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Old 05-08-2012, 08:12 PM   #1
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Backtrack 5 dual-boot problem


Hello everyone,

I have a problem installing Backtrack 5. When I get into the install GUI I get no option to install a dual-boot, as all the instructions I have read there is supposed to be one. I am not sure if it is due to my partitions from my Windows 7 Pro install or something with the extra partitions that came with my laptop (HP recovery partition). The laptop is an HP Pavilion Dv7. I am trying to install BTR KDE (64 bit). If anyone has any guidance, or instructions that could direct me what I can do to correct this or a work around would be great. If anyone needs more info please ask I really want to resolve this. Thanks!

Dwight
 
Old 05-08-2012, 10:05 PM   #2
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I've never installed Backtrack but once you start the installation by clicking on the Install icon on the Desktop, you should have an Advanced or Manual option. See the video at the link below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9HQaRZIVuA

Watching the beginning of the video, you will see an Advanced tab in the lower right when you get to the Allocate Drive Space window. Click that. If you have problems or don't understand what you are seeing post back.
 
Old 05-08-2012, 11:41 PM   #3
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martindg1985 you might want to start with the backtrack web site
and KEEP in mind that BT was
designed by security EXPERTS for use by security and network EXPERTS to "crack" networks
in there legally hired job


start with
the guides
http://www.backtrack-linux.org/tutorials/
http://www.backtrack-linux.org/tutor...drive-install/

do a manual install

then
-- the on line training from "Offensive Security"
http://www.backtrack-linux.org/infor...sive-security/
 
Old 05-10-2012, 10:00 PM   #4
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Yancek,

Thanks for the advice, I just went ahead and installed Backtrack into VMWare. Too bad about the dual-boot option but just couldn't find a way to make it happen. Thank you anyway though.
 
Old 05-10-2012, 10:13 PM   #5
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this is something i did not long ago. however i didnt have windows 7 installed prior; i had ubuntu 12.04. but i did install BT 2nd. and i just burned the ISO a DVD booted the OS from the disk typed "startx" to load the GUI and double clicked "Install Backtrack" and when i got to the part where you allocate space to the OS partition there was an option that said something like,"install along side Ubuntu."

Are you trying to install BT5 R2? or an earlier version?
 
Old 05-10-2012, 10:23 PM   #6
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BT 5 R2. Yes I followed the instructions off of the BackTrack site. The option just isn't there, I only get wipe the HDD and put BackTrack as the only OS or make the partitions manually, which I tried but that did not work how I hoped.
 
Old 05-11-2012, 04:04 AM   #7
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I have not installed backtrack before, but in any linux distro the basics are that first prepare your system in windows before the installation.
1.in windows create 2 partitions say C: and D: because windows 7 auto makes a 100mb system partition and live an unpartitioned space for linux hence 4 partitions in windows.
2. linux cant let you have 4 primary partitions remember you have to create a swap partition for good practice to help side run RAM.
3. if you can get a cracked windows 7 good, it can avoid the 100mb system partition.
4. when you start the linux install, create your own partition table and install linux on the unpartition space you created in windows and later accept the bootloader.
 
Old 05-11-2012, 06:33 AM   #8
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Hello everyone,
I have also problem with installing Back Track as dual-boot so I decided to post it here and not to create a new thread. My problem is different since I already have my Windows 7 Ultimate installed and when trying to install Back Track 5 using VMWare, during installation it claims have no operating systems already installed which makes it impossible to choose a dual-boot install option as it won't even appear. I was searching the web and found that it's important to have Windows Updates up to date, which I have. I don't even have dynamic volume disks so this can't be the problem either... Any ideas?

BTW I have my Windows on C partition (100GB), and I have already created D and G partitions. D would be for Back Track and G just for my data... So basically I want to install BT5 to D but no matter what I do I can't.

Thanks for help
 
Old 05-11-2012, 10:48 AM   #9
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@Clocker

Well I have an HP laptop and automatically comes with a Recovery partition, and of course I know the system partition is there when I install my copy of windows. I know can get rid of both these partitions, do you think that doing this would allow BT to show me the option upon install?
 
Old 05-12-2012, 04:09 AM   #10
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Maybe the problem is that no one has said that they've actually made free space or unallocated space to install Bt.
Try
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fdisk -l
to list partitions

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Old 05-12-2012, 07:20 PM   #11
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I just ran into this issue this morning. Eddy1 hit the nail on the head. You don't have any unallocated space on your hard drive to install BT. The easiest way I know of is to use Windows since it's already up and running for you. Go to Administrative Tools> Computer Management> Disk Management then right-click on the desired partition (most likely your main partition where your Windows OS is) of the desired drive and select "Shrink Volume." You then just enter the size you want (in MB) for your BT partition and it will shrink the existing partition and leave you with unallocated space.
 
Old 05-12-2012, 08:29 PM   #12
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maybe you could go back into windows and create another partition first.
then choose that when installing by
 
Old 05-12-2012, 11:04 PM   #13
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If you can't install it then there is no reason to have it. I would like to say I hate to be blunt but I don't. I mean backtrack is not a tool for newbies and wanaabe hackers yet it seems to be an irresistible distro.
 
Old 05-13-2012, 12:14 AM   #14
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Quote:
Well I have an HP laptop and automatically comes with a Recovery partition, and of course I know the system partition is there when I install my copy of windows. I know can get rid of both these partitions, do you think that doing this would allow BT to show me the option upon install?
Some hp machines have 4 primary partitions already on them;
Hp utilities, hp recovery, windows reserved & windows.
If you are going to install on 1 of those machines, you'll have to show us the output of
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fdisk -l
 
Old 05-29-2012, 09:27 PM   #15
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thanx tipz.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jefro View Post
If you can't install it then there is no reason to have it. I would like to say I hate to be blunt but I don't. I mean backtrack is not a tool for newbies and wanaabe hackers yet it seems to be an irresistible distro.

Ah. one of those helpful guys I c.
 
  


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