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    Re: Virtualbox-BT5-vboxdrv error [solved]

    tnx, shadowwar
  2. Re: didn't work for me.

    "boot error" means that yur usb stick is not being properly recognized as a hard drive at boot. there are 2(3) other 'almost' types of format, floppy. zip (hybrid). get a tool that does it...
  3. Discussioni: USB boot flaw

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    Re: USB boot flaw

    bt5 needs a bigger usb disk, 4 gb is not enough. when the filesystemsquashfs is decompressed, it is over 6 gb
  4. Discussioni: nvidia drivers

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    Re: nvidia drivers

    how'd you do that? on a default boot, the nouveau driver prevents the nvidia installer from running. on a safe boot (nomodeset=0) i can install but it's not persistent.
  5. Discussioni: nvidia drivers

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    Re: nvidia drivers

    yes i know i can install the nvidia drivers with every boot, the idea is not to have to do that
  6. Discussioni: customise script BT5

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    Re: customise script BT5

    I am befuddled. Ran remastersys and tried changing these options:
    user=/root
    still results in booting into 'postgres@postgres'
    user=root
    still results in booting into 'postgres@postgres' but now...
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    remastersys changed my login

    Was using backtrack5 on a hard drive. made some changes (like adding remastersys!) and did a backup(using remastersys). replaced my current version of backtrack5 on a usb stick.
    Boots into command...
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    Re: [>] Update Script for Backtrack 5.

    question:

    when i issue this:
    wget http://sickness.tor.hu/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/backtrack5_update.c backtrack5_update.c

    I get this:
    -2011-06-30 00:45:02-- http://backtrack5_update.c/...
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    Re: Install Backtrack 5 on USB stick

    do you mean that when you run backtrack5 from the usb stick as a live install (that's what linuxlive made) that you are trying to double click the 'install backtrack' shortcut that exists on the...
  10. Discussioni: customise script BT5

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    Re: customise script BT5

    That repository has been dead for over a year and will not work. Do this:


    nano /etc/apt/sources.list

    add the following line
    deb http://www.geekconnection.org/remastersys/repository karmic/
    ...
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    Re: repackaging an updated bt5

    fragadelic (author of remastersys) says:


    "The problem with trying to run it on a live running system is exactly what you are encountering. The installed one shouldn't have the issue though....
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    Re: repackaging an updated bt5

    Yes.


    I am working o a friend's pc and do not want to install stuff to his HD. I boot into bt5 and want to make modifications (update the tools, update the distro,install nvidia drivers, install...
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    Re: repackaging an updated bt5

    tnx for the pointer to remastersys. here are the details for any other linux noobs like me.

    remastersys is not included in bt5. I have to install it.
    I went to install it to my current bt5...
  14. Discussioni: Installing BT5 to a usb

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    Installing BT5 to a usb

    Yes I know the net and this site are full of instructions on using unetbootin, usbinstall, linuxliveinstall, yumi on installing a bt5 image to a usb stick. In general, these methods copy a squashfs...
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    repackaging an updated bt5

    There are a bunch of things i'd like to update to my bt5 usb stick. Thing is, it's a live install. So, I have to boot from the usb, do the updating, and then repackage the thing into squashfs, etc.
    ...
  16. Discussioni: nvidia drivers

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    Re: nvidia drivers

    @hylogibbon

    I booted into bt5
    opened up a terminal as root
    ran the update script
    chose update all

    it did its thing
    (the only error i got was with fasttrack)
  17. Discussioni: nvidia drivers

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    Re: nvidia drivers

    I added backtrack 5 to my katana usb. Inside the /boot/menus folder is the backtrack5 menu named bt.cfg. I changed it to reflect the various boot modes that i want. When i booted backtrack5 I got a...
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    Re: Removing Nouveau Driver for Nvida/CUDA Installation

    same here...tried to install the nvida driver (release 275.09.07) and get the same error.

    the read-me file here:...
  19. Re: please clarify this instruction in the persistent usb install how-to

    @ byteme & rizler
    thank you.
  20. Discussioni: Backtrack 5 Live USB .

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    Re: Backtrack 5 Live USB .

    i've noticed the same flakiness. if the usb is formmated as a hd, it will boot. but if it is seen as a zip/removable, it gives 'boot error'. however, the usb will boot if there is a bt dvd in the...
  21. Discussioni: nvidia drivers

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    nvidia drivers

    i know how to install nvidia drivers on a bt5 or linux os that is installed to a hard disk. however, i don't know how to do that to a live usb installation and make it stick. even persistent usb...
  22. Re: please clarify this instruction in the persistent usb install how-to

    @hyloglibbon
    i have noticed the same flakiness. if i configure the usb stick with unetbootin as a live bt5 install, it starts fine. however, if i use yumi or liveusb, i get the boot error. i did...
  23. Re: please clarify this instruction in the persistent usb install how-to

    so do i need to waste a dvd and burn bt5?
    is quoting myself narcisstic?
  24. please clarify this instruction in the persistent usb install how-to

    ~~~~~~~~~
    Copy the files from the iso to the USB drive
    cd /mnt/sdb1
    rsync -r /cdrom/* .
    ~~~~~~~~~

    Rsync copies from source to destination
    source = /cdrom/*
    what is destination?( i know it's...
  25. Discussioni: display weirdness

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    Re: display weirdness

    right...bt5 comes up beautiful on 2 other machines-it just doesnt like my nvidia card. but no i realiazed i DIDN'T make a persistent usb install-just a live one--this sux--none of my changes would be...
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