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piCore-X beta available
« on: November 19, 2012, 05:41:06 AM »
Hi,

I'm happy to announce first public beta of TC for Raspberry Pi, codename PiCore-X which is the equivalent of TC on x86. Extensions are built native in piCore, no alien packages used.

Intallation

Download compressed SD card image:

http://www.hasix.org/tc/piCore-X-beta121119a.img.xz

piCore-X addition is 10.5M which means it is still a lite system even if it comes with a full Xorg.

It is for a 4G card, based on Robert's latest piCore base 4.7 system. Uncompressed image size is the same, as extensions are using free space in the original partition.

Insert SD card, uncompress image and copy to the SD card with dd. On most Linux sytem SD card is identified as mmcblk0:

dd if=piCore-X-beta121119a.img of=/dev/mmcblk0 bs=1M

Now it is ready to boot. Depending on your monitor, editing of boot config file may be required.

Please note, it is a first beta release. Extensions will be submitted soon to repository as well as a QEMU disk image.

As booting x86 TC from CD /tce direcory is in /tmp, no persistence in this cloud mode.

Advanced installation

If piCore-X boots OK, you can create a new linuxpartition (mmcblk0p2) on the SD card with fdisk in size up to your wish. Reboot to make new partition table effective, than format with mkfs.ext4, mount it and move /mnt/mmcblk0p1/cde to the newly created partition  /mnt/mmcblk0p2 and rename cde to tce.

It is also adviced to create a 256M swap partition on the SD card. Use fdisk to create swap partition (mmcblk0p3),  and format it with 'mkswap /dev/mmcblk0p3' command as root.

Reboot your Pi. Check installation. Open a terminal. 'free' must show swap size; 'ls -l /etc/sysconfig' must show a tcedir symlink to the SD card partition instead of /tmp.

Notes

piCore-X is using x86 scripts without any modification. It proves usability of Robert's Core concept again!
« Last Edit: November 19, 2012, 06:59:12 AM by bmarkus »
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Re: piCore-X beta available
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2012, 05:35:56 PM »
Hello

Markus

Does this ARM version of TC for the Rasberry Pi contain "sound" of have the ability ready to load
the sound up?

thanks

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Re: piCore-X beta available
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2012, 06:15:09 PM »
No sound yet.
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Re: piCore-X beta available
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2012, 06:05:26 PM »
oh right

thx


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Re: piCore-X beta available
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2012, 09:42:13 PM »
thanks for the help on the Raspberry pi forum too :)

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Re: piCore-X beta available
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2012, 12:05:40 AM »
thanks for the help on the Raspberry pi forum too :)

You are welcome! :(
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Re: piCore-X beta available
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2012, 07:00:16 PM »
Hi Markus,
I'm new at this.
I followed your instructions but achieved nothing. The monitor remains black. I edited the config.txt file but I can not results.
to energize, and LNK LEDs flash OK, so I'll keep trying.
Greetings and thank you for the effort.

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Re: piCore-X beta available
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2012, 10:01:41 PM »
Hi Markus,
I'm new at this.
I followed your instructions but achieved nothing. The monitor remains black. I edited the config.txt file but I can not results.
to energize, and LNK LEDs flash OK, so I'll keep trying.
Greetings and thank you for the effort.

Do you see boot messages ot nothing at all?

Is it analog or digital (HDMI ot DVI) monitor? Did you try Raspbian, does it work?
« Last Edit: December 04, 2012, 02:00:43 AM by bmarkus »
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Re: piCore-X beta available
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2012, 06:06:45 AM »
M,

strangely on the official LIST of Rasberry Pi operating systems, of which there are over 23 OS's. tinycore has not been listed. Yet it's easily the best.

http://elinux.org/RPi_Distributions

they also don't mention Angstrom Linux...which should work real well on the Pi...

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Re: piCore-X beta available
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2012, 06:10:18 AM »
You are right. But timing is important. Actually I'm working on the reopositrory and the support WEB site for newbies. The worst thing can happen is to announce a sytem without proper documentation and repository!

It will happen. Thanks for mentioning :)
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Re: piCore-X beta available
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2012, 07:29:48 AM »
Hell Markus

oh absolutely yes.  I mean perhaps many people will also like the addition of sound capability....to the ARM tcl version.

but yes...the repository of apps is real important.....i mean what good is an Arm OS with apps right?

(they also don't list "cockroach Puppy" and a few others

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Re: piCore-X beta available
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2012, 07:56:41 AM »
Appears to be a wiki ;)
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Re: piCore-X beta available
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2012, 08:23:53 AM »
Yes, you can edit. But please, do not add piCore yet!
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Re: piCore-X beta available
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2012, 09:17:25 AM »
Hell Markus

oh absolutely yes.  I mean perhaps many people will also like the addition of sound capability....to the ARM tcl version.

but yes...the repository of apps is real important.....i mean what good is an Arm OS without apps right?

(they also don't list "cockroach Puppy" and a few others

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Re: piCore-X beta available
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2012, 09:23:23 AM »
Hello

sorry my last post contains a correction

DId anybopdy see this and try it?

http://arm.balinor.net/slitaz/armhf/

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