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#1 DotKite

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 02:20 PM

Trying to put backtrack 3 on my macbook white. Running into a few problems. I am using this as a guide
http://forums.remote...boot-howto.html

The problem I run into is using fdisk to start partitioning. When I use the d option like he says nothing happens because there is nothing to remove. Maybe backtrack cannot see the partition I made with bootcamp. I don't know. Any help would be great...thanks in advance

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 03:14 PM

Trying to put backtrack 3 on my macbook white. Running into a few problems. I am using this as a guide
http://forums.remote...boot-howto.html

The problem I run into is using fdisk to start partitioning. When I use the d option like he says nothing happens because there is nothing to remove. Maybe backtrack cannot see the partition I made with bootcamp. I don't know. Any help would be great...thanks in advance


Bootcamp doesn't actually make partions does it?

I thought it just made a file in your OS that was formatted to be a certain size.

Then again, I'm not a mac guy.

Edited by R4p1d, 10 July 2009 - 03:15 PM.


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Posted 10 July 2009 - 05:42 PM

Unless direct HW access is needed, just use a VM. If your worried about wireless tools try a USB WiFi adapter.

You could also try Gparted to make Linux partitions, but OS X will probably need to be reinstalled. The newest version should support EFI booting, and may even support the Mac journal f/s by now.

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 06:00 PM

sorry for being a noob, but VM?

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 06:08 PM

sorry for being a noob, but VM?


Hey, no problem. A VM is a virtual machine which emulates all hardware and provides the ability to run another operating system with a native host. So, basically, BackTrack 3 would run inside OS X. You can try VmWare Fusion, since remote-exploit has already made a VM image for it. There is also a great open source VM platform called Virtual Box

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 06:44 PM

ok got virt box. Just trying to play around with it now. Hopefully this will work.

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 08:21 PM

As far as I recall, A full Bootcamp install does a full edit on the partition table, shrinking the main HFS+ partition and allowing you to change the now free space into a windows fat32 or ntfs partition, without needing to reinstall OSX.

Hey OP, post the output of option P in fdisk. And double check which drive you are running fdisk on (sda1? sda2? sda*)

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 11:42 AM

If using vmware I totally recommend bagside VMs, he's got frickin everything.
http://bagside.com/bagvapp/index.html

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 01:27 AM

ok I got the dual boot to work. Found a tutorial that works. If anyone else has a macbook white and wishes to dual boot with backtrack 3 here is the tutorial i used.

http://forums.remote...ktrack-3-a.html

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 04:04 PM

got a little problem :-)

when ever i am booted in backtrack 3 I get this message at random times

The taskbar on the window says: Kwrited Listening on Device /dev/pts/0

in the window it says:

Message from syslogd@(none) at "date"

(none) kernel: Disabling IRO #19




Also whenever this happens My mouse is super laggy as well as my keyboard. Some tell me what is going on!




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