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Thread: BackTrac2 will not install when the beta did

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    Default BackTrac2 will not install when the beta did

    I had the beta test of BT2 installed on the hard drive of an IBM thinKpad after following the instructions in one of the forums and it worked great.

    I downloaded the final release, it will boot from CD ok on the thinkpad but I can not get it to install on the drive. I have followed the documented process 3 times now step by step. It all seems to work OK then I repboot the IBM.

    It starts the boot process, lots of text on the screen then freezes. The last screen entry reads

    Kernal panic - not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unkown-block(3,1)

    Can anybody Help ?

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    if you didnt try this already..... clean the partition..even reformat to be sure then do a new install onto the new partition....this worked for me
    BT3 Beta
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    What did you use to format ? anything special....

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    Default Still no joy with BT final

    This is now becoming a pain and I am looking for help

    Laptop is an IBM x221 thinkpad with a 20Gb hard drive.

    I had BT beta loaded on OK working fine. I followed a set of instructions I found in the forums and it worked without a hitch

    I burned the final release and used the instuctions in the documentation section for BackTrack.

    The final will not load

    I have reformated the drive with a DOS boot disk, then tried again still no joy.
    I have followed the instructions to the letter except I am using /dev/hda not sda
    Debian will load and run from the hard drive
    Knoppix will load and run as a CD
    BackTrack will seems to load from the utility but when you reboot it does not work but it works fine from the CD.

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