Backtrack 3 on USB won't boot
As the Title says my Backtrack 3 won't boot up from USB. I'm trying to boot it up from a Vista laptop. This is what I did (with and without UAC):
Format it to FAT32 mode
Execute bootinst.bat (it was the correct drive)
Edit BIOS to boot the USBs up first
Then when I plugged it in, it just came up with a blank screen with the cursor.
When I tried another USB port it just came up with a blank screen without the cursor.(I tried every USB port)
I tried leaving all the blank screens on for about 15 minutes, they still didn't do anything.
I wish I could just use a CD and use BT4, but I don't have any CD's that can go over 700MB (I'm probably just going to buy some higher grade ones if nothing works). I did try BT4 on my USB, which still didn't work; I got the same results.
I have searched the forums and came up with nothing (but if, in my ignorance, I didn't search enough, I would gladly accept a link). Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Have you tried to use the flashdrive with different laptop?
I don't have another laptop, I was thinking of putting it on my main computer, which is a desktop, but I wouldn't be able to take it anywhere.
I tried backtrack 4 beta, still didn't work. Next I'm going to try it on my main computer.
Mind the edit button Twitchy5. Your posts as a new member have to be moderated first. This is in the rules, might want to read them now since you did agree to them.
No, I did, I just forgot that the posts are moderated first, and when I realized that I double posted and that it WAS being moderated I deleted the first post. So do you have any suggestions on this?
Originally Posted by archangel.amael
Try the off-sec site for guides videos etc.
Originally Posted by Twitchy5
There is also several guides here as well.
Check md5sum, Try media with another computer/laptop.
If it works then it's more than likely the laptop. If not then the media.
Try Ubuntu as a live media see if it works.
If you are not the latest bt4 p-f then get it.
That should get you started.
Yea, thanks for the link, though I already looked there.
I found out that the problem is my labtop.
I went to the store and got me some DVD-Rs loaded them up with BT4 on it, and it worked.
Probably just because it couldn't take USB's to boot up. Thanks for the help anyways guys.