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Matt July 16, 2010 at 12:25 pm

I am currently working on installing BT4 to a usb and have followed your Backtrack 4 – USB/Persistent Changes/Nessus 4.2 tutorial and it worked great. What I am wondering though is that in the full disc encryption one, after setting up the encrypted drives you just use the installer script that comes with BT4. Can I use that script to install a non-encrypted version of BT4? what are the benifits of running a persistent live usb compared to a full install usb?


kriggins July 19, 2010 at 8:54 pm


Yes, you can use the installer to do an unencrypted install. Works like a charm.

I recommend people use a minimum 8GB drive and use the full disk encryption method, then install Nessus if they need it. The persistent method is only needed if you use a 4GB drive.



Julissa March 9, 2017 at 3:20 am

Il me semble avoir entendu le mot &l&ubo;anbsp;qougnettes » dans un chant de folklore savoyard. Mais si c’est comme la « gâche », ou la « fouace » cela peut évoquer des produits différents suivant les régions.


Rosa Iantu August 1, 2010 at 8:19 am

Hi ya,

Thank you for sharing your extensive knowledge about Backtrack with others in the internet community!

If it is at all possible, could you explain, in a “How-To-For-Dummies” style, a procedure to install and execute AiroScript

preferably from within the Backtrack 4 GUI?

Thanks in advance!



Jamie April 17, 2011 at 8:38 pm

Hi kevin,
I am a newbie to the linux world but I am learning fast, it fascinates me. I am currently running a macbook pro with OS X and running backtrack 4 through VMware Fusion. Heres a few questions if you could help:
I bought a BTA 6030 USB BLUETOOTH DONGLE in hope backtrack would find it as it wont find the in built bluetooth card in my mac. Should this work, and if not, how do i enable bluetooth in backtrack?
is it possible to dual boot a macpro with backtrack?
I cant get any devices apart from my sound card to work. Thank you for your time, Jamie.


rur0uni chris January 18, 2012 at 11:33 am

bro, i have very very big issues wid me installing extra drivers in linux.I m newbie and wana know some generals rules of installing drivers in linux.I have ASUS(k52f)series laptop wid i3 procesor core, intell HD 3000 grafic card,
Intel HD grafic card (available memry 1996 MB) and (dedicated momry 64MB) only. just bcoz of this i cant play any games in my laptop. the questions are,
1- Is any possibility to increase dedicated memry? if not then what the alternate any usb grafic card.
2- How can i install intell HD 3000 GRAfic drivers in linux UBUNTU 11.10 AND backTrack 5r1, KDE OR GNOME?
3- IF I INSTALL linux ubuntu and backtrack in virtual machine (i m using oracle virtual machine) how i can install grafic drivers.
4- i want to use conkey in my linux system.

plz reply me , it will b apriciated.
best regards


ethan May 31, 2012 at 2:04 am

Hi kevin, i am a newbie in backtrack. I have some problems about the howtos, can you explain the differences between the “live to USB” “Persistent to USB” & “Persistent to USB with full disk encryption”? Thank you!!


sandeep verma January 13, 2013 at 6:07 am

hey i installed Backtrack4 on vmware .but there is no i get wi-fi driver for bt4.i have tried every trick which is given on backtrack official web site……..can any one help me…


Amos February 9, 2016 at 2:18 am

How can i install new program in backtrack 5 r3?


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