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[HALF-SOLVED] How do I install Core 4.5.2?
« on: May 06, 2012, 01:13:39 PM »
Hello,

how do I install Core to PC? Currently, I'm trying in Virtualbox, but it seems there isn't any command line installation utility to do it. I see there's a gui version of the installer but, what if I use it to install in a barebones PC (500MHz, 64Mb RAM)?

Thanks in advance.

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Install tc-install package, using "ab" command and then type "tc-install.sh" and follow the instructions.

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I would like to see a real install. The script just created a tce directory and all the system is loaded in RAM...
« Last Edit: May 06, 2012, 03:18:39 PM by 12 »

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Re: How do I install Core 4.5.2?
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2012, 01:42:34 PM »
Please see the top of the main page and the wiki.

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Re: How do I install Core 4.5.2?
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2012, 02:06:00 PM »
Yeah,

h t t p : / / distro.ibiblio.org/tinycorelinux/install.html

but it's a gui, not a command line installer, so it wouldn't work on Core (Core =/= TinyCore =/= CorePlus).

h t t p : / / wiki.tinycorelinux.net/wiki:install_microcore?s[]=microcore

Not what I really want. I want to install in a Hard Drive.

tc-install package says:

A FLTK GUI installer for Tiny Core.

User interface... :/

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Just install tc-install package using ab command and type "tc-install.sh" as root and follow the instructions.
« Last Edit: May 06, 2012, 02:17:22 PM by 12 »

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Re: [HALF-SOLVED] How do I install Core 4.5.2?
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2012, 12:53:03 AM »
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I would like to see a real install. The script just created a tce directory and all the system is loaded in RAM...

That is intentional. Scatter install is not supported.
The only barriers that can stop you are the ones you create yourself.

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Re: [HALF-SOLVED] How do I install Core 4.5.2?
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2012, 08:51:21 AM »
 Frugal Install to disk appears to be a real solution. right?? 

That is how we install to disk.  I think 12 has missed the persistent directions (see the Wiki)  Don't forget to set home and Opt directories in the boot options and you're set to enjoy a disk install :)
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Re: [HALF-SOLVED] How do I install Core 4.5.2?
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2012, 02:31:57 PM »
As they say, the traditional way of installing linux (called scatter install here) is not supported by *Core, this makes a perfect solution for rescue tools, basic maintenance, file recovery. But I don't think it fits for everyday use on really old PCs (my personal project, where I am stuck with debian) since it will eat all the RAM easily. It's good side are for those with lots of RAM, things open almost instantly, simply marvelous when using E17, openbox with panels (or not).

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Re: [HALF-SOLVED] How do I install Core 4.5.2?
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2012, 03:23:24 PM »
You've got the wrong idea about tc.   My best install is to an old old 440BX notebook  with little ram and maybe 166 650mhz cpu iirc sorry it's a 650MHz I'm getting my machines mixed up here.   TinyCore 4.5.2 runs like a champ on it for web browsing, and some gaming apps..   In fact I have set it up to multi boot with other OS'sand various tc versions but the latest TC runs on  it the best.  With tc booted and ready to roll I have rarely seen more than 25MB of ram usage..    Like I say, I think you've got the wrong idea about tc, and comparing those bloated Linux distro's which you probably could never install frugally

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Re: [HALF-SOLVED] How do I install Core 4.5.2?
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2012, 03:41:53 PM »
What's the "build"?

Vesa+twm+midori?

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Re: [HALF-SOLVED] How do I install Core 4.5.2?
« Reply #8 on: May 08, 2012, 11:32:05 PM »
Are you thinking that every app is loaded into memory at boot??

At boot only the basic Core + flwm_topside + Xorg + ATI drivers + Alsa sound + Wbar + Conky + Wifi + Xprogs +??    looks sharp, I'll bet you want a screenshot!  :P

User programs waiting to load are many,  Chromium + Flash 10 + Xine (for dvd's etc) + Mplayer-nodeps (for mp4's etc) + Foxit Reader + xzgv image viewer + AlsaMixer + a bunch of games for the kids the pc was Intended for..   Oh and Xarchiver, tar, and some dev tools.

when I'm going to use the notebook as a backup online browser, I'll often set chromium to load into memory at boot for instant access, but obviously is rare due to the memory it uses..  I think that's called "Selective copy to file system"

I have only 256BM of Ram installed (because the person I loaned the other stick of ram too never returned it, and was thinking of donating the notebook anyway.   memory is not the problem, CPU is the big issue especially when playing online Flash video, YouTube, DVD's, mp4 video,  etc etc   But Flash is the big issue, it drops a frame or two to keep sync with the sound.  other than that it runs great for a 166 650mhz cpu, sorry it's a 650MHz I'm getting my machines mixed up here. ,  lol the rig is 12years old..
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Re: [HALF-SOLVED] How do I install Core 4.5.2?
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2012, 09:31:06 AM »
Xorg? Chromium? Flash?

That's amazing enough for a 166MHz!

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Re: [HALF-SOLVED] How do I install Core 4.5.2?
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2012, 04:48:10 PM »
@12  Oops  I'm getting my machines mixed up,  the 166 was the predecessor to this 650MHz which is also a relic,  sorry..  At least the MHZ is somewhat  irrelevant as we were discussing memory usage,  right?

But still look ak the 7% (18MB) memory usage immediately after boot with wifi connected


and only at 27% with Chromium open..

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Re: [HALF-SOLVED] How do I install Core 4.5.2?
« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2012, 08:36:52 PM »
so from what im getting is to install micro core i need to use frugal ?
hmm okay easy enough thats what i used to install puppy linux  ;D
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Re: [HALF-SOLVED] How do I install Core 4.5.2?
« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2012, 05:18:24 PM »
im having trouble installing it i do every thing but i cant find core.gz
plus pcmanfm apparently does not exist when i try to activate it but im sure thats a config problem
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Re: [HALF-SOLVED] How do I install Core 4.5.2?
« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2012, 06:05:33 PM »
core.gz is on the device you booted.
If t was the CD, use the mount tool to mount the CD,

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Re: [HALF-SOLVED] How do I install Core 4.5.2?
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2012, 05:50:49 PM »
yeah ill have another look at it

ps would it be /dev/sr0 ? cause when i  change the  directory  over to the directory and list the directorys the boot folder does not show up
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