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    Default Installing BT4 via usb drive on new netbook - issue

    I'm installing backtrack to use for a project for my wireless networking class. I have an Acer Aspire One netbook and I'm installing from bootable USB stick.

    When I type "startx", it goes through the motions of giving me a bunch of text, followed by: "Fatal server error: no screens found"

    On the other hand, if I try to run install.sh, I get

    "Copying allin1.py to /usr/bin
    cp: cannot stat 'allin1.sh' : No such file or directory
    Finished installation
    Start with allin1_gui.py"

    Trying to run allin1_gui.py obviously does not work either.

    What gives? This is a fairly new laptop I guess, but why is this happening? How can I solve this?

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    Default Re: Installing BT4 via usb drive on new netbook - issue

    Have you tried running the fixvesa command? That should be a first step.

    EDIT: I did the searching for you *slaps own wrist*. Here:

    http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forum...esolution.html
    Also unless I run "fixvesa" I get "no screens found" error when I run "startx"
    Now, for the install.sh script, it calls the Ubiquity installer. The Ubiquity installer requires X to be running. Since your Xserver isn't running, Ubiquity can't launch. Since Ubiquity can't launch, you can't install via the script.
    Last edited by xX_Spiidey_Xx; 03-13-2010 at 10:21 AM. Reason: Spoonfeeding... shameful, Spiidey, just shameful.
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