I'm trying to create a custom version of Tiny Core Linux. I extracted the ISO image, added the required tcz files, and made a new ISO, but VMWare Virtual Machine was not able to boot from it. So I just extracted the ISO, recreated it without any changes, and it still didn't get detected by the VM. What am I doing wrong?

  • Please explain in more detail what you did, and exactly what vmware's error message was. I didn't find any obvious links to how to build your own ISO at the homepage, but it isn't the way they recommend to add extensions.
    – vonbrand
    Mar 3, 2013 at 18:36
  • The boot was not able to detect the os. It said operating system was not found. Even if i dint add the extensions, i actually just extracted and formed the iso back but VM was still not able to detect the Os
    – sreeraag
    Mar 3, 2013 at 18:40
  • Probably the ISO rebuild left out the machinery to boot. That's why you should rummage around the sites for the distribution, and find out how a custom ISO is suposed to be built. The Fedora instructions are extensive, but only applicable to Fedora. Perhaps a minimal Fedora installation works for you?
    – vonbrand
    Mar 3, 2013 at 18:57

1 Answer 1


Use ISOLINUX. It gives you a new ISO image without tampering with your existing one, so your boot configurations will be unchanged.

  • OP requires quite a bit more guidance than that, as it seems.
    – vonbrand
    Mar 4, 2013 at 10:09
  • could u be more specific on what you meant?
    – sreeraag
    Mar 6, 2013 at 15:17

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