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    Default bt4.iso + unetbootin no go

    This is driving me nuts. I'm not able to make a bootable bt4 usb but I'm able to make a windows 7 instal usbl. I've also tried with ultraiso and bt4 with no luck.

    I've followed these instructions to a T (supposedly idiot proof)

    1. Plug in your USB Drive (Minimum USB Drive capacity 2 GB)
    2. Format the USB drive to FAT32
    3. Download Unetbootin from UNetbootin - Homepage and Downloads
    4. Start Unetbootin and select diskimage (use the backtrack-final ISO)
    5. Select your USB drive and click “OK” for creating a bootable BackTrack USB drive
    6. Log into BackTrack with the default username and password root / toor.

    I did add configure my usb drive to primary boot device. On startup I just get a blinking "_"

    Am I missing something

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    Default Re: bt4.iso + unetbootin no go

    Thanks for the link/quick response.

    So the HOWTO is incorrect or? I vaguely remember installing bt4 on another machine of mine without much trouble with the unebootin route...

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    Default Re: bt4.iso + unetbootin no go

    "Format the USB drive to FAT32"

    You need two partitions FAT32 or VFAT and EXT3

    Format like this first then use unetbootin:

    mkfs.vfat /dev/sdb1
    mkfs.ext3 -b 4096 -L casper-rw /dev/sdb2

    Your partions might be SDB1 and SBD2 or might be different.

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    Default Re: bt4.iso + unetbootin no go

    And your ISO's checksum matches that on the downloads page? Try following the first part of my tut @ xX_Spiidey_Xx's BT4 Tut Site: Installing Back|Track 4 Final on EEE 900 for installing using usb_format and unetbootin.

    Also, in order to do what jimmy's suggested, you'll need to be running linux first in order to run those commands.
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    Default Re: bt4.iso + unetbootin no go

    "Also, in order to do what jimmy's suggested, you'll need to be running linux first in order to run those commands."

    Yeah, thanks xX_Spiidey_Xx, forgot to mention that.

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    Default Re: bt4.iso + unetbootin no go

    @ jimmy: Well, I also forgot to mention that the OP can run your commands via a linux liveCD terminal as well
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