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Offline Leee

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Over the years, I've installed Tiny Core (or, really, just Core) on a bunch of computers and have configured a bunch of bootable USB sticks with Core as well.  I often find myself, sans GUI, using tce-load to pull down those first few extensions or creating onboot.lst by hand and it has vexed me, for over a decade, that I can never seem to remember, "Is it pci-utils.tcz or pciutils.tcz" and "Is it usb-utils.tcz or usbutils.tcz?"

Lately, I've been putting together a script to partially automate the process of updating from 13.1/x86_64 to 14.0/(both x86_64 and x86).  Understand that, for me, "updating" really means a fresh install along side the original, leaving the original completely intact.  In this case, two fresh installs - one 32 bit and one 64 bit.  Adding two new entries in grub.cfg is the biggest manual step.

Since each of the new 14.0 installations will be essentially a clone of the 13.1 install, I just copied onboot.lst from core13.1/tce64 to each of core14.0/tce64 and core14.0/tce and told my tce-lode script to go get the extensions listed in onboot.lst for each of the 14.0 installations.  What could go wrong?

Well, what indeed?  It turns out that
14.x/x86_64 has pciutils.tcz  while 14.x/x86 has pci-utils.tcz    and
14.x/x86_64 has usb-utils.tcz while 14.x/x86 has usbutils.tcz

Two one-character tweaks to onboot.lst and everybody's happy, of course, but it got me thinking - which is always dangerous.

So I snooped the info.list files back as far as 4.x and found that for x86, it has always been pci-utils.tcz but for x86_64, it changed from pci-utils.tcz to pciutils.tcz between 4.x and 5.x.

Similarly, it has always been usb-utils.tcz for x86_64 but for x86, it changed from usb-utils.tcz to usbutils.tcz between 5.x and 6.x.

I just wasted -way- too many brain cells on that, but those few that are left feel vindicated about the "can't remember which is which" thing.     8)

core 14.0 x86_64

Offline gadget42

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mostly we think of SBC as https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Single-board_computer
but there are numerous 'others' https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SBC
perhaps 'Screaming Brain Cells' could be added to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SBC#Other_uses

oh helldiver https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curtiss_SBC_Helldiver

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