UNetbootin USB Installer

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Required Tools and Preparation

  • USB Thumbdrive (Minimum USB Drive capacity 4 GB)
  • Backtrack 5 ISO file, md5sum verified.
  • UNetbootin - A tool to transfer an iso image to a USB drive


UNetbootin allows you to create bootable Live USB drives for Ubuntu, Fedora, and other Linux distributions without burning a CD. It runs on both Windows and Linux. You can either let UNetbootin download one of the many distributions supported out-of-the-box for you, or supply your own Linux .iso file if you've already downloaded one or your preferred distribution isn't on the list. This method of getting a live install to a USB drive is the simplest available using Unetbootin. Note that we will format the USB drive and erase its contents.

Note: you can now save changes made to the system across reboots (persistence).

  • Plug in your USB Drive
  • Format the USB drive to FAT32
  • Start Unetbootin and select the "diskimage" option, choose a BackTrack 5 ISO file.
  • Select the amount of space to use for persistence in MB
  • Select your USB drive and click “OK” for creating a bootable BackTrack USB drive.
  • Once rebooted, remember that the default username and password are root / toor.


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