Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Can't install BT5 or BT5 r1 R2 any help pls

  1. #1
    Just burned his ISO
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    2

    Default Can't install BT5 or BT5 r1 R2 any help pls

    Trying to install backtrack on acer aspire 5943g and when i startx the screen goes black and the caps key light flashes.
    thats all it does on every install,

    downloaded all the back tracks 32 bit and 64bit also tried kde version and gnome. but still not installing
    had ubuntu on my other laptop but would like to see what BackTrack is like looks nice
    just shame i cant use it.

    any help would be great

    thank you

  2. #2
    Just burned his ISO
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    2

    Default Re: Can't install BT5 or BT5 r1 R2 any help pls

    sorry some more infomation. about the laptop I have installed ubuntu on this laptop and runs fine.
    when i install BackTrack 5 32bit this will run as live cd but when i install and start x just get black screen.
    tried to install r1 and r2 these dont give me live cd and just goes black screen.
    on the 32 bit version before going to startx i have installed ati drivers. and changed grub settings.
    Please any help.

    Processor / Chipset
    CPU

    Intel Core i5 460M / 2.53 GHz

    Number of Cores

    Dual-Core

    Cache

    L3 - 3 MB


    64-bit Computing

    Yes

    Chipset

    Mobile Intel HM55 Express

    Memory

    RAM

    4 GB

    Technology

    DDR3 SDRAM

    Form Factor

    SO DIMM 204-pin

    Storage

    Hard Drive

    500 GB HDD

    Optical Drive

    DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM / BD-ROM - fixed

    Type

    15.6"

    LCD Backlight Technology

    LED backlight

    Resolution

    1366 x 768 ( HD )
    Widescreen

    Yes

    Image Aspect Ratio

    16:9

    Features

    Frameless, CineCrystal

    Audio & Video

    Graphics Processor

    ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 - 1 GB DDR3 VRAM

    Camera

    Integrated webcam

    Resolution

    1.3 Megapixel

    Stereo speakers, subwoofer

    Compliant Standards

    Dolby Digital Live, Dolby Headphone, Dolby Natural Bass, Dolby Sound Space Expander, Dolby Audio Optimization, Dolby High-Frequency Enhancer, Dolby Pro Logic IIx, High Definition Audio, Dolby Home Theater

    Type

    Keyboard, touchpad

    Features

    Multi-gesture touch pad
    Communications

    Wireless

    802.11n, Bluetooth 3.0 HS

    Wireless Controller

    Acer InviLink Nplify

    Network Interface

    Gigabit Ethernet

    Features

    Acer SignalUp

    Compliant Standards
    Wi-Fi CERTIFIED

  3. #3
    Good friend of the forums scottm99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    underwater
    Posts
    371

    Default Re: Can't install BT5 or BT5 r1 R2 any help pls

    I think you should have posted this in the beginners section...but I'll see if I can help. I assume you've checked the hardware compatibility list forums to see if others with a similar setup have posted there?

    I'd install some virtualization software on your laptop, then see if you can install BT in a virtual machine.
    If I could figure out how to scuba dive & hack at the same time, there would be nothing I couldn't do...

  4. #4
    Just burned their ISO
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Matrix
    Posts
    18

    Default Re: Can't install BT5 or BT5 r1 R2 any help pls

    Probably try an alternative command to startx. -> There a some more commands to start if i remember right... On KDM try "sudo /etc/init.d/kdm start" maybe that works...

    Otherwise change and try it with an other graphics....

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-26-2011, 04:24 AM
  2. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 04-13-2010, 06:42 PM
  3. confusion with BT4 install.sh and wiki how to video dual install
    By imported_bulgin in forum OLD Newbie Area
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 09-01-2009, 01:25 AM
  4. HOWTO: Install Compiz-fusion and Emerald on hardrdrive install
    By toohxc in forum OLD BackTrack3 Howtos
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-28-2009, 03:56 PM
  5. Install BT2 on a usb stick (full install) -> kernel panic
    By security-blog.eu in forum OLD Newbie Area
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 06-30-2007, 12:27 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •