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piCore-7.0 released
« on: January 12, 2016, 11:54:09 PM »
Team Tiny Core is pleased to announce the immediate availability of piCore-7.0 Most interesting changes in this release:

* single SD-card image with SSH preinstalled for all boards, no separate armv6/armv7 image anymore
* MicroPython added to base, it offers faster and more efficient scripting than traditional shells

Core components:

* Kernel 4.1.13
* glibc 2.22
* gcc 5.3.0
* e2fsprogs 1.42.13
* util-linux 2.27.1
* BusyBox  1.24.1
* MicroPython 1.5.2-35

Note, copy2fs.lst is not implemented in this release, will come back later. copy2fs.flg works fine.

At the same time tcz repository updated intensively.

Download location:

http://tinycorelinux.net/7.x/armv6/releases/RPi/

Please read README and don't forget to expand mmcblk0p2 partition according to your needs to make room for persistent data and installed applications.

To get basic GUI, install TC.tcz from the repository.

For support visit http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/board,57.0.html
« Last Edit: February 03, 2016, 01:08:51 AM by bmarkus »
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Re: piCore-7.0 released
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2016, 07:28:50 PM »
Great! I'll try it out this weekend.

The image size is double the size of the 6.x release, I'm guessing because it bundles armv6 and armv7 ?
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Re: piCore-7.0 released
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2016, 11:14:15 PM »
Not exactly double but bigger, there are two kernels and two initrd files. Good point is that when running only one of them are used as before, no unneded files loaded to RAM thanks to filtering (conditional sections) in config.txt
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Re: piCore-7.0 released
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2016, 02:23:34 AM »
no unneded files loaded to RAM thanks to filtering (conditional sections) in config.txt

Oh I see it now, awesome!! 8):

Code: [Select]
[PI1]
initramfs 7.0.gz followkernel
kernel kernel4113.img
cmdline cmdline.txt

[PI2]
initramfs 7.0v7.gz followkernel
kernel kernel4113v7.img
cmdline cmdline.txt

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Re: piCore-7.0 released
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2016, 11:58:30 AM »
Thanks Béla and team! It's running like a charm on 4 pi's now. 8)
my Raspberry Pi page: http://raspberry.gerrelt.nl

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Re: piCore-7.0 released
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2016, 10:51:50 PM »
Release early, release often 8)

Bela, are you working on 7.1 now that Raspberry has gone to 4.1.15 with the VC4-kms-v3d driver?

One more little step closer to GPU fun.
3D MESA games on a HDMI powered Pi Zero????
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Re: piCore-7.0 released
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2016, 06:15:40 AM »
Release early, release often 8)

Bela, are you working on 7.1 now that Raspberry has gone to 4.1.15 with the VC4-kms-v3d driver?

One more little step closer to GPU fun.
3D MESA games on a HDMI powered Pi Zero????
Dreaming? Go back to sleep, set alarm for 6 months?

Well, at the moment I'm cleaning and updating the repository. 7.0 is too new, no ETA for next version. But who knows :)
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Re: piCore-7.0 released
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2016, 09:35:49 AM »
Three questions (using it as headless server):

1. How can i set a static ip?
2. How can i get a german keyboard? Can't find kmap.....
3. I need to run several scripts on bootup. In which file can i specify which scripts to run?

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Re: piCore-7.0 released
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2016, 05:31:16 PM »
Thanks much for the new release, here is a post for newcomers... The ReadMe note in the distribution suggests that you get the "Into the Core" reference, I think the document is a must-have. To install the TC package which provides a GUI desktop, "Into the Core" outlines how to run the tce appliction browser (tce-ab) from the command line. Skim the table of contents, the relevant content is only a few pages and then read the information along they way...

Krista

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Re: piCore-7.0 released
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2016, 12:24:54 AM »
Hi,
do you plan to support the Cirrus Audio Card?

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Re: piCore-7.0 released
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2016, 12:38:52 AM »
Hi,
do you plan to support the Cirrus Audio Card?

piCore supports all cards supported by the Raspbian with the same kernel, 4.1.20 currently.


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Re: piCore-7.0 released
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2016, 06:17:46 AM »
THX for the quick response
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Re: piCore-7.0 released
« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2016, 02:52:38 AM »
Thanks for a nice work!
Keep going,

It's a really nice project. I use it in different scenarios!

Thanks again!
An inspired user of TinyCore...

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Re: piCore-7.0 released
« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2016, 10:33:16 AM »
Hi! I have just tried to start piCore-7.0 on a Pi3, but ist is not loading - the colored picture of the loader is displayed and the SD activity led is forever blinking 4 times of about 2 Hz and 4 times of about 4 Hz. Different other OSes are working without problems. Do I have to modify the config.txt somehow? Perhaps adding a [PI3]-section or so?

Thanks for help!

Jo

Addendum: I have tried making a double of [PI2] named [PI3], but no result. hdmi_save=1 shortly displays that resolution is changed to 640x480, so the loader seems to read and work with the config.txt. Still no loading of the system.
« Last Edit: June 11, 2016, 10:47:21 AM by elegolo »

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Re: piCore-7.0 released
« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2016, 10:47:48 AM »
You should try the version with pi3 allready in the file.
http://tinycorelinux.net/7.x/armv6/test_releases/piCore-7.1beta4.zip