October 19, 2009

Installing Backtrack Linux 4 on a USB stick using the ISO image

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — yasi8h @ 4:11 pm

Had this ISO around for a while but never really got the chance to try it out. This is a note to self. First go to If you are planning to install this on a 4gig or less USB stick, the video ( tutorial might be the one that you want to follow. That tutorial is on how to install BT to a usb stick from a booted live cd environment. If you want to just install it to a USB from the ISO it self with out burning it to a CD, you can still follow the same steps with only little modifications applied to the process.

  • Open up a terminal make sure that you are root
    • sudo su (in ubuntu)
  • Mount the ISO to some directory
    • sudo mkdir /media/iso
    • sudo mount -t iso9660 filename.iso /media/iso -o loop
  • When coping files copy them from the mounted ISO (duh….)
  • Follow the rest of the instructions as it is. Even the grub install should work with out any problems (i did this on a ubuntu box btw).

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