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Old 05-30-2012, 05:58 AM   #16
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Ah. one of those helpful guys I c.
Agreed, if hes not going to help, why comment...
 
Old 05-30-2012, 06:18 AM   #17
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Agreed, if hes not going to help, why comment...
Because he has a point. If you are not able to install Backtrack without help then most likely you are also not able to use it properly for its intended use-case.

But anyways, Creating more partitions for installing Linux on it will not help as long as there are still four primary partitions. You still won't get the dual boot option. This is by the way not a Linux limitation, but a MS-DOS limitation. The workaround is to delete a partition and let the installer create an extended partition in the space, so that it can add two more partitions (swap and /) when installing.
 
Old 05-30-2012, 06:29 AM   #18
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I installed by re-sizing the main windows partition so there is a free block of space, then choosing to allocate that free space to BT during the installation. It installs the bootloader also.
 
Old 05-30-2012, 08:00 AM   #19
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I installed by re-sizing the main windows partition so there is a free block of space, then choosing to allocate that free space to BT during the installation. It installs the bootloader also.
It only works if you don't alreadty have 4 primary partitions. Although you can always free up space within the extended partition.
 
Old 05-30-2012, 04:09 PM   #20
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I don't mind helping people. I do mind helping people that are wasting their time and mine. Backtrack seems to have some addictive effect to newbies. First they write in that they can't install it then next it will be they can't get video then the wi-fi won't work. Later how do I use aircrack and what not.

In the end, the only use for this disto in the hands of a beginner is to hack and crack and attempt to do illegal things. Why would a responsible person help in this case?

My helpful suggestion was to tell the OP that there are choices. The choice to use a common distro and learn how to use tools and how to install would be better tasks learned than installing and hacking with backtrack.
 
Old 05-30-2012, 04:27 PM   #21
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Good point. Sorry I didn't mean to be offensive. Just that at one point we didn't even know what linux was so thanks to support of the community we have learned much. Have a good evening or afternoon in US lol.
 
  


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