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Thread: [Help] Installing BackTrack 4 dual boot case

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    hi,

    i have an old Fedora 7 along with XP in my notebook. i decided to change Fedora 7 to BackTrack 4 pre-final.

    i have a problem in installing BT4 in GUI mode. there has been a problem with the partition table so the partitioner fails to format / partition. so i try to fix the partition table using the command fdisk /dev/hda > x > v > f > w.

    but then my Fedora 7's GRUB couldn't boot any longer.

    i think that i'm stucked. i may fix the MBR to boot windows. but in the end i want to install BT4 pre final to my HDD, without the ability to use the GUI installation mode. i need to learn the manual boot, of course i've read somewhere but i don't get the commands, i'm afraid i will mess my box again.

    so if some of you have some free time to explain how i can install BT4 manually, dual boot with xp and with GRUB installed on the MBR since my 'old' GRUB is messed...

    Thank you.

    oh sorry, my bad.

    the GUI installation couldn't format the /root partition because i was mounting it. now, BT4 is up and running. my case is solved

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    See what happens when you just keep trying at it You didn't even need our help. Remember this in the future when your about to make a post.
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    Smile thought this would be usefull for newbies trying to dual-boot

    easybcd1.7.2 this is a free windows app that works from xp vista and 7
    it works well and dosnt require too much knowledge to use

    Code:
    neosmart.net/dl.php?id=1
    Just cause I don't have ten thousand posts don't mean I'm a newbie or a Idiot ! :cool: The only dumb question is the one you don't ask Google first! ;) The biggest problem I had as a Linux newbie was I didn't know to ask Google the right questions!:eek:

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    Did you also create a filesystem on the new partition (with mke2fs or similar), since fdisk does not do that for you?

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    not sure who you were directing the question to but I used gparted off the bt4 live cd.
    Just cause I don't have ten thousand posts don't mean I'm a newbie or a Idiot ! :cool: The only dumb question is the one you don't ask Google first! ;) The biggest problem I had as a Linux newbie was I didn't know to ask Google the right questions!:eek:

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