Thats right, we're going from a dual boot BT4pf and Win7 hard drive install to a BT4 and Win7 without screwing with our Win7 partitions and I've got pictures to aide you in your upgrade. This should apply to any windows or linux dual boot environment. If you're using linux make sure you're installing to the proper partition.
Backup any files you want to keep from BT4pf.
1.) Boot BackTrack 4 Final LiveCD on the machine to be installed. Once booted, type in “startx” to get to the KDE graphical interface.
2.) Double click the “install.sh” script on the desktop or run the command “ubiquity” in console.
3.) Select your geographical location and click “forward”. Same for the Keyboard layout.
4.) Make Sure Manual Is selected then Click Forward.
5.) Here we need to make sure we select our BT4pf partition, Then click Edit partition.
6.) Make sure your set your partition type to what you want, I'm using ext3. Check the format the partition box(optional). Then set mount point to /
7.) Check to see if everything looks right. If it does then click Forward. If NOT then you will need to click back and edit accordingly.
8.) Click Install
(This may take a while)
9.) Once complete. Click Restart Now. Proceed to boot to bt4 and login with root/toor
10.) Once rebooted I like to edit my grub menu titles. Customize my boot menu a little. Here's how:
a.) Open a Terminal. Type
scroll all the way to the bottom until you find:
cp menu.lst menu.lst.bak
## ## End Default Options ##
Now you can change your titles to whatever they represent. Here's an example:
Warning: Do NOT change anything but the titles unless you really know what you're doing with grub. Don't hold me responsible for you screwing up your grub entries. Even if you do that's why we made a backup earlier. Use the LiveCD to get and rename "menu.lst.bak" back to "menu.lst".
Don't forget to change the password for root using passwd.
title Backtrack 4, Kernel 126.96.36.199
title Backtrack 4, Kernel 188.8.131.52 (recovery mode)
title Ubuntu 8.10, memtest86+
### END DEBIAN KERNEL LIST
### OTHER OPERATING SYSTEMS
title Other Operating systems:
Hope this helps people upgrade who might have some difficulty.
Special thanks to the BT crew. pwnsauce FTW! Much appreciated.