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Backtrack 3 on macbook

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Trying to put backtrack 3 on my macbook white. Running into a few problems. I am using this as a guide

http://forums.remote-exploit.org/backtrack3-howtos/20395-macbook-backtrack-3-duel-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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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.

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

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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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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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