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  1. #11
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    Default MacBook Pro HDD Install

    Anyone try an install on a MacBook Pro? I am in 10.5 with a Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHZ 15"

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    Quote Originally Posted by dapirates1 View Post
    Install backtrack 3 dual boot with xp from live cd

    I already have winxp on /dev/sda1

    open knosole type fdisk /dev/sda or hda

    n enter
    p = 2
    first cylinder 1 enter
    Last cylinder +64M enter
    n enter
    p = 3
    first cylinder 8 enter
    Last cylinder +1024M enter
    n enter
    p enter
    p = 4
    first cylinder 71 enter
    Last cylinder 456 enter
    a enter
    2 enter
    t enter
    3 enter
    82 enter
    p entert
    w
    says syncing disks
    then reboot

    when you have rebooted open konsole
    type
    umount /dev/sda2
    umount /dev/sda4
    mkfs.ext3 /dev/sda2
    mkf3.ext3 /dev/sda4
    when finished
    mount /dev/sda4

    goto backtrack in menu

    choose install backtrack untested
    choose install backtrack to sda4
    real install i left unticked restore original mbr after lilo
    choose install it takes a while about (20-30mins) just do a cup of tea
    when finished reboot because when i tryed to do
    nano /etc/lilo.conf i edited the file and saved but it would not let me do lilo -v

    after reboot do nno/etc/lilo.conf add this at the bottom

    other = /dev/sda1
    lable = crappyOS
    tabel = /dev/sda

    then control and x to save
    then do
    lilo -v

    The problem with this is that you never copied any thing to sda 2. Why did you make a boot partition for no reason?

    yir zero - I belive the problem you may be having is I noticed at the bottom of the new gui installer it has a little box to restore the previous mbr. If this is the only OS on a clean computer you DO NOT want that box checked.

    Das pirates the reason you couldnt run lilo is because you were trying to run it off the disk. you must first chroot into your new install before running the command.

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    I tryed 2 partitions, but i could not get it to work one was a 2gb swap and the other was the remainder of the hard drive.
    Never mind i got it working i am sure i will break it soon and have to reinstall

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    Quote Originally Posted by dapirates1 View Post
    I tryed 2 partitions, but i could not get it to work one was a 2gb swap and the other was the remainder of the hard drive.
    Never mind i got it working i am sure i will break it soon and have to reinstall
    I know that feeling, done that myself more times than I care to remember adding additional packages. No one told me you arnt supposed to update and upgrade every package under linux, so like a complete lemon that's what I did, it took me a week to figure out what I was doing wrong. LOL

    Rock solid once you get it all tweaked and running though!

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    thanks Pureh@te i got it up and running

    -Issue Solved

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