Poll: would you like to have BackTrack 5 on your n900?
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#11
I'm downloading the image now, will try to run it in chroot first and then maybe boot with multiboot. Generally you can try yourself by downloading image and extracting it to your N900 and following instructions from http://talk.maemo.org/showpost.php?p...6&postcount=51 modyfing them accordingly... I guess the biggest difference will be changing in one of the first commands "mkdir -p /mnt/ubuntu && mount /dev/mmcblk1p2 /mnt/ubuntu" to "mkdir -p /mnt/backtrack && mount /path/to/extracted/image/backtrack/file /mnt/backtrack" and changing path "/mnt/ubuntu" to "/mnt/backtrack" everywhere... but it's just my guess at the moment, I'm still waiting for the image to download

Edit: README file says it was developed for Motorola Xoom and has its default screen resolution and there are instructions for installing on Xoom into chroot... ok, trying to run it on N900 anyway, please wait :P

Last edited by misiak; 05-10-2011 at 05:07 PM.
 

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Well, impossible to copy the file, it is too big (~5gb) and windows complained that the size of file is above file system limitation. Don't have a spare >4GB memory card at the moment, so I won't do anything more with it. (But if anyone is up to it, you can writing bt5.img file to newly created partition on sd card and proceed further)
 
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Is you memory card formatted in FAT32? FAT32 doesnt support files greater than 4GB, format it in NTFS to support files bigger than 4GB
 
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Originally Posted by mr_pingu View Post
Is you memory card formatted in FAT32? FAT32 doesnt support files greater than 4GB, format it in NTFS to support files bigger than 4GB
Yeah I know. My internal memory is formatted as FAT (it was formatted that way by Nokia). All my memory cards have less than 2GB of free space now and I won't have more time untill weekend to play with this... But i plan to wipe my 8Gb card on the weekend, format it as ext3 and extract there the contents of bt5.img file. Will let you know the result when I find time to do that
 

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Originally Posted by misiak View Post
Well, impossible to copy the file, it is too big (~5gb) and windows complained that the size of file is above file system limitation. Don't have a spare >4GB memory card at the moment, so I won't do anything more with it. (But if anyone is up to it, you can writing bt5.img file to newly created partition on sd card and proceed further)
why dont u try the mass storage ?
 
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Originally Posted by fatcobrah View Post
why dont u try the mass storage ?
Because I don't feel like repartitioning my mass storage, I feel ok with it being ~30GB Or maybe I understood you wrong and you meant something else?
 
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Originally Posted by misiak View Post
Because I don't feel like repartitioning my mass storage, I feel ok with it being ~30GB Or maybe I understood you wrong and you meant something else?
it's ok
i mean to mount bt5.img as the same way used in nitdroid (eMMC)
and use multiboot with it
 

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I can wait

Why format mass, its good the way it is by default 28GB of FAT which can be read from every pc. Let the removable memory do the dirty jobs as they can be removed.

Let me find a 8GB card also, althoug I dont come as far you would come. Hope I can find some card :P
 
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Originally Posted by fatcobrah View Post
it's ok
i mean to mount bt5.img as the same way used in nitdroid (eMMC)
and use multiboot with it
I will try to do it the same way But my NITDroid is also on my external card. I really don't feel like repartitioning internal eMMC memory... If I succeed, I will write detailed step by step instruction on how to do it with memory card and be used with multiboot and point what you should change to install it on eMMC. But I will not test it on eMMC myself
 
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Originally Posted by fatcobrah View Post
it's ok
i mean to mount bt5.img as the same way used in nitdroid (eMMC)
and use multiboot with it
it is not possible to mount it like nitdroid cause nitdroid is mounted to the mmcblk0p2
(optfs) nitdroid is not more than 100 mb so that is fine but bt5.img is 5gb so it is only possible with >4gb sd card or hexing the emmc.bin bafore flashing n900 to make the optfs from 2gb(default) till 9gb>(anysize) or repartitioning the mmcblk0p1 (MyDocs) and this is pretty dangerous but i have tried it before and no problems
 

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