Yeah, FlyingSilverFin that was some good sleuthing, and this USB boot drive rocks! Thanks for the handy guide.
To wrap this up in case anyone is reading this thread, I would say nothing to worry about here, just stick with the original post #1 - *except* the following:
I recommend putting a note about setting the boot flag in the original post.
And here are a few side notes.
- For the record a "read-only" error appears when copying an iso (Backtrack iso in the code below). This error can be ignored.
Code:$ sudo mount -o loop /path/to/Backtrack/image.iso /media/iso mount: warning: /media/iso seems to be mounted read-only.
- I could not do thisbecause the partition was full. Root cause is that when I specified "4GB" gparted took it as 4GB maximum, which ended up being about 3.75GB. You reported 4.25GB. I contemplated making the swap file 1300MB instead of thiscreate a file /media/USBDRIVE/boot/grub/grub.cfg
but decided to start all over again because I want the extra swap space, and the ~10GB partition is plenty big anyway.Code:$ dd if=/dev/zero of=/media/USBDRIVE/casper-rw bs=1M count=1500
- Finally, there is a "grain of truth" to the .lz versus .gz typo: this file does exist for Backtrack.