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Old 06-09-2009, 08:45 AM   #31
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nope won't boot. same error as before. invalid or damage bootable partition. is it possible that I cant boot from the USB on my pc?
 
Old 06-09-2009, 08:55 AM   #32
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Strange-does it have a floppy drive or cd drive?
Your doing this on a corporate PC, at work?
Do you have access to a Linux box or livecd?
 
Old 06-09-2009, 09:05 AM   #33
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I have a cd drive and I have linux on a cd. It will boot from the cd. I had to install Linux to the USB booting from the cd. My pc won't boot from the hard drive. My hard drive gives me the blue screen of death. I am using my work computer for the internet and getting the files I need.
 
Old 06-09-2009, 09:20 AM   #34
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Hmmm... OK we can try grub on ext2-that will boot as it will be seen as the 1st hd.
Or, you can use plop bootmanager bootcd to boot fat32 usb
( http://www.plop.at/en/bootmanagerdl.html )
download that and there is a small cd iso image, waste of a cd really, but it will work.
If you have a floppy drive it's better cause a cd is more expensive.

OK, use the plpbt.iso which doesn't install to mbr, it just tries to boot usb from the cd.
so, boot the plop cd, choose "usb" and it should boot it.

Can you burn iso's at work?
 
Old 06-09-2009, 09:28 AM   #35
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Actually all my iso images have plop bootmanager
so that would'nt waste a 700MB cd
( http://multidistro.com/downloads/isos/isos.html )
I suggest IMSHLD as it's made to go on usb too.
simply burn IMSHLD to cd-r and you got plop bootmanager plus lots more-
IMSHLD(Immutable_Shield
It's got...
1-UltimateBootCD-50b12
2-ClamAV LiveCD
3-AviraAV LiveCD
4-Mpentoo-2006.1
5-GRML-Medium-2008
6-TTY-Linux-8.0
7-PlopLinux-3.7.19
8-SuperGrubDisk
9-NT-Password
10-Memtest86+

Alot of stuff there huh?
It may even help you figure out what's wrong with your hd-taht's what Ultimatebootcd is for.
You have windows on hd?
why doesn't it bot?
 
Old 06-09-2009, 09:39 AM   #36
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crap. I need a cd. I'm at work and don't have any. Ah well.
 
Old 06-09-2009, 09:45 AM   #37
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I will get one from the computer department here.
 
Old 06-09-2009, 09:52 AM   #38
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I'm sorry dog, but I'm with you all the way.
We'll get this bitch rollin!
You got a floppy drive at home PC?
Or just cd?

By tomorrow Tinycore/Microcore 2.0 usb will be out and is a big improv on 1.4.3
Tell you what-we'll make a deal?
You give me good feedback as to what's wrong with my downloads,etc and I'll make you a custom tinycore or other usb today?
It'll be ready in the morning when you come here.
Just tell me what you want added to it, right now I got firefox+flash10, XMMS, OSS/alsa sound, XFE file manager, XFW writer and a little more.
i am headbanging the metallica via aol radio while writing this on tc 2.0 too
RADical

So, what do you wanna do?
 
Old 06-09-2009, 10:07 AM   #39
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Just a cd drive. No floppy.
I don't know if anything is wrong with your downloads but we will see. lol.
I will get a cd in an hour or two and download those files and burn to disc.
 
Old 06-09-2009, 10:19 AM   #40
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Issue with my downloads is I suck at writing how-to's, etc!
OK, IF you get tc-1.4.3 to boot, choose the "base/norestore" option first.
This will get you to the tc desktop.
Now, right-click anywhere, choose X-shells/Root access from menu.
type in "fdisk -l"
note usb name and mount point.
Once you know it's name according to TC, edit syslinux.cfg to point to your usb
Default is sda1

so, if it says /dev/sdb1, then edit syslinux.cfg entry thusly so apps are restored correctly
so, change this entry to whatever your usb name is-using sdb1 as example,

Code:
label tce-sav2sda1
menu default
menu label ^TCE-Sav2 SDA1
kernel /boot/bzImage
append initrd=/boot/tinycore.gz quiet restore=sda1 tce=sda1 waitusb=5
Code:
label tce-sav2sdb1
menu default
menu label ^TCE-Sav2 SDB1
kernel /boot/bzImage
append initrd=/boot/tinycore.gz quiet restore=sdb1 tce=sdb1 waitusb=5
To tidy things up even more; designate the tce folder to restore settings from, instead of usb
"restore=sdb1/tce tce=sdb1 waitusb=5"

here is the syslinux.cfg entry-choose this and it goes to the sub-menu above
label tce-sav2usb
menu label TC^E-Sav2USB-Menu
kernel /boot/syslinux/menu.c32
append /boot/syslinux/tceusb.cfg

Cool Lemons?
It's confusing to me too.

Ever burnt a iso to cd-r?
what r you using to burn iso to cd?

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Old 06-09-2009, 11:37 AM   #41
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I don't know what an iso is. I'm a computer goof.
 
Old 06-09-2009, 11:48 AM   #42
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LOL!
Others here can help with that too.
Best option is use any Ubuntu livecd, add "k3b" from ubuntu synaptic pkg manager, it's in the system/administration/ menu at the top bar.
k3b is best cd burner for linux I think.
Open synaptic pkg manager and hit "search" button, enter k3b, it'll find k3b, then click little box and choose install.
pop in blank cd-r, open k3b from ubuntu menu "sound and video" or something.
Choose "burn cd image" or "burn iso image"
choose slowest speed 8x, and DAO I think
make sure it's cd-r
must have internet connection

Windows also has a freeware called "imgburn", you might try that in windows.
 
Old 06-09-2009, 11:53 AM   #43
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Ok I'm lost now. LOL. I got the cd. I don't know if I mentioned this tid bit of useful information or not but my work PC only has Windows on it. So what do I? Burn to the disc first? If so what? LOL. Sorry. I use to be a blonde but now I'm bald so that's a double whammie.
 
Old 06-09-2009, 12:11 PM   #44
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Check out imgburn
( http://www.imgburn.com/ )

Here's the download link
( http://fileforum.betanews.com/downlo...n/1128426215/1 )

You can use that; just burn it as an iso image
burn image to disk
cd-r
slowest speed
 
Old 06-09-2009, 12:33 PM   #45
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Ok I will but here's another dumb bald-blonde moment. On this link http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail...n/1128426215/1 I don't see the download button. I see downloads for spyware and that's it.
 
  


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