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  1. #21
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    First of all if you have a solution you should post it.

    Although I believe the problem lies in your comprehension of linux. windows should be on sda1 and backtrack on sda 2. Windows does not play well with other OS's and does not like to be second.

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    hey purehate, i had this same problem on a few installs of BT3 (although i had BT3 after windows... not before... cause that just makes more sense) regardless, i found the problem to not be the actual changing root but that where the linux partition was mounted, resembled more of a floating point than a mount point, using either the GUI method or umounting then remounting while specifying the mount location "mount /dev/sda2 /mnt/sda2" works, it's almost like it doesn't mount the drive properly the first time. anyways just my experience with a similar sort of problem, although it looks as if there may or may not have been other factors at work here
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    Well first off all i feel sad about some reactions towards the guy that hadthe question.
    Why not skip the dumm remarks and work on a solution.

    Well maybe i can shed some light in this prob.

    After installing backtrack and you think hey i wanne dual boot so i install Windows.
    and suddenly you can only boot in windows.
    well here is the solutions:
    reboot with Backtrack
    go in to console or xwindows
    mkdir /mnt/sda3 # if its not there create it
    mount /dev/sda3 /mnt/sda3 # This is for me the partition where BT is on
    mount --bind /dev /mnt/sda3/dev # This we do cus /mnt/sda3/dev doesnt containt the devices
    lilo -r /mnt/sda3 # Make it stick

    #begin lilo file:
    boot = /dev/sda
    prompt
    timeout = 20
    change-rules
    reset
    vga = normal
    image = /boot/vmlinuz
    root = current
    label = slax
    read-write
    #end file
    you can use your own lilo file of course or take this to start with
    and afterwards when booting in your real linux edit it so you have yoiur dualboot

    Have fun and Goodluck

    Grts,

    eaonflux

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    Quote Originally Posted by eaonflux View Post
    Well first off all i feel sad about some reactions towards the guy that hadthe question.
    Why not skip the dumm remarks and work on a solution.

    Well maybe i can shed some light in this prob.

    After installing backtrack and you think hey i wanne dual boot so i install Windows.
    and suddenly you can only boot in windows.
    well here is the solutions:
    reboot with Backtrack
    go in to console or xwindows
    mkdir /mnt/sda3 # if its not there create it
    mount /dev/sda3 /mnt/sda3 # This is for me the partition where BT is on
    mount --bind /dev /mnt/sda3/dev # This we do cus /mnt/sda3/dev doesnt containt the devices
    lilo -r /mnt/sda3 # Make it stick

    #begin lilo file:
    boot = /dev/sda
    prompt
    timeout = 20
    change-rules
    reset
    vga = normal
    image = /boot/vmlinuz
    root = current
    label = slax
    read-write
    #end file
    you can use your own lilo file of course or take this to start with
    and afterwards when booting in your real linux edit it so you have yoiur dualboot

    Have fun and Goodluck

    Grts,

    eaonflux
    Why not read the entire thread and while you're at it get your facts straight. No one provided "dumm" remarks. In fact, the answer was provided to him numerous times. He eventually solved the problem, no doubt by following what was given to him, which makes your contribution, while appreciated, null.



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    still this is the best solution for his problem and besure that he or others or even me will have the same prob again in the future.
    so this solution was ment for everyone not only for the poster.

    the dumm remarks well i just get anoyed when ppl reffer to google when asking a question.
    but nvm thats something i have to live with
    Was a newbie too back in the days.

    but anyway love BackTrack, cant wait for version 4

    grts,

    eaonflux

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