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    Default Boot backtrack 5 from USB in windows

    Dear reader,

    I am trying to boot backtrack on my windows notebook, these are the exact steps I took.
    When I boot the USB, the screen just stays black.

    Step 1
    Format my USB (4GB) to FAT32.
    Afther the format the properties of the USB says that of the 4GB, 3.7GB is left empty

    Step 2
    I run UNetbootin in administrator mode, I select the file BT5-KDE-32.ISO.
    The file was downloaded from the official website.

    I select the USB drive, and I let Unetbootin do its work. It stays at 39% for about 10 minutes, while its bussy with filesystem.squashfs.
    It finishes and gives me the option to reboot.

    Step 3
    When the notebook starts up again, I press ESC to get to a menu. In that menu I select; "Select boot drive"
    From that menu I pick the name of my USB stick 'Freecom'.

    Now the screen stays black.
    I have left it running for about 15 minutes, and it stayed black.

    I use a HP pavilion DV5-1010ed.

    What is going wrong?

    Greetings,

    Vin123.

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    Default Re: Boot backtrack 5 from USB in windows

    You may need to get a bigger USB. BT5 wouldn't work for me until I used an 8Gb flashdrive and even with an 8Gb you don't have much space to play with.

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    Default Re: Boot backtrack 5 from USB in windows

    In my very little experience, i used unetbootin first with a 4GB usb, and it goes bad and exactly the same error, i then decided to make the same process using the ULTRAISO tool. Burned the iso in my 4GB usb...., reboot, and this time everything was good.

    I had antoher error: startx screen error with bloq mayus blinking, but thats another bug-fixed story.

    Make my way and tell us how it was.

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    Default Re: Boot backtrack 5 from USB in windows

    I'm having a similar issue. As for the thumb drives, I've tried it with an 8Gb and a 16Gb with same results.

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    Default Re: Boot backtrack 5 from USB in windows

    Quote Originally Posted by mariner1911 View Post
    I'm having a similar issue. As for the thumb drives, I've tried it with an 8Gb and a 16Gb with same results.
    Try to use ULTRAISO to burn the iso on your usb memory. Open the program as admin, then open the iso, finally burn the disc image (in the autorun menu).

    Tell us what happened

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    Default Re: Boot backtrack 5 from USB in windows

    Also, this happened to me once before I decided to use VM's for everything. Try waiting for a while then typing startx anyway. That worked for me for some reason.
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