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How do i run backtrack 5 from a cd when my laptop (Toshiba Qosmio x875) runs it up to a point then stops. It runs it to a black screen where the cursor keeps blinking. Has anyone else found this problem and how do i fix it?

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Is it something like "[root@bt]~" or something similar? Have you tried switching TTYs (Ctrt+Alt+F[1-7])? –  Ivan Kay Nov 1 '12 at 23:33
@IvanKay has a good question, is there any text whatsoever? –  nerdwaller Nov 2 '12 at 0:11
ill post a pic. –  Orville Patterson Nov 2 '12 at 3:20
@OrvillePatterson Well, do post it when you do. –  Ivan Kay Nov 6 '12 at 0:44

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