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    Default INSTALL HELP - total noob

    Totally cannot get it to install. basic rundown -
    hardware- amd phenom ii 840 64 bit processor- 4 gb ram
    samsung 1tb sata hdd

    installation method - complete format and install
    using BT5-GNOME-32.iso
    checksum verified as b01a93a916fabb6d1640bd0054428e17
    all seems well cd ejects and enter is hit computer restarts.

    have tried this twice now and have tried installing using AHCI and IDE configurations for the SATA.

    under AHCI i get

    error: out of disk
    grub rescue>

    under IDE i get a different sort of pain

    error: hd0,1 out of disk
    vga=791 is deprecated. use setgfxpayload = 1024x768x16 before linux command instead.
    error:couldnt read file
    error:you need to load the kerenel first
    failed to boot both default and fallback entries.

    be aware i am a total newb at this. any patient help would be awesome.

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    Default Re: INSTALL HELP - total noob

    persistence and alot of googling paid off. Theres definatley a problem with my drive. gparted helped as i made new partitions starting from the end and left 20 gb free at the beginning. 1st i tried 10 but still got errors with gparted so the disk problem seems to lie in that area.
    this is the error that i was getting in gparted until i left 20 free at the start.
    ext2fs_mkdir: Attempt to read block from filesystem resulted in short read while creating root dir

    hope this might help someone else.

    cheers!

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    Default Re: INSTALL HELP - total noob

    30 seconds of googling "error: hd0,1 out of disk" produced this:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1331730

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    Default Re: INSTALL HELP - total noob

    WOW! i didnt know how to use google! thnx for your help! do you have a book i can buy?

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    Default Re: INSTALL HELP - total noob

    Sure do. It's called "be more descriptive in thread titles and when someone offers help; don't be snide"
    While you may think otherwise, my intention was to help. And clearly google helped you in the end. Perhaps you should have tried that first before making this thread. Don't bother trying to have a go now. I won't be replying again.

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    Default Re: INSTALL HELP - total noob

    appologies. your reply did come across as belittling as it sounded like " look what i found within 30 secs dumbass!" Thank you for trying to help. I did trying solving this myself before posting. I will be sure to be more descriptive in the future. Loving Backtrack!

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