Important Alert: Vital Backtrack 4 USB “Full” Encryption How-to Update

by kriggins on December 31, 2009

in Announcement, Tips, Tools

I have made an important update to the Backtrack 4 USB "Full" Encryption How-to.

I forgot to include the step where you select the drive install the boot loader to. Missing this step can cause the operating system on the machine you are using to not boot. Please review the how-to.

Below are some links to instructions on repairing boot records for a few common operating systems in case I am too late with this update:

Windows XP: http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fixtheproblem/ht/repairmbr.htm

Windows Vista/7: http://www.tomstricks.com/how-to-repair-and-restore-windows-vista-master-boot-record-mbr/

Ubuntu Linux: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RecoveringUbuntuAfterInstallingWindows

I apologize for any issues that may have occurred due to my oversight.

-Kevin

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Brian December 31, 2009 at 1:27 pm

Kevin,

When will you update the web page and PDF versions of the how-to to reflect this alert?

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kriggins December 31, 2009 at 1:50 pm

Hi Brian,

The web page has already been updated. I forgot to include the link in the post above. I will correct that shortly.

I have not yet created the PDF for the new install method. I hope to get it created by the weekend.

Kevin

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kriggins December 31, 2009 at 1:55 pm

Brian,

Also be aware that this is for the new install method. Not the persistent changes method.

The persistent changes directions are fine and are included in the main USB/Persistent Changes/Nessus pdf.

Kevin

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