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Thread: HOWTO: Dual boot XP & BT (With LILO)

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    Hello,

    I'm getting trouble installing a dual boot XP/Backtrack2

    Got 1 400Go Sata Drive split in 2 partitions :

    /mnt/sda1 = my xp partition
    /mnt/sda5 = a 10Go EXT2 partition created with partition magic.

    The Full Install of Backtrack2 freezes at 45% on copying /opt

    The install config is the following :

    Source ( backtrack CD ) : nothing
    Install Backtrack to : /mnt/sda5
    Write MRB to : /dev/sda

    with full install ticked.

    As written on " Howto:Install_GUI "

    " Freezes on 45% coping the /opt file onto a usb hard drive"

    but my destination drive isn't USB.


    So what am i doing wrong and how can i fix this ?

    Thx for your attention

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    Quote Originally Posted by babeuf View Post
    So what am i doing wrong and how can i fix this?
    What are you doing wrong? You're using the GUI installer. It's somewhat broken when it comes to installing to a SATA HDD...or just any HDD for that matter. Do a manual install by followinf one of the millions of "how to" guides on the forums. I'd link ya to one specifically, but I don't have hyperlinking priviliges yet.

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    Ok so the problem comes from the auto-install !

    Thx for the reply !

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    Problem solved : reformat my EXT2 drive and install BT3 with installer

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    This works like a charm! Great Tutorial!

    I had no hiccups....

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    After going through the process 3 times, I can say , If you are unable to boot properly into any operating system, first boot using BT3 DVD. On HDD install option uncheck that restore MBR option.
    Then reboot to check
    If it still doesnt work, run liloconfig. One LILO is intalled, its all smooth sailing
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    It is a great idea for anyone attempting changes to the MBR to have a few boot discs lying around to be able to boot the installed operating systems if the upgrade happens to go south. I have a couple myself that have saved me countless of times after some not-so-thought-through (stupid) attempts to modify the MBR.

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    [QUOTE=killnine;6390]
    Step 3: Load the BT CD and install to hard drive. MAKE SURE TO INSTALL TO YOUR PARTITION FOR BT! DONT OVERWRITE YOUR XP PARTITION! As for where to write LILO, just let it write to /dev/hda1 or your master drive.

    Step 4:
    Once you have written BT to your hard drive, you pretty much cannot access your XP partition anymore. But fret not! We will soon have it back. Just go back into your newly installed BT, get to a command prompt and type this in:



    So, when I put in the backtrack cd, do I install it to my partition with XP on it, or the new ext partition I made with PartitionMagic?

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    a new one of course. you would lose ALL your data if you installed it to the windows partition!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eomer View Post
    a new one of course. you would lose ALL your data if you installed it to the windows partition!

    Thank you sir.

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