by Jeremy Canfield | Updated January 1st, 2017
To install TinyCore Linux on a Wyse thin client:
- Create a USB flash drive with a TinyCore Linux using Universal USB Installer (UUI).
- The ISO must be 32-bit, because the Wyse CPU only supports i686.
- The reason TinyCore Linux is used is because the Wyse thin client has only 1 GB of storage. Common Linux distributions, such as Ubuntu, Mint, RHEL, CentOS, and Fedora typically a greater than 1 GB.
- Connect the USB flash drive to the Wyse thin client.
- Press the power button on the Wyse thin client and press Esc to enter BIOS.
- When prompted for the BIOS password, type Fireport and press enter.
- Under Boot Device, ensure the USB flash drive is the first device in the boot order. Press F10 and press enter.
- Select Boot TinyCore and press enter.
- At the TinyCore desktop, select the Apps icon.
- In the Apps dialog box, select Browse, type tc-install in search, and select tc-install.tcz.
- Select Go.
- After tc-install.tcz OK is displayed, select the tc-install icon on the desktop.
- Enter /mnt/sd**/boot/boot.gz, check frugal, check wholedisk and click the next icon.
- Select ext4 and select the next icon.
- Select the next icon.
- Enter /mnt/sd**/cde/ and press the next icon.
- Select proceed.