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    Default [HELP]BackTrack won't boot after installation with USB Drive[HELP]

    I created a BackTrack bootable USB thumb drive with Unetbootin. It's a 4 GB SanDisk, and the laptop is a Compaq Presario CQ60. After I complete the installation, and take out the USB drive, press enter, and reboot, nothing ever comes onto the monitor. Nothing loads at all. I'm using the 32-bit BackTrack 5 .iso image with a Gnome interface. Should I install with a DVD instead? I do not know what to do from here.

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    Default Re: [HELP]BackTrack won't boot after installation with USB Drive[HELP]

    Since I don't know what else you've already tried I recommend you to check your settings in BIOS and make sure that USB is set as a first boot-able Device.

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    Question Same problem

    I have the same problem, I have tried with both bt5-GNOME-32 and bt5-GNOME-64 on my ASUS 1001px, get the same result!

    8 GB ZAP slider pendrive.

    I following the instructions on doing a Live USB
    (USB Live)

    boots with that USB in my eeepc.

    runs startx, works perfect.

    After that runs the install.sh on the desktop. Following the instructions of (Hard Drive Install)
    I do choose my locales, and entire disk partition.

    Restarts the computer without USB

    Up comes UNetbootin bootloader with only default option.
    Loads ubnkern.
    Debian installer starts automatically.

    Why the wrong bootloader?


    Anyone knows why?

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    Default Re: Same problem

    Re-run Backtrack live from either usb or disk (disk might be better) and try this in a terminal:
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     grub-install /dev/sda
    If that doesn't work see this link: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Re...tallingWindows

    It's a little more in-depth and detailed but should be easy to follow. And I know that you're not trying to "Recover Ubunutu After Installing Windows" but you are wanting to reinstall grub after Backtrack is installed to the hard drive. That should do it if the first suggestion doesn't work.
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    Default Re: [HELP]BackTrack won't boot after installation with USB Drive[HELP]

    I followed the Ubuntu manual and made a successfull grub-install.

    But on reboot the debian installer and UNetBootin bootloader displayed instead.

    Does the Backtrack kernel get replaced when creating the pendrive install?

    the reason I use Live USB is because of no CD/DVD player.

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    Default Re: [HELP]BackTrack won't boot after installation with USB Drive[HELP]

    Not that I'm aware of. I think a usb install with Unetbootin causes come confusion for grub. Once you are able to boot into Backtrack again from hard drive, try running:
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     grub-install /dev/sda  && update-grub
    and reboot.
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    Default Re: [HELP]BackTrack won't boot after installation with USB Drive[HELP]

    I do run
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     grub-install --root-directory=/media/7567464567-57547-57567-567-xxx /dev/sda  && update-grub
    grub-install gives no error but after that, the following comes out

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    /usr/sbin/grub-probe: error: cannot find a device for / (is /dev mounted?)

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    Default Re: [HELP]BackTrack won't boot after installation with USB Drive[HELP]

    Try
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     grub-install /dev/sda --recheck  && update-grub
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    Default Re: [HELP]BackTrack won't boot after installation with USB Drive[HELP]

    Quote Originally Posted by Deadboy View Post
    Try
    Code:
     grub-install /dev/sda --recheck  && update-grub
    Disregard my latest post, I forgot to see "from harddrive". Anyway I tried from harddrive and the shell wouldn't give me access to necessary partitions and commands.

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    Default Re: [HELP]BackTrack won't boot after installation with USB Drive[HELP]

    Humm i had a similar prob with the live CD can you open your bios and set your HDD to boot 1st. (do you get a blinking cursor in the top right ?)

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