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    Question Installing Backtrack2 to usb from winxp

    Okay, i used the tutorial for installing backtrack to a usb device (found in the documentation part of the site)... and not all went well... it tried to boot to my stick then gave me a random string of 10 letters that were mostly punctuation.

    so i tried something else... i booted up windows, formatted the usb disk, and copyed the contents of the backtrack2 disk to my usb drive(which is 1mb in size)... then used bootinstall.bat(in /boot) to make the drive bootable.... and it booted... but then it came to a "fatal error" saying it couldnt find the folder "BT"... i checked and BT is on the usb drive so i dont understand whats going on... is there a way to specify exactly where "BT" is? or is there a way to fix this?

    if not i guess i try again...

    cheers to anyone who can help...

    Jamey

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    1mb in size? I dont quite understand because the content of the BT2 disk is around 700 mb.
    Well you could do it automatically by using this program:
    www DOT forums.remote-exploit DOT org/showthread.php?p=27171#post27171
    Or you could properly copy the BT2 files inside the iso to your usb.
    Also, Check the MD5 of your iso to make sure it isnt corrupt.
    - Poul Wittig

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    Either follow this tutorial, which you can leave out the partitions you don't need, and resize the ones you do to fit your needs.

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    Use this simple installer, which will give you a basic BT install on a USB stick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deathray View Post
    1mb in size? I dont quite understand because the content of the BT2 disk is around 700 mb.
    I'm pretty sure he meant 1GB.

    I'm also pretty sure no manufacturer ever made a USB key as small as 1MB (MegaByte) let alone 1mb (megabit).
    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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    hah sorry got my units messed up i did mean 1GB.. i found the noobs install tool for installing it to a memory stick and realised the problem was that my laptop wasnt easily compatible... sorry a bit of a wasted topic...

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