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    Default Backtrack not booted from USB

    Hi all.
    I installed Backtrack 5 R3 with Untebootin.
    But the Backtrack is not booted after power on my desktop computer.
    On my laptop it successfully booted.
    For checking I specially installed another OS - Windows XP with utility WinSetupFromUSB - it has successfully booted (on desktop).
    What the trouble?
    Version of BIOS - Intel Corp. NL94510J.86A.0036.2009.1231.1407
    By the way, I updated BIOS to last version from official site of Intel - no reaction.
    Please, help me with this problem.
    Thanks in advance.
    PS. Sorry for my english

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    Default Re: Backtrack not booted from USB

    My desktop does the same thing. I switched the boot order in the BIOs to load from USB-FDD first but it still likes to go to my HDD every time. I gave up and started hitting F12 on startup. Bumping this thread for justice!

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    Default Re: Backtrack not booted from USB

    what kind of desktop do you have? are you able to get into the boot menu and select USB as the option, does it do anything after that or just loads the HDD?

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    Default Re: Backtrack not booted from USB

    Quote Originally Posted by jonjon View Post
    what kind of desktop do you have? are you able to get into the boot menu and select USB as the option, does it do anything after that or just loads the HDD?
    I able to get into the boot menu using F10, and select USB as option.
    Before I told you that USB-stick with Windows XP starts successfully.
    USB boot works correctly. There's no problem. Backtrack doesn't want to launch on my PC.
    After selecting USB boot from boot menu system type "Boot error" and that's it. HDD not loaded.
    But it works on my laptop Acer.

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    Default Re: Backtrack not booted from USB

    If possible, choose "Legacy" as priority over "UEFI" in the BIOS setup. Good luck

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    Default Re: Backtrack not booted from USB

    when you select the usb option there should be a few of them like usb-hdd, usb-fdd, usb-zip and an extra one or two perhaps depending on your system. pick the usb-hdd option and go to your bios as well and check the boot order, but the usb at the top. even though the same disk works on your laptop it might not hurt to re install bt on the usb again. wats the specs on the dekstop?

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    Default Re: Backtrack not booted from USB

    Quote Originally Posted by 13ruce1337 View Post
    My desktop does the same thing. I switched the boot order in the BIOs to load from USB-FDD first but it still likes to go to my HDD every time. I gave up and started hitting F12 on startup. Bumping this thread for justice!
    USB-FDD is for USB Floppy drives not for USB pen-drives/memory-keys or external hard-drives.

    Hitting F12 or whatever and manually selecting the boot device seems fine. Esp. given that you're talking USB boot not dual boot.
    I'm a compulsive post editor, you might wanna wait until my post has been online for 5-10 mins before quoting it as it will likely change.

    I know I seem harsh in some of my replies. SORRY! But if you're doing something illegal or posting something that seems to be obvious BS I'm going to call you on it.

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