Hi everybody. I'm new here. I'm looking into getting one of the new CHIP computers (getchip.com) and I'm wanting to run TinyCore on it. At this moment, I don't have CHIP so I can not put TinyCore onto it. But I'm trying to familiarize myself with the whole process. What I'd like to do is emulate TinyCore on the ARM architecture, since that's what CHIP uses. However, apparently I'm a complete noob, and can't figure out how to do it on my own
I have looked at PiCore, which is conveniently already set up to run without any extra fuss... but it looks very different from TinyCore, and has stuff already preloaded in to it. The reason I'm looking at TinyCore in the first place is because it doesn't have the extra stuff added in so that I can customize it myself.
So after much toying around, I think I understand that in order to emulate TinyCore ARM, I need to use qemu, with a kernel and an initrd. It seems that the kernel is zImage (http://tinycorelinux.net/dCore/armv7/Allwinner-A20/
) but there doesn't seem to be any initrd... Some research led me to http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php?topic=17895.0
but honestly that article confused me more than helping. Perhaps this post should be written on that topic, I'm not sure, so I started a new one. I am currently running Windows 10 as my main OS. I can set up Ubuntu in a VM if necessary, since a lot of the stuff that I'm finding for guidance is linux based anyway. But it seems kind of silly to set up a VM in order to set up a VM, and I don't think I should need to.
If anyone can give me a clear step by step of what I need to do in order to emulate TinyCore ARM, I would really appreciate it.