[SATLUG] Bizarro Install

redpill toddwbucy at grandecom.net
Wed May 19 16:27:32 CDT 2010

Just curious when you say that you wiped the drive did you use DBAN or
some other such utility?
Also generally BT4 is not installed on a hard drive but used from the CD
or USB stick.  It is not really intended as a desktop distro.


On Tue, 2010-05-18 at 23:42 -0500, Dylan Nelson wrote:
> Ok. I burnt a BackTrack 4 DVD install from Remote Exploit. Checked the md5
> like always. It checked out as usual. Installed this afternoon on a PC with
> Ubuntu 10.04 I have been using all semester. I wiped the drive clean and
> completed the install of BT4. After the installation was complete, I
> rebooted the pc. Everything as usual, right? When the PC boots back up it
> gives me the options of Ubuntu 8.04 and WINDOWS. Windows Vista longhorn
> bootloader!! Shocked, I run and go wake my wife up to show her. Get
> witnesses I'm thinking because this is insane. She's not as amazed as I am
> to say the least. Amazed is not exactly how I would describe your mood at
> all. : (
> So, Windows is there somehow. And I say why not, let's pick it. I pick the
> partition with Windows on it. And it is a Windows 7 installer. How bizarre
> is that? I haven't gone back and checked the Ubuntu partition. But wow,
> right?
>  Keep in mind, Windows has never been on that PC since I picked it up from
> GoodWill two years ago and it was XP. Bizarro , yes?
> Dylan

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