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Old 07-03-2011, 06:16 PM   #1
Dick Wheelock
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I am trying to boot the installed BackTrack 5 installation


At first the "boot" comes on with the beautiful BackTack 5 display. Then it runs a bunch of stuff ending with "bt Login" rootroot and pasward toor take me to "root@bt" with instrcktions to type "startx". That results in a bunch of stuff ending in two "no shuch" coments and I amm sitll in "root@bt". OK how do I really get BackTrack 5 to boot with the pretty display and the abillity to run the oS?
 
Old 07-03-2011, 07:07 PM   #2
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Wow, you really should check your spell-checker, it seems to not work correctly.
It would really help if you give us some more information:
What graphics hardware are you using?
Which error messages do you get? And no, a bunch of stuff ending in two "no shuch" coments is not sufficient info.
 
Old 07-03-2011, 07:37 PM   #3
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More info

First I am seventy six years old and recovering from a sevier stroke!!!

root@bt :# startx

X.org X server 1.7.6
release date 20:03:17x protocol Version 11. reversion 0
built operating system: Linuc 2.6.24-27-server i686 Ubuntu
curent operating system: Linux bt 2.6.38 :1 SMP Thu Mor 20:52:18 EDT 2011i686

There is the first five lines of thirtymore to follow
 
Old 07-03-2011, 07:43 PM   #4
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I don't want to offend you but I don't see how old age or a medicinal incident prevents you from using a spell-checking software. It is essential that we get the exact commands you typed and the exact error-messages. Typos in that can make it impossible to help you.
Looking forward to your next post.
 
Old 07-03-2011, 07:53 PM   #5
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The main use of the backtrack OS is
system CRACKING and security penetrating
things like breaking into the cia like luz did

Running a OS designed for (legal and illegal) breaking into computer networks , normally tends to be used by computer users that DO know how to do all this stuff

So i would NOT recommend a VERY new to linux user using backtrack .

You might be better off installing Ubuntu .
 
Old 07-03-2011, 08:02 PM   #6
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Second

kernal command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/bootvmlinuz-2.6.38 root=UUID=3f629ffe-4586-4891-a362-b4c859038e46 ro text splash namodeset vga=791
Build date: 08 March 2011 08:22:50AM
xorg-server 2:1.7.62ubuntu7.6 (for technical support please see http://www.ubuntu.com/support}
current version of pixman: 0.16.4
before reporting problems, check htt[://wiki.x.org
to make sure that you have the the lates version
 
Old 07-03-2011, 08:08 PM   #7
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Well

As a retired computer hardwar designer I am "playing" with Linux as a hobby. I just started. I have installed twenty one OSs so far. I am doing this to have something to do and to try to overcome the stroke. I would really like to get BackTrack to boot, please!
 
Old 07-03-2011, 08:28 PM   #8
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then a few things
most ( read almost all ) OS's do not let root start the gui
-- bt is a bit different -- it ASSUMES you ARE a hacker --
so you DID fallow
http://www.backtrack-linux.org/tutor...drive-install/


have you read the backtrack webpage ?
http://www.backtrack-linux.org/tutorials/
or the wiki
http://www.backtrack-linux.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page


but i would NOT recommend this distro for a "new to Linux" user

do a LOT of reading and studying on the backtrack website
is this really what you WANT to do
http://www.offensive-security.com/on...rity-training/

penetration testing and system cracking



also your hardware specs would help
for instance if this is a OLD computer from 2000 then a gui might never work if you have only 256meg of ram .




--------- most distros ------------
fedora,ubuntu,suse,... the root gui HAS BEEN DISABLED .

so there will be a error if you try to login to the gui as root .

also most os's do not use "sartx" anymore
GDM for Gnome
KDM for KDE4

XDM for others


what desktop did you install ? gnmoe ,kde,xfce,... ?
 
Old 09-01-2012, 02:04 PM   #9
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this may help

http://www.backtrack-linux.org/wiki/...hp/Basic_Usage
then startx
 
Old 09-01-2012, 02:28 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jonnynitro138 View Post
Great link a lot of the commands listed are very useful & much easier than trying to decipher man pages.
Although I think that I need to spend a little more reading the man pages.
Sometimes it can be a little hard staying focused on 1 aspect of linux when there is so much to learn.

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