I’ve always been drawn to thin clients as a way to take advantage of computers (which are no longer useful decades ago) that would otherwise be considered e-waste but can still be squeezed out.
For some time now I have been playing with XDMCP clients and, after several tests, I have opted for use the Tiny Core distribution since
- occupies less than 20 megabytes (yes, you read that right… megabytes)
- allows booting in less than 6 or 7 seconds even on magnetic disks
That is why and, as an “incoming” has chosen to leave this article here explaining how to install Tiny Core on a pendrive easily and without complications that I hope will serve as an incentive to investigate such a peculiar (and useful) distribution while allowing me to feel if you feel curiosity and interest in the proposal that I make to use XDMCP
Although it can be created writing the mbr on the pendrive and following a series of steps and some have even managed to do it using a virtual box and using the installer itself that TinyCore brings, the easiest way I have found to create a bootable pendrive is using Ventoy.
From the terminal, we just have to launch a
sudo ventoy -i /dev/sdc
where / dev / sdc It is the path to the pendrive that we want to use.
Then we copy the ISO of Tiny Core directly to the pendrive
NOTE: As can be seen in the image, I have taken the opportunity to put Manjaro 20 to prove one thing 😉
And ready to go!
Small annotation that helps me to remember the easiest way to create a TinyCore bootable pendrive and that I hope will serve to open the “debate” on the use of XDMCP to take advantage of obsolete equipment avoiding the generation of electronic waste unnecessarily
- Did you know Tiny Core?
- Have you used XDMCP in any project or test?
- Do you find the proposal for reuse old computers?