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Old 08-20-2013, 05:46 PM   #1
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Exclamation Splash Screen problem while booting Backtrack 5.


i'm dual booting Backtrack 5 with window 7.
It boots and it asks to chose mode i.e Text mode , default etc
I select default.
After a second a splash screen appears and all Black....

I'm Stuck with it what to do?
 
Old 08-20-2013, 06:35 PM   #2
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Lightbulb Are you sure you are at the bash prompt?

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i'm dual booting Backtrack 5 with window 7.
It boots and it asks to chose mode i.e Text mode , default etc
I select default.
After a second a splash screen appears and all Black....

I'm Stuck with it what to do?
You might be at the bash prompt where the screen is black with a curser flashing at the top left of your screen. If it is then type: "startx" (with out the quotes) to enter the GUI.

Make sure you have the correct one for your system (32/64bit, KDE/GNOME).

Last edited by PECONET009; 08-20-2013 at 06:37 PM. Reason: Added more info.
 
Old 08-26-2013, 12:55 PM   #3
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You might be at the bash prompt where the screen is black with a curser flashing at the top left of your screen. If it is then type: "startx" (with out the quotes) to enter the GUI.

Make sure you have the correct one for your system (32/64bit, KDE/GNOME).
It hangs there.
Cursor don't flash.

And noprob with the version my lappi is 64 bit and ofcourse i'm using 64 bit gnome
 
Old 08-26-2013, 03:37 PM   #4
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is this a laptop ?
if so your graphics chip might NOT be supported in the very OLD ubuntu 10 that bt5 is built on
please READ the install guides

also bt5 is really not supported any longer
it basically is a dead operating system
 
Old 08-27-2013, 05:26 AM   #5
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what should we use for pen testing then?
 
Old 08-27-2013, 09:07 AM   #6
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what should we use for pen testing then?
Kali Linux has superceded BackTrack, if you really want a specialised pentesting distro. If you're new to Linux, you might be better off with a general purpose distro like Mint.
 
  


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