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Old 05-08-2009, 04:14 AM   #1
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Installing Backtrack on a partitioned hdd.

So I have a partitioned the hard drive containing:
1. Windows Vista
2. Ubuntu 9.0X (newest release, don't remember the exact version
3. Partitioned space that was formatted to NTSF by Windows.

I shrank my Windows partition using the built in Windows Drive manager.
I then used the Ubuntu LiveCD and installed the necessary drives and partitions using the wizard.
Before I installed Ubuntu I do not remember if I formatted the partition to NTSF or FAT32 or anything at all.
As stated earlier I did shrink the Windows space again to make space for BackTrack and although I have successfully installed Ubuntu, I am having trouble installing BackTrack.

I am fairly familiar with the procedures of installing a Linux distro, and have used the Ubuntu instalation wizard to create a "/" partition as well as a "swap" partition and a "/home" partition. After performing those tasks I just clicked the "next" button on the installer and Viola! Ubuntu was ready to use upon restart.
After a reboot I have the option to run many Ubuntu Types as well as two Windows OS's. So the GRUB is working fine.

If possible, could I change the Ubuntu.ISO or the BackTrack3.ISO to use the same installer as Ubuntu used? This would make it Uber easy and I could write up a tutorial for any future nubs that undoubtedly would have the same problem as I.

or we could take the hard/fun way and someone....

Can walk me through the steps of using the shell to create the necessary partitions needed for BackTrack installation?

I have BackTrack3 Final on a USB stick and would really like to be able to install it on my desktop, and eventually my laptop.

Please help me, I am still a noob and would like to become a master of Linux.

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Look at 'BackTrack v2.0 and MS Vista, Create Dual Boot Guide'. This is a good install guide.

This link and others are available from 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!


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