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Thread: Mounting Local Disk For HDD Install

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    Question Mounting Local Disk For HDD Install

    Hello all,
    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:

    "cd /tmp
    mkdir boot
    mkdir bt2
    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:
    umount /dev/sda

    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.

    Thanks,
    Webie

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    are you trying a dual boot

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    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.

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    try this, it works for me
    umount /mnt/hda1
    fdisk /dev/hda
    command :d 1
    command: n
    command: p
    partition number (1-4): 1
    then hit enter 2 more time
    command: w
    command:clear
    command: mke2fs /dev/hda1
    command:mkdir /mnt/backtrack
    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.

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    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

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    ok, open qtparted and make a partition. then try again.

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