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Old 09-16-2009, 11:05 PM   #1
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Question backtrack 3 USB Version (Extended) "boot error"

i have downloaded BT3 extracted it using winrar runned the bootinst.bat file copied both folders to my Formatted flash disk setted up my pc to boot from flash, and every time i try to boot BT3 i get a black screen saying "boot error" tied it on other pc same thing got a black screen saying "missing operating system" tried unetbootin-windows-357.exe same thing.
any body got any idea why im not able to boot BT3???
Old 09-17-2009, 01:21 AM   #2
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I had a similar problem. I have 3 desktops and a laptop. The usb would boot on one desktop (not the newest, not the oldest) and nothing else. I asked in the backtrack irc channel (freenode #backtrack) and they told me all these crazy things about the filesystem type and copy modes or something. I believe it basically ground down to that you can create the usb install on windows or linux and doing so on linux seems more reliable. I guess that you used windows as you mentioned using winrar. There is a tutorial somewhere on the backtrack website about creating the usb install and i believe it has instructions for both windows and linux. Maybe try the linux guide?
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I created on linux and its working perfectly.

Old 09-17-2009, 01:31 AM   #4
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i have ubuntu on the same pc ill try it there thanks


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