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wiki:getting_started [2012/03/08 12:26]
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wiki:getting_started [2012/07/23 17:41] (current)
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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 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**   - **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! \\ ''\\ Just a few screen blinks and 20 seconds later and you will see the Tiny Core Desktop!
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