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    Default Running BT4R2 on virtual pc, problems

    As the title suggests, I am attempting to run Backtrack 4 R2 on my powerbook g4 using an older application called Virtual PC, an x86_64 emulator. I figured that the emulator would be able to run it so I tried. I am receiving error messages and I can't make sense of them. Can somebody help me out? btw, running in Start Backtrack Framebuffer (800x600)

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    Default Re: Running BT4R2 on virtual pc, problems

    Those screen shots are too small to see, you should reupload them. Also you can try VMware Player or VirtualBox, they have been tested and Backtrack runs without any issues on both.
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    Default Re: Running BT4R2 on virtual pc, problems

    Quote Originally Posted by sickness View Post
    Those screen shots are too small to see, you should reupload them. Also you can try VMware Player or VirtualBox, they have been tested and Backtrack runs without any issues on both.
    Neither of those will work with a power PC processor.
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    Default Re: Running BT4R2 on virtual pc, problems

    With the power of gimp managed to view the first one :
    Fatal server error:
    AddScreen/ScreenInit failed for driver 0
    that "usually" happens when you`re using big monitor with an old graphics card. Try deleting some of the highest resolutions of the deepest colour mode in the screen section of xorg.conf, or even the whole last display subsection.
    Cant be bothered for the rest of the images...
    If anything can go wrong, it will....

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    Default Re: Running BT4R2 on virtual pc, problems

    1. Boot the bt4 cd
    2. On the startup-screen navigate to "... in Safe Graphical Mode" and press "e".
    3. On the "kernel" option press "e" again. Use "backspace" to delete the "quiet" option and press "Enter".
    4. Press "b" to boot.
    5. Ignore the display bugs when loading...
    6. Wait some time for bt4 to start just as if it normally does.
    7. Type "startx" (..even if you do not see what u are typing.) and press "Enter"

    X will work!

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