Well I have been trying for a few hours so far and I am yet to succeed in booting BT4-Pre-Final.
So far I have checked the Checksums, they all match.
I have burnt at a low write speed and onto two different DVD+R's.
I have attempted to use Unetbootin to write the .iso to a portable HDD and found that it is incapable of installing a boot loader onto the Portable HDD's MBR for some reason.
So at the moment I have been able to half-boot to a Grub prompt where I am left with limited bash options and I can't seem to point it to the kernel image etc. to continue booting.
Can anyone lend me a hand in either building/writing a bootloader to my Portable HDD's MBR or can they try and shed some light on the situation?
Also, I forgot to mention but I have all ready tried it on multiple machine's it won't boot on any.
Edit: I have googled and searched the forum's sufficiently I am yet to find a working fix for any of these issues, all the same please try and shed some light.
Yes, I can boot other distributions from Live USB or CD on both machines, however BackTrack4 is a different story.
I have also had the same problem. I don't think anyone a use bt4 pre-beta on a usb flash drive and can make it bootable.
I put bt4 pre beta on a DVD. it runs, but i can install it on a usb flash (16GB).
pre doesn't has bootinst.bat
I got BT4 pre beta on a flash. (i move over root.rar) and ran bootinst.bat.
I flash can boot. BUT it load vmlinus and initrd.gz - then runs to install bt4 - then i issused STARTX. then final BT4 start. but i can save changes.
i thought i could run install.sh and put it on a 16gb flash.. thay works , but i could not boot from that flask.
WHAT I'M I DOING WRONG????
I server the last 4 days trying to bring to BT4 on a flash so I could move from cpu to cpu .
I get BT4 PRE BETA has changed..
read and make in such a way like here:
h x x p://forums.remote-exploit.org/backtrack-4-howto/23652-bt4-usb-installation-noob-proof-tutorial.html
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