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    Making external hard drive bootable with back|track

    Hi everyone,

    I have a laptop with dual-boot ( Linux Ubuntu distribution & Vista ). I also have a 300 Gigabyte external hard drive with USB entry, usually used to store documents.

    I'd like to make this external hard drive boot-able by partitioning it, and installing a Linux distribution, I'm more interested in Back|track 4.

    I found the following tools that could help: Gparted to partition my hard drive ( but do I need to delete to current segment sdb1 in order to create 2 segments sdb1 and 2 ?)
    And UnetBootIn to make partitions bootable with whatever ISO image (but I can't find bakc|track 4 on the list) .

    I'd like to know if this the right way to do it ? or if you have more safe procedure ?

    thanks !

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    Trusted Penguin Irithori's Avatar
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    May 2009
    Make a backup of your documents on that external disk.
    Then play with the partitions.

    But if you ask for a more safer way:
    - get a 8gbyte usb stick
    - follow the installation guide on
    There is a section"backtrack-4-howto" and finally a post
    BT4 USB installation noob-proof [TUTORIAL]

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