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    Default bootinst.bat missing? any help appreciated!

    I don't mean to appear completely backward, but maybe it's unavoidable!?

    I've downloaded the backtrack 4 ISO, and Unetbootin.

    Extracted the ISO to a USB, no worries.
    Directions instruct me to run bootinst.bat, which I can't find on the USB I've created.
    (I'm using Windows XP for this process)

    Is there an alternative route to achieve this process, or a place I can find the bat file?
    I've searched all over but can't find an existing thread that answers this question.
    The only ones google throws up are on the remote-exploit.org site that seems to be down right now.

    Many thanks

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    Default Re: bootinst.bat missing? any help appreciated!

    Whatever you are doing you are doing it wrong.
    Start here HowTo pick a guide and follow it. If you have problems then post back the specifics and we may be able to further help and guide you.

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    Default Re: bootinst.bat missing? any help appreciated!

    Thanks for the reply and for your help.

    I followed this instructions, and got the USB bootable.
    But thought I must have some problem, as when booting it comes up with errors to the effect of:
    "Couldn't mount because of optional features"

    then it continues with the boot, but does not get into any kind of graphic OS, just a prompt.

    Any ideas?

    What boot option should I be choosing on boot?

    At the moment I'm downloading a fresh copy of the ISO and I'll try again.
    Once again, many thanks. Must be a paint to deal with all us newbies.

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    Default Re: bootinst.bat missing? any help appreciated!

    Quote Originally Posted by baronbolton View Post
    then it continues with the boot, but does not get into any kind of graphic OS, just a prompt.
    Backtrack does not automagically boot into a graphical interface. Log in with root (passwd=toor), and run startx. If that doesn't work for you, there are many likely fixes. Google helps.

    This is pretty heavily documented.

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    Default Re: bootinst.bat missing? any help appreciated!

    Quote Originally Posted by baronbolton View Post
    errors to the effect of:
    "Couldn't mount because of optional features"
    Don't worry about the errors, unless they're FATAL or Panic. Linux wasn't made to run error-free on all machines.

    Quote Originally Posted by baronbolton View Post
    then it continues with the boot, but does not get into any kind of graphic OS, just a prompt.

    Any ideas?
    Several. But only one that will work in your case. Log in. startx. read more.

    That is, unless you're dropped to the busybox prompt. Then you gotta whole other can 'o' problems.

    Quote Originally Posted by baronbolton View Post
    What boot option should I be choosing on boot?
    Whichever one makes you feel butterflies in your tummy. It really doesn't matter, they all do fairly similar things. However, I recommend using 1024x768 or 800x600.

    Quote Originally Posted by baronbolton View Post
    At the moment I'm downloading a fresh copy of the ISO and I'll try again.
    You're just wasting bandwidth...
    Quote Originally Posted by baronbolton View Post
    Once again, many thanks. Must be a paint to deal with all us newbies.
    Absolutely, but without you guys, I wouldn't have a job... or... even a purpose in life?

    Cheers, and let us know how you're doing with this.

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    Default Re: bootinst.bat missing? any help appreciated!

    I was looking for the samething!

    I downloaded the latest Backtrack 4 final.
    I followed a usb guide which asked for "bootinst.bat"
    I executed and ran unetbootin with bt4-final ISO with no problems

    I go to boot up and get "error 15" which I am assuming has something to do with the new BT4 missing "bootinst.bat" file

    So I am trying to get the latest BT4-Final on a usb stick. Do we need to download a previous version or Back Track to get this working?

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    Default Re: bootinst.bat missing? any help appreciated!

    Quote Originally Posted by baronbolton View Post
    Directions instruct me to run bootinst.bat, which I can't find on the USB I've created.
    (I'm using Windows XP for this process)
    bootinst.bat is used when you want to boot a windows install from USB.

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