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    Default novice, need help.

    hi all,

    right so i've download BT5r3, i checked the md5sum and matches up with what i've downloaded which is BackTrack5 R3 Gnome 64, i used powerISO to burn to dvd disk, it boots up to where you get the trackback screen with 5 options of which i used the 1st one, it then goes to load then halts and stops on this line...........

    1.876778 kernel panic - not syncing: vfs: unable to mount root fs on unknown - block(2,0)

    thats it, as far as it goes.

    any ideas whats wrong.?

    i got it working in VM VirtualBox using the same iso but can't select the harddrive i want to install it on using virtual box, only allows me to install it to the virtual HD within Virtualbox.

    help appreciated.
    rgds
    J

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    Default Re: novice, need help.

    hey..... come on........... 43 views and no 1 knows anything.
    i'm not getting out of my pram but ain't the idea of a forum is to help each other out.??????????????????

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    Default Re: novice, need help.

    If the same DVD works inside a VM it may be a hardware related issue, I suggest you check the DVD on another PC/Laptop.
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    Default Re: novice, need help.

    Quote Originally Posted by sickness View Post
    If the same DVD works inside a VM it may be a hardware related issue, I suggest you check the DVD on another PC/Laptop.
    thanks for the reply....

    i am suspicious about actual dvd player.
    i will check it out and see how i get on.

    cheers
    johnny

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    Default Re: novice, need help.

    I'd put my money on your defective DVD disc. Your ISO image worked fine on your VM installation so there's no reason why the installation won't work from its DVD version.

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