it should be great to see both of them, so many people are used to orthodox filemanagers in linux (and i actually enjoyed using emelfm in dsl,) they don't always understand what a difference something like rox or xfe can make for others.
stuff like this really proves how much trouble is saved by tinycore's philosophy. whatever roberts has in mind (i'm trying to understand, i'm reading the 6 chapters he wrote right now,) it's easy to see this is something we never have to argue about including or excluding from the core. if you like it, use it. if you don't like it, it will never bother you or take up space
modularization ftw. i dreamed that dsl would be like this, someday.edit
: getting back on topic, i finally have a keychain that will boot linux, using extlinux.tce and something like juanito's setup
. i've never bothered because i thought it involved repartitioning a usb drive (this way, it did) and because i am not accustomed to having the option in the bios.
it's not exactly what i expected, new edit
: even after adding restore=sda1, it does not seem to save any settings, but tce=sda1 seems to keep the extensions (default settings each boot.) extlinux needed me to enter /boot/bzImage every time, and complained it couldn't find image: linux. so i copied ./boot/bzImage to ./boot/linux and now it boots automatically! still no restore yet:
append initrd=/boot/tinycore.gz quiet vga=773 noswap laptop tce=sda1 restore=sda1 waitusb=5 noscan