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Old 07-23-2008, 02:51 PM   #1
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Hey Everyone,

I was wondering everyones thoughts on BackTrack. I am going to install it as my single OS on my laptop tonight when i get home from the gym and i was wondering if i should install backtrack 2 or 3 Final. I have had some problems installing BackTrack 3 final, but I think i have a solution. I was just wondering from people who know both Distros, wich was one better for a HD install?

Old 07-23-2008, 04:06 PM   #2
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I had BT3 (some beta, I think) on my wlancracker laptop as the only OS for a while. I never had any problems with it. That's all I can say, just a distro focusing on security and paying very little attention to other stuff.
Old 11-15-2008, 12:10 PM   #3
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Unhappy BT 3 final install + dual boot xp+ubuntu

hey everyone,

i am trying to do a triboot with backtrack 3 final which i downloaded (695MB) with xp pro and ubuntu 8.04 installed as dual boot. when i booted the bt3 livecd i created the linux 10Gb and its swap 3GB but but am hooked up with how to bring up the GUI backtrack installer interface.

pls i need some help here!!!

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Old 11-15-2008, 12:28 PM   #4
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They removed the installer from BT3. It is possible to install it though. I followed these instructions when I did it when I was on a wlan security kick:

You need to do it from a host system (a running linux environment). The instructions assume basic knowledge of partitioning and I guess are written for the more intermediate crowd. I hope this helps.
Old 04-28-2009, 10:45 AM   #5
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hi a newbie in linux world ..n bit crazy wanna install 3 os in a single hard disk..
i want to install windows 7 since there are some programs which run on windows only and basically im a newbie..
the second os i want to install is backtrack 3 final from live cd..
the third os i want to install is linux mint 6 kde..

i partitioned my hard disk as follows..
dev/sda1 primary partion NTFS C: 27 GB
dev/sda2 primary partion NTFS D: 40 GB
dev/sda3 primary partion SWAP 5 GB (RAM = 2 GB)
dev/sda5 logical partion / ext3 10 GB
dev/sda6 logical partion /boot ext3 10 GB
dev/sda7 logical partion /home ext3 12 GB
dev/sda8 logical partion reiserfs 10 GB

i installed windows 7 first ..thn installed linux mint 6 kde ..everything worked fine..grub was perfect..although i didnt do config.

thn i tried installing backtrack 3 final from live cd ..

thn now i can open nly windows ..linux mint wont open although it shows in grub..and backtrack wont show in grub..

i think both distros got installed in root

wat to do to install..plz help me out..

thanks to linux geeks...


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