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    Default Partition Table error

    When I try to install BT4 it can't read my partition.

    I tried cfdisk and than I get this error:

    FATAL ERROR: Bad primary partition 2: Partition ends after end-of-disk


    How can I solve this?


    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Partition Table error

    looks like a bad HDD

    here you go: Fatal Error? Bad HDD
    this might help out.
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    Default Re: Partition Table error

    No no its good.

    Ubuntu 9/10 can read it. Plus I have windows install on it and its working fine.

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    Default Re: Partition Table error

    Are the partitions new and empty?
    Did you check your md5sum of the download?
    Do you know what you are doing?
    It might be a good idea to check against the ubuntu forums for the same error messages.
    Also a printout of the partition scheme might be helpful.

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    Default Re: Partition Table error

    Well they are fairly new, not just new as in created a moment before I tried backtrack. But fairly new.

    No I did not check the md5sum of the download.

    Yes I know what I am doing.

    No it works fine with ubuntu. But I wanted to install backtrack.

    Well when I start it it only sees /dev/sda and thats it. But the table is there, its made.

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    Default Re: Partition Table error

    Boot up an Ubuntu live cd or Knoppix, delete all your partitions than boot up backtrack and see if you have unused space in the partition editor
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    Default Re: Partition Table error

    Obviously I can't do that.

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    Default Re: Partition Table error

    Actually what is seemingly obvious to me is that you want us to pull the information out of you.
    The above (# 7) post is not the least bit helpful like some of your other ones.
    Posting the above info like I said from fdisk.
    Also explain why you can't "do that". You have to help us if we are to help you.

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    Default Re: Partition Table error

    Your partition table needs to be modified, however its configured now is obviously causing a problem for BackTrack. Try doing a resize of partition 2 using a recent Linux boot CD/DVD running something like GParted. Or try using some commercial partition editing/recovery software.

    And Id make sure you back up at least your important files from the volume BEFORE you do this.
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    Default Re: Partition Table error

    I agree with the above statement.
    I hate to make posts like that but Lupin covered it well OP and I didn't want to appear as having ignored or forgotten.
    As for making mention of a partition containing data, well I still don't see it but any rate do make a backup of this important info before moving forward.

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