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Raspberry Pi / Re: How to change extensions to "copy2fs" via CLI?
« Last post by drtebi on November 11, 2018, 02:21:15 PM »
Hi drtebi
That's one fine looking enclosure you built. Counter-boring the mounting hole for the power switch was a nice touch. What did
use to relieve the ears for rack mount, a fly cutter with a profiled bit? Did you make the slots by drilling first and then cutting
the slots, or is that just an artifact of the picture? I am also curious about what technique you used to apply the markings and
whether it was done before or after applying the brushed finish. At any rate, it looks very clean and professional.
Thanks  ;)

You pretty much nailed it... however, the big challenge was, that I don't have a mill! I used my old Atlas drill press (50s or so) to mill the "ears", first with an end mill, then with a router bit that had more or less the right profile to create the edge that leads back to the flat plane.

The slots were made just as you said, drilling a hole first, then sawing and filing.

The markings ("Ternowski...") were done with electro etching. It took a few practice pieces to figure out how long to etch, which solution to use etc.. The metal (aluminum in this case) must be very clean for this, so it was sanded and cleaned thoroughly before etching.

The counter-bored hole for the power knob was a challenge. Since I have a woodworking shop, not a machinist shop, I ended up doing it with a router and a small circle jig that I build. It worked so well, if I had to do it all over again, I would use a router to make the "ears" as well.

I will post a couple of pictures later to give you some visuals...
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Raspberry Pi / Re: How to change extensions to "copy2fs" via CLI?
« Last post by Greg Erskine on November 11, 2018, 12:22:04 PM »
Good job drtebi,

It's interesting to hear that piCorePlayer does not use copy2fs. I feel safer using it... although I have noticed quite a longer boot time now (which makes sense... since a bunch of stuff is copied into RAM at boot time now).

Personally, I really like the idea of using copy2fs and do from time to time. But working with a team means you have a decision process to follow. We haven't had many people complaining about SD card corruptions but do get a lot of "How do I make pCP boot faster?".

regards
Greg



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TCE Talk / Re: Sync support in PHP7
« Last post by bonbob on November 11, 2018, 08:46:13 AM »
I'll test it, but now i run 32-bit version TinyCore on my server.
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Raspberry Pi / Re: How to change extensions to "copy2fs" via CLI?
« Last post by Rich on November 11, 2018, 07:38:34 AM »
Hi drtebi
That's one fine looking enclosure you built. Counter-boring the mounting hole for the power switch was a nice touch. What did
use to relieve the ears for rack mount, a fly cutter with a profiled bit? Did you make the slots by drilling first and then cutting
the slots, or is that just an artifact of the picture? I am also curious about what technique you used to apply the markings and
whether it was done before or after applying the brushed finish. At any rate, it looks very clean and professional.
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Raspberry Pi / Re: How to change extensions to "copy2fs" via CLI?
« Last post by Misalf on November 11, 2018, 06:13:53 AM »
When data is written there is usually cache involved. In case of power interruption this data might not be completely written, i.e. still in the cache and therefore lost. If the system just reads I can imagine this might be negligible. I wouldn't do this with other OSes where I don't know whats running in the background.
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TCB Q&A Forum / Re: New to Tiny Core
« Last post by Juanito on November 11, 2018, 05:40:44 AM »
That's what was meant by go ahead and try discord  :)
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TCB Q&A Forum / Re: New to Tiny Core
« Last post by Mera on November 11, 2018, 05:28:43 AM »
Thanks, though I can't find discord in the app list, is it OK to get it from the website?
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TCB Q&A Forum / Re: New to Tiny Core
« Last post by Juanito on November 11, 2018, 04:56:14 AM »
I'm not sure how you got a list of three:
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tce - Tiny Core Extension browser

         1. chromium-browser.tcz
         2. elinks-doc.tcz
         3. elinks-locale.tcz
         4. elinks.tcz
         5. epiphany.tcz
         6. fifth.tcz
         7. firefox-ESR.tcz
         8. firefox-nightly.tcz
         9. links.tcz
        10. midori.tcz
        11. opera-12.tcz
        12. otter-browser.tcz
        13. palemoon.tcz
        14. webkit-dev.tcz
        15. webkit-gir.tcz

Enter selection ( 1 - 18 ) or (q)uit, (n)ext, (p)revious: :
..I make that about ten  ;)

Anyway, the beauty of tinycore is that it is very hard to break anything that cannot be cured with a reboot - so go ahead and try discord and see what happens
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TCB Q&A Forum / Re: New to Tiny Core
« Last post by Mera on November 11, 2018, 04:32:13 AM »
I only got a list of three, but I found both Palemoon and Opera, that will work just fine. Is it possible to install Discord? Then it would be complete.
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Raspberry Pi / Re: How to change extensions to "copy2fs" via CLI?
« Last post by drtebi on November 11, 2018, 04:01:31 AM »
hi drtebi,

piCorePlayer is a music client for the LMS/Squeezebox environment based on piCore. In the 4 or 5 years of existence, we have hundreds, maybe thousands of pCP's installations and we haven't seen the corruption issue you are trying to avoid. Lots of users just pull the plug.

We implemented a copy2fs option years ago and it never when from "development" to "production" because the need never surfaced.

regards
Greg
Hi,

yes I know about piCorePlayer. I was tempted to use it, but I prefer MPD, which I have already installed on a few other computers. I liked the challenge to start from scratch with piCore... it was surprisingly easy, following mostly a great tutorial by a French guy.

It's interesting to hear that piCorePlayer does not use copy2fs. I feel safer using it... although I have noticed quite a longer boot time now (which makes sense... since a bunch of stuff is copied into RAM at boot time now).

Anyway, I am quite happy with the outcome, only my second project where I solder electronics together (linear power supply etc), my first experience milling aluminum, etching etc!  :D

Here a picture, where it is sitting underneath the vintage Sonys, almost done with the case:
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