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    Default HowTo: Install BT4 Final On a Mac

    It's finally here. Long awaited. Come one, come all.

    Installing BackTrack 4 on Mac.

    The Above is a link to my "blog" where I will be publishing tutorials until I get my website back up and running.

    usb_format.exe IS now available through my Google Docs link included on that page.

    Please see THIS POST for nVidia post-install instructions
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    Default Re: HowTo: Install BT4 Final On a Mac

    Links are all dead on this post

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    Default Re: HowTo: Install BT4 Final On a Mac

    I disagree; I am constantly checking these links, and just checked them all. They work. The only one that wasn't working (which was noted in the post before I moved over to blogger) was usb_format.exe

    Unless there was a severe disruption in the time-space continuum, where all the servers went down at the same time, or you had a faulty internets connection, I'm going to refer you to this page.
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    Default Re: HowTo: Install BT4 Final On a Mac

    Great guide. I have a Macbook Pro and used a different method but that looks good. There is new stuff in there that I didn't try but would next time I have to reformat. I Triple-Booted my Mac with BT4, Win7 and OSX. It took a while and lots of rewriting and installing of OS's into partitions but it worked. I don't think I'd write a guide for Triple Booting since it was very convoluted and had way too much error rather than trials.

    Thanks again! Great to hear of another Mac user. Now if you could figure out the Broadcom card....

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    Default Re: HowTo: Install BT4 Final On a Mac

    Nice tutorial

    I ran into a problem with super-sized fonts that made KDE unusable, the
    Code:
    startx -- -dpi 100
    fixed that though.

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    Why the need for XP and the proprietary USB_format.exe. BT boots fine off my live CD on the macbook 5,1, and installs pretty well too. I even have BT images loaded into my deploystudio.

    Also you could try fleshing it out with notes about the drivers for bluetooth and wireless - those being the notorious bad ones.
    Still not underestimating the power...

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    Default Re: HowTo: Install BT4 Final On a Mac

    I just wanted to update that once I installed the nVidia drivers I can startx without the -dpi switch.

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    Default Re: HowTo: Install BT4 Final On a Mac

    Quote Originally Posted by Gitsnik View Post
    Why the need for XP and the proprietary USB_format.exe. BT boots fine off my live CD on the macbook 5,1, and installs pretty well too. I even have BT images loaded into my deploystudio.

    Also you could try fleshing it out with notes about the drivers for bluetooth and wireless - those being the notorious bad ones.
    I tried running BT 3 through a live cd but I got errors and didn't make it I will try BT 4 which I hope will work...

    Did anyone have issues with the wifi drivers?

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    Default Re: HowTo: Install BT4 Final On a Mac

    Quote Originally Posted by Gitsnik View Post
    Why the need for XP and the proprietary USB_format.exe.
    i've rewritten the usb_format.exe portion of the tutorials to use the windoze format utility.

    Quote Originally Posted by kafros View Post
    I tried running BT 3 through a live cd but I got errors and didn't make it I will try BT 4 which I hope will work...
    this tutorial is for backtrack 4 final, so you'll definitely have better luck following it if you use bt4

    Quote Originally Posted by kafros View Post
    Did anyone have issues with the wifi drivers?
    i still have yet to get wifi and bluetooth working. when i do, i will write a short and sweet tutorial on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xX_Spiidey_Xx View Post
    i still have yet to get wifi and bluetooth working. when i do, i will write a short and sweet tutorial on it.
    You really should warn people about that somewhere then.
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