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   - **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/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 include special options as shown by pressing F2 are\\ '' +  - **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!
- tce={hda1|sda1}            Specify Restore TCE apps directory\\ +
- restore={hda1|sda1|floppy} Specify saved configuration location\\ +
- waitusb=X                  Wait X seconds for slow USB devices\\ +
- swapfile{=hda1}            Scan or Specify swapfile\\ +
- home={hda1|sda1}           Specify persistent home directory\\ +
- opt={hda1|sda1}            Specify persistent opt directory\\ +
- lst=yyy.lst                Load alternate static yyy.lst on boot\\ +
- base                       Skip TCE load only the base system\\ +
- norestore                  Turn off the automatic restore\\ +
- safebackup                 Saves a backup copy (mydatabk.tgz)\\ +
- showapps                   Display application names when booting''\\  +
-\\ +
-Shown with F3 \\ \\ '' Color            640x480     800x600      1024x768     1280x1024\\ +
-   256    8 bit     769         771           773          775\\ +
- 32000   15 bit     784         787           790          793\\ +
- 65000   16 bit     785         788           791          794\\ +
- 16.7M   24 bit     786         789           792          795\\ +
-\\ +
- vga=7xx                    7xx from table above\\ +
- xsetup                     Prompt user for Xvesa setup\\ +
- lang=en                    C only unless getlocale.tcz is installed\\ +
- kmap=us                    US only unless kmaps.tcz is installed\\ +
- text                       Textmode\\ +
- superuser                  Textmode as user root\\ +
- noicons                    Do not use icons\\ +
- noswap                     Do not use swap partition\\ +
- nodhcp                     Skip the dhcp request at boot\\ +
- noutc                      BIOS is using localtime\\ +
- pause                      Pause at completion of boot messages''\\  +
-\\ +
-Shown with F4 \\ '' {cron|syslog}              Start various daemons at boot\\ +
- host=xxxx                  Set hostname to xxxx\\ +
- secure                     Set password\\ +
- protect                    Password Encrypted Backup\\ +
- noautologin                Skip automatic login\\ +
- tz=GMT+8                   Timezone tz=PST+8PDT,M3.2.0/2,M11.1.0/2\\ +
- user=abc                   Specify alternate user\\ +
- desktop=yyy                Specify alternate window manager\\ +
- laptop                     Force load laptop related modules\\ +
- noembed                    Unpack initramfs to tmpfs \\ +
- nozswap                    Skip compressed swap in ram\\ +
- xvesa=800x600x32           Set Xvesa default screen resolution\\ +
- mydata=yyyy                Specify alternate name for backup file\\ +
- blacklist=ssb              Blacklist a single module\\ +
- multivt                    Allows for multiple virtual terminals''\\  +
-\\ +
-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(or less!). 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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