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    Exclamation The offical wiki guide to install BT5 persistent USB does not apply to BT5R2-KDE-32?

    I have been trying to install BT5R2-KDE-32.iso to my 8GB flash drive using http://www.backtrack-linux.org/wiki/...Persistent_USB but after getting to this point, and after the computer churns for a few minutes after initially entering the command it gives errors. The input and output is below, please review.

    Code:
    dusf@banshee:~$ sudo fdisk /dev/sdf
    [sudo] password for dusf: 
    
    Command (m for help): d
    No partition is defined yet!
    
    Command (m for help): u
    Changing display/entry units to cylinders (DEPRECATED!)
    
    Command (m for help): n
    Command action
       e   extended
       p   primary partition (1-4)
    p
    Partition number (1-4, default 1):  
    Using default value 1
    First cylinder (1-1021, default 1): 
    Using default value 1
    Last cylinder, +cylinders or +size{K,M,G} (1-1021, default 1021): +2500M
    
    Command (m for help): n
    Command action
       e   extended
       p   primary partition (1-4)
    p
    Partition number (1-4, default 2): 2
    First cylinder (335-1021, default 335): 
    Using default value 335
    Last cylinder, +cylinders or +size{K,M,G} (335-1021, default 1021): 
    Using default value 1021
    
    Command (m for help): t
    Partition number (1-4): 1
    Hex code (type L to list codes): b
    Changed system type of partition 1 to b (W95 FAT32)
    
    Command (m for help): t
    Partition number (1-4): 2
    Hex code (type L to list codes): 83
    
    Command (m for help): a
    Partition number (1-4): 1
    
    Command (m for help): w
    The partition table has been altered!
    
    Calling ioctl() to re-read partition table.
    
    WARNING: If you have created or modified any DOS 6.x
    partitions, please see the fdisk manual page for additional
    information.
    Syncing disks.
    dusf@banshee:~$ mkfs.vfat -F 32 -n BT5 /dev/sdf1
    mkfs.vfat 3.0.9 (31 Jan 2010)
    /dev/sdf1: Permission denied
    dusf@banshee:~$ sudo mkfs.vfat -F 32 -n BT5 /dev/sdf1
    mkfs.vfat 3.0.9 (31 Jan 2010)
    dusf@banshee:~$ sudo mkfs.ext3 -b 4096 -L casper-rw /dev/sdf2
    mke2fs 1.41.14 (22-Dec-2010)
    Filesystem label=casper-rw
    OS type: Linux
    Block size=4096 (log=2)
    Fragment size=4096 (log=2)
    Stride=0 blocks, Stripe width=0 blocks
    328656 inodes, 1313175 blocks
    65658 blocks (5.00%) reserved for the super user
    First data block=0
    Maximum filesystem blocks=1346371584
    41 block groups
    32768 blocks per group, 32768 fragments per group
    8016 inodes per group
    Superblock backups stored on blocks: 
    	32768, 98304, 163840, 229376, 294912, 819200, 884736
    
    Writing inode tables: done                            
    Creating journal (32768 blocks): done
    Writing superblocks and filesystem accounting information: done
    
    This filesystem will be automatically checked every 39 mounts or
    180 days, whichever comes first.  Use tune2fs -c or -i to override.
    dusf@banshee:~$ mount | grep BT
    /media/DUMP/dusf/Downloads/.transmission/BT5R2-KDE-32/BT5R2-KDE-32.iso on /media/BT5R2 type iso9660 (ro)
    dusf@banshee:~$ mkdir /mnt/sdf1
    mkdir: cannot create directory `/mnt/sdf1': File exists
    dusf@banshee:~$ mount /dev/sdf1 /mnt/sdf1
    mount: only root can do that
    dusf@banshee:~$ sudo mount /dev/sdf1 /mnt/sdf1
    dusf@banshee:~$ cd cd /mnt/sdf1
    bash: cd: cd: No such file or directory
    dusf@banshee:~$ cd /mnt/sdf1
    dusf@banshee:/mnt/sdf1$ sudo rsync -r /media/BT5R2/* .
    rsync: writefd_unbuffered failed to write 4 bytes to socket [sender]: Broken pipe (32)
    rsync: write failed on "/mnt/sdf1/casper/filesystem.squashfs": No space left on device (28)
    rsync error: error in file IO (code 11) at receiver.c(322) [receiver=3.0.8]
    rsync: connection unexpectedly closed (164 bytes received so far) [sender]
    rsync error: error in rsync protocol data stream (code 12) at io.c(601) [sender=3.0.8]
    I have the ISO mounted to /media/BT5R2.

    I have read in the FAQ section I can install it from a virtual machine, or from Windows, but surely there's a supported way to install linux from linux?

    Code:
    dusf@banshee:/mnt/sdf1$ sudo fdisk -l /dev/sdf
    [sudo] password for dusf: 
    
    Disk /dev/sdf: 8010 MB, 8010301440 bytes
    214 heads, 8 sectors/track, 9138 cylinders, total 15645120 sectors
    Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
    Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x7a43caea
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sdf1   *        2048     4283423     2140688    b  W95 FAT32
    /dev/sdf2         4283424    15644255     5680416   83  Linux
    Code:
    dusf@banshee:/mnt/sdf1$ df -h 
    Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/sda5              15G  6.3G  7.9G  45% /
    udev                  491M  4.0K  491M   1% /dev
    tmpfs                 201M 1008K  200M   1% /run
    none                  5.0M     0  5.0M   0% /run/lock
    none                  501M   16K  500M   1% /run/shm
    /dev/sda7             210G  208G  2.4G  99% /media/DUMP
    /dev/sda6              14G  7.7G  5.3G  60% /home
    /home/dusf/.Private    14G  7.7G  5.3G  60% /home/dusf
    /dev/sda1              56G   48G  8.2G  86% /media/WINXP
    /dev/loop0            2.7G  2.7G     0 100% /media/BT5R2
    /dev/sdf1             2.1G  136K  2.1G   1% /mnt/sdf1
    I am using Ubuntu 11.10.

    Perhaps the guide simply does not apply to BT5R2-KDE-32 and there is no guide for new users to install it from linux? Last time I used Unetbootin I was advised to use Persistent USB with fdisk instead...

    I successfully installed BT5R2-KDE-32 with Unetbootin as per the guide on the Wiki but when running live it would take a long long time to start, seemed buggy freezing, hanging for over 10 minutes after logging off and doing a sudo shutdown -h now, and eveutally it would not start up at all.

    I then downloaded BT5-KDE-32 and installed successfully using the guide at the start of this thread but it just gave me a 'boot:' prompt when I tried to boot from USB.

    Tried installing BT5-KDE-32 again after confirming the MD5, but this time when trying to boot I saw:

    Code:
    Error: file not found
    
    grub rescue>
    I then installed it using Windows USB Universal Installer but on trying the same I would just see some information on syslinux and then a 'boot:' prompt.

    I am not sure where to go from here, please advise!
    Last edited by dusf345; 03-10-2012 at 07:58 AM. Reason: More information.

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