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Old 04-17-2007, 07:23 AM   #1
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Angry Backtrack not booting after installing with windows xp

Hi everyone,

This is my first post on this forum, so would like to say hello to everyone, hope u r all well.

I have got a machine with WindowsXP installed (sorry for swearing lol), and i want BackTrack 2.0 installed as well, so i can boot either.

I installed partition magic on my windows installation, and split the drive so i now have my windows partition (100gb), linux ext3 partition (10gb), linux swap (1gb).

I have booted the backtrack live cd, and gone into the installer program. The first option i chose \boot, second option \mnt\sda3 and third \dev\sda. Everything seems to install, but when i shutdown and reboot, my installation just opens windowsXp.

I dont get any boot loader asking which system i want to boot.

I am very new to linux so please explain your answers, thanks in advanced.
Old 04-17-2007, 09:48 AM   #2
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Did you follow the BT2 install guide? Did you receive any errors during the install?
Old 04-17-2007, 10:17 AM   #3
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if you mean the guide from, then i didnt follow setting up the partitions, as i did that with partition magic, via windows.

I didnt get any errors during installation


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