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wiki:getting_started [2012/03/07 12:16]
DG12 link to more info re accessing BIOS
wiki:getting_started [2012/07/23 17:41] (current)
lverns [Getting TC running] fixed broken search links
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 Tiny Core starts from a CD called a "LiveCD". This runs on the system without needing to be installed (handy if your version of MS Windows isn't working)! Actually one of the core tenets of Tiny Core is that it doesn't expect anything to be installed. Tiny Core starts from a CD called a "LiveCD". This runs on the system without needing to be installed (handy if your version of MS Windows isn't working)! Actually one of the core tenets of Tiny Core is that it doesn't expect anything to be installed.
  
-  - **Download the Live CD image**\\ The image of the CD is an .iso file (about 10MB) which can be downloaded from [[http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/tinycorelinux/3.x/release/tinycore-current.iso the current Tiny Core ISO]]. If you have trouble with this link, copy and paste this link into your browser's URL (address) bar: \\ http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/tinycorelinux/3.x/release/tinycore-current.iso+  - **Download the Live CD image**\\ The image of the CD is an .iso file (about 12MB) which can be downloaded from [[http://distro.ibiblio.org/tinycorelinux/downloads.html downloads]] page.
   - **Burn the ISO to CD**   - **Burn the ISO to CD**
      - - Your CD burning software needs to have an option (menu item) to burn an ISO image file or bootable ISO file. Use the bootable if both choices are available. Don't burn the ISO file as regular file, or an audio track.      - - Your CD burning software needs to have an option (menu item) to burn an ISO image file or bootable ISO file. Use the bootable if both choices are available. Don't burn the ISO file as regular file, or an audio track.
-    - -  After burning the CD, re insert it and open it in a file browser. If your see "tinycore-current.iso" ...  it won't boot. You must see a folder called "boot". If you have trouble, search for  notes on your software. Generic notes on common platforms:[[http://www.google.com/search?hl=burn+iso+linux | Linux - burn iso]],[[http://www.google.com/search?hl=burn+iso+mac | Mac - burn iso]],[[http://www.google.com/search?hl=burn+iso+windows | Windows - burn iso]] +    - -  After burning the CD, re insert it and open it in a file browser. If your see "tinycore-current.iso" ...  it won't boot. You must see a folder called "boot". If you have trouble, search for  notes on your software. Generic notes on common platforms:[[http://www.google.com/search?q=burn+iso+linux | Linux - burn iso]],[[http://www.google.com/search?q=burn+iso+mac | Mac - burn iso]],[[http://www.google.com/search?q=burn+iso+windows | Windows - burn iso]] 
-  - **Boot the CD** \\ The BIOS setting on your computer must be set so the CD drive is booted before other media(like the Hard Disk). Different manufactures use different keys to enter the utility to modify the [[http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fixtheproblem/ht/accessbios.htm | BIOS settings]]. Watch //intently// when your system boots for a message like: "Press F10 to change system settings" or "Press **DEL** to enter setup". If you see the MS windows logo it you missed it. Try holding down the ''Ctrl'' key while the system boots.  +  - **Boot the CD** \\ The BIOS setting on your computer must be set so the CD drive is booted before other media(like the Hard Disk). Different manufactures use different keys to enter the utility to modify the [[http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fixtheproblem/ss/bootorderchange.htm | BIOS settings]]. Watch //intently// when your system boots for a message like: "Press F10 to change system settings" or "Press **DEL** to enter setup". If you see the MS windows logo it you missed it. Try holding down the ''Ctrl'' key while the system boots. \\ in 2-3 seconds you will see:{{ :wiki:tcbootup.gif?nolink&300 |}}\\ Simply press enter or add special options as shown by pressing F2 F3 F4 \\ as described at [[http://distro.ibiblio.org/tinycorelinux/faq.html#bootcodes |bootcodes]]\\ For example to boot tiny core and avoid the timezone from defaulting to GMT you might use something like:\\ ''**tc tz=US/Eastern hostname=DG12S-TESTBOX** 
- +\\ ''\\ Just a few screen blinks and 20 seconds later and you will see the Tiny Core Desktop!
 ==== The TC Desktop ===== ==== The TC Desktop =====
-The TC desktop will appear after about 30 seconds. It will look something like:+The TC desktop will appear after about 30 seconds(or less!). It will look something like:
  
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