I have given up trying to get the latest backtrack to boot up. I have downgraded to the nov beta release. following the how to install using gui I have a problem.
everything went good till I got to the command mke2fs /dev/hda1
it reads mke2fs 1.38 (30-Jun-2005)
/dev/hda1 is mounted; will not make filesystem here!

I tried continuing on but got some more problems so I figure I will start back where my fist problem was.

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