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    Default Need help With UEFI Installation of BT5 KDE

    Hello,

    I have wanted to use Backtrack 5 for some time now, but am hindered by the fact that my BIOS is set to UEFI mode. Because of this, when I try booting Backtrack from my USB it deems the linux as illegitimate (black screen) and begins booting into my original operating system instead, Win7 64 bit.

    So, I enter my BIOS settings and change my boot mode to Legacy boot instead. Now I am able to boot into Backtrack 5! Next, I select Backtrack 5 text mode. Soon thereafter I am greeted with the following error (in addition to my screen getting glitched up):

    IMG_0020.jpg

    This seems to have something to do with my graphics card. I am using a hybrid graphics setup. Here are my relevant system specs:

    System Model: Alienware X51
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2120 CPU @ 3.30GHz
    Intel(R) HD Graphics Family
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 545 GDDR5 (OEM)
    BIOS_Manufacturer: Alienware

    I can get past the screen glitch/error by entering, "nomodeset," before selecting my Backtrack mode. Regardless, I am at a loss for what I can do to fix this error.

    Finally, even if I ignore the error that I get, the entire point of booting into BT5 Live USB was to install BT5 alongside my Windows partition in the first place! Unfortunately, since I changed my BIOS boot mode to Legacy instead of the UEFI mode Windows is currently installed in, Backtrack cannot safely partition room for its installation because of the two different partition layouts:

    As a result, my two questions are this:

    1.) How can I get rid of the graphical error presented to me while booting Backtrack 5 Text mode?
    2.) How can I install Backtrack 5 KDE alongside a UEFI Windows 7 64 bit installation?


    Luckily enough, fortune hasn't been all terrible for me. I was able to connect to my home network when I ran the BT Live USB, which means I will have no network problems whatsoever.


    I know this is a lot to ask, but I regard myself as an, "extreme noob," when it comes to linux. It would be nice if when helping me, thoroughly explain how to perform even the most basic of steps.
    Last edited by RustyLambda; 06-15-2012 at 09:27 AM. Reason: Random sentence was out of place

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    Default Re: Need help With UEFI Installation of BT5 KDE

    Hi,

    I have UEFI booted BT5R1 and BT5R2. Please read the following thread I created.
    http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forum...highlight=uefi

    If you have questions please ask.
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    Default Re: Need help With UEFI Installation of BT5 KDE

    Okay, so I downloaded grub-1.99.tar.gz. Is that the right version of GRUB?

    Now, how do I open/compile it? I am really lost. I am not accustomed to the Linux file formats.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Default Re: Need help With UEFI Installation of BT5 KDE

    Yes that is the right version. The directions to compile it are in the posting I refereed you to. To extract the files you need to:
    tar -xvf grub-1.99.tar.gz

    However I think you should switch to a different Linux os. Backtrack is not right for you until you know how to function in a Linux os better.
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    Default Re: Need help With UEFI Installation of BT5 KDE

    Well, I managed to get it extracted. I think I'd prefer to suffer through this, once I get past this first step the rest seems straighforward.

    The only real question I have is what do you do with this block of text:

    export EFI_ARCH=x86_64
    ./configure --with-platform=efi --target=${EFI_ARCH} --program-prefix=""
    make
    sudo mkdir -p /mnt/EFISYS # if the mount-point does not exist
    sudo modprobe dm-mod # required to make grub-probe stop complaining
    sudo mount -t vfat -o rw,users /dev/sda1 /mnt/EFISYS # replace /dev/sda1 with your thumb drive
    sudo mkdir -p /mnt/EFISYS/efi/boot
    cd <grub2_compiled_source_dir>/grub-core
    ../grub-mkimage -O ${EFI_ARCH}-efi -d . -o grub.efi -p "" part_gpt part_msdos ntfs ntfscomp hfsplus fat ext2 normal chain boot configfile linux multiboot
    sudo cp grub.efi *.mod *.lst /mnt/EFISYS/efi/boot
    sudo touch /mnt/EFISYS/efi/boot/grub.cfg
    Once I cd into my grub-1.99 folder, do I just paste the entire block of text, (and just change /dev/sda1 with \PENDRIVE\), or do I type it out line by line? Or, is there some text document where I place this block? That is the only thing that I am unsure about.

    Since I am a new user, it takes really long just to reply to you because my posts must be approved by an administrator. Is there a quicker way for us to chat?

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    Default Re: Need help With UEFI Installation of BT5 KDE

    open a terminal window and type in the commands one by one. You will have to change the /dev/sda1 to whatever the path to your thumb drive is.
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    Default Re: Need help With UEFI Installation of BT5 KDE

    Okay, so all of the commands seemed to work, except when I got to this one:

    sudo mount -t vfat -o rw,users /dev/sda1 /mnt/EFISYS

    It kept telling me that "/cdrom is not a block device"

    I placed a file on my usb to confirm that the above directory was correct, and it said in the file location, "/cdrom"

    here is what I entered in Konsole:

    root@bt:~/Desktop/grub-1.99# sudo mkdir -p /mnt/EFISYS
    root@bt:~/Desktop/grub-1.99# sudo modprobe dm-mod
    root@bt:~/Desktop/grub-1.99# sudo mount -t vfat -o rw,users /cdrom /mnt/EFISYS
    mount: /cdrom is not a block device
    root@bt:~/Desktop/grub-1.99# sudo mount -t vfat -o rw,users /media/cdrom/cdrom /mnt/EFISYS
    mount: /cdrom is not a block device
    root@bt:~/Desktop/grub-1.99# sudo mount -t ntfs -o rw,users /media/cdrom/cdrom /mnt/EFISYS
    Error opening '/cdrom': Is a directory
    Failed to mount '/cdrom': Is a directory


    Is there a simple solution? My USB is named PENDRIVE, (I installed Linux using Universal USB Installer)

    If it helps, my USB is a U3 Drive.

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    Default Re: Need help With UEFI Installation of BT5 KDE

    You can't mount a directory to a directory. You really need to learn some linux basics before leaping in head first and then using this forum as a place to ask all your questions. Googling "Mounting a USB in linux" would have helped you out instantly. I strongly suggest trying another distro. Perhaps Ubuntu. I know you want to "suffer" through backtrack and that's great, but this is not a first point of call when you run into linux generic issues such as mounting file systems.

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    Default Re: Need help With UEFI Installation of BT5 KDE

    /cdrom does not exist. "/dev/sr0" is your cdrom/dvd drive.
    But I thought you were booting from USB ?
    In that case you need to find out the name of your thumbdrive with "fdisk -l".
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    Default Re: Need help With UEFI Installation of BT5 KDE

    Okay, but even if I want to try Ubuntu before I move onto Backtrack, there is still the issue with installing Ubuntu on a UEFI BIOS.

    I am willing to try out Ubuntu again, but if I'd have to switch to Legacy boot mode just to learn how to use Ubuntu.

    I think I'll attempt to follow this tutorial for Ubuntu:

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UEFIBooting

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