i downloaded Backtrack 5 R2 (32bit both GNOME and KDE) here in the website and in the last part of installation which is the step7 an error occurred ... i installed it on my laptop an di bought new dvd-rw to burn the iso. i read some solutions on the same error that i encountered but it doesnt help ... i already tried in usb same problem ... an error occurred ...
note: i am trying to make a dual boot .. windows 7 has been installed first in the past i partner it with Xp.. i decided to remove XP and replace backtrack 2 R2
The installer encountered an error copying files to the hard disk:
[Errno 5] Input/output error This is often due to a faulty CD/DVD disk or drive, or a faulty hard disk. It may help to clean the CD/DVD, to burn the CD/DVD at a lower speed, to clean the CD/DVD drive lens (cleaning kits are often available from electronics suppliers), to check whether the hard disk is old and in need of replacement,
Alternatively (going purely from the error message), try running something like spinrite or gparted on the HDD to check for problems there too.
Do as sannuk said, burn dvd at the slower speed possible...Then when installing BT or any Linux disto, you need the partition where BT5 is to be installed, to have the proper Filesystem...If you removed XP, you should have deleted the partition.
Then erase XP partition
Create a new partition with ext4 filesystem (sda2 for BT5) and a second partition (swap):
You can also create a new partition as Extended = 100gb, and whithin it, you can create as much partitions as you want for different linux distros. The partitions inside will start from sda5. In that case:
You have 58Gb left to partition it as you wish, even to create a small partition (20gb per say) to use as personal data backup
Hope it helps..
If noobie to linux, just create the partiton as primary (sda2)..
Then reboot and install BT5...