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Tiny Core Base => Raspberry Pi => piCore Final Releases => Topic started by: bmarkus on March 16, 2014, 01:41:00 PM

Title: piCore 5.2.1 released
Post by: bmarkus on March 16, 2014, 01:41:00 PM
Team Tiny Core is pleased to announce the availability of piCore 5.2.1, the Raspberry Pi port of Tiny Core Linux. It is an independent system architected by Robert Shingledecker and now developed by a small team of developers with strong community support.

Tiny Core Linux is not a traditional distribution but a toolkit to create your own customized system. It offers not only flexibility, small footprint but a very recent kernel and set of applications making it ideal for custom systems, appliances as well as to learn Linux, matching Raspberry Pi perfectly. It is running entirely in RAM. There is no installation in conventional terms; extensions mounted read only, after reboot the same clean system is available. Base raw SD card image with CLI version is only 21.5 Mbyte including RPi boot loader, firmware and support files.

Changes from 5.2:

* kernel updated to 3.13.6
* updated RPi firmware
* added more protection of TC scripts against bad extensions
* added kernel modules required by USB 3G adapters
* added kernel modules required to connect WiFi AP with SHA encryption
* added ntpserver=<serveraddress> boot option to define ntp server (default pool.ntp.org)
* added /etc/sysconfig/ntpserver config file to define ntp server address
* fixed issues that modules were not found in /usr/local/lib
* USB CLASS modules are not built into the kernel but real modules part of base

Images with preinstalled SSH for headless operation and with GUI also available at


For support visit http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/board,57.0.html

Béla Márkus
piCore Release Manager
Title: Re: piCore 5.2.1 released
Post by: sbp on March 25, 2014, 10:44:16 AM
Hi bmarkus.

It is working great.  However, one problem (and that is probably me) I can't figure out how to mount an USB stick anymore.

If I try like I did before - I get this:
tc@piCorePlayer:~$ sudo mount /dev/sda1
mount: can't find /dev/sda1 in /etc/fstab

So should I edit the fstab file now?  And why is this changed?

Something like this?
/dev/sda1  /mnt/sda1 fat     noauto,users,exec    0 0 # Added by TC

Title: Re: piCore 5.2.1 released
Post by: bmarkus on March 25, 2014, 11:12:12 AM

wait at least 2 minutes after inserting the USB stick and see what happenes.

Also you can try

sudo rebuildfstab

manually in a terminal.
Title: Re: piCore 5.2.1 released
Post by: sbp on March 25, 2014, 12:13:46 PM

So now I see this in fstab
/dev/sda1       /mnt/sda1       vfat     noauto,users,exec,umask=000 0 0 # Added by TC

So piCore will add this automatically, and then I can mount it.

Maybe the problem is that I have a script running from bootlocal.sh, that will mount an eventual USB-stick and copy a configuration file from the USB to the piCorePlayer.
So do you think that the problem is that it is going too fast, so I will need to put in a sleep command before trying to mount it?