Hang @ "Starting USB support" - Solved
My older Dell laptop would hang up at this point. Other computers work fine.
The problem was identified by:
Use "boot: bt debug".
Hit Ctrl+d to continue twice.
Type "mkdir /mnt/cdrom"
Type "mount /dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom"
The computers that work would mount the cdrom. My Dell would give a bunch of errors and never mount the cdrom.
The solution for me is to boot off a USB device.
I use the CD to boot with:
"boot: bt nocd"
This boots a laptop that can't boot from USB, to the point where it can load the modules, ect.. from a USB device.
how did you make the bootable usb
how did you create the botable usb...My slax creator? list the steps that you took if you can. Did you use the bt beta .iso or the final bactrack image to boot up the modules?
Network Boot w/USB BT Folder
I have an old P3 dell latitude that wouldn't read the cdrom so I setup a tftpd32 can't post the link server which has a built in DHCP server on my XP machine and allowed my laptop to network boot off the XP machine over TFTP while making sure I had inserted a USB thumb drive with the BT directory on the root.
This got me to the login and I could use BT 2.0 from here.
the main links you need to network boot bt 2.0 are:
can't post the link
You're basically setting up a tftp32 server and pushing the bt2 cd down while your USB stick holds the modules
Now I've gotta figure out howto install this to my hard disk. the install script doesn't seem to be working.