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    Default Help installing BT2 and Win XP. Error in LILO.

    Hi all. After one great installation of BT2 months ago, i've tried to install BT3. With insuccess. So i've tried to reinstall BT2. With insuccess.

    After read again the guides and after a lot of searcg into the net, i've installed properly BT2. But when i restart the machine (an acer laptop) it starts only win xp.

    I've tried some times to restore the MBR, with Windows 98 CD, with Windows XP Restore Console... And after the restore, i've tried to install LILO. But with insuccess. LILO reports a generic error, like it can't write the MBR.

    How can i work? I'm desperate!

    PS: i've windows xp installed on /dev/hda1 and BT2 /dev/hda2.

    I've also tried with grub installation with a linux distro (Kubuntu) with insuccess.

    Please help me... Or give me the exact procedure to install BT 3, maybe it works... Help.

    Thank you a lot.

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    Make sure you copy the BT3 folder to One of the hard drives, thats what I forgot to do when I first installed Backtrack. Backtrack 2 should probably be the same in the BT2 folder. I don't remember.

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    Did you chroot in and execute lilo -v ?
    dd if=/dev/swc666 of=/dev/wyze

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    Quote Originally Posted by swc666 View Post
    Did you chroot in and execute lilo -v ?
    I've executed liloconfig; edited lilo.conf .... All.. :'(

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    What, if any error messages are you getting.
    Did you chroot into the install.

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