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    Question How to update/reinstall bt4 r1?

    Hi there!
    At the moment i've a dualboot xp/bt4 final and wanna update to bt4 r1.
    How can i do this? I was thinking of fixing the mbr (fixmbr+fixboot from the xp console) of the hdd and remove the bt4 final partition, then re-install... so

    1) is there anothere way of doing this?
    2) does r1 contain the same install procedure of bt4 final?

    Many thanks!

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    Default Re: How to update/reinstall bt4 r1?

    From my experience, removing the BT partition won't help, since the BT installer doesn't use the free space for some reason.
    I've had to expend the Windows partition after I removed the BT partition, and then use some percentage of the Win disk.
    "The difference between RAID1 and RAID0 is that the zero stands for how many files you're gonna have after a harddisk failure."

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    Default Re: How to update/reinstall bt4 r1?

    Yes R1 contains same install procedure as BT4 final.
    1. Try apt-get update, apt-get dist-upgrade, I think that should work.
    2. If not reinstall BT on the same partitions that you had BT4 final installed than change the boot ini from windows or the grub.conf
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    Default Re: How to update/reinstall bt4 r1?

    Quote Originally Posted by sickness View Post
    Yes R1 contains same install procedure as BT4 final.
    1. Try apt-get update, apt-get dist-upgrade, I think that should work.
    2. If not reinstall BT on the same partitions that you had BT4 final installed than change the boot ini from windows or the grub.conf
    1) It didn't work...looking at the motd it still says bt4.
    2) Is out there any guide on doing this?

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    Default Re: How to update/reinstall bt4 r1?

    Have you even tried google ? Or even this forum have you tried searching it ?

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    Default Re: How to update/reinstall bt4 r1?

    To upgrade easily:

    apt-get install backtrack-dragon
    # dragon
    dragon >> upgrade

    This seems to work. Does not change the motd or background pics but adds new packages, updates packages, etc. to that of BT4 R1.

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    Default Re: How to update/reinstall bt4 r1?

    Quote Originally Posted by sickness View Post
    Yes R1 contains same install procedure as BT4 final.
    1. Try apt-get update, apt-get dist-upgrade, I think that should work.
    2. If not reinstall BT on the same partitions that you had BT4 final installed than change the boot ini from windows or the grub.conf
    This didn't work at all for me. There are a number of problems downloading certain packages which, as a consequence, then breaks the whole upgrade procedure. Downloading packages stalls on package 102 (can't remember the name, just the number). After an attempt at installing all the packages, the process stops once more because of borked dependencies.

    Ended up just dumping v.4 and re-installing everything once again. Just kept my conf files and other backed up goodies. Bit of a PITA, but in the end it was worth the hassle.

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