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    Default backtrack 3 will not start

    When I boot backtrack 3 from the live cd I get a set of errors, corrupt downloads, etc:

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    /base/bin.lzm
    /base/changes.lzm
    Cannot read module data. corrupted download?
    /base/home.lzm
    Cannot read mofule data. corrupted download?
    /base/opt.lzm
    /base/pentest.lzm
    Cannot read module data. corrupted download?
    /base/sbin.lzm
    /base/usr.lzm
    Cannot read module data. corrupted download?
    copying content of rootcopy directory
    copying liblinuxlive library to union
    cp: cannot stat 'union/usr/lib/': Not a directory
    * creating /etc/fstab
    /linuxrc: line 188: cannot create union/etc/fstab: nonexistent directory
    *changing root directory...
    linux live end, starting the Linux distribution
    /linuxrc: exec: line 252: /usr/bin/chroot: not found

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike22 View Post
    When I boot backtrack 3 from the live cd I get a set of errors, corrupt downloads, etc:
    The obvious question is if the checksum for the downloaded file did check out and if you have attempted to re-burn the disc at a lower speed?
    -Monkeys are like nature's humans.

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    Should I redownload bt3-final.iso? Should I download it from a torrent site? Or do I follow your direction instead? I burnt two of the discs at a speed of 10.0x. The first cd worked for about a month until the follow problem occured.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike22 View Post
    Should I redownload bt3-final.iso? Should I download it from a torrent site? Or do I follow your direction instead? I burnt two of the discs at a speed of 10.0x. The first cd worked for about a month until the follow problem occured.
    Before you attempt to re-burn the disc check the MD5 hash to make sure that the download is not corrupt, the correct checksum can be found at the official download location. If the checksum of your downloaded file does not match the one given at the homepage you will need to download a new copy, and make sure to get this from the official location.

    If the file on the other hand appears to be uncorrupted I would advice you to burn a new CD, and possibly using an even lower speed. As a CD is an optical media it is possible that your disc has suffered some damage and that this is the reason that it will no longer boot correctly.
    -Monkeys are like nature's humans.

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    Nvm, reburned the cd. Got it working. Thanks for the help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike22 View Post
    Nvm, reburned the cd. Got it working. Thanks for the help.
    Good to hear.
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    Default Same Issue - Reloading/Downloading does not help

    I am having the same problem, same errors. I re-loaded and re burned about 10 CDs and still get the same errors. It appears its trying to find data ina directory that does not exist. Any help/advice would be much appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Stuck In BT3

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    Quote Originally Posted by clinton222 View Post
    I am having the same problem, same errors. I re-loaded and re burned about 10 CDs and still get the same errors. It appears its trying to find data ina directory that does not exist. Any help/advice would be much appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Stuck In BT3
    Check the MD5 hash of the downloaded distro as it will confirm the integrity of data.if its corrupt re download it.

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    Default Md5

    Thanks for the reply. I am unsure how to check the MD5 but I should be able to figure it out. How do I know if it correct or not? Is there an offical checksum noted somewhere?

    PS- I'm kinda new at this.

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    I wrote a tutorial on checking the md5
    http://forums.remote-exploit.org/showthread.php?t=7222
    The md5 is on the page you downloaded bt from
    http://www.remote-exploit.org/backtrack_download.html

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