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How to install TCB-CP on a USB stick w/o a CD?
« on: February 23, 2016, 11:11:52 PM »
Useless to say I don't have a CD drive on my PC which is running another Linux desktop (Kubuntu).
Is there a way to install TCB-CP on a usb stick without the need to burn a (useless) CD?
Or is there an USB image to be "brunt" with dd or similar tools?
Thanks in advance.
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Re: How to install TCB-CP on a USB stick w/o a CD?
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2016, 11:28:20 PM »
Did you search these forums, I seem to recall there were one or two threads on dd and the iso.

Otherwise you could copy the distribution files (core.gz, vmlinuz) directly to usb stick from here:

http://tinycorelinux.net/7.x/x86/release/distribution_files/

..and adjust your bootloader accordingly.
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Re: How to install TCB-CP on a USB stick w/o a CD?
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2016, 11:48:52 PM »
Did you search these forums, I seem to recall there were one or two threads on dd and the iso.

Otherwise you could copy the distribution files (core.gz, vmlinuz) directly to usb stick from here:

http://tinycorelinux.net/7.x/x86/release/distribution_files/

..and adjust your bootloader accordingly.
Hi. Thanks for the answer.
I also searched the forum but didn't find anything (my fault, surely).
I am also asking because I don't know about how to "adjust your bootloader accordingly".
I need either links to procedures or the procedures themselves.
Thanks in advance for any further information.
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Re: How to install TCB-CP on a USB stick w/o a CD?
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2016, 12:06:11 AM »
There are many ways to do this, but you could look at "Option 3 Isohybrid" here:

http://wiki.tinycorelinux.net/wiki:install_without_a_cd_or_dvd_drive?s[]=isohybrid

..either the dd or isohybrid commands

If you want something a little more involved, then these's this:

http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/topic,19364.msg119228.html#msg119228
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Re: How to install TCB-CP on a USB stick w/o a CD?
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2016, 12:31:27 AM »
There are many ways to do this, but you could look at "Option 3 Isohybrid" here:

http://wiki.tinycorelinux.net/wiki:install_without_a_cd_or_dvd_drive?s[]=isohybrid

..either the dd or isohybrid commands

If you want something a little more involved, then these's this:

http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/topic,19364.msg119228.html#msg119228
Thanks!!! It's a really nice document.

That needs a working tinycore! isohybrid is a tinicore specific package!

But it's a starting point... Better than nothing, though.
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Re: How to install TCB-CP on a USB stick w/o a CD?
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2016, 12:37:35 AM »
isohybdrid is supplied by syslinux, which must exist in kubuntu, no?

Otherwise you can use dd or the grub2 (which must also exist in kubuntu) example.

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Re: How to install TCB-CP on a USB stick w/o a CD?
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2016, 12:45:26 AM »
isohybdrid is supplied by syslinux, which must exist in kubuntu, no?
It looks like so.
Otherwise you can use dd or the grub2 (which must also exist in kubuntu) example.
Let's see.
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Re: How to install TCB-CP on a USB stick w/o a CD?
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2016, 01:13:39 AM »
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dd if=CorePlus-current.iso of=/dev/sdX..where you substitute sda, sdb, etc, for sdX is not that complex, but be sure you choose the correct location for your blank usb stick...

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Re: How to install TCB-CP on a USB stick w/o a CD?
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2016, 01:54:08 AM »
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dd if=CorePlus-current.iso of=/dev/sdX..where you substitute sda, sdb, etc, for sdX is not that complex, but be sure you choose the correct location for your blank usb stick...
That's pretty easy. Anyway, the isohybrid tool worked like a charm. Muchas gracias! ;-)
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