Did you follow the official Wiki Guide ?
I installed Backtrack in dual boot with windows xp.
I have configured openvas as directed By many tutorials..add cert, add user, sync nvt.
scanner, administrator (openvasad), greenborn (gsad)..they all start. except openvasmd. Also when I tried to rebuild or update (openvasmd --rebuild or openvasmd --update)...it replies=>Arboted.
Running openvas check...all are Ok except openvas manager (openvasmd) is not running, fix: start openvasmd...BUT I TRIED AND FAILED..PLZ HELP.