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    Default Trying to install BT5 on MacBook Pro (summer 2009 model)

    Hi,

    I followed lifehacker's guide to get a proper tripple boot working usin rEFIt.
    I used the 32bit KDE bt5 live dvd and then used the installer.
    At the last screen of the installer, I went to 'Advanced' and configured the bootloader to be on the same partition as BT5 itself (as instructed in LH's guide).

    Situation is now:
    sda1: EFI i guess
    sda2: OSX
    sda3: Windows 7 (inc MBR)
    sda4: Backtrack 5 (inc GRUB)

    When I boot BT5 it gets stuck somewhere in the initialisation process.
    Same happens in recovery mode.

    I think it's strange it works with the live dvd, but not with the install.
    It's not a bootloader problem since the problem occurs when loading backtrack 5 itself.

    Is there somehow a way to figure this out?
    Any help is appreciated, thank you.

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    Default Re: Trying to install BT5 on MacBook Pro (summer 2009 model)

    Some type of virtual machine will cause the fewest headaches, along with a supported usb wick adapter.
    Of course, if you really wanted to have some fun, go to Wal-Mart late at night and ask the greeter if they could help you find trashbags, roll of carpet, rope, quicklime, clorox and a shovel. See if they give you any strange looks. --Streaker69

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    Default Re: Trying to install BT5 on MacBook Pro (summer 2009 model)

    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Some type of virtual machine will cause the fewest headaches, along with a supported usb wick adapter.
    bt5 now supports macbook pro wifi, Ive triple booted my 2008 or 2009 macbookpro fine, look at my other posts but adminisators havn't allowed any of my posts to come up yet, so I dont know if you will even see this.

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    Default Re: Trying to install BT5 on MacBook Pro (summer 2009 model)

    you should search the forums more intensively - frustration and countless Google Searches will build character and make you smarter.

    But if you're using a dial-up connection and every Google Search takes 2 hours to complete, then I'll fill you in on what I know so far:

    Here's a thread with a more comprehensive discussion on wifi compatibility of BT5 with the various macbooks.

    Most people have gotten wifi to work just fine, if you want to browse the web etc.
    Monitor mode seems to work, but active injection still doesn't work for the BCM4322 (although it seems to work for the BCM4328 wireless card). This is not a huge deal because Backtrack comes with a bunch of other things that don't require active injection capabilities.

    I have not found a way to lspci the exact PCI-ID from OSX terminal, but you can check one of my posts from an above link for the ID to see if it is injection-capable.

    Anyway, I hope that helps but please do a more comprehensive google search next time!

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