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Dec 24, 2011 18:48 # 47237

Phill * posts about...

Backtrack 5 R1 unbootable.

I just installed backtrack five on a new computer installation I just made.

Unfortunately on first boot it seems like it hangs at "Loading Operating System" indefinitely [After loading the BIOS]. I'm wondering if I forgot something straight up stupid.

Hardware:
GIGABYTE GA-M68MT-S2 AM3+ NVIDIA GeForce 7025/nForce 630a chipset Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

HITACHI Deskstar 7K1000.D HDS721075DLE630 (0F13179) 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Corsair XMS3 8 GB (2 x 4GB) 1333 MHz PC3-10666 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit CMX8GX3M2A1333C9

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Processor, Black Edition (HDT90ZFBGRBOX)

Also, I partitioned my drives in the following fashion...
/boot
/
/home

using the partitioner in backtrack's installer. I don't recall it asking me to set anything with a bootable flag, I think fdisk did require this in the past? It's been many years since messing with Linux.

Quick note; I did install Backtrack via USB; and it "seemed" to work fine. Now I'm having a bit of a hard time to boot back into the USB.


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