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microcore_v3.7rc3
« on: June 04, 2011, 01:35:01 PM »
The Third Release Candidate of Micro Core v3.7 is now posted and ready for testing.
http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/tinycorelinux/3.x/release_candidates/microcore

microcore_3.7rc3.iso
microcore_3.7rc3.iso.md5.txt

Change log:
* New added kernel module for NTFS to base, allows read access to NTFS partition.
* Updated rebuildfstab now supports NTFS-3g when ntfs-3g extension is loaded allows read-write access.
* Updated tc-functions to better handle tcvd virtual disk.

Note: That Xprogs.tcz and wbar.tcz also have updates when using Microcore as a base and then adding on the X environment.

Change Log rc2:
N/A


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Change Log rc3:

* Updated loadpack.sh to eliminate duplicate functionality with loadpack GUI.
* Updated iso images to add shortcut label tc and adjusted F2,F3,F4 screens.
* New multicore.iso Tiny Core / Micro Core / Installation & Network Starter Packs

Note: New versions of wbar.tcz Xlibs.tcz and Xprogs.tcz currently in
http://distro.ibiblio.org/tinycorelinux/3.x/release_candidates/microcore/
« Last Edit: June 04, 2011, 06:29:56 PM by roberts »
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Re: microcore_v3.7rc3
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2011, 02:57:39 PM »
Booted mutlicore iso with 'mci'.
Ran tc-install.sh and selected c for[C]drom.
Get:
Could not find system file(s): boot directory.

My CD drive is hde.
I tried with and without mounting it first.

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Re: microcore_v3.7rc3
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2011, 07:09:26 PM »
Seems to be a old bug in console (interactive version) of tc-install.sh. If you look at where I store the cdroms, in /etc/sysconfig/cdroms, likely your hde entry has an extra space at the end. Removing that space and rerun the program should make it proceed. I will look into why the extra space.

Thanks for testing and reporting.
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Re: microcore_v3.7rc3
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2011, 07:35:03 PM »
Correct on the space.

I chose Frugal install and get:
The following extension(s) are required: syslinux

which syslinux
/usr/local/bin/syslinux

There is nothing in /usr/local/tce.installed/

Apparently, the starter packs don't update tce.installed/ with the included modules.



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Re: microcore_v3.7rc3
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2011, 07:42:25 PM »
That test is no longer valid as the installation program is only available with the starter pack. I thought I had removed it.

gz's load into ram as part of the base OS and therefore do not update tce.installed, or other tce  specific extension based files.
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Re: microcore_v3.7rc3
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2011, 09:37:06 PM »
Reposted rc3 with reported corrections.
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Re: microcore_v3.7rc3
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2011, 10:13:34 PM »
Booted 'mci'
OK, tc-install.sh now runs, but I am not given the option to install mc.

getROOTFS() looks for tinycore.gz, and if found uses it.
No choice is offered.

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Re: microcore_v3.7rc3
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2011, 10:41:58 PM »
Quickest solution would be to base tinycore.gz/microcore.gz check based on `version` or the contents of /proc/version.
A prompt for choice, and then only check for that choice would also be good.

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Re: microcore_v3.7rc3
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2011, 09:40:51 AM »
Reposted multicore_3.7rc3.iso with fixes to install.gz starter pack
http://distro.ibiblio.org/tinycorelinux/3.x/release_candidates/
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Re: microcore_v3.7rc3
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2011, 10:37:54 AM »
Working now, thanks.