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SystemC on a USB Stick

July 21, 2006 Leave a comment

The SCLive Linux distribution is kept purposely to a size <200 MB so that it can easily be used on a USB memory stick. This how-to will detail the steps required to put this distribution onto a USB memory stick.

Now, the first thing you need to have is a copy of MySLAX Creator installed ( available HERE ). When MSC comes up, you’ll see a bunch of scrolling text. You can read it or not as you choose, but when you’re ready to start, press the “Next>” button.

Here you’ll be presented with some options. I’m working with the SCLive ISO, so I choose the radio button beside ISO-Default. Choose where the ISO file is on your hard drive, and press “Mount.” When it’s mounted, you will see several new buttons appear.

Pressing “USB Stick” will net you the “Create a bootable USB Slax stick” screen. Now, select the USB drive you want to use (providing you already have connected your stick).

Note: Some USB stick are not bootable. If you don’t see your stick in the list then it means just that !

Assuming you have selected your stick, you can now press “Create USB Stick”. This process should take just a few minutes; After completion you can press the “Next>” button if you want to try your new creation straight away!

Et Voila, you now have a bootable stick with a fully blown Linux OS and your favorite SystemC development environment.

David Cabanis

Categories: Burning ISO Files, How-tos

Using cdrecord

July 19, 2006 Leave a comment

This how-to describes the steps required for burning an ISO file using linux command lines.

The easiest way to burn an ISO file onto a CD is to use cdrecord. These operation will have to be done with root privileges (use sudo if needs be).

First find the address of the CD writer:

cdrecord -scanbus

This will show the devices connected to your syste. The SCSI address of each device is the three numbers in the left most column, say 0,3,0 . Now you can burn the CD with:

cdrecord dev=0,3,0 -v SCLive-1.0.iso

Voila!

David Cabanis

Categories: Burning ISO Files, How-tos

Linux-K3b

May 7, 2006 Leave a comment

This how-to with describe how to use the Linux program K3b to burn the SCLive iso file.

Using K3b for ISO burning is a relatively simple affair.

  1. Go to the menu Tools and select: Burn CD Image .
  2. A new window appears. Inside the ‘Image to Burn’ entry box navigate to the location of your SCLive-x.x.iso file and select it.
  3. Providing you have loaded a CD inside your burner, you can simply press the ‘Start’ button.

Et Voila! that should be all that is needed to burn the SCLive distro.

David Cabanis

Categories: Burning ISO Files, How-tos