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Offline polikuo

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tc-install on RPI ?
« on: October 25, 2020, 08:36:37 PM »
I know this is kinda weird.  ???

I was playing around with the source code of syslinux.

Somehow I managed to compile the required binaries for tc-install on piCore aarch64.  :o

Then, after packing up the files and doing some tests.

I have successfully created a bootable USB with x86 core only. (install from net, frugal, core only)

There are other modes that I haven't tested yet. (cdrom, local tce, GUI ...etc)

Does anyone think it could be useful and should be submitted to the repo ?

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Re: tc-install on RPI ?
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2020, 08:47:36 PM »
Hi polikuo
So you created a  tc-install  extension that runs on  piCore aarch64  but creates an x86 installation? Interesting, but
I don't know how useful it would be. See what some other members have to say about it.

Offline polikuo

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Re: tc-install on RPI ?
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2020, 08:54:07 PM »
Hi polikuo
So you created a  tc-install  extension that runs on  piCore aarch64  but creates an x86 installation? Interesting, but
I don't know how useful it would be. See what some other members have to say about it.

Yes, indeed.

A tc-install extension that theoretically can create both x86, x86_64 bootable USB.

There're some missing deps on aarch64 for usb-zip mode (dependencies for mkdiskimage)
so it's not complete.

Nevertheless, it's working and kinda funny in a way.  ;D

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Re: tc-install on RPI ?
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2020, 09:21:22 PM »
Hi polikuo
... and kinda funny in a way.  ;D
Not really, if you think about it. There's all kinds of cross platform stuff under Linux. Emulators for various processors.
System emulators (Atari, Commodore, Nintendo, etc.). Support for countless file systems not native to Linux. Plus
many more I'm not even aware of.

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Re: tc-install on RPI ?
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2020, 09:41:24 PM »
Hi Rich
There's all kinds of cross platform stuff under Linux.

Perhaps the extension should be renamed to something like:
tc-install-from-rpi
tc-install-x86
tc-install-x86-and-x86_64
tc-install-to-usb

Or anything alike to avoid confusion ?
In case someone may think it is meant to duplicate RPI installations...

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Re: tc-install on RPI ?
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2020, 09:50:26 PM »
Hi polikuo
tc-install-x86-to-USB
Mention that it also handles x86_64 in the .info file.