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    Default installing bt4 on thinkpad 390 [dvd doesn,t run]

    Dear forum members,

    Always succesfully installed bt3 on hd of my thinkpad 390x, but tried to upgrade to bt4 and maked bt4 iso dvd.
    problem is that this laptop won,t run dvd,s so i chopped the original bt4 iso in two cd, s but this failed.
    is there a solution to install bt4 on hd, from usb stick or network?

    didnt found any solutions on the board, app any help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxwin View Post
    Dear forum members,
    Always succesfully installed bt3 on hd of my thinkpad 390x, but tried to upgrade to bt4 and maked bt4 iso dvd.
    problem is that this laptop won,t run dvd,s so i chopped the original bt4 iso in two cd, s but this failed.
    is there a solution to install bt4 on hd, from usb stick or network?
    didnt found any solutions on the board, app any help.
    Yes you can install from a usb stick the process is the same.
    Make the partitions mount them copy the data over setup the boot process and reboot. There are several tutorials here on the forum under BT4 tutorials and how to's.
    To be successful here you should read all of the following.
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    Quote Originally Posted by archangel.amael View Post
    Yes you can install from a usb stick the process is the same.
    Make the partitions mount them copy the data over setup the boot process and reboot. There are several tutorials here on the forum under BT4 tutorials and how to's.
    So basically use unetbootin or whatever to make a bootable thumb drive, boot from the drive then use the how-to pdf like normal.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    So basically use unetbootin or whatever to make a bootable thumb drive, boot from the drive then use the how-to pdf like normal.
    More or less.
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    ok tnx,

    so first making the partitions, clear, and than run unetbootin from that same stick aswell?

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxwin View Post
    ok tnx,

    so first making the partitions, clear, and than run unetbootin from that same stick aswell?
    No just use unetbootin search google for it and bt4 will give up a tutorial.
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    Solutions won,t work because booting from usb is not supported, in the thinkpad bios

    is there a other way? or is it posseble to strip the dvd into a max 700 mb format?

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxwin View Post
    Solutions won,t work because booting from usb is not supported, in the thinkpad bios

    is there a other way? or is it posseble to strip the dvd into a max 700 mb format?
    You could try winrar and open the .ISO and delete some folders like pentest to shrink the size, and then use the USB to put those files back on when you installed BT on the harddrive?

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    Holy crap! I just googled that model, could you find an older one to install to?? You might get away with pulling the drive and using a usb to ide adapter and install from a different supported computer. I'm not too sure how well backtrack is going to run on a 300Mhz pentium2.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    on a 300Mhz pentium2.
    lolwut
    Using backtrack for the first time is like being 10 years old again with the keys to a Ferrari.

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