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Offline Guy

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Re: How do I boot USB via boot floppy?
« Reply #30 on: March 26, 2010, 09:32:16 PM »
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Re: How do I boot USB via boot floppy?
« Reply #31 on: May 06, 2010, 06:09:49 AM »
TC's initrd is ~10M though, so it will not fit on a conventional floppy.  Perhaps there is a bootloader that supports reading off usb devices...?  In that case you could just change the .cfg for that to read the initrd off the usb device.

You can use conventional floppies.
http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php?topic=5241.msg31539#msg31539

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Re: How do I boot USB via boot floppy?
« Reply #32 on: April 15, 2011, 08:55:28 PM »
Really only need two files, bzImage and tinycore.gz copies onto pendrive.

linld image=e:\bzimage initrd=e:\tinycore.gz "cl=quiet vga=788"

That's it, works fine for me. Note if you use the cl directly then enclose in quotes and space separate boot options.

An alternative way which I would find handy especially with multiple boot parameters is to use a parameter file for cl options.

e.g. create a file called tc.par and in it list boot parameters one per line and then boot with
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linld image=e:\bzimage initrd=e:\tinycore.gz vga=788 cl=@tc.par
Note: when creating such a file under Linux, it might be wise to convert it to DOS format, e.g. with 'unix2dos'.
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