This also works pretty well on SD cards as well. A lot of card readers show up as USB drives. Plus, persistance and fast booting off of a tiny device is pretty cool. (Plus, it's easy to find a little USB dongle that converts a SD card to a flash drive.)
I figured that out but now i have another problem i cant' boot bt4 i get this error ”I need 386+ CPU in real mode or under VCPI manager” can this be fixed?
Is there a way to make BT4 USB under OSX?
I think unetbootin should work under osx but i could be wrong. Regardless if it does or not the workaround would be to boot off the dvd, install unitbootin, then just do it that way.
Anyways i just wanted to chime in and say that not only have i done this on my usb ... but i also decided after borking my hard drive install 3 times, to give it a go on there aswell.
Works perfectly and i just tar my changes folder after every major update to the system. Oh and i guess i should say make sure you change it to sda rather than sdb as i was scratching my head for about 30min trying to get it to work.
Using backtrack for the first time is like being 10 years old again with the keys to a Ferrari.
Until they become conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious...
Hi guys, I managed to finally get BT4 on usb working, unfortunately when it booted up
Kde 3.5 launched and the whole BT4 layout of tools / menus changed.
I possibly created a user first, this may have been the problem. Another point, manually starting networking and x on each boot is a bit of a pain, anyway great distro guys.
i've got a 16 gb usb
i'm going to partition it
however, i want to leave some "space for windows to use"
my plan isaround 15 gb usable in my usb)
4 gb for BT4
1 gb for persistent change partition for BT4
10 gb (the rest) for windows to use
because windows can't recognize ext3 without any tools
so is 1 gb enough???
oic, so i'll leave more space for that
by the way, is 4 gb for backtrack too much? since I want to also install BT5, BT6... in this partition in the future too
one last thing, should i use ext2 or ext3 for persistent change partition? since the original essay says i should use ext3 instead, however, here it says ext2...