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    Default Trying to install Backtrack 4 using ISO burnt to DVD

    Hello,

    I am attempting to boot into backtrack 4 using the backtrack 4 final release ISO. when I reboot my machine, i get the grub> prompt and I can't get to the GUI. I tried the commands listed in there after hiting the TAB key, but no combinations seem to work. Tried typing startx but it doesn't reconize the command. Typing boot, states I need to load the kernel. Typing kernel fails each time. I really don't know what is going on. I thought it would just load the GUI up right away. What's the next step?

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    Default Re: Trying to install Backtrack 4 using ISO burnt to DVD

    I had exactly the same thing happen. There was nothing doing. I checked the DVD on another machine and it worked, so I reckon it was some kind of compatibility problem with the laptop.

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    Default Re: Trying to install Backtrack 4 using ISO burnt to DVD

    The next step should have been the first step. Check the md5 of your iso file. If that checks out, burn the disk at a slower speed.

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    Default Re: Trying to install Backtrack 4 using ISO burnt to DVD

    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    The next step should have been the first step. Check the md5 of your iso file. If that checks out, burn the disk at a slower speed.
    What burn speed do you recomend?

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    Default Re: Trying to install Backtrack 4 using ISO burnt to DVD

    See here
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    Use the search function next time. This has already been covered and we do not teach basic linux.
    All of this is part of the rules you agreed to uphold while a member here.
    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Trying to install Backtrack 4 using ISO burnt to DVD

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeet View Post
    What burn speed do you recomend?
    As slow as your burner will burn, for me that's 2X.

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    Default Re: Trying to install Backtrack 4 using ISO burnt to DVD

    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    The next step should have been the first step. Check the md5 of your iso file. If that checks out, burn the disk at a slower speed.
    Agree and + 2 on the other comment - slowest burn speed when burning any image IMO.Sort of a pain in the ass to wait until half way through an cd install it shits the bed due to some corruption easily prevented by proper burn speeds

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