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Old 02-10-2011, 04:41 PM   #1
sttlnb53
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Having problems booting backtrack 4 R2 on Dell Inspiron M5010


I downloaded the ISO for Backtrack 4 R2 and burned it to a DVD. I switched my computer off and switched the boot mode to boot from CD/DVD Rom and restarted. After restarting the Backtrack4 bootscreen comes up fine and I am presented with all of the different options. If I select any of these options though one of two things happens; either I get a black screen or I get a black screen with the following message

Starting up...

pci_root PNP0A03:00: address space collision: host bridge window[mem 0xafffffff-0xdfffffff] conflicts with PCI Bus 0000:00[mem 0xb0000000-0xffffffff]


Any ideas?


This is my hardware setup

ystem
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Manufacturer Dell Inc.
Model Inspiron M5010
Total amount of system memory 3.00 GB RAM DDR3
System type 64-bit operating system
Number of processor cores 2(AMD Athlon II P320 Dual Core Processor 2.10 GHz)

Storage
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Total size of hard disk(s) 288 GB
Disk partition ( C 10 GB Free (59 GB Total)
Disk partition ( D 64 GB Free (230 GB Total)
Media drive ( E CD
Media drive ( G CD/DVD

Graphics
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Display adapter type ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4250
Total available graphics memory 1533 MB
Dedicated graphics memory 384 MB
Dedicated system memory 0 MB
Shared system memory 1149 MB
Display adapter driver version 8.721.0.0
Primary monitor resolution 1366x768
DirectX version DirectX 10

Network
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Network Adapter Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller
Network Adapter DW1501 Wireless-N WLAN Half-Mini Card
Network Adapter Broadcom Virtual Wireless Adapter
Network Adapter Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter

Last edited by sttlnb53; 02-10-2011 at 11:03 PM.
 
Old 02-11-2011, 01:03 AM   #2
maniaks
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Hello, my english is not good but..
I have the same laptop and the same problem,
but i tried to boot backtrack 4 r2 from LIVEUSB.
I have and PC, when i tried on it, backtrack starts.
I have and backtrack 4 livecd, it runs on my laptop, but can't work with
network Adapter DW1501 Wireless-N WLAN Half-Mini Card

Last edited by maniaks; 02-11-2011 at 01:09 AM.
 
Old 02-11-2011, 11:44 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by maniaks View Post
Hello, my english is not good but..
I have the same laptop and the same problem,
but i tried to boot backtrack 4 r2 from LIVEUSB.
I have and PC, when i tried on it, backtrack starts.
I have and backtrack 4 livecd, it runs on my laptop, but can't work with
network Adapter DW1501 Wireless-N WLAN Half-Mini Card
I actually found the patch for this bug but it requires patching of the kernel...which in all honesty I am not too familiar with. I guess the bug was found and patched after the latest release of BT4 and the patch has not yet been included in the kernel. Below is a link to the bug report. Another member of this forum suggested that I use Cygwin to patch the kernel in windows(I am not running a linux OS yet). I have also included the link for this program below.

Bug 17011: Laptop won't boot if I don't provide pci=nocrs on command line

https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=17011

And here is the link for Cygwin

http://www.cygwin.com/
 
Old 02-11-2011, 01:26 PM   #4
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Here is a link to the other thread I started regarding this issue

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...kernel-861969/
 
  


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