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Offline leon8200

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usb boot: cant get the desktop to start/run
« on: January 07, 2016, 04:42:28 AM »
I installed tiny core plus to my flash drive using multi boot usb http://multibootusb.org/ and I cant get it to start/run the desktop, I am stuck at the terminal,  I tried downloading the iso again and burned it to my flash drive but no luck, any help would be appreciated

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Re: usb boot: cant get the desktop to start/run
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2016, 05:22:04 AM »
What does "tce-status -i" say?

What happens when you type "startx"?

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Re: usb boot: cant get the desktop to start/run
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2016, 05:27:40 AM »
thanx for the reply Juanito, the terminal says "-sh: startx: not found" and returns to "tc@box:~$"

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Re: usb boot: cant get the desktop to start/run
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2016, 05:53:16 AM »
sorry I didn't see the first line in your post, kinda new to the forum,

I typed in  "tce-status -i" and it said "-sh: tce-status -i: not found"

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Re: usb boot: cant get the desktop to start/run
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2016, 08:56:05 AM »
It looks as though no extensions are loaded, does this work:
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$ tce-load -i Xvesa Xprogs flwm wbar aterm

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Re: usb boot: cant get the desktop to start/run
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2016, 09:20:06 AM »
Hi leon8200
It looks like you are using a third party installer. Have you read:
http://tinycorelinux.net/faq.html#pendrives

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Re: usb boot: cant get the desktop to start/run
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2016, 07:40:10 PM »
It looks as though no extensions are loaded, does this work:
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$ tce-load -i Xvesa Xprogs flwm wbar aterm

I tried that it said "xvesa.tcz not found!"

Hi leon8200
It looks like you are using a third party installer. Have you read:
http://tinycorelinux.net/faq.html#pendrives

I read that and don't understand any of of it :-\
should I take a look at dsl linux instead of tiny core? one of my needs in a light weight linux distro is to have a clean fast environment
for browsing and "low end" gaming, one of my applications is firefox and one of my games for example needs these dependencies
libgtk2.0-dev libglu1-mesa-dev libsdl1.2-dev libglade2-dev gettext zlib1g-dev libosmesa6-dev intltool libagg-dev libasound2-dev

would tiny core be up to the task if I took the time to install everything I need, or should I get dsl linux instead or perhaps look into something else?

 :) just thought I should go ahead and ask that question so I don't waste anyone's time in helping me to get tiny core installed just to choose a different linux distro instead

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Re: usb boot: cant get the desktop to start/run
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2016, 08:02:56 PM »
It's not xvesa, but Xvesa with a capital "X".

It looks like tinycore was not installed properly - do you have a cd/dvd player you could burn the CorePlus iso to so that you could boot from cd/dvd?

If so, you could use tc-install to install tinycore to your flash drive.

Tinycore can run firefox (and many other browsers) without problems - I can't comment on games since I don't use them.

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Re: usb boot: cant get the desktop to start/run
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2016, 03:01:40 PM »
thanx for the help everyone I have it installed now  :)