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Error With Booting Into Backtrack 5 R1


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So i have put backtrack 5 on a external hard-drive. I installed it using LiLi USB creator. I managed to boot into presistant mode the first time and everything worked. But the next time i tried i got the error: EXT2-fs (loop1): error: ext2_lookup: delete inode reference: 752950. with the last number changing.

Does anyone know how to fix this? :)

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Did a quick hunt on good old Google, and other people on the Backtrack forums are having the same problem.

ext2 is what's damaged from what you can see in the error. So a format of the stick and try again maybe? Also you might want to change the file system to ext4.

All this is from copying and pasting the error into Google. Google is your friend :)

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The ISO file could have been corrupted, I would suggest re-download the ISO file and use this utility to create a bootable USB and then try again.

By the way, that's what I used to install Ubuntu on my laptop.


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Ok i have started from scarth and i am re installing everyting using the install guide here: http://www.infosecramblings.com/backtrack/backtrack-5-bootable-usb-thumb-drive-with-full-disk-encryption/

But i have a problem, when i use "vi /etc/fstab" all i get up is:

aufs / aufs rw 0 0

tmpfs /tmp tmpfs nosuid,nodev 0 0




and not the standard:

# /etc/fstab: static file system information.


# <file system> <mount point> <type> <options> <dump> <pass>

proc /proc proc defaults 0 0

# /dev/mapper/vg-root

UUID=c8d9b9a0-2198-4966-bc3a-39259df6a2c2 / ext4 relatime,errors=remount-ro 0 1

# /dev/sdb1

UUID=6af425ad-99b8-44a5-9ee1-0349141f9b1f /boot ext4 relatime 0 2

Why is this and how to fix it?

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