    The error is "Error 11: Unrecognized device string". My grub boot list config file is in my last post.

    Before that I posted a different grub config file that gave me an error 17 and that was two posts back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by secure_it View Post
    you have set wrong root path.it should be /dev/sda6 surely.
    Quote Originally Posted by nucklearknight View Post
    Now I get Error 11: Unrecognised device string

    This is my current grub
    I am not all that familiar with GRUB, but I am rather sure that the path used in the first configuration actually was the correct one. The new error code that you receive, "Error 11: Unrecognized device string", also seems to verify that the last modification was a step in the wrong direction.

    My advice would be to go back to the earlier configuration and investigate the error 17 a bit more closely. After a few google search queries it seems obvious that this error can relate to quite a few different problems. People state that they even have solved it with as little as removing a USB stick that GRUB couldn't figure. In other words, google will provide you with a lot of possible solutions and I hope that you will be able to find one that solves your issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nucklearknight View Post
    Now I get Error 11: Unrecognised device string
    That would be because you altered the wrong option. The problem is one of the parameters you are passing to the kernel. Which particular one I couldn't say without further investigation but I suggest you try comparing the Ubuntu sections with the section you created.
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