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    Default BT2 problem / booting from USB drive

    Hello, I tried to install Backtrack 2 on an 8 GB USB Stick.
    While booting i get some error Messages.

    error message PC 1.

    atkbg. c: Spurious ACK on isa0060/serio 0. Some programm might be trying access hardware directly.

    PC 2

    RAMDISK: Couldnt find valide RAM Disk image starting at =
    VFS cannot open root device 801 unknown block 8,1
    Please append a correct root = boot Option
    Kernel panic - not syncing
    VFS unable to mount root fs on unknown block 8,1

    I did it like it`s written in the indroduction. 3 Partitions.
    There was no error message while installing. I choose the full installation about 2700 MB cause there`s enough space on the Stick.
    The CD is all right and bootable.
    I changed USB Flash drive on position 1 already in BIOS.
    But after seeing the Backtrack 2 Logo the message above appears.

    what can be wrong ;-(

    greeting from germany

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    corrupted iso or u3 key
    Watch your back, your packetz will belong to me soon... xD

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    Hi, no U3 USB Stick.

    The Cd is working fine, i dont think the iso ist corrupt

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    TUTORIAL: live install with changes, swap and data partitions

    http://forums.remote-exploit.org/showthread.php?t=7844

    Try this method, it is mostly for USB HDD but is easily adapted for a USB stick, and is the method I use all the time.

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    ok, i`ll try.
    I tried the methode from offensive security...


    But before i can test your methode i have another problem.

    Is it so difficult to delete this linux partitions?

    Now, i have under windows 50 MB max. capacity. And this is a 8 GB Stick.
    The other partitions are not shown even in Norton Partitions Manager.

    I cannot delete this Partitions. I already have formated this Stick under windows but I only have 50 MB. I think this is only the first Partition;-(

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    That is quite normal, Windows without additional software can only see and use the first partition on a USB stick, and even with extra software it is unable to manipulate those partitions.
    Just boot from the cd and use qtparted to manage the partitions
    Make sure that the usb stick has been unmounted first.

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    this can be done without extra on window$ with acronis or parangon partition software.........
    Watch your back, your packetz will belong to me soon... xD

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    Thanks for the tip, I will have a look at those

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    thx, balding parrot!

    Now, i was able to remove those linux partitions.

    I`ll try again to install bt2 on my usb stick.

    @ shamanvirtuel

    i just tried paragon. You are right i even can make some linux partitions. Its much better than norton partition manager. Norton does not show my usb stick.
    With paragon, no problem.

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    No Problem

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