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Online gerald_clark

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CD boot options?
« on: May 11, 2011, 11:09:42 AM »
Have you considered adding options to a CD boot menu that would boot with the tc-install.gz?


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Re: CD boot options?
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2011, 11:19:44 AM »
Not exactly what you are asking, but

If it is in the tce directory (not /tce/optional) which Tiny Core uses, it will boot.
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Re: CD boot options?
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2011, 01:17:26 PM »
No, I am refering to placing them where isolinux can find them so they can be chain loaded if the user enters
'install' at the CD boot menu instead of accepting the default boot.

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Re: CD boot options?
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2011, 01:22:08 PM »
they can be chain loaded if the user enters 'install' at the CD boot menu instead of accepting the default boot.

I like that idea: it connects the user with the desired action via a very simple process.

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Re: CD boot options?
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2011, 01:51:08 PM »
Will a Tiny Core iso including the prepacks be available for downloading?
« Last Edit: May 11, 2011, 01:55:23 PM by Guy »
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Re: CD boot options?
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2011, 04:59:58 PM »
No plans to offer various and sundry combinations of prepacks in additional iso images.
Perhaps it is best to incorporate such in the remastering scripts?
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Re: CD boot options?
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2011, 04:00:17 PM »
As per Gerald's twice made suggestion, see first post in this thread as well as http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php?topic=9784.0.

I have decided to offer an additional iso, an installation and tools CD. So far it looks like:

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Code: [Select]
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 ( -  Tiny Core is distributed with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
 //\         A Busybox & Fltk minimal desktop.
 v_/_          http://www.tinycorelinux.com

-=[ Tiny Core / Micro Core / Installation Collection / Starter Packs ]=-

Press <Enter> for Tiny Core or type the following for alternate choices:

tc      Tiny Core
tcn     Tiny Core with wifi & firmware tools
tci     Tiny Core install with Sysliux  tools / HDD / USB-ZIP / USB-HDD
tcg     Tiny Core install with Grub4dosl tools & NTFS support.

mc      Micro Core
mcn     Micro Core with wifi & firmware tools
mci     Micro Core install with Sysliux  tools / HDD / USB-ZIP / USB-HDD

Or Press F2, F3, or F4 to view boot options help screens, F1 returns here.
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This is an addition. Both tinycore.iso and microcore.iso will remain.

I am using plain text with isolinux for maximum boot support. As such, I find that isolinux does not seem to like a "-" embedded in the initramfs names.

Also given the fact that boot stanza's have limited number of characters,
we will need to change the existing starter packs to accomadate both issues.

Much needs to come together before 3.7 will be released.
« Last Edit: May 29, 2011, 05:22:05 PM by roberts »
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Re: CD boot options?
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2011, 07:01:39 PM »
I'm glad to read that "tinycore.iso and microcore.iso will remain".

As you are in the process to shorten the boot labels (at least on the "combo.iso") may I suggest to extend this "feature" also to the 'isolinux.cfg' files of the exiting images (i.e. 'tinycore' -> 'tc', 'microcore' -> 'mc').

As I use the ISO files a lot to boot VMs I'll have to enter always the full name when using boot codes and these nice two-character labels would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: CD boot options?
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2011, 08:30:10 PM »
OK to label shortcuts.
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Re: CD boot options?
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2011, 05:47:51 AM »
OK to label shortcuts.

This has an additional benefit for DOS based Linux loaders (e.g. microcore.gz would not be compatible).

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