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    Default What files are need for a LiveCD/USB to boot?

    I need to know what files; ie: config.sys, boot.ini... etc are needed to boot BT live on a USB key.

    I can not get BT to boot from USB or CD. The iso is extracted and the /BT and /Boot folders are there and when I restart the bios haults and says "replace key or disk, then press any key to restart"

    So that tells me that it is trying to boot from the USB key but what exactly is it looking for and what am I doing wrong.
    Machines: Laptop = Turion 1.6mhz 1gb Vista/BT almosts..
    Desktop = Athlon 600mhz 384mb XP Voodoo 3000 16mb PCI baby!

    You'll find me in the wiki.....

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    Sorry to put quite so blunt, but you really need to search before starting a thread !

    There are literally dozens of threads covering this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by balding_parrot View Post
    Sorry to put quite so blunt, but you really need to search before starting a thread !

    There are literally dozens of threads covering this.
    Don't be sorry. But I have searched; forum, wiki, web. A keyword to point me in the write direction would be of great help.

    Thanks.
    Machines: Laptop = Turion 1.6mhz 1gb Vista/BT almosts..
    Desktop = Athlon 600mhz 384mb XP Voodoo 3000 16mb PCI baby!

    You'll find me in the wiki.....

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    Did you try shamanvirtuel usb installer in windows?
    How are you burning the iso to cd?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonesersRX7 View Post
    Don't be sorry. But I have searched; forum, wiki, web. A keyword to point me in the write direction would be of great help.

    Thanks.
    so I guess you "missed" this in all your hard searching efforts

    http://backtrack.offensive-security....k_from_windows

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baxter View Post
    Did you try shamanvirtuel usb installer in windows?
    How are you burning the iso to cd?
    Yes, I did try the spoon fed installer. That's why I am asking what specific files are needed for it to initialize/start from a USB/CD. I know my bios can boot from USB or CD because it haults. I just don't know why it's not running.

    Alc120 > burn ISO image to CD. So I have the CD that has the /boot and /bt folders.

    I know it seems simple but I am at a loss for wtf I am doing wrong. I'm sure it's my inability to KISS.
    Machines: Laptop = Turion 1.6mhz 1gb Vista/BT almosts..
    Desktop = Athlon 600mhz 384mb XP Voodoo 3000 16mb PCI baby!

    You'll find me in the wiki.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by purehate View Post
    so I guess you "missed" this in all your hard searching efforts
    EDIT: link out 15 post rule...

    Actually I read that about 2 days ago when I first tried his installer. What did you miss about my original question?

    What files does the bootstrapper look for to load BT/Slaxs! I ask this because do these files need to be in the root of G: when it loads and not in /boot?
    Machines: Laptop = Turion 1.6mhz 1gb Vista/BT almosts..
    Desktop = Athlon 600mhz 384mb XP Voodoo 3000 16mb PCI baby!

    You'll find me in the wiki.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonesersRX7 View Post
    Don't be sorry. But I have searched; forum, wiki, web. A keyword to point me in the write direction would be of great help.

    Thanks.
    I am going to get called a spoonfeeder for this, but I doubt it will be the last time.

    http://backtrack.offensive-security....owto:USB_Stick

    http://backtrack.offensive-security....k_from_windows

    http://forums.remote-exploit.org/showthread.php?t=6900

    http://forums.remote-exploit.org/sho...7171#post27171

    with the info in just these couple of threads, out of dozens I could have chosen, I am sure you can glean all of the information you need.

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    Let me rephrase in clear simple terms.

    I have /Boot and /Bt folders on my USB key or CD as I have both.

    What file needs to be edited or added for it to boot? Because if it's just the /bt and /boot folders with all files included. What is my next step? Search for what?
    Machines: Laptop = Turion 1.6mhz 1gb Vista/BT almosts..
    Desktop = Athlon 600mhz 384mb XP Voodoo 3000 16mb PCI baby!

    You'll find me in the wiki.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonesersRX7 View Post
    Let me rephrase in clear simple terms.

    I have /Boot and /Bt folders on my USB key or CD as I have both.

    What file needs to be edited or added for it to boot? Because if it's just the /bt and /boot folders with all files included. What is my next step? Search for what?
    If you READ the pages that I linked to especially the first one, your question will be answered

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