First of all thank you everyone for your replies! I was trying Archanel's ideas first, and here's what happened.
Originally Posted by Archangel-Amael
I am using a SATA hard drive, and I noticed I don't have any jumpers. Then I checked my BIOS settings, and it was on IDE. I changed it to AHCI and made sure Windows still worked with that, and it did. Then I booted up my Backtrack 4 R1 live CD and still NO hard drives were found. I ran the install script a couple of times and it crashed after maybe the 4th time. Here is the error message I got:
This happened twice. I think I am going to get the latest Ubuntu like someone mentioned and see if it will see my hard drive while I still try some other things to get this to work. I may install Ubuntu too just to see if maybe Backtrack will pick up that partition because it already has Linux on it, just like someone else already mentioned too
We're sorry; the installer crashed. Please file a new bug report at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubiquity/+filebug (do not attach your details to any existing bug) and a developer will attend to the problem as soon as possible. To help the developers understand what went wrong, include the following detail in your bug report, and attach the files /var/log/syslog and /var/log/partman:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/lib/ubiquity/ubiquity/zoommap.py", line 196, in timeout
File "/usr/lib/ubiquity/ubiquity/zoommap.py", line 391, in blink
cr = self.window.cairo_create()
Error: NULL pointer
If anyone else has any other suggestions, I would be really thankful, and thanks to everyone who has already written back!
I know it has been a while, but I thought I should let you all know what I did to get around this problem. After a lot of searching on the internet, I believe that the drivers for my hard drive weren't there.
I installed Backtrack4 R1 on a virtual machine using VirtualBox. Then after installing the VirtualBox tools, everything worked well! Everything works perfectly and I am happy =)
If any of you have any questions, feel free to ask me. I would love to help!