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    Hey, im am new to this, and i wondering if someone could help me out here,
    i'm trying to boot backtrack 3 from a usb on my mac book, but its not working? it works on another computer witch run's windows vista??

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrispyJones View Post
    Hey, im am new to this, and i wondering if someone could help me out here,
    i'm trying to boot backtrack 3 from a usb on my mac book, but its not working? it works on another computer witch run's windows vista??
    This is not enough info to even speculate what the problem is. Do you get any errors? What kind of hardware do you have? Help us help you.

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    sorry iv downloaded the bt3 usb zip, un packed and copyed (boot, bt and install.txt)

    FreeAgent Go:

    Capacity: 111.79 GB
    Removable Media: Yes
    Detachable Drive: Yes
    BSD Name: disk1
    Version: 0.00
    Bus Power (mA): 500
    Speed: Up to 480 Mb/sec
    Manufacturer: Seagate
    Mac OS 9 Drivers: No
    Partition Map Type: GPT (GUID Partition Table)
    Product ID: 0x2000
    Serial Number: 5LZ2Q22E
    S.M.A.R.T. status: Not Supported
    Vendor ID: 0x0bc2
    Volumes:
    Untitled 1:
    Capacity: 111.47 GB
    Available: 110.47 GB
    Writable: Yes
    File System: Journaled HFS+
    BSD Name: disk1s2
    Mount Point: /Volumes/Untitled 1



    im running

    Model Name: MacBook
    Model Identifier: MacBook4,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 3 MB
    Memory: 2 GB
    Bus Speed: 800 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: MB41.00C1.B00
    SMC Version: 1.31f0
    Serial Number: W88103ZT0P2
    Sudden Motion Sensor:
    State: Enabled

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    --------------------Laptop-------------------

    Hardware Overview:

    Model Name: MacBook
    Model Identifier: MacBook4,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
    Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 3 MB
    Memory: 2 GB
    Bus Speed: 800 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: MB41.00C1.B00
    SMC Version: 1.31f0
    Serial Number: W88103ZT0P2
    Sudden Motion Sensor:
    State: Enabled

    -------------------------USB--------------------

    FreeAgent Go:

    Capacity: 111.79 GB
    Removable Media: Yes
    Detachable Drive: Yes
    BSD Name: disk1
    Version: 0.00
    Bus Power (mA): 500
    Speed: Up to 480 Mb/sec
    Manufacturer: Seagate
    Mac OS 9 Drivers: No
    Partition Map Type: GPT (GUID Partition Table)
    Product ID: 0x2000
    Serial Number: 5LZ2Q22E
    S.M.A.R.T. status: Not Supported
    Vendor ID: 0x0bc2
    Volumes:
    Untitled 1:
    Capacity: 111.47 GB
    Available: 110.47 GB
    Writable: Yes
    File System: Journaled HFS+
    BSD Name: disk1s2
    Mount Point: /Volumes/Untitled 1

    no errors, just when i enter boot options its not there?

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    Macs, unfortunately don't like booting from usb. If you had a firewire drive though, it would work.
    Of course, if you really wanted to have some fun, go to Wal-Mart late at night and ask the greeter if they could help you find trashbags, roll of carpet, rope, quicklime, clorox and a shovel. See if they give you any strange looks. --Streaker69

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    Is that a different drive all together? or just a better cable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrispyJones View Post
    Is that a different drive all together? or just a better cable?
    Different drive and cable. Firewire is that funny house shaped port beside your usb ports. Sony calls it iLink. Most non-mac people use it for their digital video cameras.
    Of course, if you really wanted to have some fun, go to Wal-Mart late at night and ask the greeter if they could help you find trashbags, roll of carpet, rope, quicklime, clorox and a shovel. See if they give you any strange looks. --Streaker69

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    I've tried with the usb booting from Lilo, but still got no luck.

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