The Raspberry Pi images are definately working. I tried the following images from http://tinycorelinux.net/5.x/armv6/releases/5.3/ on a Raspberry Pi B Rev2:
- piCore-5.3.1.zip (bare os, only command line)
- piCore-5.3.1-SSH.zip (bare os, only command line, with SSH)
- piCore-5.3.1-X.zip (graphical interface)
On Linux, it is really easy to create a booting SD-card image, maybe you should use a (K)Ubuntu live CD or similar and try my instructions below. But I see no reason, why these instructions for Raspbian for Windows should not work. Just make sure to unzip the images first.
On Linux (this should also work on a MAC), all you need to do is open a terminal and execute the following four commands to download, unzip and copy the image to the SD-Card:
sudo dd bs=4M if=piCore-5.3-SSH.img of=/dev/NAME_OF_SDCARD
(If you are not sure, how to open a terminal, use Kubuntu, after booting into the live system, press CTRL+F2, type
konsole, press RETURN)
After executing thes commands, put the SD card in your Raspberry Pi and power it up.
The only thing you need to change here is the
NAME_OF_SDCARD (and maybe the name of the zip file). To find the correct device name, the most secure process is to compare the device list with and without the SD card inserted:
- remove SD card from computer
execute the following command:
ls /dev > devices.txt
- insert SD card in reader (do nothing else)
execute the following two commands:
ls /dev > devices2.txt
diff devices.txt devices2.txt
this will output something like this:
In this example you've got two additional device names
sdb2 (one for each partition on the SD card), only the number at the end changed.
You want to write the image to the SD card, not to one of its partitions so you can remove the number at the end and your device name is
In this case you would replace
sdb in the command further above.
Note: It is important, that you do nothing else than inserting the SD card in step 3, to be sure not to get other devices added because you don't want to confuse device names. The dd command will not ask before deleting everything on the named device.