Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Backtrack Installer.........causes hang

  1. #1
    Just burned his ISO
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    1

    Default Backtrack Installer.........causes hang

    Hello,

    Thanks in advance for any assistance provide me. I diligently read the newbie sections and my problems is related but indeed different.

    I have a PC running XP (not sure on the SP2...I can't access). I loved the BT2 and so I used the 'BackTrack Installer'. It was added to hda1, which incidentally
    is where my Windows files are. No, I did not create a partition to add it to. Upon restarting my PC during boot (with CDROM removed) it hangs and displays the following information infinitely: "ATKBP.c: Spurious ACK on IS.0060 Serio0."

    I can run BT only from the CDROM and it runs normally. I have tried changing the lilo.conf file by adding "default = windows" and other changes, but they dont seem to take. I am assuming that since I am running live these changes are erased on reboot. I can access all of my files on hda1 , which has all of my files from the XP OS, but I see that it has also added BT2 files in the mix.

    I am guessing that I either have to have the XP disk to fix the MBR or I can correctly install the BT2 somehow and then fix my lilo. WHen I try and run lilo while on live in BT2, i get a "Fatal: creat /boot/map~: Read-only file system".

  2. #2
    Developer
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    6,124

    Default

    You have pretty much screwed yourself it sounds like.I would reinstall windows and keep running bt as a live cd when you need it.

  3. #3
    Senior Member imported_spankdidly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Posts
    1,031

    Default

    Boot up on the XP disc, Go into the repair console (R, I think) and then when you have a command-line, do
    Fixmbr
    (say yes)
    Fixboot
    (say yes)


    See if that works to fix your MBR. Hopefully you can get back into windows.
    I felt like bending the bars back, and ripping out the window frames and eating them. yes, eating them! Leaping, leaping, leaping! Colonics for everyone! All right! You dumb*sses. I'm a mental patient. I'm *supposed* to act out!

  4. #4
    Senior Member streaker69's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Virginville, BlueBall, Bird In Hand, Intercourse, Paradise, PA
    Posts
    3,535

    Default

    Sound to me as though you've totally screwed the pooch.

    Have fun re-installing.
    A third party security audit is the IT equivalent of a colonoscopy. It's long, intrusive, very uncomfortable, and when it's done, you'll have seen things you really didn't want to see, and you'll never forget that you've had one.

  5. #5
    Junior Member sin_gage's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    64

    Default

    what were u trying to do?? and why didn't you go by the installation tutorials o Dual boot Xp and BT ?? Guess you have pushed your self into this mess..i would suggest you to backup all your necessary files and go by the purehate's advice.
    :cool:" i had rather be hated for wat i am than to be loved for wat i am not ......":p

Posting Permissions

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