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    Default Boot SSD problem?

    I have a Lenovo X300 with an SSD drive. I've setup a Live USB drive via Unetbootin.

    When I boot via the thumbdrive, all is well. I then run install.sh which seems to work beautifully as well. The partitioning sees the drive 'correctly'. Once the install completes and I reboot (without the thumbdrive) I get the following message:

    FATAL: Couldn't open /lib/modules/2.6.32-21-generic/modules.dep.temp for writing: No such file or directory
    Gave up waiting for root device. ...

    ALERT! /dev/disk/by-uuid/a02ed0a5-xxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxx does not exist. Dropping to shell!


    Any suggestions? It seems to be acting as though it can not 'see' my drive.

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Boot SSD problem?

    Doesn't sound like you are running BackTrack 4 or BackTrack 4 R1. Try those instead, and read up about installing BT4 in our Howto Section.

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    Default Re: Boot SSD problem?

    Quote Originally Posted by muts View Post
    Doesn't sound like you are running BackTrack 4 or BackTrack 4 R1. Try those instead, and read up about installing BT4 in our Howto Section.
    Yes, I am booting BT4 R1. I tried the same thing with BT4 Final however I saw the same results. Booting BT4 R1 via the thumbdrive (via the howto section) works fine however after going through the installation process (install.sh) and rebooting I get the results that I posted. Very odd...

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    install.sh ? /lib/modules/2.6.32-21-generic/modules.dep.temp ?

    Sounds like you got a mixup somewhere. That is not the kernel used in bt4 r1, and install.sh is no longer used as a USB installation method. PLEASE check our Howtos: HowTo | BackTrack Linux - Penetration Testing Distribution

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    Default Re: Boot SSD problem?

    Agreed. I am currently assuming that my boot loader is corrupted somehow. I used to have Ubuntu on this box at that kernel level. I believe that I somehow need to zero the boot loader out so that it gets recreated properly.

    I am confused as to your saying not to use install.sh though. The link and howto guide says to boot to the gui and run install.sh which is what I have been doing. I admit, this is a little unusual. My CD drive is not working on this X300 so I loaded BT4 R1 to my thumbdrive (via the good howto guide using unetbootin). Are you saying that I can not then run the install.sh from my thumbdrive to install onto my local hard drive?


    Thanks for the quick feedback even on a Sunday by the way!




    Quote Originally Posted by muts View Post
    install.sh ? /lib/modules/2.6.32-21-generic/modules.dep.temp ?

    Sounds like you got a mixup somewhere. That is not the kernel used in bt4 r1, and install.sh is no longer used as a USB installation method. PLEASE check our Howtos: HowTo | BackTrack Linux - Penetration Testing Distribution

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    Default Re: Boot SSD problem?

    You can make a USB install and then reinstall to hard drive from there.
    You can make a DVD and install to a USB and or a regular hard drive.
    The point is to get the BackTrack 4 R1 .iso from here and use it.
    Follow the tutorial that you have been using. When it comes time to install to whatever just ensure that whatever is mounted and that you set the boot loader (last step) under the advanced option.
    To be successful here you should read all of the following.
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    Failure to do so will probably get your threads deleted or worse.

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    Default Re: Boot SSD problem?

    Confirmed and resolved. Please feel free to close this post out.
    My problem was that the boot loader was being written to the wrong partition. Fixed this in the last 'Advanced' section and all is now working well.


    Thanks to both of you!



    Quote Originally Posted by Archangel-Amael View Post
    You can make a USB install and then reinstall to hard drive from there.
    You can make a DVD and install to a USB and or a regular hard drive.
    The point is to get the BackTrack 4 R1 .iso from here and use it.
    Follow the tutorial that you have been using. When it comes time to install to whatever just ensure that whatever is mounted and that you set the boot loader (last step) under the advanced option.

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