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Manish87 06-19-2010 12:55 PM

How to install backtrack4?

i downloaded the the backtrack4.iso file from the backtrack's official site,then i burnt the iso file into a dvd but for some reason the disc is not getting booted!! when i made my primary boot device as cdrom and reboot the system it only gAve me the command line that is "GRUB>".should i download the smae file again??

can i make backtrack4 as my primary os, is it possible to do so?

kind Regards,

knudfl 06-19-2010 01:29 PM

Backtrack4 has a black boot "screen".
The install DVD is using grub.
( Most other Linux uses isolinux / syslinux.)

Did you compare the checksum ?
You may have a corrupt DVD.
May be burn at a slower rate.

It will be set as default in Grub, when installed.
Other OS will be added to the boot menu too.

yooy 06-19-2010 01:41 PM

seems to me that you have corrupted cd. Try with other linux distro that you have available.

Manish87 06-19-2010 01:43 PM

Hi knudfl,

thank you for the reply!

i got a strong felling that the iso file that i burnt is not proper!!
should i download the iso file again and burn it?can you please give me the site from where you had dowloaded the proper iso file?(please bare with me for my poor english)

Kind Regards,

jefro 06-19-2010 02:44 PM

You should consider a better distro. Backtrack is a limited use distro. It is geared for hackers not newbie or even guru's that have no need for it's uses.

Some older systems will not boot to a dvd drive. How old is your system? Does it boot to any dvd? Does the dvd boot on any other system?

You can and always should check the md5 or shal of your download. Also burn at slowest speeds.

To check the disk you can view contents. If it only has one file named backwahever.iso you burned it wrong.

knudfl 06-20-2010 04:58 AM

The version, I have is Backtrack4 pre4.

I probably got it here
.. then please check the MD5 sum, when it is downloaded :
( I guess, your burn application will show it.)

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