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Downloaded and installed Backtrack 5 R3 Gnome 32 bit into thumbdrive (HBCD). Here is how HBCD menu calls it:

title 5) BackTrack\nLinux Distibution for Penetration, Forensics, Hacking, etc.\nOPTIONAL\nNeed to download DVD - Read Instructions
find --set-root /casper/vmlinuz
kernel /casper/vmlinuz file=/preseed/custom.seed boot=casper text splash vga=791-- 

Here are my laptop specs.

The problem is, I'm getting following screen everytime when I try to execute startx command.

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No image is linked, can you fix it? – nerdwaller Oct 25 '12 at 23:01
@nerdwaller I was seeing linked image actually:) Updated question – Tural Aliyev Oct 26 '12 at 0:10
Are you on gnome? If so, try exec gnome-session – nerdwaller Oct 26 '12 at 0:18
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This is a relatively common occurrence when installing to a USB drive, it is caused by xorg.conf being corrupted, or changed. So restoring the failsafe should solve your problem.

First, make a backup of it to be safe:

sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.bckup

Then, restore the failsafe:

sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf.failsafe /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Full details found here:

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there is no xorg.conf file inside x11 folder. I cd'ed it and tried to see whats inside of this folder by entering dir command: no xorg.conf folder – Tural Aliyev Oct 23 '12 at 19:43
Downvoting is for when an answer is wrong, not when it doesn't work for you. The fact I cited my source should further prove it as useful. – Paul Oct 23 '12 at 20:09
So using your first screen, check your /usr/lib/X11/ folder for xorg.conf and modify the commands above, if you do find it there. – Paul Oct 23 '12 at 20:13

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