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Tiny Core on eeePC

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roberts:
I have been playing with Tiny Core on a eeePC 900A.

Currently booting from pendrive, then using ndiswrapper.tcem I get wireless working.
Download OSS and sound works. Then select from other applications.
I have my tce dir on /mnt/hdc1 as well as my backup.

This is the cheapo $199 BestBuy model. I will be dropping Xandros and placing TC on the 4GB SSD.

roberts:
Now booting from ssd. It was too easy as eeePC uses grub.

Made a directory called tinycore on hdc1 as seen from booted TC pendrive.
Copied over bzImage and tinycore.gz into /mnt/hdc1/tinycore/
Edited menu.lst located at /mnt/hdc1/boot/grub/menu.lst to add Tiny Core entry.
Comment out the hidemenu line and change timeout to 15

reboot! done!

TC lives peacefully with other OS.
I can boot TC or choose Xandros from the grub boot menu.

Little computer loves little TC.

jls_legalize:
what about the built in webcam?


There is also eeebuntu in 3 versions

roberts:
The American version of the 900A does not have a camera.

I don't know what your point is by referencing eeebuntu?   
This forum and post is about Tiny Core.
Which is quite different in size, concept, and boot  time.

cjgau:
For those who got eeePC Micro$oft XP version on Christmas, but love to play Tiny Core:

--- Creating TC ---
Following Robert’s advice to create a bootable USB TC and copy it to a SD card (or simply connect SD reader to USB port and create a bootable SD)

(http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php?topic=111.msg748#msg748)
Insert the SD card to the eeePC’s built-in SD slot.

Done.

--- Booting TC ---
Boot up the PC, and then press [Esc] key; wait for the (grub-alike) menu.
Choose either the default or the Tinycore (The default is also a copy of Tiny core).

Enjoy it!

Just like grub, many versions of TC can coexist on the same SD; e.g. rename the folder ‘boot’ of RC 7 to “boot7”, copy the folder “boot” of RC 8 onto SD and add the entry of RC 8 on the file – syslinux.cfg – which is UNetbootin’s grub cfg. (Don’t forget to edit the old entry of RC7).

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