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Thread: tip: How to run BT3 livecd from hard drive

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    Default tip: How to run BT3 livecd from hard drive

    hey, to solve ither people bother ill just type how i got BT3 livecd to run from hard drive so u dont need to install it which is a much better solution imo.

    download iso and mount it using mount -o loop blaa.iso /mnt/

    copy the subdirectory on the cd BT3 to /, then copy the boot subdirectory to /BT3/ and unmount the cd.

    optional step:
    gunzip /BT3/boot/initrd.gz, mount the ramdisk using
    gunzip initrd.gz
    mount -o loop initrd /mnt/
    u can edit linuxrc if u want to change that BT3 name to something else... and install drivers if u need that or whatever for ur BT3.
    umount /mnt/
    gzip -9 initrd

    use this grub entry by adding to ur grub conf (usually menu.lst)

    title Backtrack
    kernel /BT3/boot/vmlinuz vga=0x317 ramdisk_size=6666 from=/dev/sda1 root=/dev/ram0 rw nohd
    initrd /BT3/boot/initrd.gz

    the from, root and nohd params are most important here. its saying load the data from harddrive and run it from memory.


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    How many hard drive install how-to's do we really need?
    Of course, if you really wanted to have some fun, go to Wal-Mart late at night and ask the greeter if they could help you find trashbags, roll of carpet, rope, quicklime, clorox and a shovel. See if they give you any strange looks. --Streaker69

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    Just burned his ISO
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    Apr 2009


    Moved to a more appropriate section.

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