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    Default Boot BT3 USB with Grub

    Here was my problem the bios on my laptop does not allow me to boot from the usb and so this is what I did to get it working for me. First of all I am running Suse 10.3 natively on my laptop and this will work with any linux distro running grub as for lilo and windows boot managers I don't know I don't use ether of them.

    First open a shell and with your favorite editor open vim /boot/grub/menu.lst or nano /boot/grub/grub.conf depending on your distro and add this to the bottom of the file.

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    title BackTrack 3 USB
        root (hd1,0)
        makeactive
        chainloader +1

    and thats it just reboot and you now have a new option in grub menu select the backtrack option and you will be taken to the lilo boot menu where you can select how you want to boot backtrack.

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    I tried that on my PCG-SRX99 as its bios doesnt support booting from usb. I think I'm not giving the right disk as if I try to boot with that entry it will say "selected disk does not exist"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellfire View Post
    I tried that on my PCG-SRX99 as its bios doesnt support booting from usb. I think I'm not giving the right disk as if I try to boot with that entry it will say "selected disk does not exist"
    What did you call it because grub starts numbering at 0 not 1 so your first hard drive and first partition are hd0,0 if it was the second partition it would be hd0,1 now if it is another drive like a usb it would be hd1,0.

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    I think (can't remember of the top of my head) that I partitioned my 20GB drive into three bits, 1 for root, 1 for home, and 1 swap.


    I used exactly the same paramaters as in your first post. ie root (hd1,0)

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