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Offline roberts

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microcore_2.1rc2.iso
« on: June 20, 2009, 11:22:59 PM »
The Second Release Candidate of v2.1 is now posted and ready for testing.
http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/tinycorelinux/2.x/release/

Change log for microcore_2.1rc2.iso:

* Updated tce-wget, the command line tool for fetching extensions.
* Updated tc-config, crond & sshd moved to after restore for better support of user selected options.
* Updated tc-functions. Added space to end of searched devices for better mountpoint detection.
* New usbinstall, a command line tool to install to pendrive, usbhdd, usbzip, or usbext. Needs extensions dosfstools, syslinux, and for usbzip, perl5
* Moved virtual hard drive to support persistent home on a virtual hard drive.
* Deleted memdisk and mbr.bin as they are avilable in extensions.
* Moved more X related files into Xlibs.core.tgz and Xprogrs.core.tgz for a smaller microcore.gz

Note: The following core elements have been updated:

Xlibs.core.tczl
Xprogs.core.tczl
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Re: microcore_2.1rc2.iso
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2009, 04:04:05 AM »
TC2rc2: Xlibs and Xprogs don't load on a fat32 file system

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Re: microcore_2.1rc2.iso
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2009, 04:12:13 AM »
sorry for my last 'telegraphic' post: i have downloaded microcore 2.rc2 with the updated Xlibs and Xprogs extensions but when i boot microcore, it says that it wants me to specify the file system (which is fat32 on a usb stick) in order to be able to load Xlibs and Xprogs, which consequently don't load (no startx, i am landing at the prompt).

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Re: microcore_2.1rc2.iso
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2009, 04:20:34 AM »
What boot codes are you using (for example, I use "text" to deliberately not start x)?

Could you use the boot code "pause" to post the exact start-up messages you get?

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Re: microcore_2.1rc2.iso
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2009, 04:25:24 AM »
my boot line: microcore tce=sda1/Tc-2/tce norestore swapfile nodhcp waitusb=7

Xlibs.core mount: you must specify the filesystem type
Xprogs.core mount: you must specify the filesystem type

Xlibs.core and Xprogs.core are in my tce directory as Xvesa.core and other apps which loads without difficulty.

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Re: microcore_2.1rc2.iso
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2009, 04:27:11 AM »
.... and at the prompt, i get:

sh: startx: not found
tc@box:~$

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Re: microcore_2.1rc2.iso
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2009, 04:37:02 AM »
I think it's probably worth downloading the three latest *core* extensions again - I got this error when I had an old one by mistake

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Re: microcore_2.1rc2.iso
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2009, 04:46:40 AM »
thanks, that solved the problem: it was actually caused by Xvesa.core that I didn't update; i have downloaded the Xvesa.core in the Xserver directory and now everything is fine.

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Re: microcore_2.1rc2.iso
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2009, 04:50:37 PM »
Sorry if this is already documented or explained elsewhere:

I launched microcore from CD and got the prompt. Then I couldn't figure out what to do next.

Is there a way to launch the appbrowser from the prompt and download the core elements? Or do I need to have the them downloaded in advance (e.g. through a browser in TCL) and then re-boot in microcore?

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Re: microcore_2.1rc2.iso
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2009, 05:12:37 PM »
That is all that microcore is. A command line prompt. No X windows.
The collection called core elements can be added to microcore to bring to the same level of X window support as tinycore. You would download core elements the same way you downloaded the iso.

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