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Old 11-21-2013, 01:22 PM   #1
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BackTrack 5 R3 installer on live cd is not detecting installed os on the hard drive


I am currently trying to install backtrack 5 on a lenovo thinkpad edge e530 currently with windows 7 ultimate 32-bit taking up all of the space. It is running in bootmgr. However, after booting of the live cd, running startx and launching the install application, once i get to the point where i choose where to install the os, the installer detects the hardrive as blank. The same occurs when i use the shrink volume utility on windows 7 to create un-used space, the hardrive is still detected as completely blank. I can mannually access my windows files off the live cd by navigating to it, however, the installer always says that there is no os detected. Can anyonr help me please?
 
Old 11-21-2013, 01:38 PM   #2
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backtrack 5 is dead and unsupported and VERY VERY OLD
it will not detect new hardware

do not use the NOT supported BT5 !!!
if you MUST use a PROFESSIONAL security perpetration testing operating system

install Kali 1.0.5
but it is for SECURITY PROFESSIONALS
designed BY SECURITY PROFESSIONALS
for use BY SECURITY PROFESSIONALS in penetration testing

see the common part SECURITY PROFESSIONALS
years of linux and network knowledge are REQUIRED
years in the field or a masters degree and really needed

and PLEASE heed the warnings that the developers posted !!!
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As the distribution developers, one would likely expect us to recommend that everyone use Kali Linux. The fact of the matter is however, that Kali is a Linux distribution specifically geared towards professional penetration testing and security auditing and as such, it is NOT a recommended distribution for those unfamiliar with Linux.

In addition, misuse of security tools within your network, particularly without permission, may cause irreparable damage and result in significant consequences.


If you are looking for a Linux distribution to learn the basics of Linux and need a good starting point, Kali Linux is not the ideal distribution for you. You may want to begin with Ubuntu or Debian instead.

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Old 11-21-2013, 01:41 PM   #3
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Ok, thank you for your help. You have given me the idea that i shouldn't really be doing this, but i AM determined. I will get kaliLinux as you have recommended, and I will gain this experience that is required. Thank you very much for your help.
 
Old 11-21-2013, 01:44 PM   #4
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please READ this page by the kali developers !!!
http://docs.kali.org/introduction/sh...use-kali-linux

and note that
Network services disabled by default
you have to turn them on if you want to use them

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Old 11-21-2013, 01:51 PM   #5
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thanks for the help, I will take in to account your advice.
 
  


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