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    Default Installation Problem BT3

    Hi everyone,
    I'm trying to install BT3 and I'm having some probs. I should say 1st off I know my way around Linux but there are some areas where I'm not up to speed yet. I am trying to install BT3 on a second Hard Drive on a spare machine.

    I've been looking at a tutorial on this forum which on the face of it looks quite good. I set up the HD partitions using fdisk the p command now returns:

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    Device      Boot    Start    End       Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/hdb1 *              1  1217    9775521   83  Linux
    /dev/hdb2            1218  1591    3004155   82  Linux swap
    /dev/hdb3            1592  4753  25398765   83  Linux
    To the best of my semi-noob knowledge this should work, feel free to tell me if not.

    My next step was:
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    mkdir /mnt/backtrack
    Appeared to work ok but next came the prob:

    Code:
    mount /dev/hdb3 /mnt/backtrack/
    returns:

    Code:
    mount: No such file or directory
    I have CD'd and got to the point where I can view the /mnt/backtrack/ directory using ls so i don't understand the problem.

    Can anyone give advice?

    Many Thx

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    Did you make2fs / format on your HDB3 as well? (before mounting)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danboy View Post
    My next step was:
    Code:
    mkdir /mnt/backtrack
    Appeared to work ok but next came the prob:
    Code:
    mount /dev/hdb3 /mnt/backtrack/
    returns:
    Code:
    mount: No such file or directory
    I have CD'd and got to the point where I can view the /mnt/backtrack/ directory using ls so i don't understand the problem.
    Can anyone give advice?
    Many Thx
    Try the above from Maxe.
    You may also need to reboot after running fdisk.
    Sometimes the disks will not be properly synchronized and ready to be used, until after a reboot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by archangel.amael View Post
    Try the above from Maxe.
    You may also need to reboot after running fdisk.
    Sometimes the disks will not be properly synchronized and ready to be used, until after a reboot.
    Exactly! But i might have been a bit wrong

    If you want to use EXT3 as your file system, use the "mkfs.ext3"
    command and if you want to use ext2, well i guess you know the
    answer then ;-) (the command should be issued without quotes)

    PS: I think make2fs is only available on Slackware or Slax =O~
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaXe Legend View Post
    PS: I think make2fs is only available on Slackware or Slax =O~

    Yeah mke2fs is the correct syntax.
    When I read your post it still made sense, so I really didn't see the syntax error.
    BTW mke2fs can make both ext2 and 3 file systems.
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    But mkfs.xxx should be able to make probably any filesystem mkfs.reiserfs << should be possible.

    Anyways thanks for the other command as well ;-)
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    Thanks for the advice I got it working in the end (about 20:00 GMT yesterday, nearly 48 hours after my first attempt). I think I'll type up a full idiot-proof tutorial while I still remember how I did it then I can use that next time LoL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danboy View Post
    Thanks for the advice I got it working in the end (about 20:00 GMT yesterday, nearly 48 hours after my first attempt). I think I'll type up a full idiot-proof tutorial while I still remember how I did it then I can use that next time LoL
    There are as many threads on installing bt3 as there are on which card to buy.
    They are all idiot proof.
    At least you got it working.
    Now head over to scapy and start forging those packets.
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