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    Default Backtrack 5r3 usb boots over and over and doesnt start

    Hi.

    I installed backtrack 5 r3 32 gnome iso to my usb flash drive on my laptop (which is 32 bit system with win7 os) with the unetbootin exe. I went into bios and changed the boot settings to boot from usb. When it restarts it takes me to the unetbootin screen where it has the options (default/backtrack text/ backtrack no drm etc). I choose default and it just restarts and takes me back to the unetbootin screen.

    I never had this problem with back track 3. Backtrack 3 just loads up fine. What am I doing wrong?

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    Default Re: Backtrack 5r3 usb boots over and over and doesnt start

    i hope this tool will be helping you, first download and install it to your machine and the follow the step.. http://www.linuxliveusb.com/
    Happy hunting!!

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    Default Re: Backtrack 5r3 usb boots over and over and doesnt start

    Sounds like the installation got corrupt during the creation of bootable USB pendrive. I had similar problem with unetbootin and usually its because the partition on the USB is not formated correct with FAT32 (bootable) or the ISO is corrupt, or some dependencies for unetbootin is missing. The tool user above recommended is good if you use Windows, but I prefer Yumi multiboot USB creator where you can create an USB pendrive with more than one bootable distro http://www.pendrivelinux.com/yumi-mu...t-usb-creator/

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    Default Re: Backtrack 5r3 usb boots over and over and doesnt start

    Here is How i made my USB(4gb)
    note: this will boot BT like it's starting from a Disk But only h hell of a lot faster!!


    Use RMPrepUSB (v2.1.620) to make it bootable
    Use install grub4dos(you may want to download it first)

    Use this in menu.lst
    Code:
    #Main Menu
    
    timeout 30
    default 0
    
    title BackTrack 5 KDE 32  \n Start Backtrack 5
    kernel /ERDIMG/BT5/casper/vmlinuz  file=/cdrom/BT5/preseed/custom.seed live-media-path=ERDIMG/BT5/casper boot=casper textonly noprompt vga=791-- nonpersistent
    initrd /ERDIMG/BT5/casper/initrd.gz
    
    title 	
    root ()
     
    title Reboot
    reboot
     
    title Shutdown
    halt
    extract the iso to BT5\ on the root of the flash drive works EVERY-TIME (SEE www.Reboot.pro for more info)
    Tested With BT5 KDE 32 && BT5R3 KDE 64

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    Default Re: Backtrack 5r3 usb boots over and over and doesnt start

    See this too:
    http://www.backtrack-linux.org/tutor...-live-install/
    http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forum...ad.php?t=44230 <----------try this first

    I used the second method today.....

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