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    Default Booting Backtrack 4 from USB

    I recently, very recently, installed backtrack 4 final onto my 8 gig usb device using Unetbootin. However, I can't log into Backtrack 4. I boot from my usb and try to log in using the the username and password that this site says are default, but no luck, just an error saying I have the wrong username or password. Could I get either clearer instructions on what to do when I boot up or a username and password that works.

    Also, when I boot up Backtrack 4, its all text based, is it possible to get Backtrack 4 to start up with a login screen like on other linux versions?

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    Default Re: Booting Backtrack 4 from USB

    What username and password did you try?

    Search the forums for the answer to the other question.
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    Default Re: Booting Backtrack 4 from USB

    I tried the username password combination

    root
    toor

    Which the instructions on how to install Backtrack 4 onto a usb device told me was the default, but they didn't work.

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    Default Re: Booting Backtrack 4 from USB

    As far as l know you don't need a Username or Password when booting from USB..
    l just type 'startx'

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    Default Re: Booting Backtrack 4 from USB

    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy View Post
    As far as l know you don't need a Username or Password when booting from USB..
    l just type 'startx'
    Well jimmy your not being very smart here.
    It might be a good idea for your to change the above.

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    Default Re: Booting Backtrack 4 from USB

    So how do I log in/get Backtrack 4 to work on my usb?

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    Default Re: Booting Backtrack 4 from USB

    It seem to me that you can't log in because you're there already.
    Will you see again that ,,text based backtrack4,, when boot from USB drive, type in startx and press Return.That's how you get nice GUI but this certainly is not login.

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    Default Re: Booting Backtrack 4 from USB

    Thanks for the reminder Archangel. l just assumed, like Raven above that Zac had installed it properly with Unetbootin, and he was getting the Green login_prompt which only requires 'startx'.
    Obviously l'm missing something Here. lt does look like BT4 isn't installed correctly.
    Zac - which operating system did you use Unetbootin with and how did you format it?

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    Default Re: Booting Backtrack 4 from USB

    The same thing happens to me, both if I start from DVD and pendrive, that is, I'm not asked for username and password, I just start with startx

    By the way, I installed BackTrack on a 1.8 GB pen drive with Unetbootin; I partitioned the pen drive in one partition formatted FAT32 of 1.5 GB and one formatted EXT2 of 300 MB
    I'm going to modify it to activate persistent mode
    Can anyone tell me if 300 MB are enough? I think I won't install anything else, just want to make some modifications which will last the next time I boot
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    Default Re: Booting Backtrack 4 from USB

    Wolf, l think you will definitely need EXT3 rather than EXT2. l don't think mine worked with ext2

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