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    Default Installation of bt2 to hdd using external firewire cdrom drive

    How would I go about doing so? I booted it up and all went well until an error stating that the bt folder wasn't found. It said to copy the bt folder from the cdrom to the sda1, but which part of sda1 should I copy it to? /?

    It happened during the loading of usb I think. anyone knows how to solve this?

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    What guide are you following ?
    That would/should tell you exactly what to do and where to copy it.

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    I didn't follow any guide. I inserted the cd into the external cdrom drive, booted the computer up and all went fine until the usb part where it says the bt folder wasn't found and that i might be using a pcmcia cdrom...it then says to copy the bt folder to sda1

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    update: I've copied the bt folder to / and it booted up fine, my question now would be if I were to install bt2 to hdd, would there be any changes since I would be booting from a firewire external cdrom drive and that my BT folder is in /? oh and when I used the backtrack installer, the source was empty and didn't have any options...

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    Well it's been a long time since I did this, but anyway - from memory:

    • Copy BT folder from cd to root of hdd. This can even be in the root of a FAT32 Windows partition ("C drive")
    • Boot BT from the f/w cd-drive. The bootup should now work fine
    • Mount your f/w cd-drive (mount /dev/sr0_cdrom /mnt/sr0_cdrom for example)
    • Run the installer, adding /mnt/sr0_cdrom for the cd source path
    • Select the partition to install to
    • Select the mbr write destination
    • Install
    • Reboot into shiny new BT installation
    • Edit your lilo.conf to suit any other OS present on the system, etc


    I *think* that is what I did. I'll check it as soon as I get time.
    In the meantime, please post your results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Re@lity View Post
    Well it's been a long time since I did this, but anyway - from memory:

    • Copy BT folder from cd to root of hdd. This can even be in the root of a FAT32 Windows partition ("C drive")
    • Boot BT from the f/w cd-drive. The bootup should now work fine
    • Mount your f/w cd-drive (mount /dev/sr0_cdrom /mnt/sr0_cdrom for example)
    • Run the installer, adding /mnt/sr0_cdrom for the cd source path
    • Select the partition to install to
    • Select the mbr write destination
    • Install
    • Reboot into shiny new BT installation
    • Edit your lilo.conf to suit any other OS present on the system, etc


    I *think* that is what I did. I'll check it as soon as I get time.
    In the meantime, please post your results.
    Hi, when I try to mount my firewire cdrom drive I get this error:
    mount: special device /dev/sr0_cdrom does not exist

    update ok so I browsed the /dev directory and found sr0 as my cdrom drive, mounted it as read only in /mnt/sr0_cdrom <---This would be the path that I input into the source path of the backtrack installer right?

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    Yes, that's the path I used, iirc.

    Ordinarily, the path would be left blank when booting entirely from the cd-drive, however I found that with it blank, the installation would *appear* to work fine - data copied to destination partition, etc - but no way would lilo write anything to the MBR
    I was doing this with an XP tablet, so of course all I'd have to boot back in to would be XP still....
    Is that what you were experiencing?

    As an aside....
    After the "failed" install, I think I tried rebooting from the f/w cd & hdd /BT folder arrangement, then chroot'ing into the installed partition to try lilo from there, but that wouldn't work at all.
    You'll get a "no stderr out - where are you?" msg when you chroot in and cannot run liloconfig to install the MBR

    I'm sure this is what led me to try mounting the f/w cd-drive and adding that as the source path, in the installer.

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