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Topic says pretty much it all!

Ive been trying to get BT5-GNOME-32.iso to boot from my Multipass USB key with no luck, so thought to ask some help :)

I will give virtual cookie to the first person to post correct GRUB2 (or GRUB4DOS) entry...

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Not that version, though I do have it running on my XOOM tablet! I don't think an image of the shell on windows cmd line will be exciting but here's a screenshot for the virtual cookie(the last two lines is where I booted in from the bootbt.sh file). I'm still gettin things set up on the tablet so Im gonna play for a bit and then get working with the 32 bit gnome.

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Oh my! This might be the final push for me to get a Tablet :)

Reason why I wanna run 32b version from Multiboot, is that not all computers have 64b CPUs, and I wanna be possible to run everything on anything :)

Finally got BT5 installed on my trusty eeePC 901, time to start tweaking and testing...

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Well, it seems BT5 still needs its iso to be extracted like BT4. Here is my GRUB2 menuentry for the BT5 Gnome 32bit:

menuentry "BT5 GNOME 32bit" {

linux /casper/vmlinuz boot=casper nopersistent rw gfxpayload=800x600 --

initrd /casper/initrd.gz

}

Just extract the /casper to the root of your USB stick from ISO and thats it!

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Topic says pretty much it all!

Ive been trying to get BT5-GNOME-32.iso to boot from my Multipass USB key with no luck, so thought to ask some help :)

I will give virtual cookie to the first person to post correct GRUB2 (or GRUB4DOS) entry...

Tutorial on http://www.infosecramblings.com/backtrack/backtrack-4-usbpersistent-changesnessus/ for Persistent USB says "This how-to will be updated with specifics for Backtrack 5. As it sits, it does not work with Backtrack 5. If you have a 16GB stick, please try this one."

Don't know if this helps or not.

You could install it as a USB live install: http://www.backtrack-linux.org/tutorials/usb-live-install/

(that's how I have my bt5 installed)

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I'm suprised nobody posted this, after figuring it out I realize it's quite simple -

Copy .disk, casper and preseed directories to your multipass

add this to your menu.lst

title BackTrack Text - Default Boot Text Mode

kernel  /casper/vmlinuz file=/cdrom/preseed/custom.seed boot=casper  text splash vga=791--
initrd /casper/initrd.gz

works great for me

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I'm suprised nobody posted this, after figuring it out I realize it's quite simple -

Copy .disk, casper and preseed directories to your multipass

add this to your menu.lst

title BackTrack Text - Default Boot Text Mode

kernel  /casper/vmlinuz file=/cdrom/preseed/custom.seed boot=casper  text splash vga=791--
initrd /casper/initrd.gz

works great for me

Umm, check post number #4 ;)

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Hope this helps as well. I dont like my / being cluttered so i generally boot from /boot/<distro> . "live-media-path=" is the key :)

examples:

title                Start BackTrack FrameBuffer (1024x768)
kernel                (hd0,0)/boot/bt5/casper/vmlinuz live-media-path=/boot/bt5/casper file=/cdrom/preseed/custom.seed boot=casper txt splash vga=0x317
initrd                (hd0,0)/boot/bt5/casper/initrd.gz

title                Start BackTrack in Stealth Mode\nStealth mod No Networking Enabled..
kernel                (hd0,0)/boot/bt5/casper/vmlinuz live-media-path=/boot/bt5/casper file=/cdrom/preseed/custom.seed boot=casper txt splash staticip vga=0x317 
initrd                (hd0,0)/boot/bt5/casper/initrds.gz

title                Start BackTrack in Safe Graphical Mode
kernel                (hd0,0)/boot/bt5/casper/vmlinuz live-media-path=/boot/bt5/casper file=/cdrom/preseed/custom.seed boot=casper splash xforcevesa vga=0x317
initrd                (hd0,0)/boot/bt5/casper/initrd.gz

title                Start BackTrack noDRM\nNo DRM Drivers
kernel                (hd0,0)/boot/bt5/casper/vmlinuz live-media-path=/boot/bt5/casper file=/cdrom/preseed/custom.seed boot=casper txt splash nomodeset vga=0x317
initrd                (hd0,0)/boot/bt5/casper/initrd.gz

title                Start BackTrack Debug\nSafeMode
kernel                (hd0,0)/boot/bt5/casper/vmlinuz live-media-path=/boot/bt5/casper file=/cdrom/preseed/custom.seed boot=casper txt splash vga=0x317
initrd                (hd0,0)/boot/bt5/casper/initrd.gz

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