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Offline arvevans

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Is the web page install instruction current with the .iso?
« on: September 23, 2009, 03:16:33 PM »

I'm new to Tiny Core, but am an old-timer with UNIX, and latest Ubuntu & Debian, so
please bear with me during the learning curve of Tiny Core.

I tried to do a HD install of Tiny Core, based on instructions posted on the web page.
  • WORKS:  mkfs.ext3 /dev/hda1
  • WORKS:  /mnt/hda1
  • WORKS:  mount /mnt/hdc
  • WORKS:  cp -p /mnt/hdc/boot/* /mnt/hda/boot
  • WORKS:  mkdir -p /mnt/hda1/tce
  • WORKS:  touch /mnt/hda1/mydata.tgz
  • FAILS:    cp -p /usr/lib/grub/i386-pc/* /mnt/hda1/boot/grub ((File Not Found, i386-pc ))
  • WORKS: vi /mnt/hda1/boot/grub/nenu.lst   ((ALL BUILT & SAVED AS INSTRUCTED))
  • FAILS:    grub  ((no "grub" executable found))

And from there, obviously nothing works.  Possibly the web page instruction is incomplete,
or the .iso is incomplete, or something may be broken.  Am I doing something wrong, or is
there an error in instructions?

Thanks,

Arv
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Re: Is the web page install instruction current with the .iso?
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2009, 03:28:08 PM »
Step 1 Title says:
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1. Obtaining cfdisk and GRUB via appbrowser

At the very bottom of step, last statement says:
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Now repeat this process, by selecting and installing grub-0.97-splash.tce.

Doing such will provided the much needed grub.
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Re: Is the web page install instruction current with the .iso?
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2009, 07:21:28 PM »
No Internet connection, so no app browser.

I used fdisk in place of cfdisk (I'm an old timer and comfortable with raw fdisk).
OK.  I can download needed software (i386-pc) to a pen drive or CD-ROM and do the transfer that way.

Guess I missed the 2nd grub line.

Probably tomorrow I will try this again and see how far I get this time.

For a .iso suitable to use with a CD-ROM drive, it might be possible to include everything that is needed for install in the download, including WiFi tools.

Thanks
Arv
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Re: Is the web page install instruction current with the .iso?
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2009, 09:21:21 AM »
Obviously had internet access to fetch the iso. With a pendrive easy to grab some extensions via webpage download to get a basic system up.
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Re: Is the web page install instruction current with the .iso?
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2009, 07:08:09 AM »
You may have it already figured out. In case you havn't, here is some info on how to Install Tiny Core Without Being Connected to the Internet.

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