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    Default Unetbootin problem

    The latest version of Unetbootin will not successfully extract and install the BT5 iso... it skips over the "Extracting and Installing Files" step and installs the bootloader, then exits. Tried this with more than one usb drive, all 8G's. Also tried older versions of Unetbootin, which do the same thing. Older versions worked fine with BT4.

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    Default Re: Unetbootin problem

    Hmm, did you download BT from backtrack-linux ? Did you check the MD5 sum to make sure your iso is correct ?
    Have you formatted your USB drives correctly prior to using them ? As bootable device (not always necessary, but helped me a few times) ?
    Running both KDE and GNOME BT5 flawlessly. Thank you !

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    Default Re: Unetbootin problem

    Yes to all... tried it repeatedly. Tried formatting thumb drive as all-Fat32 as well as making two partitions (Fat32 and Ext3). It appears to be a Unetbootin problem.

    I guess I'll try the manual install to the USB.

    Quote Originally Posted by comaX View Post
    Hmm, did you download BT from backtrack-linux ? Did you check the MD5 sum to make sure your iso is correct ?
    Have you formatted your USB drives correctly prior to using them ? As bootable device (not always necessary, but helped me a few times) ?

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    Default Re: Unetbootin problem

    Well then... I don't know what's wrong. Did you try from another computer ? Can't you burn it ?
    Running both KDE and GNOME BT5 flawlessly. Thank you !

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    Default Re: Unetbootin problem

    I used latest version of unetbootin on a freshly formatted fat32 usb key (16gb) and it worked. I installed the 32 GNOME version. I will say though that on my first attempt something went wrong. I was continually getting dbus errors and could not start wicd (wlan card was recognized though). There was a manual fix that got it working but I tried another fresh install and the problem disappeared. Both installs though did get BT5 up and running though via unetbootin.

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    Default Re: Unetbootin problem

    Did you try using the Linux version of Unetbootin?

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    Default Re: Unetbootin problem

    try older version of Unetbootin and see....

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    Default Re: Unetbootin problem

    I tried,its working. maybe you try to download again using torrent provided on the website.

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    Default Re: Unetbootin problem

    if it makes you feel better, unetbootin is not working for me either.

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    Default Re: Unetbootin problem

    Are you using windows or linux to run Unetbooting?
    Wont work for me in windows XP but I did make a USB stick using Ubuntu but it's not persistant and I cant save.
    Tried to use the BT5 USB to make a SDHC card but then grub-install fails.
    Tried 3 different ISO all 32 bit and all check MD5 OK
    I just want to use BT5 because it looks great and cant wait to get started

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