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    Unhappy installing Backtrack 4 to HDD via USB...is it possible??

    hi all,been a while...
    ive been searching the forums and google looking for an answer to this:

    "is it possible to install BT4 to my laptops HDD via USB"

    i ask this as my laptops DVD/RW has decided to break and there is no option via bios setup to run discs via an external source (inspiron 6400,USB,and ext HDD but no ext CD/DVD in bios boot sequence) ive tried unetbootin to make an installable USB but it started asking something about busybox then went to a command line (ubuntu 10.4 being my previous install) the Iso of BT4 is fine as i have a live CD that is working via the laptop but it seems it doesnt have the life to finish the install via disc it reads "disc maybe faulty" error at anything from 20-50% completion..
    ive looked everywhere for a solution and found many answers for persistant changes USBs or live USB but non regarding my situation..any answers helpful

    thanx..

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    Default Re: installing Backtrack 4 to HDD via USB...is it possible??

    Yes, it's possible. Just use unetbootin and install like you would do with a DVD. BTW, you should have tried before asking.

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    Default Re: installing Backtrack 4 to HDD via USB...is it possible??

    First you have to make the usb bootable.

    (if you don't know how to do that then post again and I'll send you a link)

    Then you install grub on the key.

    (same as above)

    Finally do the following (from root):
    1. mount the iso file on some directory:
    mount -o loop /home/jago/download/p0rn/[iso image filename].iso /home/jago/Desktop/[somefolder youve created]
    2. copy the files in the usb stick (copy ALL files)

    B00t!

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    Default Re: installing Backtrack 4 to HDD via USB...is it possible??

    LOL...i see nothing changes here on the backtrack forums..maybe you missed the line about me trying Unetbootin and getting a message about busybox then it going to a command...i suppose in simple terms im asking if the busybox error is normal or has anyone else encountered this and know a way around it??

    "ve tried unetbootin to make an installable USB but it started asking something about busybox then went to a command line (ubuntu 10.4 being my previous install) the Iso of BT4 is fine as i have a live CD that is working via the laptop but it seems it doesnt have the life to finish the install via disc)"

    just incase you missed the bit

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    Default Re: installing Backtrack 4 to HDD via USB...is it possible??

    Good luck! I made a bootable usb drive and worked fine. Went to install and the partition manager didn't see my windows installation anywhere. I figured I would just install BT4 to the hdd and then install windows. Rebooted and grub got stuck at error 2. So I wasn't able to do much else. So I'm stuck trying to figure out how to get my computer working?

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