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Author Topic: extension request: wireless modules RPi Zero 2 w piCore 13.1 COMPLETE NEWBIE  (Read 1492 times)

Offline newbie098

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Hi guys. I have just purchased my first Pi and I was using Pi OS for some hour or so when I realized it's probably too heavy for my usage. I wanted to pick up the very light piCore and also acquire some OS experience while I'm at it. I have been trying to follow a dated guide I found online on how to set it up, but the extensions I got probably don't support later kernels(I am pretty clueless and have the slightest of experience when it comes to linux, been using ubuntu for some time now but got used to having a comfortable environment with modules right out of the box).
Anyways I have been trying to search for some updated 13.1 firmware but I seem to not be able to find it. English is not my first language and I am having a bit of a hard time.
Would also love a general guide for how to go about using the module and how to set up a constant storage and boot partitions.
Thanks a lot! :)

Offline Juanito

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I believe this firmware: http://tinycorelinux.net/13.x/armv7/tcz/firmware-rpi-wifi.tcz.info

..will work with the RPi0 2W.

If you have a wired connection, this will load the extensions you need:
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tce-load -wil firmware-rpi-wifi wifi
..then:
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sudo wifi.sh

Offline newbie098

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I didn't know I could set up a wired connection on RPi Zero 2 W :O There is no Ethernet connection. What am I missing? I don't own a dongle

Offline Juanito

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If you don't own a dongle, you'll need to download the extensions manually using another machine that does have an internet connection.

If you have a linux machine, you can use the FetchExt.sh script available on these forums. If not, you'll need to manually download the extensions (*.tcz, *.tcz.dep, *.md5.txt listed here:

http://tinycorelinux.net/13.x/armv7/tcz/wifi.tcz.tree

..plus:

http://tinycorelinux.net/13.x/armv7/tcz/firmware-rpi-wifi.tcz
http://tinycorelinux.net/13.x/armv7/tcz/firmware-rpi-wifi.tcz.md5.txt




Offline newbie098

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Thank you so much!

And the way to download it manually from a non linux machine is via a linux bash/emu?
« Last Edit: March 13, 2022, 10:01:57 AM by Juanito »

Offline curaga

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Setting up a Linux env on Mac/Win may bring additional troubles. If you have such a machine, maybe just click and download manually?
The only barriers that can stop you are the ones you create yourself.

Offline newbie098

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Managed to do it, thanks!