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Offline drtrppr

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TC on USB-stick
« on: November 13, 2015, 06:03:30 AM »
Hello,

I'm able to install and run TC on USB using unetbootin.

To make extensions persistent, I've read you have to do some tweaking, but it is recommended to use core2usb.

Problem with core2usb is that after selecting the iso and selecting the drive, the  'install' button doesn't get active, so the install doesn't take place.

I'm using core2usb on win10.

What do next?

Regards,
drtrppr




Offline curaga

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Re: TC on USB-stick
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2015, 07:14:18 AM »
bmarkus should be able to comment on core2usb.

You can also use the native installer in CorePlus, two ways:
- burn it to a CD, boot it, install to USB
- boot CorePlus in a VM, pass your USB stick to the VM, install
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Re: TC on USB-stick
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2015, 07:16:00 AM »
Which ISO file you tried to install with core2usb?
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Re: TC on USB-stick
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2015, 08:57:17 AM »
bmarkus should be able to comment on core2usb.

You can also use the native installer in CorePlus, two ways:
- burn it to a CD, boot it, install to USB

Thanks, but don't have CD-drive available.

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- boot CorePlus in a VM, pass your USB stick to the VM, install

Neither a VM.




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Re: TC on USB-stick
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2015, 08:58:52 AM »
Which ISO file you tried to install with core2usb?

The TinyCore-current as available in the download section.

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Re: TC on USB-stick
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2015, 09:08:08 AM »
Hi!

You can use the UUID of the device to let opt and home boot codes know that it may load content from your USB drive. Works for me everytime I needed it.

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Re: TC on USB-stick
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2015, 04:38:13 PM »
The empty USB drive shown needs to be double-clicked in the "Select target removable drive" area before the Install button is available. It has worked flawlessly for me many times.

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Re: TC on USB-stick
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2015, 08:30:58 AM »
You can use the UUID of the device to let opt and home boot codes know that it may load content from your USB drive. Works for me everytime I needed it.

That will be the last resort, hope that gets clear what's wrong with my working with tool.

According to comment on sourceforge, i'm not the only one who has trouble with tool. Last win-version the wiki on Sourceforge mention's is win 7, does this tool work with newer win's?




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Re: TC on USB-stick
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2015, 08:35:56 AM »
The empty USB drive shown needs to be double-clicked in the "Select target removable drive" area before the Install button is available. It has worked flawlessly for me many times.

I've done 1 click, double click, triple click etc.

When clicking the message that drive is not empty shows up, although I did format the drive. I've read somewhere on this forum not to pay attention to the message and just go on, but that's impossible in my case.

On what win version did it work flawlessly?

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Re: TC on USB-stick
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2015, 08:39:40 AM »
The problem is simple,  the number one rule is do not use unetbootin to install tinycore to a USB stick.   

Use the install utility provided in coreplus iso  or try to understand what you are doing wrong when using other tools such as core2usb

I'm also using Win10 so give me a minute here I'll try to figure out what's going on here
« Last Edit: November 14, 2015, 08:44:14 AM by coreplayer2 »

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Re: TC on USB-stick
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2015, 10:12:57 AM »
@ B. Markus

I use Win8.1 and Win10 so I figured I could assist.  I've attempted to install TC iso to a USB via core2usb v1.6, v1.5 and v1.1  on both win8.1 and Win10

I considered that I was doing something wrong also because I rarely use such tools in favor of installing to USB's manually, however the error I show on attempts with an empty USB formatted with either FAT32, or NTFS is "the drive is not empty" and of course the app will not allow a user to override this scenario.    If the USB is wiped and left unallocated the USB thumb drive is not recognized at all.

So it's a catch 22,  it appears the drive needs a file system and a drive letter for core2usb to recognize it in win8.1 and up, yet if the drive has a file system the utility reports that the drive is not empty..

I'm still attempting to find a workaround for our friends here and almost succeeded by formatting the USB with ext2, jury is still out..

I've attached an error log

« Last Edit: November 14, 2015, 10:14:40 AM by coreplayer2 »

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Re: TC on USB-stick
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2015, 10:41:16 AM »
@ drtrppr

In the meantime, try the "rufus" utility from http://rufus.akeo.ie/ .  select your ISO and leave all the default options.  before rebooting to the USB simply change the "cde" directory name to "tce"  (obviously without the quotation marks)
then boot to your USB and select "Tinycore with Wait for USB" option
You might also want to remove the copy2fs.lst file within your new tce directory.

you should be set, I just tried this to be sure it worked and it does

you might also have to set your BIOS to boot in legacy mode

good luck
« Last Edit: November 14, 2015, 10:49:11 AM by coreplayer2 »

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Re: TC on USB-stick
« Reply #12 on: November 14, 2015, 11:49:24 AM »
Hi
To help users, I think there should be 2 isos, one for cd (with cde dir) and the other for usb (with tce dir).
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Re: TC on USB-stick
« Reply #13 on: November 14, 2015, 11:52:20 AM »
ISO9660 is a read only filesystem, so it makes no sense to have a tce directory in it.
Just do a normal install onto the USB drive.

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Re: TC on USB-stick
« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2015, 12:36:21 PM »
using unetbootin in with the usb iso makes a working tc
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