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Thread: BT3 USB cant boot from my stick

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    Unhappy BT3 USB cant boot from my stick

    Hello guys, I have a new notebook without dvd-drive. So I wanne install bt3 with my usb-stick.
    But..when my laptop boot from the stick, i can see the fluxbox, but no commando works. I see a flashing underline. This are the the last 11 lines:
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    starting Linux Live scripts <hxxp_//linux-live.org/>
    * starting loop device support
    * starting cdrom filesystem support
    * starting squashfs support
    * starting aufs support with brs=1
    * starting vfat support
    * starting ntfs support
    * creating /dev enteries for block devices
    * starting USB support
    * starting PCMCIA CardBus support
    * looking for data directory
    Than i can type a commando, but npthing will be accepted.
    I did it this way:
    fat32 stick->unrar the .ISO->copy to the stick the 2 folders->start the bootinst.bat

    I'm sure, that its working on my notebook. But at since somedays no way to come to the login.

    Who can help me?

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    I would check MD5 of the ISO, seems that your download was broken. I use this one.
    If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough -- Albert Einstein

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    Hello, the md5 hashes are the same.

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    You need to make sure the folder containing backtrack is named exactly BT3. I once had problems with the exact same behavior during boot from the stick when the folder name was changed.

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    No the names are the ok. folder "boot" and folder "BT3"
    Is it a problem, that I use ubuntu now at mainsystem on my laptop?
    As bt3 right boot, I had winxp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigboot View Post
    Is it a problem, that I use ubuntu now at mainsystem on my laptop?
    I don't think this has any impact, I'm using ubuntu as mainsystem on my linux-notebook and have no problems booting backtrack3 from either cd or usb.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigboot View Post
    As bt3 right boot, I had winxp.
    If you boot from am removable device it doesn't matter what OS is installed to the harddrive.

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    Hmm shit, today I installed winxp again..but nothing. You say it.
    Befor 4 days, I made 3 partions on my usb-stick (Fat32,EXT3,SWAP)
    Than when I boot, only a blackscreencome. Can it be, that my stick is "damaged"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigboot View Post
    Befor 4 days, I made 3 partions on my usb-stick (Fat32,EXT3,SWAP)
    What size is your usb-stick?

    When I installed backtrack on usb (without persistant changes) I only had one partition.. Maybe that's your problem, backtrack probably wants to start from one partition only, and it might be too small...

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    My stick have 8GB.
    And I have only a fat32 partition. Only one time I made 3 partition.

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    Have you tried using the same usb-stick on a different laptop/computer?

    If it works there, you know it's your laptop that's faulty..

    (might need a BIOS upgrade if it is an old laptop)

    other than that I can't think of anything else to try right now..

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