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piCore-6.1beta1 for RPi2
« on: April 02, 2015, 05:39:41 AM »
Team Tiny Core is pleased to announce the availability of piCore-6.1 beta1 for RPi2:

http://www.tinycorelinux.net/6.x/armv7/test_releases/RPi2/

Please note, it is for boards with armv7 processor (RPi2), not for older boards with armv6.

Please read https://github.com/raspberrypi/firmware/blob/master/boot/overlays/README !

Functionally it is the same as the armv6 release.


Changelog for 6.1 beta1:

* kernel updated to 3.18.10
* BusyBox updated to 1.23.2
* BusyBox built with Unicode enabled
* RPi firmware updated


Changelog for 6.1 alpha4:

* kernel updated to 3.18.9
« Last Edit: April 02, 2015, 05:42:00 AM by bmarkus »
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Re: piCore-6.1beta1 for RPi2
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2015, 10:57:31 AM »
Hi Belá!

Tried it out now. Just back from 3 days of medical testing at an academic hospital in Uppsala and I feel kind of shot. They're doing some genetical research so I feel like a guinea pig (a rather tired one). The resizing gave me some trouble but it worked finally. I'm missing LXterminal though. Guess it's coming in time. Good work!!!  ;)

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Re: piCore-6.1beta1 for RPi2
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2015, 11:28:38 PM »
Hi Béla!

Sorry for my typo in the last post. Now I'll try to remember that it is Béla and nothing else. Keep up your good work knowing that we really appreciate it!  :)

Kind Regards,
Mats
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Re: piCore-6.1beta1 for RPi2
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2015, 02:36:01 AM »

Sorry for my typo in the last post. Now I'll try to remember that it is Béla and nothing else. Keep up your good work knowing that we really appreciate it!  :)


Hi Mats, no problem :)
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Re: piCore-6.1beta1 for RPi2
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2015, 09:33:49 AM »
Hi Bela,

I have this up and running fine on my RPI2. Good work! However, it doesn't boot when I insert the SD card back into my old Rev 2 Pi B. Raspbian works fine when I do this, so I was wondering if this release is not backwards compatible?

Also, could you please put iptables.tcz back into the repository, as the system I am building needs it? If that is possible, it would be great.

Thanks


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Re: piCore-6.1beta1 for RPi2
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2015, 10:47:10 AM »
Hi Dan

thanks for the feedback. Regarding armv6/armv7 releases please read

http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/topic,18239.msg110834.html#msg110834

Will check iptables.

regards... Bela
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Re: piCore-6.1beta1 for RPi2
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2015, 11:38:36 AM »
Thanks for directing me to that informative post. That should solve it.

Thanks again for looking at iptables

Regards

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Re: piCore-6.1beta1 for RPi2
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2015, 08:02:31 PM »
Hi, given that this is a Beta, I'll report my experience.

o I have an 8GByte micro-SD, I'm hoping that this is large enough
o I used Win32 Disk Imager to copy the 6.1Beta-1 disk image to the micro-SD
o A first boot works great. With fdisk I see two partitions on the micro-SD, the second partition is described as "Linux," is this all set?
o I was able to use a wired ethernet connection with the Apps tool to download compile-essentials.tcz, as OnDemand but this is where the trouble starts

o At the command line I can type in "compile-essentials", this should load all the tools to build a C program. I can see gcc.tcz in the optional folder but at a command line "gcc" is not recognized. I just went to / and used find to look for gcc and only found the files loaded into the optional folder, no gcc executable.

o Also, now the Apps tool is acting dumb. It is able to retrieve the list of remote extensions, but the description window remains blank and the Go button is not active... Okay, I'm stopping here...

Thanks








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Re: piCore-6.1beta1 for RPi2
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2015, 10:29:59 PM »
Did you expand the second Linux partition as described in README?

After that install extension onboot, not ondemand.
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Re: piCore-6.1beta1 for RPi2
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2015, 12:18:09 AM »
Hi Béla!

Thanks for your commendable work helping the community with endless questions. I really admire you for your patience.

Kind Regards,
Mats
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Re: piCore-6.1beta1 for RPi2
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2015, 07:01:47 PM »
Thanks for advice and clarifying. I'm reading slower this time...

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Re: piCore-6.1beta1 for RPi2
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2015, 07:25:53 PM »
Cool!, now I see why it's necessary to expand the Linux partition.

I was able to download compile-essentials.tcz and build the classic "Hello World" program, which gives me some satisfaction.

Thanks so much!