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Old 10-10-2008, 03:30 PM   #1
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Backtrack 3 (bt3) live CD is not working on my desktop, laptop, or virtual machine

I hear great things about BackTrack and I want to be able to use it. I get errors on my desktop when using safe mode and currently I see this...

linux live end, starting the Linux distribution
Usage: init 0123456SsQqAaBbCcUu

It used to say something about triggering something, but when I ran safe mode again with noapic, it got this far.

This was tested with backtrack 3 final cd. I'm currently downloading backtrack 3 final usb to see how that works.

The desktop is custom made with an Intel Pentium D 2.66GHz, 1024 MB RAM, nVidia GeForce 8600 GT with 512MB, all on an ECS RC410L/800-M. I have a PS/2 keyboard and a PS/2 mouse plugged in via a KVM switch.

I tried using Virtual PC 2007 to run BT3 in safe mode, but I only get as far as pnp: 00:0d: iomem range 0x100000-0x3fffffff could not be reserved after seeing five other similar messages.

I would love to run this OS on my laptop, but I can't seem to figure out how. On both machines, when I try to load from the graphic options of the menu I get a black screen with a prompt at the top that does not accept keyboard input.

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.
Old 10-10-2008, 08:40 PM   #2
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Sorry to have to tell you this but I don't think you'll get much help here.

Slackware is not Backtrack although BT may be based on it.

Backtrack have an IRC channel #remote-exploit where you may get quicker support or Google found me this for Backtrack support
Old 10-11-2008, 02:27 PM   #3
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Yeah, I was thinking about that. I did some searching yesterday and found the BT forum at Remote Exploits, so I'll check out what they have. I like this site, though, so I came here first. :-D
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Originally Posted by mts7 View Post
I like this site, though, so I came here first. :-D
Welcome to the LQ Forums:-) This is indeed an excellent forum, many Slackware developers post here. The Slackware maintainer, Mr. Volkerding, also posts here on occasion. Good luck with your issue at the other forum.
We will be here should you care to try-out Slackware.


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