Make a Bootable USB for Backtrack 5

Hey Folks. My Past articles showed how to make a Bootable USB for Windows XP and Make a Bootable USB for Windows 7. 
Here I come up with another article in which I'm gonna show you how to make a bootable USB for Backtrack 5. Before leading to the executing process let me introduce Backtrack 5.
Backtrack is based on Ubuntu Lucid (10.04 LTS) with Linux kernel 2.6.38 and some WiFi drivers to allow injection attacks. It is currently most popular choice among hackers for pen testing. It is filled with a collection of more than 3000 open source security tools, which are organised in a real decent way.
It menu consists of several tools like  “Information Gathering”, “Vulnerability Assessment”, “Exploitation Tools”, “Privilege Escalation”, “Maintaining Access”, “Reverse Engineering”, “RFID Tools”, “Stress Testing”, “Forensics”, “Reporting Tools”, “Services”, and “Miscellaneous”.
Alright Lets get start to get hands on such powerful OS:
  • First grab a copy of the latest version of Backtrack. go to the official site click here
  • Click on Download tab, either register your copy or directly click on Download button
  • Then configure the version according to your need and requirement. Click on Download
  • In order to make bootable USB we are going to use a small freeware UNETBOOTIN. Download it from here
  • Take a 4GB USB (recommended) backup all its data and make a Quick Format using FAT32 File System
  • Now run the application unetbootin
  • Configure it: In Diskimage, select ISO. 
  • Click browse and select the IMAGE which you just downloaded
  •  In Type select USB Drive, Drive select your USB drive letter
  •  Leave the rest as default.
  •  You are always free to configure it in your way :)
  • Click OK
  • Finally the burning process begins. It generally takes 5-10 mins but may take longer depending upon your system configuration.
  • When its done hit the Reboot button of your system.
  • Switch to BIOS and select the USB as First boot device.
  • Viola its done now you can get rid off from Virtual Machine because it slows down the speed in my case. Run the Backtrack directly on your machine.

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7 November 2012 at 20:17 ×

hey.. is it live bootable USB or we really install it in the system's memory??
I'm a bit confused.. plz help..

12 November 2012 at 00:25 ×

Its the method to create a LIVE USB.
The OS is loaded into the USB instead of your system.

30 April 2013 at 21:45 ×

I am installing on my p,c but error kernal memory
what is kernal memory plz help me..