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Offline mardangga

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[ASK] The best way to install CorePlus to USB Drive
« on: February 19, 2012, 11:34:21 PM »
Hello,
I'm a newbie and I would like to install CorePlus 4.3 to USB drive.
But, I still confuse about the installation step.
Like the difference between Frugal Installation, USB-HDD, or USB-ZIP??
What filesystem should I  choose??
And what boot option should I use??
I've read an article about "Maximize the life of a USB Drive or other Solid State Memory"
from Wiki page of Tiny Core. It's recommended to use a non-journalling filesystem (EXT2)
to minimize the amount of writing to the drive.
If I'm not mistake FAT32 is non-journalling filesystem too.
Can I use FAT32 instead of EXT2??
Thanks.

NB: Sorry about my poor English.

Offline Juanito

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Re: [ASK] The best way to install CorePlus to USB Drive
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2012, 12:01:13 AM »
Most devices will work with usb-hdd.

It's better to use a linux file system that will respect linux file permissions - i.e. ext2

Offline bmarkus

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Re: [ASK] The best way to install CorePlus to USB Drive
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2012, 12:26:38 AM »
There is an easy way to start with TC on WINDOWS, use core2usb, a dedicated installer available at http://sourceforge.net/projects/core2usb/

You can use FAT32 partition safely to store downloaded extensions and to save backup without using native LINUX partition. Later on when you are familiar with TC you can refine it adding LINUX partitions but it is not a must have.
« Last Edit: February 20, 2012, 12:52:33 AM by bmarkus »
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