Saving changes in one thing. It is extensively covered on the forums however this will not work with a kernel rebuild. The reason for this is because the kernel is loaded from the usb way before the changes directory is loaded. The only way to do what you want is to decompress all the .lzms and do the rebuild and then lzm2dir all the parent directories and replace the old ones on the usb. I'm also fairly certain bt3 has r/w support for ntfs with the ntfs3g program (not 100% sure on that one).
1. I entered the kernel added few features like ntfs rw support which doesn't appear by default. A point for the next release. I compiled with the following command:
make && make install && make modules_install.
I did that on the usb stick. The problem is that after reboot, all these changes have gone.
How do I save these changes on the usb stick?
the hard drive install uses lilo as the bootloader however the usb is using a file called syslinux.cfg which I believe is grub based. Anyway when you ran lilo -v you probably messed some stuff up. You should be manually copying the bzimage anyway but that's not relevant. If your using the usb install of backtrack then there is no need to be messing with the boot loader at all.
2. One of the attempts was after compiling I used lilo -v (thinking that the bootloader is lilo and apparently in /boot there is lilo. After boot, I got an ugly screen with Linux written and couldn't select any of the normal option like kde, flux, etc.
I also checked if there is grub.conf. Couldn't find any. So which bootloader there is in backtrack?
Usually if there is grub there is no need to copy vmlinuz, etc. It is updated automatically. Or at least that's the way it goes with gentoo. for lilo it needs to be updated by the command lilo -v.
The package manger for slackware is called slapt-get. It is not installed by default so you will need to get it and compile it. You will also need to correct the sources file. There are quite a few tutorials on slapt -get however I recomend the thread in the bt3 beta fix it section. Towards the end of it is a link to the 4 packages you need all at once.
3. If I want to update a package, how I do it. delete the old one and install the new one? or there is an update command. I would appreciate your help.
I cant help on this. I have a 701
4. Resolution for asus eee 901. I tried various windows managers, various vga options (1024x600 or 80x60). None of them worked. I got splitted screen and couldn't see the command that I type. I had to press few returns to see what was the exact command and the reply.
I will install in the end backtrack on the ssd. Meanwhile, I need to backup the windows that came with the laptop.
I dont think so however like I said I dont have one.
5. The wifi card is ralink 2860. It is capable of packet injection? Which driver I need for packet injection.