Backtrack4 and Virtual PC

Discussion in 'Virtual PC' started by bckerr, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. bckerr

    bckerr Guest

    I am trying to run Backtrack4 with windows virtual pc but it is failing to
    load. THe problem seems to be the video for some reason yet I can run
    backtrack4 just fine under vBox (sun). Any suggestions would be great or if
    anyone had the same problem and found a solution. BTW my pc is a spanking new
    HP AMD phenom quad core with 8gig ram, ati radeon 9870 video card and im
    running windows vista/7 64bit.
    bckerr, Aug 17, 2009
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  2. Okay -

    I grabbed BackTrack 4 Pre Release and got it working by:

    Boot, select "Start BackTrack FrameBuffer (1024x768)" and type "e"
    Select the "kernel" line and type "e"
    Type in " i8042.noloop" at the end of the line and hit enter
    Type "b" to boot

    (all of this is needed to get the mouse to work)

    Now, once you get to the prompt - type in:
    "fixvesa" and hit enter
    "startx" and hit enter

    Now you will be up and running

    Benjamin Armstrong
    Senior Program Manager Lead
    Windows Virtualization


    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
    rights. You assume all risk for your use.
    Benjamin Armstrong [MSFT], Aug 21, 2009
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  3. This definatly worked for my vista 32 bit Virtual PC... it would not even
    get past the error messages of not being able to communicate before... and
    now it works.
    Big BackTrack noobie, Sep 30, 2009
  4. Hey there! I had the same problem as the OP and your fix did the trick as far
    as booting the live cd in Windows Virtual PC, but I'm trying to install it on
    a VHD and it seems to freeze once it reaches 99%. Only the VPC freezes, not
    my entire PC and Windows Virtual PC remains responsive. Any ideas or
    suggestions as to what could be the cause?

    Thanks in advance.
    crossalchemist, Nov 21, 2009
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