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Postby jack-1948 on Thu Jun 05, 2014 12:11 am

I download this "ubuntu-core-14.04-core-i386.tar.gz". I have a 16gb thumbdrive and I want try and build my own Distro.

1. I going to format thumbdrive ext4. I use the USB Stick Formatter to format EXT4
2. Then put "ubuntu-core-14.04-core-i386.tar.gz" on the thumbdrive. Not sure how
3. Make the thumbdrive bootable. Not sure how
4. Copy file I want to the thumbdrive. Have to read to learn how

Any help would be great on any of the above.
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Re: Try something NEW

Postby skywolfblue on Fri Jun 06, 2014 4:04 pm

jack-1948 wrote:I download this "ubuntu-core-14.04-core-i386.tar.gz". I have a 16gb thumbdrive and I want try and build my own Distro.

1. I going to format thumbdrive ext4. I use the USB Stick Formatter to format EXT4
2. Then put "ubuntu-core-14.04-core-i386.tar.gz" on the thumbdrive. Not sure how
3. Make the thumbdrive bootable. Not sure how
4. Copy file I want to the thumbdrive. Have to read to learn how

Any help would be great on any of the above.


2 & 3: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/create-a-usb-stick-on-ubuntu

What OS are you using currently? Mint? The tutorial features Ubuntu, but the Startup Disc Creator can be used on pretty much any Debian-based OS.

You can also find the "Startup Disc Creator" as usb-creator-gtk (or -kde) from the mint software center, or download it off the web at https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applications/usb-creator-gtk/.

4: Once you've installed the OS and made it bootable, copying files is pretty much like you'd do for any two hard drives. Simply drag and drop!
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Re: Try something NEW

Postby jack-1948 on Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:25 pm

The file I have ends in tar.gz, where I get ones that end in iso?
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Re: Try something NEW

Postby skywolfblue on Thu Jun 12, 2014 4:20 am

jack-1948 wrote:The file I have ends in tar.gz, where I get ones that end in iso?


.tar.gz means it's compressed.

You should just be able to double click on it, and it should expand into an .iso
If not, use a common unzipping/archive program, in Mint, this would be Ark. Open Ark, and from inside ark, open your tar.gz file.
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