How To Make a Bootable Backtrack CD / USB

In one of my previous post i explained how to install a Backtrack on Vmware . Today i will teach how to boot backtrack from CD/Usb .This method might come very handy when you are in schools, offices where you cant install third party software's . Backtrack is a Linux distro with all  the essential tools required for penetration testing this makes it a  must have Arsenal for every pentester .For those who don't know what backtrack is can read my previous article.from Here

How To Boot Backtrack From CD/USB
Follow the steps given below to make a bootable Backtrack CD/Usb

Things we need

1. First thing we need is Backtrack ISO .You can download the latest version of backtrack from Here

2. Universal USB installer used for usb conversion .You can download it from Here

3. Power ISO used for extracting the ISO files .You can download it from Here 

Making a Bootable Backtrack CD

1. First Install Power ISO and open it .Now open the Backtrack ISO file which we downloaded earlier by going to file ----->open -------->"Your destination of the backtrack ISO file "

2. Now insert a blank CD/DVD into the burner .Now click the Burn button and follow the on screen instructions once complected burning you can use the CD to boot Backtrack

Making a Bootable Backtrack USB

1. Open Universal USB Installer .Select the backtrack version , Backtrack ISO file and USB
drive and click Create

 2. Follow the on screen instructions .once completed you can boot Backtrack from Usb

If  you have any doubts please be free to comment

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Ok, so i tried the hacking administator thing...and so i tried to make this bootable i downloaded and saved all the things to my flash drive, then i restarted my computer and i pressed F12, i then selected my sandisk USB thing, then it gave me a screen with 4 options:

search for (somthing i dont remember, but it didnt say anything about windows)



(and then another thing i dont remember, but it had something to do with shutting down i think...)


(to clarify, i need help with step 2)


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Deepesh said on October 5, 2012 at 3:54 AM :

Hello sir i have backtrack 5 live DVD but whenever i am trying to boot it its not booting and hanging at an instant. Is Backtrack OS dependent? Or is it 32 bit & 64 bit dependent?

Unknown said on January 13, 2013 at 11:25 AM :

I did everything but when i try to boot the usb from the boot menu it says it can not boot it. Some one please help

John ( Admin ) said on January 17, 2013 at 8:40 PM :

@Austin Berg

Did you follow the steps properly?

Harkirat Saran said on February 23, 2013 at 5:32 AM :

I did all the steps carefully to make Backtrack R1 bootable USB but after booting the USB and selecting the 1st option (Default Boot Mode of Backtrack), it loads something like- settings or else (I don't know much about that thing)and it hangs during the loading and did not response any thing, nothing happens, just it remain hanged...What's the reason???

Unknown said on February 23, 2013 at 8:53 PM :

didnt work when i shut off my computer it doesnt boot it just goes to my main screen

Unknown said on February 28, 2013 at 4:16 AM :

My Computer Is Not Booting In USB How I Boot Can You Help Me

John ( Admin ) said on March 6, 2013 at 11:31 AM :

@Jacob & Asdil

Did you set your boot preference to usb ?

nirag said on July 16, 2013 at 10:38 AM :

hello me how can fast konsole in back track when i minimize and maximine then it was tack 5-8 second my hardwar is core i3 and 4 GB ram

toneydavy said on November 1, 2014 at 3:00 AM :

Read the comments before commenting i've already answered this question


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