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    Default BackTrack 5 ISO from Grub2 USB Drive?

    Created live USB with GRUB2 and several different tools. The drive is formatted as fat32 and it works with other distributions of Linux loaded as ISO files [eg Ubuntu].

    Attempting to add the BackTrack 5 ISO to be booted. Unfortunately, I get "(initramfs) Unable to find a medium containing a live file system" and I get dropped into the Ubuntu minimilist shell (after the BackTrack 5 splash is displayed for about 30 seconds).

    Here is my grub config file:

    Code:
    set timeout=10
    set default=0
    
    menuentry "Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop ISO 64-bit" {
     loopback loop /ubuntu1064.iso
     linux (loop)/casper/vmlinuz boot=casper iso-scan/filename=/ubuntu1064.iso noeject noprompt splash --
     initrd (loop)/casper/initrd.lz
    }
    
    menuentry "Ubuntu 11.04 Desktop ISO 32-bit" {
     loopback loop /ubuntu1132.iso
     linux (loop)/casper/vmlinuz boot=casper iso-scan/filename=/ubuntu1132.iso noeject noprompt splash --
     initrd (loop)/casper/initrd.lz
    }
    
    menuentry "BackTrack 5" {
     loopback loop /BT5-GNOME-64.iso
     linux (loop)/casper/vmlinuz boot=casper iso-scan/filename=/BT5-GNOME-64.iso noeject noprompt splash --
     initrd (loop)/casper/initrd.lz
    }
    
    menuentry "DBAN ISO" {
     loopback loop /dban.iso
     linux (loop)/DBAN.BZI nuke="dwipe" iso-scan/filename=/dban.iso silent --
    } 
    
    menuentry "Tinycore ISO" {
     loopback loop /tinycore.iso
     linux (loop)/boot/bzImage --
     initrd (loop)/boot/tinycore.gz
    }
    
    menuentry "Memtest 86+" {
     linux16 /memtest86+.bin
    }
    
    menuentry "Grub4dos"{
      linux /grub4dos/grub.exe
    }
    Is it possible to load BackTrack the way I am attempting? Where did I go wrong? If it's not possible, what are my alternatives for putting BackTrack on a multi-boot USB key?

    Any help on the matter would be greatly appreciated.

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    Just burned his ISO
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    Default Re: BackTrack 5 ISO from Grub2 USB Drive?

    I apologize for the double post. I thought that this thread was denied for not containing enough information.

    You can find a post with more information here:
    http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forum...ferred%5D.html

    Thanks.

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