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    Default how to make custom backtrack ISO?

    Hi

    There is a known bug with BT5 and Intel graphic cards.
    There is a simple fix possible (i'm not sure why its not applied to the general release)
    I only use BT5 on a live USB and do not have it installed directly anywhere.
    How might I make a ISO containing the fix, so I don't need to manually edit the grub each time I bootup?


    Originally Posted by pros599
    Here's a little tutorial to fix this (NOTE: Make sure your numlock or your caps lock key lights are flashing. If one/both are during the black screen, continue with the steps below.)


    1. Boot in to backtrack terminal (Just turn on the computer).
    2. Log in to root.
    3. type in "vim /etc/default/grub" (no quotes)
    4. find a line that looks similar to this: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="text splash vga=791"
    5. Move your cursor on top of the last quote on that line and press the letter 'i' on your keyboard (this turns vim in to inserting mode)
    6. Add a space between vga=791 and the quote then type in i915.modeset=1 (The new line should look like this: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="text splash vga=791 i915.modeset=1")
    7. Hit escape on your keyboard and type in ':x' (with out the quotes.. Just hit the keys) and press enter. This will close the editor.
    8. In your console type in 'update-grub' (no quotes)
    9. Wait
    10. Restart
    11. ????
    12. Log in to root, and type in startx... Profit.

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    Default Re: how to make custom backtrack ISO?

    Why not run BackTrack as a Persistent USB? Then all the changes you make will stick.

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    Default Re: how to make custom backtrack ISO?

    Quote Originally Posted by daedalus1776 View Post
    Why not run BackTrack as a Persistent USB? Then all the changes you make will stick.
    Been trying to follow the tutorial on making a persistent USB
    http://www.backtrack-linux.org/wiki/...Persistent_USB

    But it talks about copying the ISO and then provides terminal commands for ripping a CD so im confused

    Copy the files from the iso to the USB drive
    cd /mnt/sdb1
    rsync -r /cdrom/* .

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    Default Re: how to make custom backtrack ISO?

    Hi.. thanks for the idea.
    I like your thinking mans solution.. only id rather not use an entire 8gig USB drive just for backtrack.
    Still holding out for an ISO fix if at all possible.

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    Default Re: how to make custom backtrack ISO?

    Man.....

    Ya'll don't search hard...
    http://www.backtrack-linux.org/forum...ad.php?t=46090
    V/r,
    Snafu
    Pffbt..[quote]I made a discovery today. I found a computer. Wait a second, this is cool. It does what I want it to. If it makes a mistake, it's because I screwed it up. Not because it doesn't like me... Or feels threatened by me.. Or thinks I'm a smart ass.. [/quote]

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    Default Re: how to make custom backtrack ISO?

    im seeing an error when running iso_mod.sh

    seeing this error
    [*] Setting up the build environment...
    mount: according to mtab /home/liminal/Downloads/BT5R3-GNOME-32.iso is already mounted on mod/mnt/ as loop

    YOU MUST USE A VALID .ISO FOR THIS SCRIPT
    Last edited by complience; 03-05-2013 at 07:48 AM.

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    Default Re: how to make custom backtrack ISO?

    figured it out that you need to use DD to get the data out of the iso onto the usb

    sudo dd if=~/Downloads/BT5R3-GNOME-32.iso of=/dev/sdb1

    but that then corrupts the filesystem and I get this error from syslinux

    syslinux /dev/sdb1
    syslinux: invalid media signature (not a FAT filesystem?)

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    Default Re: how to make custom backtrack ISO?

    try

    ./iso_mod.sh --help
    V/r,
    Snafu
    Pffbt..[quote]I made a discovery today. I found a computer. Wait a second, this is cool. It does what I want it to. If it makes a mistake, it's because I screwed it up. Not because it doesn't like me... Or feels threatened by me.. Or thinks I'm a smart ass.. [/quote]

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    Default Re: how to make custom backtrack ISO?

    Hi Snafu777

    So i tried running ./iso_mod.sh again and this time worked!
    but maybe you didn't read what I wrote.. I can't make a persistent usb with the instructions here.. regardless of whatever ISO i use.
    Because I have noway to extract the iso image on the usb without corrupting it.

    http://www.backtrack-linux.org/wiki/...Persistent_USB

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    Default Re: how to make custom backtrack ISO?

    The iso_mod script is not to make a persistent capable iso for usb's. It's intended to make a modifiable iso. I don't like the idea of persistence so i've never used it. If i see something i like, i add it to my iso, and its there...

    It's a handy script if you like to keep yer bt5 iso up to date, but as far as persistence goes, i've no clue how this capability affects it.
    V/r,
    Snafu
    Pffbt..[quote]I made a discovery today. I found a computer. Wait a second, this is cool. It does what I want it to. If it makes a mistake, it's because I screwed it up. Not because it doesn't like me... Or feels threatened by me.. Or thinks I'm a smart ass.. [/quote]

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