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    Exclamation Install backtrack FROM a usb

    I searched google but results are WIDE and they are ALL about installing TO a usb, not from.

    The reason I want to do this is because my computer's drive can write to blank dvd's and cd, read movies but wont read burnt cds and dvds. Wasted like 5 dvds thinking that it was the program's fault but no. It just doesnt read burnt dvds after a reboot.

    Any ideas on how to install backtrack FROM a USB?

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    Quote Originally Posted by grewal1212 View Post
    I searched google but results are WIDE and they are ALL about installing TO a usb, not from.

    The reason I want to do this is because my computer's drive can write to blank dvd's and cd, read movies but wont read burnt cds and dvds. Wasted like 5 dvds thinking that it was the program's fault but no. It just doesnt read burnt dvds after a reboot.

    Any ideas on how to install backtrack FROM a USB?

    you have to use install.sh to INSTALL on second key (or hdd)


    first you can start livecd from other usb-key (livecd made with unetbootin) , then install to second usb.
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    1212,

    Not completely sure I understand your situation/question. But, I just installed from a usb.....so there you go. Can your PC boot from a usb? Down load your ISO on to your hard drive then use UNetbootin, for example, to put it on a USB. Or, use another PC with better capability to put BT on a usb....then install on your PC.

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    I also used a usb device to install to hd.
    I used unetbootin as well.
    There is a thread or tutorial here somewhere...search for it.
    One thing to note, you will require a usb key of 8GB at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amenemhet View Post
    I also used a usb device to install to hd.
    I used unetbootin as well.
    There is a thread or tutorial here somewhere...search for it.
    One thing to note, you will require a usb key of 8GB at least.
    I installed from a 4Gb sdhc card. As long as your install media is larger as the iso, which is 1.39Gb you should be fine.
    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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