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    Default Bootable USB for Backtrack 5 R1 has boot error

    Hello!

    So I have no idea how many different times and different ways I have tried to download and install backtrack 5 R1 on my USB flash drive. When I go to boot from the USB HDD it always "sees" the USB flash drive but it has a boot error every time. I have done the gnome, iso, direct download every time and switched between 32-bit and 64-bit, neither of which worked. I have tried UNetBootin and linuxlive to install the iso to the USB, neither worked properly. I have no idea what else to try. My flash drive is 8GB. Should I just simply try using a bigger flash drive?? Or am I overlooking something?

    any feedback would be most helpful!! & If I didn't include enough info let me know what more you need to know.

    Thank you!
    ~Diosa )O(

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    Default Re: Bootable USB for Backtrack 5 R1 has boot error

    Please define "boot error" we can't help you if you do not provide us the required details.
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    Default Re: Bootable USB for Backtrack 5 R1 has boot error

    all it says it boot error =( when i choose to boot from the USB HDD it tries to, sees the USB drive, then says boot error at the bottom of the screen. I will try again and see if I can find a better error message somewhere on the screen but all I could see previously was just boot error... =(

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    Default Re: Bootable USB for Backtrack 5 R1 has boot error

    So when I tried it again & got the error, again, and I tried to find a more detailed error, and didn't, but the boot error orrcurs when it is Verifying DMI Pool Data. Is that any more helpful?? I can't find a more detailed error, all it says is Boot Error...which is very frustrating that it doesn't tell me what is wrong...

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    Default Re: Bootable USB for Backtrack 5 R1 has boot error

    Likewise.

    Following the installation guide on the wiki and rebooting i have:

    GRUB Loading stage1.5

    GRUB loading, please wait...
    Error 15

    I ended up using UNetBootin to install it after partitioning with fdisk. Then rejoined the wiki instructions at the command "cp -r isolinux syslinux"

    So finally: It takes ages to load and hangs after 'poweroff' or ' reboot' but considering the time i've wasted today i'm satisfied.

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    Default Re: Bootable USB for Backtrack 5 R1 has boot error

    you are either using a defective usb drive, not wiping the usb drive properly, or the iso file you are using unetbootin to deliver the iso and making it bootable has a invalid checksum and you have not compared them.


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    Default Re: Bootable USB for Backtrack 5 R1 has boot error

    OK thank you. I will double check that. Thanks again!

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    Default Re: Bootable USB for Backtrack 5 R1 has boot error

    Ok so I have FINALLY figured it out. I wasn't allowing enough room for the persistence mode... I knew it would be something stupid like that. Thanks for trying to help!!

    ~Doisa )O(

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