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Offline KingBongo

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How to upgrade Tiny Core (Base+Extensiions) from 3.5 to 4.3?
« on: February 25, 2012, 07:19:36 AM »
Hi. I didn't know where to put this since I want to upgrade basically everything in my Tiny Core system. How do I do it?

My computer is a stand-alone unit without access to any network. It has a Floppy drive and a CD drive and that's about it. It now runs TC 3.5 and the extensions I use were available in the standard repositories at the time.

How do I upgrade both the core and the extensions (apps) to newest standard? I assume "newest standard" is now TC 4.3 and everything related to it.

Offline curaga

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Re: How to upgrade Tiny Core (Base+Extensiions) from 3.5 to 4.3?
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2012, 07:23:13 AM »
With network access it'd just be the usual, ie copy over new base files and update extensions.

But since you're without, how did you get the extensions in the first place?
The only barriers that can stop you are the ones you create yourself.

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Re: How to upgrade Tiny Core (Base+Extensiions) from 3.5 to 4.3?
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2012, 07:29:19 AM »
curaga:
You were one of the good guys helping me out with this machine about a year ago :) It runs great! A few minor bugs and that's about it.

Back to topic. When installing TC I HAD a network connection. When everything was said and done I moved the computer and everything related to it.
« Last Edit: February 25, 2012, 07:54:55 AM by KingBongo »

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Re: How to upgrade Tiny Core (Base+Extensiions) from 3.5 to 4.3?
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2012, 07:51:39 AM »
Have you considered not updating it :D ?

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Re: How to upgrade Tiny Core (Base+Extensiions) from 3.5 to 4.3?
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2012, 07:57:48 AM »
hiro:
Hahaha! Yes, I have, but I can never hold myself back when it comes to installing the latest and greatest. You have to recognize that there has actually been a few releases in between 3.5 and 4.3. I am actually proud of myself :P

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Re: How to upgrade Tiny Core (Base+Extensiions) from 3.5 to 4.3?
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2012, 09:08:35 AM »
if this so, then i venture to note that 4.3 is already slightly out-of-date  :)
already 4.4rc1 is in process and 4.4 will be released soon ;)
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Re: How to upgrade Tiny Core (Base+Extensiions) from 3.5 to 4.3?
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2012, 12:16:08 PM »
If you don't have network access there really is no point in upgrading if what you have works.
I run 2.x on one PC.

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Re: How to upgrade Tiny Core (Base+Extensiions) from 3.5 to 4.3?
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2012, 01:06:50 PM »
If you don't have network access there really is no point in upgrading if what you have works.
I run 2.x on one PC.
I confirm. I recommend: dont change a running system.
For me, it was a major pain to upgrade to 4.2 (from memory). The .xsession etc. changes made a lot of hand work.
But.. I upgraded.. because I like the development and the work of the very fine society here.
AMD K6-IIIATZ 550MHz MB DFI K6xv3/+66
P4 HP DC7100 3GB 3GHz
Samsung NC10 boot from SD card port (via USB reader)
.. all TinyCore proofed

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Re: How to upgrade Tiny Core (Base+Extensiions) from 3.5 to 4.3?
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2012, 06:14:30 PM »
Hi KingBongo
I'm inclined to agree with the other members. If you have a working system, and it does what you want it
to do, leave well enough alone. Here are two rules which have served me well:
1. If it's not broken, don't fix it.
2. If you decide to fix it anyway, make sure you provide a way to un-fix it again.

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Re: How to upgrade Tiny Core (Base+Extensiions) from 3.5 to 4.3?
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2012, 10:16:36 PM »
Ok guys. I think I will take your advice and leave it as is for a while. I would hate running into trouble and would probably end up punching myself :P

Thanks!
« Last Edit: February 25, 2012, 10:53:59 PM by KingBongo »

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Re: How to upgrade Tiny Core (Base+Extensiions) from 3.5 to 4.3?
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2012, 10:50:50 PM »
Hi KingBongo
I think you made the right choice. Like hiro, I'm still running TC2.1 on one machine. I use that machine as file server
and since it performs so nicely, I leave well enough alone. Plus I used it as a testbed to verify that an app I created
under TC3.4 was backward compatible with TC2.

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Re: How to upgrade Tiny Core (Base+Extensiions) from 3.5 to 4.3?
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2012, 11:14:01 PM »
Rich:
As long as it works nicely with the PCI USB card I am going to buy, I will leave it as is. Also, I am using it solely for playing music (.mp3) and because the Pentium I is so slow, I use XMMS anyway (which is dead). So no real need to upgrade.

By the way, is there any lightweight alternative to XMMS still being maintained? No, Audacious is far to demanding. I know about a few music players running in terminal (don't remember their names) and even have them installed, but I am not seriously interested in those.

One of the few minor bugs I have in TC 3.5 is that I need to let the machine "finish thinking" for each operation when doing stuff with the CD drive. If I push it too hard the CD drive stops working :) Really not a big issue though.
« Last Edit: February 25, 2012, 11:18:08 PM by KingBongo »

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Re: How to upgrade Tiny Core (Base+Extensiions) from 3.5 to 4.3?
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2012, 11:25:05 PM »
Hi KingBongo
My TC2.1 machine runs a 233Mhz Pentium MMX. Sorry, I don't use my computers for playing music, so I'm the
wrong person to ask.