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    Default Encountering error during boot

    Hi all,

    I've made a Live-USB to install BT4 to my HD. But I'm encountering a lot of problems. First of all (I think this is the cause of all problems), while I'm booting from the USB a line occurs which sais:

    "Loading hardware drivers...iTCO_wdt: failed to reset NO_REBOOT flag, reboot disabled by hardware"

    The boot process however continues and i get a CLI. When try to start X with (startx), I see a few lines and then only a white screen. So I return to my CLI. I thought maybe the solution to my problem was to update and upgrade this distribution and install the right drivers. So I type:

    apt-get update
    apt-get upgrade
    apt-get dist-upgrade

    However this never fully works, because somewhere in the middle there's no free space left on the rootfs on my USB. The root has a size of 1GB. Below you see a screen of the partitioning:



    The GUI you are seeing here is on another PC, where the same USB-stick does work correctly. So I think the main cause of this problem is my hardware and not compatible drivers of BT4. Below is a list of the hardware:

    CPU: Intel I7 @ 2,33 Ghz
    HD: Samsung 600GB
    Mobo: Gigabyte ga-ex58-ud5
    RAM: 6GB DDR3
    VGA: Sapphire Radeon 4870 1GB

    I've also tried to install the ATI-drivers directly with:

    apt-get install backtrack-ati

    But this also returns an error (which I don't have at this moment).

    Can anyone here help me here to solve this problem please?

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    Default Re: Encountering error during boot

    A 1GB root partition won't be big enough, you may need to repartition or use a bigger USB drive...
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    Default Re: Encountering error during boot

    Quote Originally Posted by lupin View Post
    A 1GB root partition won't be big enough, you may need to repartition or use a bigger USB drive...
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    Allright, and how can I repartition this drive? I think this should be done before I install BT4 to it right?

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    Default Re: Encountering error during boot

    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon22 View Post
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    Allright, and how can I repartition this drive? I think this should be done before I install BT4 to it right?

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    Default Re: Encountering error during boot

    I'm a compulsive post editor, you might wanna wait until my post has been online for 5-10 mins before quoting it as it will likely change.

    I know I seem harsh in some of my replies. SORRY! But if you're doing something illegal or posting something that seems to be obvious BS I'm going to call you on it.

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