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    Default Unable to install backtrack 5 on usb

    Hi,
    I am new here...I have a problem...and hope some one will help me.

    I have downloaded backtrack5 and unetbootin.I formatted my 4gb kingston usb drive as fat32. i used unetbootin and installed backtrack on it.

    After i restarted my system still windows is started and not backtrack.

    In bios,in boot device it is showing as usb fdd.....usb hdd...but selecting any of these is not changing anything.

    Also in the usb drive no boot files are present...is this normal or am i missing anything?

    the md5 files are same....so downloading is correct...


    please help me...

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    Default Re: Unable to install backtrack 5 on usb

    Are you following the official Wiki guides ?
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    Default Re: Unable to install backtrack 5 on usb

    Quote Originally Posted by sickness View Post
    Are you following the official Wiki guides ?

    Thanks for replying...Ihave followed the official wiki guides...and also the advices offered by other members,but till now no success.I can't boot from the usb drive.

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    Default Re: Unable to install backtrack 5 on usb

    Try the USB on another machine that way you can see where the problem is.
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    Default AW: Unable to install backtrack 5 on usb

    i tried a short time ago to run a persistance backtrack version but it dosent work -.- if you would ask me i prefer a 20-30gb extra BT partition

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    Default Re: AW: Unable to install backtrack 5 on usb

    Thanks Sickness I will try that..


    Hi LostPW....Could u plz elaborate what you are saying.

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    Hi Sickness,
    followed your advice and used the same usb drive to boot a desktop system ant it booted.in bios it doesnot have any usb related info.the 1st boot device is cdrom next is hdd. but using the same thing in my laptop, i can't use....help me.
    Last edited by sickness; 08-26-2011 at 08:55 AM. Reason: Merged.

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    Default Re: Unable to install backtrack 5 on usb

    If the USB booted on another machine clearly your laptop has something against USB boot ... try considering running BT inside a VMware.
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