How-to: Backtrack 4 USB Persistent Changes

Here is my dirty way to make BT4 running on USB disk instead of run from DVD.

    1. Boot Live DVD Backtrack 4
    2. Split your pendrive into 2 partitions, the 1st is for your BT4 files, and the 2nd is for your changes. I have 4 GB pendrive, so i made 2 partitions with 1500MB for BT4 files (with FAT32 FS) and the rest of disk space went to another partition with Ext3 FS. You can use fdisk of cfdisk to make those things.
    3. Format it using mkfs:
      • mkfs.vfat -F 32 -n BT4 /dev/sdb1
      • mkfs.ext3 -b 4096 -L casper-rw /dev/sdb2
    4. Mount them:
      • mkdir /mnt/BT4
      • mount /dev/sdb1 /mnt/BT4
    5. Copy all BT4 files from mounted DVD to our new mounted partition (/mnt/BT4)
      • rsync -avh /media/cdrom/ /mnt/BT4/
    6. Instal GRUB boot loader
      • grub-install –no-floppy –root-directory=/mnt/BT4 /dev/sdb
    7. Edit the menu.lst file
      • nano /mnt/BT4/boot/grub/menu.lst
      • Start Persistent Live CD <———- find this line
      • bla bla bla quiet vga=0×317 <———- add vga=0×317 like this
    8. umount /mnt/BT4
    9. reboot

That’s it. Can’t wait for the official release ^^


Posisi saya saat ini sebagai direktur dan pemilik PT Spentera, sebuah perusahaan yang fokus dalam bidang penetration test, incident response, intrusion analysis and forensic investigation.

Saya juga berkontribusi untuk repositori eksploit Metasploit Framework sebagai pengembang kode eksploit. Saat ini memegang sertifikasi dari Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP), Offensive Security Certified Expert (OSCE), ISO/IEC ISMS 27001: 2013 Lead Auditor/Auditor, GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA), dan Offensive Security Exploitation Expert (OSEE).

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