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Offline labeas

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tinycore => mulinux => android ?
« on: December 06, 2018, 06:06:58 PM »
I use and am happy with TC64; also with the default non-X.
In 1999, I ran the 1.7Mb fd0 based mulinux.
Later when I had no system with a stiffy-drive, I was able to eg.
   chroot /home/CRG/Mul14r0
But now, with this laptop, running 32Bit Debian7, also from a USBstik,
I get error "Out of space" - from all of several mulinux installations, on
various devices, which previously could <chroot mulinux>.

Since mulinux, like tinycore, uses ash instead of bash, I'm hoping that
if I installed 32bit-tinycore, that would help me get a running mulinux,
and perhaps even later install mulinux to my X86 android Tablet.
  What does the "Out of space" error indicate?

I saw a youtube of mulinux being installed to an android Tablet.
How stOOpid to explain a complex/mathematical-like process
via video ?!

BTW mulinux has a KILLER 12664byte, no dependencies editor: e3,
which rightNOW, from this 32bit:Debian7
 /home/CRG/Mul14r0/usr/bin/e3 : starts by showing the  menu:-
MicroEditor e3 v2.2 GPL (C) 2000-02 A.Kleine <kleine@ak.sax.de>
Enter filename or leave with RETURN

Key bindings in WS mode:

Files:  ^KR Insert      ^KS Save        ^KX Save&Exit   ^KQ Abort&Exit
        ^KD Save&Load   ^KP Pipe buffer thru 'sed'
... etc ...

IMO mulinux is brilliant as an educational device, partly because of
the help menuS. Here's a extract from the Mail&NewsClient:---
 case "Z$1Z" in
 Z-hZ) echo "rna [-h|-mail|-news]"; exit;;
 ZZ|Z-mailZ|Z-MailreaderZ) MODE=Mailreader ; shift 2>/dev/null;;
 Z-newsZ|Z-NewsreaderZ) MODE=Newsreader; shift ;;
 esac
...
 if [ "$TMP" ] && [ -r $TMP/mem ]; then
        . $TMP/mem
 fi
....
What minimal 32bit tinycore should I install, so as to be able to
eg. simply add the <ash scripted New&mail Reader> and all its
depenency files?

Offline Juanito

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Re: tinycore => mulinux => android ?
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2018, 11:36:13 PM »
Copy core.gz and vmlinuz into the same folder as corepure64.gz and vmlinux64 and add a menu item to your bootloader referencing core.gz instead of corepure64.gz and vmlinuz instead of vmlinuz64.

Note that you will need a different /tce folder to keep the core and corepure64 extensions separate.

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Re: tinycore => mulinux => android ?
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2018, 08:59:32 PM »
Thanks, that boots core, which writes <bad chars> at the end
of its <boot trace>; which <bad char mode> I clear/reset with
 `reset`.

Also working is more difficult than I anticipated;
 even with the brilliant e3 editor from Mulinux.
I've long claimed that gpm is the most powerful tool;
 but installing Mul's gpm [first copy it's libs to /lib]
 leads to </dev/mouse not found>; although these days,
 including for TC64 my gpm uses /dev/psaux.
I vaguely remember, years ago, having to create a /dev/*
 with a short command. Now I'm suspecting that the gpm
 installation must create the /dev/psaux for gpm to use?
 So then installing Mul's-gpm to core isn't just copying
the binary and libs? My whole idea of grafting Mul's
code [admittedly, mostly ash-scripts] onto core is perhaps
not viable.

What ideas about gpm & /dev/psaux ?

I've just realised that my aim is to have access to some of
the smart/novel facilities of Mulinux [mostly ash scripts];
so there's no good reason NOT to install/use core's gpm.
But I needed to write this text to clear my rusty brain;
even after "sleeping over it".

Still I'm interested in the theory re. </dev/mouse not found>.

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Re: tinycore => mulinux => android ?
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2018, 09:42:40 PM »
Remind me again how to D/L individual packages?
When I go to <core> Download, it only lists the full installation/S.

 Sorry.

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Re: tinycore => mulinux => android ?
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2018, 10:56:14 PM »
tce-load -wil extension_name