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    Tiny-core installation.


    I downloaded Core Plus and burned an ISO on the CD.
    There is no install icon at the bottom of the screen, no installation wizard to guide me through the process and the Mount Tool doesn't show a "cd" drive to mount. There is a button for an fd device but it stays red no matter if I press it or not.

    How do I install this product on the HD?

    I am not a computer expert.
    When would Linux be as easy to install as Windows?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GregRowling2 View Post
    How do I install this product on the HD?
    Hello and welcome!

    You can find instructions for installing Tiny Core to a hard disk on their wiki page:

    wiki:install_hd - Tiny Core Linux Wiki
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    This is not a goal for this particular distribution.

    You can always choose one of the more mainstream ones like ubuntu, mint or fedora.
    You must always face the curtain with a bow.

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    I read them and they look like they were written for a different product/version.
    I need an os to run on 64mb of RAM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GregRowling2 View Post
    I downloaded Core Plus and burned an ISO on the CD.
    There is no install icon at the bottom of the screen, no installation wizard to guide me through the process and the Mount Tool doesn't show a "cd" drive to mount. There is a button for an fd device but it stays red no matter if I press it or not.
    How did you burn the ISO to CD? Are you sure you burned it as an image file, versus just dragging and dropping the ISO to the CD authoring program?

    Once the CD is made, you should boot your target system with the CD. Then you should be able to follow the guide that oz posted. If you cannot boot with the CD, post back telling us how you are creating the CD from the ISO, and we'll try to help you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atreyu View Post
    How did you burn the ISO to CD? Are you sure you burned it as an image file, versus just dragging and dropping the ISO to the CD authoring program?

    Once the CD is made, you should boot your target system with the CD. Then you should be able to follow the guide that oz posted. If you cannot boot with the CD, post back telling us how you are creating the CD from the ISO, and we'll try to help you.
    I burned an image. I got to the interface and I found no tools to partition the drive or to install an OS to the disk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GregRowling2 View Post
    I burned an image. I got to the interface and I found no tools to partition the drive or to install an OS to the disk.
    Have you done these steps, from the guide?

    Run Tinycore

    Put the multicore CD in the drive, and restart the computer, so it runs Tinycore with the installer.

    At the boot: prompt, type

    Code:
    tci
    Mount the ISO

    Click on the Mount Tool.

    Click on the CD drive so it becomes mounted. It will be green when mounted.

    The CD drive will be something like sdc, without a number at the end. Hard drive and USB drive partitions are normally something like sda1, with a number at the end.
    Run the Installer

    To run the installer, click TC-Install in the wbar or menu.

    Another option is to click the Run icon, and type

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    tc-install

    I'm not familiar w/Tiny Core, but this is where I'd start...
    Last edited by atreyu; 06-07-2012 at 02:11 AM. Reason: moved my comment

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    Thank you. I think I got it. I was running the wrong 'variation' of the OS from the CD.

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    I installed Tiny. No need to use command prompt at all. There is an installer in one of the 'variations' offered after boot.
    How do I hook up WIFI, install a browser and use a Kingston USB memory, so I don't burn any more CDs?

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    have you figured out how to install stuff yet?

    Try this wiki once you get that figured out.

    wiki:setting_up_wifi - Tiny Core Linux Wiki
    Last edited by atreyu; 06-07-2012 at 03:08 AM. Reason: fixed link

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