i just want to thank you for all the information you have posted here.
also,i want to recall the reality of being a noob on linux.includding myself.i´ve had to re-install my OS a couple of times because of my inexperience on the matter.i just started messing with partitions,root user,mounting etc.
i´m the kind of person who likes to search for his own,sometimes with unpleasant results.but,i learn from each mistake.
sometimes newbeginners just want to have all the answers at once.¨if you just copy and paste,you´ll become less inteligent¨.
people dont see the value of research.i strongly encourage newbeginners to look up for the answers by themself.not only because its value,but because you´ll become a smartter person on the linux,backtrack or whatever the matter you´re searching for answers.
good luck everyone....and keep on searching.