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Old 07-07-2012, 06:04 PM   #1
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Dual Booting Backtrack 5R2 problem


I got a new computer and I am trying to dual boot Backtrack 5 R2 with the Windows 7 it came with. The computer has a 32gig SSD and 1TB hard drive. When I boot Backtrack with a USB and get to step 4 it is blank. I am not very knowledgeable when it comes to the partitions of the drives. Any help is appreciated
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Old 07-07-2012, 07:40 PM   #2
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Playing with a new computer runs a risk that your Windows will never work again. Do you know how to make the complete recovery disks and if any of the data on the hard drive is needed in case of disaster?

I'd suggest you consider using wubi to install ubuntu. There is nothing for you in backtrack except getting into trouble.

You might also wish to use free virtual machines. They are the safest way to learn linux.
 
Old 07-07-2012, 08:08 PM   #3
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I see your problem. Scanning through your previous post, i get the impression you're new to Linux. Noob's aren't meant to be running backtrack!

If i had to guess though, i'd say that Backtrack doesn't seen any partitions because Windows has hogged all the space and formated it all to proprietary ntfs which can't be seen.
 
Old 07-07-2012, 11:23 PM   #4
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Yes I have already done those things in case something happens and I understand the risks. I have another computer with backtrack on it I guess I will have to keeping using that.
Thanks for your reply
 
Old 07-07-2012, 11:48 PM   #5
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If i had to guess though, i'd say that Backtrack doesn't seen any partitions because Windows has hogged all the space and formated it all to proprietary ntfs which can't be seen.
Where did you get that wrong statements from. Linux has absolutely no problems to see and use NTFS partitions.

@live2ride184: I can't see the 32GB SSD in your partition manager, are you sure about that?
Anyways, this is a known Ubuntu problem (Backtrack is based on Ubuntu). Open a terminal, launch the command
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sudo apt-get remove dmraid
and start the installation again.
 
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Old 07-07-2012, 11:55 PM   #6
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Where did you get that wrong statements from. Linux has absolutely no problems to see and use NTFS partitions.
Well, i'm glad someone picked me up on that. The great thing about the linux community is mistakes are always corrected

Sorry to cause any confusion.
 
Old 07-08-2012, 01:21 AM   #7
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TobiSGD, thank you. When I remove rmraid I can move on to step 4. However it does says I might be missing some firmware (I attached a screenshot). Also after I click on dual boot I click continue to resize the partitions and after a minute or so I get a popup saying "Some of the partitions you created are too small"" so I am stuck again. I also attached a picture showing I could format the 32gig SSD and install it there.
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Old 07-08-2012, 01:46 AM   #8
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The message about the missing firmware shouldn't bother you, it is not crucial for the installation and can be installed after you have installed the OS.
Regarding the partitions, just create them in the size the installer demands.
 
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Old 07-08-2012, 01:54 AM   #9
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I'm sorry but like I said in my first post I'm not very knowledgable when it comes to partitions. How do I do that?
 
Old 07-08-2012, 05:32 AM   #10
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I'm sorry but like I said in my first post I'm not very knowledgable when it comes to partitions. How do I do that?
step 1
BACK UP
step 2
see step 1
step 3
see step 1


make a windows RECOVERY disk !!!
or
call Microsoft on the phone and have them snail mail you a install dvd
THEN once you HAVE in your hand a recovery dvd OR a new install dvd THEN and only then go the the next

windows 7 uses a "new and improved " ntfs
so use the built in tools on windows 7 ( win7 home ? might not have the partitioning tools installed or able to use to install them )
win7 premium and business and pro will

resize the windows 7 "c://" drive to ??? ( linux will want about 125gig 25 for the os and 100 for data )
( google the best practices on doing that )
and if you are LUCKY win7 will still boot
LEAVE the new partition unformated or ntfs
and the installed will reformat it


but Backtrack5 is NOT for new to linux users
and a lot of young "kids" end up infront of a judge ( or in juve ) for computer trespass
the ONLY network that you can legally hack is one YOU OWN or one you have been hired to hack

Last edited by John VV; 07-08-2012 at 05:36 AM.
 
Old 07-08-2012, 09:29 AM   #11
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Thank you I figured out a way to do it
Thanks everyone for all your help
 
  


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