Mounting Local Disk For HDD Install
First post here so i'll try make it count.
First off, I've browsed most of the BackTrack forums for any related issues I could find, but I wasn't able to come up with anything.
I've been following a guide for the BackTrack HDD installation at Offensive-Security
Everything is smooth untill I get to the point where you must do these following things:
mount /dev/sda1 boot
mount /dev/sda3 bt2"
When I get to "mount /dev/sda1 boot" I get the output: Mount:/dev/sda1 mounted or boot busy.
Now I noticed when I boot into BackTrack I get the same "error" message during all the scrolling text at startup.
Things I've Tried:
When I do this I get back "umount: /dev/sda not mounted" So i'll assume that when I get the error "mounted or boot busy" that boot is busy. I'm not sure if the drive itself is being used for swap space or what, i'm not really knowledgeable about *nix OS's.
I've Google'd the output but I didn't get anything specific to try.
At this point I'm just looking for suggestions about any other troubleshooting I need to do to pinpoint my problem.
are you trying a dual boot
No, I am not trying to dual boot with any other OS. In fact the drive is completely blank and just formated with the ext3 filesystem.
try this, it works for me
command :d 1
partition number (1-4): 1
then hit enter 2 more time
command: mke2fs /dev/hda1
command: mount /dev/hda1 /mnt/backtrack/
now select the BackTrack Installer located in menu\Backtrack\Miscellaneous\backtrack installer
leave everything the same besides click Real (2700 mb requiered) option then install.
it takes forever to install so relax for about 20-30 min
when done click close and reboot your machine.
I've started to try your advise but I do the first two steps and run into a snag.
umount /mnt/hda1 outputs to: not mounted
fdisk /dev/hda outputs to: unable to open
ok, open qtparted and make a partition. then try again.