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    Exclamation Upgrading BackTrack 4 Final (or R1) to BackTrack R2

    Here is the official update guide for BackTrack R2.

    Upgrading - BackTrack Linux

    EDIT: This guide will work for upgrading from BackTrack 4 Final or BackTrack R1 to BackTrack R2
    If you have problems with this please post them here in this thread.


    EDIT: I did not write this guide. Muts did. So any and all credit goes to him. I just linked to it here for him.
    Last edited by Archangel-Amael; 11-24-2010 at 03:55 PM.
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    Default Re: Upgrading BackTrack 4 Final (or R1) to BackTrack R2

    I get the same error on two different computers that previously have R1 installed:

    Errors were encountered while processing:
    /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-image-2.6.35.8_2.6.35.8-10.00.Custom_i386.deb
    E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

    I did a manual install and got the following:
    root@bt:~/scripts# dpkg --install /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-image-2.6.35.8_2.6.35.8-10.00.Custom_i386.deb
    (Reading database ... 256383 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking linux-image-2.6.35.8 (from .../linux-image-2.6.35.8_2.6.35.8-10.00.Custom_i386.deb) ...
    Ok, aborting, since modules for this image already exist.
    dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-image-2.6.35.8_2.6.35.8-10.00.Custom_i386.deb (--install):
    subprocess pre-installation script returned error exit status 1
    Running postrm hook script /sbin/update-grub.
    Searching for GRUB installation directory ... found: /boot/grub
    Searching for default file ... found: /boot/grub/default
    Testing for an existing GRUB menu.lst file ... found: /boot/grub/menu.lst
    Searching for splash image ... found: /boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz
    Found kernel: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.34
    Found kernel: /boot/memtest86+.bin
    Updating /boot/grub/menu.lst ... done

    Errors were encountered while processing:
    /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-image-2.6.35.8_2.6.35.8-10.00.Custom_i386.deb

    I continued the process and prepare the kernel sources and got the following error:

    root@bt:/usr/src/linux# cp /boot/config-2.6.35.8 .config
    cp: cannot stat `/boot/config-2.6.35.8': No such file or directory
    root@bt:/usr/src/linux#

    Without a config file I did not continue this process.
    Last edited by thaijames; 11-24-2010 at 01:36 AM.

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    Default Re: Upgrading BackTrack 4 Final (or R1) to BackTrack R2

    Worked fine for me (R1 -> R2). Thank you Archangel-Amael.

    Edit.: Thanks to Mati then for the tutorial and yourself for linking it

    Updated first machine (cabled), no issues. Then tried a second one (wireless):

    Code:
    phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'iwl-3945-rs'
    iwl3945 0000:06:00.0: iwlwifi-3945-2.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
    iwl3945 0000:06:00.0: iwlwifi-3945-1.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
    iwl3945 0000:06:00.0: Could not read microcode: -2
    iwl3945 0000:06:00.0: iwlwifi-3945-2.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
    iwl3945 0000:06:00.0: iwlwifi-3945-1.ucode firmware file req failed: -2
    iwl3945 0000:06:00.0: Could not read microcode: -2
    Edit 2: Yep, I confirm microcode is missing.

    Quick and dirty fix:

    cp /lib/firmware-2.6.34/iwl* /lib/firmware-2.6.35.8/
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    Last edited by roybatty; 11-24-2010 at 09:11 PM. Reason: fix
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    Default Re: Upgrading BackTrack 4 Final (or R1) to BackTrack R2

    It worked perfect for me.
    Altough I have one question. I have backtrack installed next to a windows partition. And when my computer starts up GRUB, it shows 2 versions of backtrack. They both have backtrack R2 next to them but a different kernal version. How can I delete the old kernal version ?

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    Default Re: Upgrading BackTrack 4 Final (or R1) to BackTrack R2

    Well if you want to remove the old kernel you can easily grab a shell

    Code:
     root@bt:# uname -r
    and then
    Code:
     root@bt:# apt-get remove --purge 2.6.2x-xx-xx
    where xx is the kernel you do not want, the opposite one from the output of the first command. But honestly it's probably better to leave it, first it doesn't take up that much room, and second if something goes wrong with the kernel in place you have a backup one.
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    Default Re: Upgrading BackTrack 4 Final (or R1) to BackTrack R2

    Ok then I will just leave it this way.
    Thanks anyway !

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    Default Re: Upgrading BackTrack 4 Final (or R1) to BackTrack R2

    hi,

    i already google the solution but no avail, any idea?

    apt-get update
    Ign Index of / intrepid Release.gpg
    Ign Index of / intrepid/universe Translation-en_US
    Hit SUN Backtrack Linux Repository pwnsauce Release.gpg
    Ign SUN Backtrack Linux Repository pwnsauce/main Translation-en_US
    Ign SUN Backtrack Linux Repository pwnsauce/microverse Translation-en_US
    Ign SUN Backtrack Linux Repository pwnsauce/macroverse Translation-en_US
    Ign SUN Backtrack Linux Repository pwnsauce/restricted Translation-en_US
    Ign SUN Backtrack Linux Repository pwnsauce/universe Translation-en_US
    Ign SUN Backtrack Linux Repository pwnsauce/multiverse Translation-en_US
    Hit SUN Backtrack Linux Repository pwnsauce Release
    Ign Index of / intrepid Release
    Hit SUN Backtrack Linux Repository pwnsauce/main Packages
    Ign Index of / intrepid/universe Packages
    Hit SUN Backtrack Linux Repository pwnsauce/microverse Packages
    Hit SUN Backtrack Linux Repository pwnsauce/macroverse Packages
    Hit SUN Backtrack Linux Repository pwnsauce/restricted Packages
    Hit SUN Backtrack Linux Repository pwnsauce/universe Packages
    Hit SUN Backtrack Linux Repository pwnsauce/multiverse Packages
    Err Index of / intrepid/universe Packages
    404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.30 80]
    Ign http://archive.getdeb.net intrepid-getdeb Release.gpg
    Ign http://archive.getdeb.net intrepid-getdeb/apps Translation-en_US
    Ign http://archive.getdeb.net intrepid-getdeb Release
    Ign http://archive.getdeb.net intrepid-getdeb/apps Packages
    Err http://archive.getdeb.net intrepid-getdeb/apps Packages
    302 Found
    W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...86/Packages.gz 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.30 80]

    W: Failed to fetch http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu/dis...86/Packages.gz 302 Found

    E: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead.


    Thanks.

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    Question Re: Upgrading BackTrack 4 Final (or R1) to BackTrack R2

    i have a problem during the update from bt4 final.

    as described in the tutorial the kernel installation should not be stopped but
    i havn't the choice whether to install the new kernel or not.

    it is downloaded correctly but there is no configuration windows like in the tutorial.

    is it possible to start this step manually (install the new kernel and let it create a new menu.lst) ?

    thanks for the answer.

    cheers phk

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    Unhappy Re: Upgrading BackTrack 4 Final (or R1) to BackTrack R2

    so i upgraded and everything went ok. when i first start to use it all was good but now i cannot get on the internet. wicd is set to wlan0 which is what ifconfig sayes it should be on i have stopped and started it but cannot get wireless to work. i am using an alfaawus036h never had an issue before. my box is set to start networking at boot time.
    wired interface is good. any ideas of how to fix this thanks.

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    Default Re: Upgrading BackTrack 4 Final (or R1) to BackTrack R2

    hi
    i have the same problem as ckyned can't update or upgrade from r1 to r2

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