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    Quote Originally Posted by yoma819 View Post
    is there any way to install b2 to a partition from windows?
    i.e not using a boot cd?
    and what parameters are there for booting backtrack that might proove usefull?
    thanks "again"
    Yoma
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    Default thanks to everyone

    just a quick word to say thanks to everyone for helping but i am now giving up as i have changed everything suggested by balding_parrot and got no change!
    quote: right ok
    i have tried
    A) downloading b2 final about 5-6 times
    the first image was written to 3 different cds neither worked all with the checksum error
    i checked the md5 on the iso of every download and guess what it is perfect!
    i have tried all in total on 4 different desktops and 1 laptop that was on your compatability list as ok!
    i have burnt it at 4x with the advised software!
    i cannot see how it can be my end!
    any ideas
    Yoma"

    as a result i now give up on the bloody thing! lol

    thanks for all the help and it is a pity we could not sort the problem!
    --Yoma

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    Why not try a USB install to a 1GB or larger pendrive.
    That way you can eliminate the burning stage completely.

    There is a simple windows tool and instructions here that is very good and has worked for people when all other efforts have failed.

    Give it a go, what have you got to lose? And if it works for you, look at all the wonders you will gain.

    If all of us had given up at the first hurdle we encountered, then there would have been no backtrack or forums for you to be asking for help.

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    I agree that the USB live install is by far the easiest method and if it does not work for some reason you can try again as many times you want without making coasters.
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    ok
    i agree and i shall not give up!
    thanks for the encouragement and i will buy a usb key drive and give it a go
    from what i have heard backtrack is like nothing i have used before so i am willing to persist a bit more to get it working!
    will keep everyone posted
    thanks
    --Yoma

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    AGAIN

    best way to use bt is according to me to install it LIVE in an 4Go or more usb key

    why 4Gig min ?
    1 gig for the system
    512 for the swap
    2,5 Gig for datas and saving changes auto

    i run my BT on a dedicated multipartitioned 160 gb usb disk
    got swap and changes saves.....

    follow my tutor

    or for an easy install
    as someone told you you can use my windows software to transfert a simple(with no changes saved auto) BT2 install on a usbstick
    my software DON't work with external hd which are recognized as nonremovable drives by windows

    here is the link to my windows installer
    http://mesh.dl.sourceforge.net/sourc...ULTI23-RC1.exe

    for details see the thread of the installer(in my sig)

    hope helps
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    ok have got my 1 gig usb drive (eventually) lol
    used the program suggested and it seems to have worked
    only i cant test it because my computer does not seem to want to recognize it as a devise on startup!
    excuse me while i kill myself through frustraion!
    i have changed the boot order to start looking for removable first then cd then hd last
    no result so i used the boot loader that comes with my bios and selected removable and
    yes you guessed it
    no device found
    help

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    hi i got my comp to recognize my usb stick
    great i thought this has got to work the md5 checksum is correct it cannot fail.
    right boot: syslinux
    i got invalid or corrupt kernel image
    yay it failed
    ...again
    i am giving it one last chance.
    any ideas
    thanks
    -yoma

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    yay
    i got it to work
    for some reason instead of typing syslinux i just pushed the enter button and it booted up
    if anyone wants to know any more details about the problem and how it was fixed then pm or post!
    thanks to everyone for helping i got there eventually!
    especially to balding_parrot
    thanks again
    -Yoma
    p.s now i juswt have to get back into linux
    it has been about 2 years
    lol

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    Your welcome

    Now have fun

    It's nice to know when people do appreciate your efforts.

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