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    Default Cannot Boot BT4

    This is my first time setting up BackTrack. I downloaded BackTrack 4 from here(backtrack-linux.org) and tried using UNetbootin to create my bootable usb. I did that and it didn't work. I checked my md5sum using HashCalc and the md5sums matched. When I would boot up off the usb I would get the error:
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    SYSLINUX 3.05 2010-02-20 EBIOS Copyright (C) 1994-2010 H. Peter Anvin et al
    No DEFAULT or UI configuration directive found!
    boot: _
    --------------------------------------------------------------
    The underscore after boot: is the cursor blinking. Whenever I type anything in I just get an error saying that the command is not a recognized function.

    Right now I am trying to download BT3, BT4-pre-final, and BT-beta so that way I can see if I can install one of those to get it to work.

    Please ignore the attachment, I uploaded the wrong file.
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    Last edited by gbertoli3; 04-06-2010 at 07:59 PM. Reason: Attachment was uploaded by mistake

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    Default Re: Cannot Boot BT4

    i am completely serious when i say this, it is not an insult of you intelligence. did you try just pressing enter? i had a similar problem with my usb keys
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    Default Re: Cannot Boot BT4

    Did you format your USB (FAT32) before installing BT4?

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    Yes I did format it usuing both the quick format and normal format of the FAT32 format.

    Yes I formatted it, multiple times in fact. I formatted it into the FAT32 by using the Quick Format method and the normal format method.
    Last edited by lupin; 04-07-2010 at 07:55 AM. Reason: Merging...

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    Default Re: Cannot Boot BT4

    Now if you could just answer crweedon's question.
    I'm a compulsive post editor, you might wanna wait until my post has been online for 5-10 mins before quoting it as it will likely change.

    I know I seem harsh in some of my replies. SORRY! But if you're doing something illegal or posting something that seems to be obvious BS I'm going to call you on it.

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    Yes I did press enter and it didn't work. I also tried typing in login and also got nothing. I also tried burning BT3 to my USB and I got the same error. Do you think that my UNetbootin is corrupt?

    Okay I solved the issue. For some reason it wasn't working on that Flash Drive. Maybe because I bought it a couple of years ago. But I switched to my newest one and it worked fine.
    Thanks for the help everyone!
    Last edited by Archangel-Amael; 04-10-2010 at 09:31 AM.

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