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    Default hdd installatio on macbook doesn't work

    hey guys,
    i just tried to install bt final on my macbook core duo that way:

    made a partition useing bootcamp, installed rEFIt

    startet from cd, fdisk /dev/sda : t , 3, 83 (made a linux partition) ,
    mkfs.ext3 /dev/sda3

    reboot

    mkdir /tmp/backtrack
    mount /dev/sda3 /tmp/backtrack

    -->backtrack installer: source: blank ; install bt to: /tmp/backtrack ; write mbr to: /dev/sda3
    full install

    after a lot of waiting i restartet, choose the linux hdd at the refit bootloader but i just got black screen and nothing happend

    please help me! thanks in advance

    carlos

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    Have you considered that perhaps installation on a Mac isn't supported?

    The only tutorials on the Howto page are installs into Parallels and VMWare.
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    sorry, i do. but i kow that it works for some people...

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlos View Post
    sorry, i do. but i kown that it works for some people...


    And for some it doesn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    And for some it doesn't.
    But for some it does.
    A third party security audit is the IT equivalent of a colonoscopy. It's long, intrusive, very uncomfortable, and when it's done, you'll have seen things you really didn't want to see, and you'll never forget that you've had one.

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    so streaker69, how did you do it? any special tricks?

    regards
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    Quote Originally Posted by carlos View Post
    so streaker69, how did you do it? any special tricks?

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    I highly doubt Streaker has a mac.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    I highly doubt Streaker has a mac.
    You know I do. Remember the two iMacs I bought at auction? They're still sitting in my basement not turned on.
    A third party security audit is the IT equivalent of a colonoscopy. It's long, intrusive, very uncomfortable, and when it's done, you'll have seen things you really didn't want to see, and you'll never forget that you've had one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by streaker69 View Post
    You know I do. Remember the two iMacs I bought at auction? They're still sitting in my basement not turned on.
    Crap! I actually did forget about them. They do make good ammo for trebuchets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlos View Post
    hey guys,
    i just tried to install bt final on my macbook core duo that way:

    made a partition useing bootcamp, installed rEFIt

    startet from cd, fdisk /dev/sda : t , 3, 83 (made a linux partition) ,
    mkfs.ext3 /dev/sda3

    reboot

    mkdir /tmp/backtrack
    mount /dev/sda3 /tmp/backtrack

    -->backtrack installer: source: blank ; install bt to: /tmp/backtrack ; write mbr to: /dev/sda3
    full install

    after a lot of waiting i restartet, choose the linux hdd at the refit bootloader but i just got black screen and nothing happend

    please help me! thanks in advance

    carlos

    Hey Carlos,

    Lets see here, first make sure you EFI table and MBR are in sync.

    On the rEFIt boot there is an option for shell, it will automatically check your sync when it executes. Tell it to sync them up. reboot, start from your cd, mount the partition, chroot to it, check to make sure your lilo is using /dev/sda3, then rewrite it.

    mkdir /mnt/bt2
    mount /dev/sda3 /mnt/bt2
    chroot /mnt/bt2 /bin/bash
    nano /etc/lilo.conf
    lilo
    logout
    umount /dev/sda3
    roboot
    Try that and let me know how it goes.

    Z

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