O'Reilly logo

BackTrack 5 Cookbook by David De Smet, Willie Pritchett

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Installing BackTrack to a USB drive with persistent memory

Having a BackTrack USB drive provides us with the ability to persistently save system settings and permanently update and install new software packages onto the USB device, allowing us to carry our own personalized BackTrack with us at all times.

Thanks to open source tools such as UNetbootin, we can create a bootable Live USB drive of a vast majority of Linux distributions, including BackTrack with persistent storage.

Getting ready

The following tools and preparation are needed in order to continue:

  • A FAT32 formatted USB drive with a minimum capacity of 8 GB
  • A BackTrack ISO image
  • UNetbootin (unetbootin.sourceforge.net/unetbootin-windows-latest.exe)
  • You can download BackTrack 5 from http://www.backtrack-linux.org/downloads/ ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required