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    Cool won't install on hard disk

    im trying to install bt 5 on my hard disk - gnome-64, but after the installer says creating ext4 fs it fails and say: can't continue installation hard disk failure and so on. but I installed ubuntu 11.04 and it works fine on the same hard disk. pls help. I downloaded it from a mirror in rit.edu. thanks

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    Default Re: won't install on hard disk

    Go back and check the MD5 hash of the .iso you downloaded. I was running into some issues with BT5 where I was too anxious to play around and forgot to check the hash of the .iso. Booting and running BT5 in live mode worked fine, but when I tried to install to disk, it failed. After going back and checking the hash on the file I downloaded, I found it was different, so I had to redownload the .iso. After getting a good download, I was able to install to disk without problems.

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    Go back and make sure your BT iso was downloaded correctly, ie. check the MD5 hash of the file you downloaded against the MD5 hash provided with the iso. If the hashes don't match, then you'll need to redownload the iso. I had a problem installing BT5 to disk and discovered after some troubleshooting, that it was because I had a bad download and the MD5 checksum wasn't what it should have been. Downloading the iso again allowed me to install to disk without any problems.

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    Default Re: won't install on hard disk

    Make sure the iso you downloaded was downloaded complete, ie. go back and check the MD5 sum of the iso downloaded against the MD5 sum provided with the iso. I had a problem installing BT5 to disk that turned out to be caused by a bad download. Downloading the iso again and ensuring the MD5 sums matched solved my problem. Maybe it will yours too.

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    Default Re: won't install on hard disk

    You need to provide more information. What is the exact error message?
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    Default Re: won't install on hard disk

    Thanks patches. I think I have to re download the file.

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    Default Re: won't install on hard disk

    i am new here and this thread seems to be the closest to my problem. I downloaded backtrack 5 as an iso image. put it in the cd drive and restarted the computer. it comes back on to a black screen for about a minute then to the ubuntu screen and then the login screen.

    my boot menu is setup right for it to read the cd/dvd drive first.

    You guys said something about this hd5 hash thing. I found some md5sum.txt file in my download that had this in it:

    f6d62428f42412ed50fdb156a0f03987 ./casper/README.diskdefines
    c410735350f032667543a227480e60c4 ./casper/initrd.gz
    e9c0dec9bd8f1268c5537414e2d3b694 ./casper/filesystem.squashfs
    579a184698b26be70db5c4de76a638d1 ./casper/initrds.gz
    9c3a150b7fe695b272768b228afe396a ./casper/filesystem.manifest-desktop
    ae49cc906be42b545f9d551ddd0686ad ./casper/initrdf.gz
    a1d55352eb96f0c12c4a3d126294dbf3 ./casper/filesystem.manifest
    e73f65ba83a2639870d26dcf3169f395 ./casper/filesystem.size
    3e74152493ff426f7d813288e479cd0e ./casper/vmlinuz
    f6d62428f42412ed50fdb156a0f03987 ./README.diskdefines
    0d692241267b761b1978cd8c02de47a3 ./.disk/release_notes_url
    714d77f21c83ac384dd45dea0799fe12 ./.disk/info
    728cb968a88534e0c50a9d99621f13eb ./.disk/cd_type
    d41d8cd98f00b204e9800998ecf8427e ./.disk/base_installable
    7e3aa6d1958baf72d369392fdb175486 ./preseed/custom.seed
    749d049d5360feaeba498b61103a081b ./isolinux/isolinux.cfg
    9c05a151103a42f0855f195408509a2e ./isolinux/vesamenu.c32
    95f689bd6c9842be2e1d9991b991abfe ./isolinux/memtest
    e2ec018360c161dec2a85b0f4ac6210a ./isolinux/isolinux.bin
    b46eca27421df3fbb192b9f350f8c20f ./isolinux/splash.png
    d41d8cd98f00b204e9800998ecf8427e ./ubuntu



    What am i suppose to be looking for to see if something is wrong here?

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