Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Making a usb BT persistant.

  1. #1
    Just burned his ISO
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    20

    Default Making a usb BT persistant.

    Quick question... is there any way to make a usb version of backtrack persistent and save the changes i make to it? I just got my eeepc, moved bt on to a SD card to try it out and i really like it.

    I have no problem with changing the bios boot order on startup to get into it, as i usually use xandros beacuse of its fast boot up time.

    is there any way to convert a usb install into a real one? or should i burn the dvd, boot from it, and then install BT onto my sd?

  2. #2
    Developer
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    6,126

    Default

    If you would have utilized the search function you may have found this. I'm really not sure why I bother to write this stuff and go to the trouble of giving it a clear sensible title that would come right up as the first hit in a search.

  3. #3
    Just burned his ISO
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    20

    Default

    Actully, my question was if i could turn a SD install into a regular one, or if there was a way to make a file to save the changes - but if installing from usb is what i have to do i'll do it.

    Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

  4. #4
    Developer
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    6,126

    Default

    The tutorial IS how to make your sd card save changes. I just use a usb install to do it. Maybe you should have read it.

    is there any way to convert a usb install into a real one? NO not on usb or sdcard.

  5. #5
    Just burned his ISO
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    20

    Default

    I did. I just figured that there might of been another way. Chill.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    681

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Coniferous View Post
    I did. I just figured that there might of been another way. Chill.
    If you can't find it here and on Google then there probably isn't another way.

    Can you see yourself telling a Mod to "chill"?
    [FONT=Courier New][SIZE=2][FONT=Courier New]hehe...
    [/FONT][/SIZE][/FONT]

  7. #7
    Just burned his ISO
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    1

    Default

    i tried with a friend to make a real install of bt3 on a EEEPC but i have a strange kernel panic ...


    VFS: cannot open root device 801 or unknow block (8,1)
    please append a correct "root=" boot option
    kernel panic - not syncing
    VFS unable to mount root fs on unknown block (8,1)

    the real OS is on a SD 4GB ...

  8. #8
    Just burned his ISO
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    3

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by alexcami View Post
    i tried with a friend to make a real install of bt3 on a EEEPC but i have a strange kernel panic ...


    VFS: cannot open root device 801 or unknow block (8,1)
    please append a correct "root=" boot option
    kernel panic - not syncing
    VFS unable to mount root fs on unknown block (8,1)

    the real OS is on a SD 4GB ...
    Im having the exact same issue here. Forgive me if I missed the fix but Ive searched high and low all over google and these forums and the only conclusion I can come to is that that some driver is missing from the kernel. I have BT3 installed to a 30gb ATA6 drive thats connected via a USB converter. Its been a few days since I messed with it but I believe it has:

    6gb-e3
    2gb-swap
    5 or so gb-e3
    10gb-fat32.

    The fat is only on it so I can continue to use it as a utility disc for when I need to transfer crap between computers. Please, help us resolve this issue. Its been driving me nuts for days.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •