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    Cool Boot Back Track 4 pre final on HDD (without install)

    Let's create boot Back Track 4 pre final on HDD(without install)

    -First step: Create the Grub4dos menu:

    1. Use Install Grub4dos on Windows V0.2.exe
    download at : h**p://***.mediafire.com/?jmoyognq31i
    Run file Install Grub4dos on Windows V0.2.exe and Brower to iso file
    (bt4-pre-final.iso) to copy this iso file /FREE4VN and create menu.lst on C:
    2. If you use Windows Vista/Seven, then need run bcd_edit.cmd to add Grub menu on bootmgr of Windows Vista/7

    - Second:

    1.Extract iso file (bt4-pre-final.iso) to C: (include: /Casper and /Boot)
    2.Delete file bt4-pre-final.iso on /FREE4VN
    2.Edit file menu.lst on C:

    gfxmenu /FREE4VN/message
    configfile /FREE4VN/menu_old.lst

    title BackTrack4 Pre Final
    kernel (hd0,0)/boot/vmlinuz BOOT=casper boot=casper nopersistent rw quiet vga=0x317
    initrd (hd0,0)/boot/initrd.gz


    - Finally,reboot computer to have fun!

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    Thank you ittdg, this pushed me in the right direction for my Windows XP box.

    While I have use grub a lot as my main boot loader, I have also spent some time getting windows to boot when I botched the install. So I decided to see if I can use the M$ menu to boot in BT4 on the hard drive. This was also all done while booted in XP.

    First, I went to Wingrub/grub4dos's project page and downloaded grun4dos-0.4-4.zip (Old File: wingrb0206.exe)
    - hxxp://sourceforge.net/projects/grub4dos/

    Unzip grub4dos, copy GRLDR to C:\

    You will need to modify the hidden boot.ini file located in C:\. This can be made visible by making hidden and system files visible in your file explorer settings. Then edit with notepad. WARNING: Editing this file incorrectly can render your system un-bootable! The following is an example of mine. C:\GRLDR="Linux" is added at the end and timeout, at the top, was changed from 0 to 5 seconds.

    Code:
    [boot loader]
    timeout=5
    default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /noexecute=optin /fastdetect
    C:\GRLDR="Linux"
    Old Way before finding grub4dos had file system support in it.
    After running the installer, I started the program start/programs/wingrub/wingrub gui)

    To make things easy, in the general options, select default from the profiles drop down menu. Then choose install grub from the Tools menu. Select the BOOT.INI radio button. Edit the Title entry, I entered Linux. Then click install. This will copy the file GRLDR to c:\ and create the directory c:\grub with needed files. It will also modify the hidden system file C:\BOOT.INI
    The next step is to copy /casper and /boot from the BT4 iso/disc and put them into c:\ (c:\casper and c:\boot)

    Old way before grub4dos.
    Rename C:\boot\grub (I chose c:\boot\grup_bt4. This directory can be deleted, I kept it for future remastering of BT4 ISO). Copy C:\grub to c:boot, this will put the files from wingrub into the boot directory, you should now have C:\boot\grub again.
    The last thing you need to do is edit c:\boot\grub\MENU.LST

    Code:
    # By default, boot the first entry.
    default 0
    
    # Boot automatically after 30 secs.
    timeout 10
    
    splashimage=/boot/grub/bt4.xpm.gz
    
    title BackTrack4 Pre Final Persistant USB
    find --set-root /GRLDR
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz BOOT=casper boot=casper persistent rw vga=0x317
    initrd /boot/initrd.gz
    
    title BackTrack4 Pre Final USB
    find --set-root /GRLDR
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz BOOT=casper boot=casper nopersistent rw vga=0x317
    initrd /boot/initrd.gz
    
    title BackTrack4 Forensics USB (no swap)
    find --set-root /GRLDR
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz BOOT=casper boot=casper nopersistent rw vga=0x317
    initrd /boot/initrdfr.gz
    
    title BackTrack4 in Text Mode USB
    find --set-root /GRLDR
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz BOOT=casper boot=casper nopersistent textonly rw quiet
    initrd /boot/initrd.gz
    
    title BackTrack Graphical Mode from RAM USB
    find --set-root /GRLDR
    kernel /boot/vmlinuz BOOT=casper boot=casper toram nopersistent rw quiet 
    initrd /boot/initrd.gz
    
    title Memory Test
    find --set-root /GRLDR
    kernel /boot/memtest86+.bin
    
    title Boot the First Hard Disk
    root (hd0,0)
    chainloader +1
    Old Way before grub4dos
    Code:
    timeout 10
    
    title BackTrack4
    kernel (hd0,0)/boot/vmlinuz BOOT=casper boot=casper nopersistent rw vga=0x317
    initrd (hd0,0)/boot/initrd.gz
    
    title Windows at (hd0,0)
    root (hd0,0)
    chainloader +1
    That should do it for you. Reboot and select Linux from the XP boot menu. Then select BackTrack4 from the Grub Menu.

    Information Link for Gub4Dos
    hxxp://grub4dos.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Grub4dos_tutorial

    Edit: I first wrote this using wingrub, to find out that the modules needed for file system support were already added into the current grub4dos, including USB support. I also learned how to use tag files so knowing the root location is no longer needed.

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    thanks for this guys this will help with the spare lappy i got that has no dvd or unable to boot from usb

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    Default "Loading, please wait..."

    Ive been trying to install backtrack all night and keep running into what seems to be the same issue. Once I finally get BT to boot, the startup is stalling at "Loading, please wait..." I left it on last night and it never went on. Any suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jordynmagz View Post
    Ive been trying to install backtrack all night and keep running into what seems to be the same issue. Once I finally get BT to boot, the startup is stalling at "Loading, please wait..." I left it on last night and it never went on. Any suggestions?
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    Thumbs up Thank you!

    It worked flawlessly on my Asus EEE PC 1000HA which comes with Windows XP Home. Since I have no usb drive, nor other media to load BacTrack, I was looking for some way to do it. I was sure there should have exist one. And searching the forum I found this post. Ok the story of my life is not important. It is just my way to say thank you.

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    Question Blog post

    Guys, I've wrote an article based on this guide, and published on my blog. Of course I put the proper credits notice pointing to this thread. I hope it be good to you...
    The post:
    hxxp://labs.j0hnd0e.com.ar/2010/01/08/install-backtrack-4-pre-final-into-microsoft-windows/

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