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Offline shail.dw

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Alert everyone !!!

It is a bomb I am keeping secretly in my mind over the years, and have never ventured to tell anyone out. I thought once of my capabilities. Now I think of nothing but only of my failures. Failure in every field; throughout the life. Forgive me for being emotional. I have never understood the things.

First, I don't know if this is the right place to open my mind on the forum on this subject.
It is place for the unofficialdom.
It is rather not much visited (I may be wrong. Instead it may be the visiting place of the engineers themselves).
It is about remastering. Will I be asking about remastering? No.

Microcore consists of two files. Core.gz, essentially the linux file system; use busybox or whatsoever for it. Second, the bzImage or vmlinuz or whatsoever xyz name you want to give to your compilation, but actually the real linux, the true linux, the only linux, for which we all are thankful to Linus Torvalds, and his ancestor, the author of Minix, I mean Andrew S. Tanenbaum.

So the distros actually differ basically in their filesystem. Actual linux is what we all know is maintained at www.kernel.org, and which is in use everywhere.

My question is if I take that "real" linux, the bzImage/vmlinuz/xyz of debian, of slackware, of fedora core, of ubuntu, of knoppix, of puppy, of Tinycore, of zenwalk, of .., of..., of.... and do a mess of one with another ? I am going to replace the vmlinuz of Tinycore with say this distro, this distro, that distro, that distro, ... and also am going to inject this distro, that distro, with tinycore's . I will publish the results. But as I already said above, I have been a failure throughout my life.

So let us share.

PS : Roberts, here are my first wishful thanks to you in person, for this novel thing you have created. I read with great interest your Response to John Andrew as well. Leave Tinycore alone, DSL itself was a wonder of her time. Go ahead. The best thing with Tinycore is that with different and as many as discardable (!) mydata= bootparameter in one's bootloader, and with as many of those discardable backups, one can test almost anything in the sphereof linux.

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I will publish the results.

What is the goal you are targeting?
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Offline curaga

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Assuming a compatible config and a recent enough version, yes you should be able to run any other distro kernel on TC.
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Offline shail.dw

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bmarkus !

Were you reading at my back, while I was typing ?
You are so senior.
I ask if Satan is not an experimenter ?

Curaga, You too!

I got the message, "Warning - while you were typing a new reply has been posted. You may wish to review your post."
Well I really intend to recieve such replies.


Offline hiro

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I say Markov Chains

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Hiro, Hope this does not begin a chain reaction.

I am not from mathematics. I was masters in zoology back in 1984. Still I got 48 out of 50 in one of my maths papers in my high school exams. Immediately after that I dropped for Biology, against my instincts. (Failures begin in life early ?). [How did you know I am a dropout from mathematics, and force me to read it !]

Still I searched for your chains, and read with interest on wikipedia, as I try to read about everything I come across. I have not understood everything in first go, so I will continue to read.

I will consider everything said in Re to the original post.

As I said "Hope this does not begin a chain reaction", but this is only a small opening of hearts, that I beg all of you not to forbid me, or anyone. So this little note is for everyone of us here, who are all very humans, very prone to err, and far from perfection even in a single field.