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    Default Installing BT4 LIVE to a USB external drive

    I have been searching and googling for past 2 hours but to no avail, so plz dont see this as just another novice thread.

    I cant use my DVD drive so i used Unetbootin to install a Live BT4 version on my USB 320GB external, as mentioned here :USB Live | BackTrack Linux - Penetration Testing Distribution.

    But Unetbootin doesnt detect my disk at first ( is this something to worry about ?). So i enable "Show all drives", choose my disk and after successfull copying, reboot. However, on selecting the usb at boot device, it says "Invalid disk. Replace disk and hit any key".
    What could be wrong?

    Moreover, i have Bt4 installed on VMware. Since VMware detects my USB, is it possible to get a Live install on the USB using this VM?

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    Default Re: Installing BT4 LIVE to a USB external drive

    Well, i solved my problem. The Unetbootin windows version is basically not working properly, so i used downloaded the linux version on a VMWare Linux Guest OS and carried out the steps and voila, not only did it detect my hard drive, but it now became a fully functional Live USB External Drive!!

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