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I have tried to create a USB to start Backtrack 5 R3 on my Macbook Air 2012 without install it in the hard drive. I have tried different solution like:

But nothing works so far. The close solution was create a USB with UNetbootin with a PC. It start to run in the mac but when it is loading one error with message like: init: line 3 can't acces to sdb.

Does anyone make one USB like this for Mac? Thanks

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Related: Backtrack is no longer being maintained. I believe you should move to Kali Linux. – jww Jun 22 '14 at 5:19

You can try doing this, but be careful not to point out the wrong output :

if= "your iso file" of= "your usb stick", make sure of the device name before doing it, this can cause GREAT DAMAGE to your partitions and datas

dd if="your iso file" of="your usb stick" bs=512k

source :

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The OP linked to the manual he or she is using. That already uses dd. – Hennes Aug 9 '15 at 5:45

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