Backtrack 4 boot from USB
Sunday, 23 August 2009 19:17

How to make Backtrack 4 boot from USB

In this article we will describe how we can make a USB Bootable drive for Backtrack 4 Linux distribution. The new release is based on Debian/Ubuntu and not on Slackware as it was used to be in earlier versions (Backtrack 3 and below).

In this article the UNetbootin Windows version tool has been used to demonstrate the above scenario.

Requirements:
Minimum USB Drive capacity 1 GB
Format the USB to FAT32

Tools:
http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/
http://www.remote-exploit.org/backtrack_download.html

Workaround:

1. Download BT4 Beta ISO
2. Download UNetbootin to make our usb bootable
3. Run Unetbootin and select bt4-beta.iso for diskimage
4. Select USB Drive letter and click on OK to start making a bootable usb drive

UNetbooting Options

Unetbootin Creation Process

UNetbootin Finished

After the creation process finishes restart your machine and boot from the new usb bootable drive created and enjoy Backtrack 4 Beta on your system.

Default Backtrack 4 username is root and password is toor

Note: Be sure that your install the MBR on the USB drive by executing drive:\boot\bootinst.bat on your USB drive.


Source : http://www.itsolutionskb.com/2009/04/how-to-make-backtrack-4-boot-from-usb/