Video crashes before the live cd can finish booting into a root shell, I can see the bootup process and backtrack 5 logo with a red background, then the screen darkens and goes grey with lines through the top(kinda looks like an old tv loosing reception and static forming). I am using an external dvd drive to install backtrack. I also have a solid state drive that I replaced the platter drive with(don't know if this matters).
I have installed backtrack 5 to an external hard drive and booted this netbook from the drive, backtrack comes up just fine(maybe it is using some fail safe video driver).
It is a newer netbook so I am thinking driver, especially video card driver issues. Any help is appreciated.