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Backtrack 5 8 Gb Usb?

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It will barely fit on an 8GB USB, there will be no room for anything really and it will popup warnings about low disk space.

BTW, google will help you find that answer also a walk through guide. Or backtrack-linux.org in the "HowTo" section on the site...

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What? Backtrack 5 is only 1.9 gb iso! Were did u get this idea from? If your talking about adding it to Katana or hirens cd list then maybe its to large! I'm using Unetbootin and putting multiple .iso's to drive and all the tools for editing windows of course I will have to install the windows .exe this way ,but admin wants it to be clairvoyant. So he can see edited files and tools used. We always suspect any Tool Downloaded from internet to have a possible virus or trojen horse. So Admin leaves tools on His computer.

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Yes, that is an ISO with no updates and no persistent settings and compressed. If you want to do an install to a USB drive to have persistent settings and updates. You need a USB stick larger than 8 GB to do it.

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No, you don't. An 8 gig stick will work just fine:

http://www.backtrack-linux.org/wiki/index.php/Persistent_USB

Read my post again. It will install on an 8GB (with persistence) but you will not have the storage for updates.

Also I am not sure of the differences between BT5 initial release and BT5R2 in regards to footprint. I would assume the BT5R2 has a bigger footprint due to updates and more tools vs the BT5 "vanilla" which that was originally based off of.

From my BT5R2 VM

root@bt:~# df -h
Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1              15G   13G  1.1G  93% /
none                  480M  220K  480M   1% /dev
none                  498M  8.0K  498M   1% /dev/shm
none                  498M   52K  498M   1% /var/run
none                  498M     0  498M   0% /var/lock
none                  498M     0  498M   0% /lib/init/rw
Shared                465G   92G  373G  20% /media/sf_Shared
root@bt:~# 

I didn't even update it today yet to keep it current. :P

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Read my post again. It will install on an 8GB (with persistence) but you will not have the storage for updates.

I was always under the impression you can install updates with persistence enabled. I am about to try anyways, I'll report back.

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I was always under the impression you can install updates with persistence enabled. I am about to try anyways, I'll report back.

Yes, persistence gives the ability for updates, but there is literally no space on the drive to fit them.

I installed BT5 "vanilla" on an 8GB USB and it fit with persistence, but attempting updates would fail and performance was terrible due to the full drive. BT5R1 and R2 are bigger and most likely will not fit with just the base install.

As you can see from my above post, it is using 13GB on my VM with BT5R2 updated from R1.

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