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    Default Backtrack 5 R2 Linux bt 2.6.39.4 ??

    Hello,

    I upgraded my backtrack from R1 to R2 and when i entered this command uname -a, instead of showing me Linux bt 3.2.6 it shows me Linux bt 2.6.39.4 #1 SMP Thu Aug 18 13:38:02 NZST 2011 i686 GNU/Linux.

    Which isn't the correct version of the Kernel and i used this link http://www.backtrack-linux.org/backt...acktrack-5-r2/ for the upgrading.

    So, is my backtrack already been upgraded and updated to R2 and everything is OK or no?

    Can someone explain to me please? thanks in advance

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    No, I don't think the upgrade went correctly, as you should be on the 3.2.6 kernel after reboot. Unless you've got something you really need in your current install, I'd wipe & install fresh.
    If I could figure out how to scuba dive & hack at the same time, there would be nothing I couldn't do...

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    Default Re: Backtrack 5 R2 Linux bt 2.6.39.4 ??

    come on.. for those of us who dont want to (or cant for that matter) do a fresh install, how do we upgrade? I've got the same issue, and i followed the upgrade instructions on the main site..

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    Default Re: Backtrack 5 R2 Linux bt 2.6.39.4 ??

    Check you grub.cfg file to ensure its pointing to the new kernel.

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    Default Re: Backtrack 5 R2 Linux bt 2.6.39.4 ??

    Quote Originally Posted by scottm99 View Post
    No, I don't think the upgrade went correctly, as you should be on the 3.2.6 kernel after reboot. Unless you've got something you really need in your current install, I'd wipe & install fresh.
    i had similar issue and went with fresh hdd install, but i prefer to install fresh also as i perform regular backups of files i need to keep. would not a side by side dual partition installation bit of Gparted management work moving "important things" also be a decent workaround? boot, then move the files you still desire to keep on the old hdd install to the newly created partition for bt5 r2.

    not exactly difficult using Gparted...or run ubiquity inside shell,install,manually setup,do not install to the entire hdd capactity, and move what you need from one partition to the other.

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    Default Re: Backtrack 5 R2 Linux bt 2.6.39.4 ??

    I did an upgrade on a vm install of R1. Had to use --fix-missing a couple times, but everything went ok. To TheDexter1111, what kind of errors did you get.
    If I could figure out how to scuba dive & hack at the same time, there would be nothing I couldn't do...

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    Default Re: Backtrack 5 R2 Linux bt 2.6.39.4 ??

    Same problem for me, no Kernel update and grub is not the most user friendly boot loader i ve used.
    I downloaded the new BTR2-64 KDE image to do a fresh install. Burned iso to dvd and started.

    boot:
    nothing more happens when i try startx i get following error message.
    No kernel image found.

    since i cant even get a live cd running maybe i should stick to windows

    Really greatful for som input in this matter

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    Default Re: Backtrack 5 R2 Linux bt 2.6.39.4 ??

    Quote Originally Posted by Pimmp View Post
    Same problem for me, no Kernel update and grub is not the most user friendly boot loader i ve used.
    I downloaded the new BTR2-64 KDE image to do a fresh install. Burned iso to dvd and started.

    boot:
    nothing more happens when i try startx i get following error message.

    Really greatful for som input in this matter
    When you get the screen that says

    Boot:
    just hit enter and it'll bring up the screen that lets you pick which mode you wanna run.

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    Default Re: Backtrack 5 R2 Linux bt 2.6.39.4 ??

    I did an apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade, came back in an hour and bam! It was upgraded.
    Of course, if you really wanted to have some fun, go to Wal-Mart late at night and ask the greeter if they could help you find trashbags, roll of carpet, rope, quicklime, clorox and a shovel. See if they give you any strange looks. --Streaker69

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    Default Re: Backtrack 5 R2 Linux bt 2.6.39.4 ??

    Check the md5 sum of the ISO. Never know if you had a corrupted copy.

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