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Thread: Backtrack gets stuck during install (step 3 of 7)

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    Backtrack gets stuck during install (step 3 of 7)

    hello ubuntuforums, I am here to talk to you guys about my experience with backtrack 5 r3. I have tried other versions and they simply put- refused to boot what so ever. I finally got revision 3 to boot with the command "splash i915.modeset=1" (hitting tab to change the boot command) I am using BackTrack r3 KDE (Doubtful if KDE has anything to do with it), but whatever the reason it gets stuck at the keyboard select screen. I can technically bypass this by taking out the USB flash drive right before i select next at the keyboard screen, but then it gives me an error when i try to install it, and it wont open anything else up. Any ideas thoughts or comments? Thanks for being the best forum community, meathdeath

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    Re: Backtrack gets stuck during install! (step 3 of 7)

    BackTrack is now called Kali Linux. From what I understand Kali is supposed to be way easier to install to an HD. BackTrack was based on deprecated software ie. Ubuntu 10.04 and was mainly meant for flash drives.

    http://www.kali.org/

    Edit: Also, BackTrack always stalled for 5 to 10 minutes when installing to an HD. At least in my experience.
    Last edited by neruson; April 4th, 2013 at 12:34 AM.

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    Re: Backtrack gets stuck during install! (step 3 of 7)

    thank you sir il give it a try... can you tag this as solved? idk how

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    Re: Backtrack gets stuck during install! (step 3 of 7)

    I'm not a moderator so I can't mark your thread as solved, but all you have to do is edit your initial post and add "[solved]" somewhere in the subject line.

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    Re: Backtrack gets stuck during install! (step 3 of 7)

    okay... but this also brings up another question does Kali have to be installed via CD/DVD? because im using a flash drive as my dvd burner is nonfuncitonal

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    Re: Backtrack gets stuck during install! (step 3 of 7)

    UPDATE!: i have gotten around the installation issue, however i am now faced with the black screen after i enter "startx" i have read online people are suggesting commands such as rm /root/.kde/cache-root/icon-cache.kcache and rm /root/.kde/cache-root/plasma_theme_Volatile.kcache and rm /root/.kde/cache-bt/icon-cache.kcache and even rm /root/.kde/cache-bt/plasma_theme_Volatile.kcache but the problem is that backtrack tells me there is no such directory... any ideas?

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    Re: Backtrack gets stuck during install! (step 3 of 7)

    Please take BAcktrack issues to the Backtrack support - we do not support it here.

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