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    Default Re: Black Screen after Hard Disk Install and "startx"

    Code:
    quiet splash i915.modeset=1
    works on Dell R15. Thanks!
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    Default Re: Black Screen after Hard Disk Install and "startx"

    Quote Originally Posted by gabo181 View Post
    i have the same problem.
    i got a hp 206la
    intel hd graphics

    i tried to run the gnome 64 bit version.
    After installing BT5 you should've one that: http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forum...tml#post197240

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    Default Re: Black Screen after Hard Disk Install and "startx"

    hey guys,i am having problem installing backtrack 5 on my hdd,i want dual boot it with my windows 7 ultimate 64-bit,the problem i am facing is that while booting backtrack 5 i can see the whole thing loading but after some secs the whole screen goes black,i cant even see the startx screen...its black before that only,now after a lot of searching i came to know that its a graphics issue,i came to know that i have to disable my graphics but in my bios i cant find any option regarding the graphics card,i am using dell inspiron n4110 laptop with switchable graphics ATI Radeon HD 6470 and Intel HD Graphics 3000,i3 2.xx ghz 2nd gen processor,3gb ddr3 RAM

    Please guys help me out installing backtrack 5 Gnome,64/32 bit anything will do..just want to install it,please help me out!!

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    Default Re: Black Screen after Hard Disk Install and "startx"

    After a week of frustration, yelling, threatening my laptop, and copious amounts of alcohol and drug usage to make me feel normal again, I finally got it installed. I just wanted to thank everyone for their input, suggestions, and effort to help n00bs like me get our foot in the door. For the record it was this link that helped me out. So yeah... just wanted to say thank you for everybody who posted a suggestion, you're good people.

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    Default Re: Black Screen after Hard Disk Install and "startx"

    Please note that the i915.modeset=1 parameter is only used for intel graphics cards.

    nomodeset alternatives for other Graphic Cards:

    According to our senior member oldfred at ubuntuforums.org, you need to replace nomodeset with some other parameters for different cards.

    Older Intel video card: i915.modeset=1 or i915.modeset=0
    nVidia: nomodeset
    Generic: xforcevesa or nouveau.modeset=0
    Radeon: radeon.modeset=0

    Replace nomodeset with the appropriate parameter from listed one's.
    From here.

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    Default sry for posting it here ,,,coz i'm unable to start a new thread ,,,,

    need some immidiate assistance,,,,i have previously windows 7 on my laptop,,,,with three partition one for 7 and other two were ntfs(dynamic) partition for storing data
    c: window partition 36 gb
    d: dynamic part 80gb
    e: dynamic partition rest of my hdd
    i removed win 7 and installed backtrack5 r1 the os is running properly but there is a problem with my dynamic partition
    when i run fdisk-l it gives the following op
    root@bt:~# fdisk -l

    Disk /dev/sda: 320.1 GB, 320072933376 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x944a0823

    Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
    /dev/sda1 * 1 5145 41325569 5 Extended
    /dev/sda4 5146 38914 271242987+ 42 SFS
    /dev/sda5 1 4521 36307968 83 Linux
    /dev/sda6 4521 5145 5016576 82 Linux swap / Solaris

    i tried mounting the sda4 partition by typing
    sudo mount -t ntfs /dev/sda4 /media/sda4 -o defaults,umask=04
    NTFS signature is missing.
    Failed to mount '/dev/sda4': Invalid argument
    The device '/dev/sda4' doesn't seem to have a valid NTFS.
    Maybe the wrong device is used? Or the whole disk instead of a
    partition (e.g. /dev/sda, not /dev/sda1)? Or the other way around?

    Maybe the wrong device is used? Or the whole disk instead of a
    partition
    do make sense because backtrack just merged my d: & e: partition
    another problem is the sda4 partition is sfs not ntfs
    ie/dev/sda4 5146 38914 271242987+ 42 SFS
    i have very important data in these drives ,,,so i want to recover it ,,, please someone do help me

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    Default Re: Black Screen after Hard Disk Install and "startx"

    Install windows (or boot it from USB), save all your data to an external HDD and format the partition causing problems, preferably to NTFS (no dynamics nor SFS, whatever that is). This seems like your only option, because from what I've red in my quick research, Ubuntu doesn't support SFS (BT5 is based on Ubuntu...).

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    Lightbulb Re: Black Screen after Hard Disk Install and "startx"

    Quote Originally Posted by Snayler View Post
    Install windows (or boot it from USB), save all your data to an external HDD and format the partition causing problems, preferably to NTFS (no dynamics nor SFS, whatever that is). This seems like your only option, because from what I've red in my quick research, Ubuntu doesn't support SFS (BT5 is based on Ubuntu...).
    hey thnxx for reply ,,, bt i've troubleshooted it with HBCD a few days ago,,,
    the actual problem was that I've lost my partition tables for ntfs system and due to sfs file system i was unable to access it ,,
    so i did recovered it by booting in mini xp,,,and recovering the partition tables and backup all my data
    so now its all fine ,,,,

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    Default Re: Black Screen after Hard Disk Install and "startx"

    I just fixed mine with BTr3. When you come to the splash create where you choose your boot environment press 'tab' then in the text field it creates simply type in i915.modeset=1 then press enter. It'll begin your typical black/text boot up and will get to root@bt. Then you can do 'startx' and you will get to the desktop.

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    Talking Re : Black Screen after Hard Disk Install and "startx"

    The problem is :
    /boot/grub/grub.cfg
    Open file grub.cfg and find a line like this :
    linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.38 root=UUID=1ecd35a8-0437-4c37-b*b72-63d014dd846e ro text splash nomodeset vga=791
    Yes it's the problem, field vga not yet set.
    Fixed
    You can replace the line with :
    linux /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.38 root=UUID=1ecd35a8-0437-4c37-b*b72-63d014dd846e ro text splash vga=0x791
    You can do it through the console, before you type "startx" or with linux booting.
    Have fun!

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