BackTrack 2.0 on USB Flash Drive!
Friday, December 29, 2006
w00t! I finally got around to installing BackTrack2.0 on my USB Flash Drive. It was very easy. Simply start up the BackTrack Installer ( Menu > System > BackTrack Installer), and then point the installation towards your USB flash drive. Keep in mind you will need a flash drive with at capacity of at least 1 gigabyte. This is for the 700MB "Live" install. I suppose, if you had a large enough flash drive, you could go about the FULL (Real Install). The Live install will give you a Live, bootable USB Flash Drive. This is even more useful than a LiveCD really... I mean a flash drive can fit in your pocket, and won't break that easily. The install takes about 5-10 minutes depending on you rsystem. Performance when running from the flash drive quite exceptional, considering a whole operating system is running from your Flash Drive. Just be patient with the boot, it took my system a good 10 minutes to start up (at first you will just see a black screen with:
starting slax.....................Don't work, it keeps going, and then you get to the more graphical boot up. By default, backtrack boots into just a root terminal. You could theoretically make another partition on your USB flash drive to store files under. Which would be quite practical. Read my review of BackTrack2.0 here.