Tiny Core Linux

Tiny Core Base => TCB Talk => Topic started by: calinten on October 28, 2010, 06:01:02 AM

Title: tinycore on usb memory
Post by: calinten on October 28, 2010, 06:01:02 AM
i like tinycore and would like to try every release

i do not prefer to write or boot from cd

please provide .img files that r easily installed using dd on external drive or usb-stick
 
Title: Re: tinycore on usb memory
Post by: Juanito on October 28, 2010, 06:31:13 AM
You don't need to burn a cd to install tinycore to hd/usb stick, the required files are available in:

http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/tinycorelinux/3.x/release/distribution_files/ (http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/tinycorelinux/3.x/release/distribution_files/)

Basically you need bzImage and tinycore.gz (or the 64-bit equivalents or you can substitute microcore.gz for tinycore.gz)
Title: Re: tinycore on usb memory
Post by: calinten on October 28, 2010, 08:45:49 AM
i do not understand what to do with those files

i think the idea is:
# dd if=tinycore.img of=/dev/usbram

and then reboot from the device connected to usbram

Title: Re: tinycore on usb memory
Post by: gerald_clark on October 28, 2010, 09:09:37 AM
You add a new entry to your boot manager.  The format depends on the boot manager you are using.
Title: Re: tinycore on usb memory
Post by: Juanito on October 28, 2010, 10:15:35 AM
If you once burn tinycore to cd and then use the "install to usb" tool, you will find those two files installed in something like /mnt/sda1/boot.

Once this is done, the next time you want to upgrade, you just copy new versions of those two files to replace the existing ones. Typically bzImage only changes between major versions of tinycore, so you only have to replace tinycore.gz
Title: Re: tinycore on usb memory
Post by: curaga on October 28, 2010, 10:20:37 AM
Hybridized isos are ~500kb larger than normal ones, that's why they're not the default. If you want a direct dd, just

#download latest .iso
isohybrid tinycore_3.2.iso
dd if=tinycore_3.2.iso of=/dev/sdX
Title: Re: tinycore on usb memory
Post by: calinten on October 28, 2010, 02:16:38 PM
simple enough

i tried it and got an error (see attached photo)
Title: Re: tinycore on usb memory
Post by: Juanito on October 28, 2010, 10:12:35 PM
Tried which - the isohybrid thing?

What steps did you take exactly (this will help debug)?
Title: Re: tinycore on usb memory
Post by: calinten on October 28, 2010, 11:10:41 PM
i retried the isohybrid thing and now it works

problem solved

thank u