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Offline geiger9

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Installing to hard drive from USB Stick Problem
« on: November 20, 2023, 06:24:12 PM »
Please bear with me. I hardly know anything about Linux. I want this particular distro of Linux because the Disk on Module I am using is only 256MB and I do not want to boot off a USB stick.

I can boot into the GUI fine and install the TC-install extension fine. I can use that extension to complete the install. The problem is that when it's done there is no GUI when I boot from the DOM - just a command line.

How can I install this and also have a GUI?


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Re: Installing to hard drive from USB Stick Problem
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2023, 06:31:56 PM »
Hi geiger9
Welcome to the forum.

When you did the install, did you select  Core and X/GUI Desktop
when you got to step 5 shown here:
http://tinycorelinux.net/install.html#5_

If the answer is yes, does entering this at the command line:
Code: [Select]
startxbring up the GUI?

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Re: Installing to hard drive from USB Stick Problem
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2023, 09:40:50 PM »
Hi Rich. From what I understand, that option is only available if you are installing using the Core Plus CD. I am using the TinyCore ISO image.

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Re: Installing to hard drive from USB Stick Problem
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2023, 05:00:19 AM »
Hi geiger9
You said:
... I can boot into the GUI fine and install the TC-install extension fine. ...
The  tc-install  extension is command line based. Installing
tc-install-GUI  adds a graphical front end to  tc-install  so
it will look like the tutorial found here:
http://tinycorelinux.net/install.html

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Re: Installing to hard drive from USB Stick Problem
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2023, 05:07:46 AM »
Sorry for the confusion - I did install the GUI Installer extension. That process went through fine and when I reboot the machine without the USB drive inserted, it loads TinyCore but just a command line. Is there a way I can tell this extension to install the X/GUI desktop?

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Re: Installing to hard drive from USB Stick Problem
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2023, 05:17:06 AM »
Hi geiger9
Try it with the CorePlus CD. It is Tinycore plus additional drivers.

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Re: Installing to hard drive from USB Stick Problem
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2023, 05:20:14 AM »
Hi geiger9
When you get to step  "4. Bootcodes" , enter:
Code: [Select]
waitusb=5

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Re: Installing to hard drive from USB Stick Problem
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2023, 08:25:12 AM »
Thank you so much for helping me with this. It worked with the TinyCore Plus :)

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Re: Installing to hard drive from USB Stick Problem
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2023, 09:52:18 AM »
Hi geiger9
You are welcome. Thank you for confirming it worked.