access denied

  coubury 19:25 10 Feb 2008

Im trying to boot up backtrack3 on my xp pc its a linux live cd

in the installation folder it says to enter this command when prompted at a command prompt


(replace X: by your CDROM drive letter)

i do that and get a mesasege saying access denied

any ideas why its not reading the disc??

  skidzy 19:32 10 Feb 2008

You have burnt the disc as an ISO file ?
Something to look at click here

  coubury 19:41 10 Feb 2008

yes its iso

  coubury 19:48 10 Feb 2008

but that didnt help

  skidzy 20:04 10 Feb 2008

Maybe a corrupt download,is this the Beta3 version ?

  coubury 20:14 10 Feb 2008


  LastChip 20:17 10 Feb 2008

all, you should have to do is make sure your CD drive is set as the first boot disc in the BIOS and let it boot from the CD.

In fact, I've quickly burnt a CD (it's one of those programs I've been meaning to investigate) version 1.0.2 and this was the sequence of events.

Assuming your BIOS is set as above, load the CD into the drive a boot the machine. Don't enter anything at the prompt. Eventually, you will get to a point where it wants you to log in. The user name is:


and the password is:


Note: these are case sensitive and check your version to see if these have changed. They are actually shown on the screen.

That will eventually take you to a command prompt. Why? Because many Linux administrators prefer working from the command line. If you know what you're doing, it's far faster.

However, a graphical user interface is available. Simply type at the command prompt:


This will take you to a KDE desktop, which is pretty familiar teritory for a Windows user.

Hope that helps and not too much has changed in the version you are using.

  skidzy 20:17 10 Feb 2008
  coubury 21:20 10 Feb 2008

Iv been waiting 5 mins is that long enough lol

  coubury 21:31 10 Feb 2008

at the command prompt

it says

[DR-DOS] A:\>

Whats A? how do i vchange that to I as my disc is in drive I

  LastChip 22:00 10 Feb 2008

Which version are you using? (Tell me the file name of the ISO).

How did you burn the disc? (did you burn it as an ISO?)

Is your BIOS set to your CD drive as the "first boot device"?

I repeat, DO NOT type anything at the initial command prompt.

This really should be a non-event and I suspect something may be wrong with one of those three items.

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