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Offline zlagos

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iso booting xfbdev
« on: July 28, 2016, 06:27:33 AM »
Hello everyone,
Sorry for my bad English, I'm Spanish.
Someone could tell me how to make an iso (for a live usb) it to start with Xfbdev (TinyX, kdrive) and not vesa?
(and mouse ps2)
And how to install it on your hard drive?

I need a boot similar to Damn Small Linux for Toshiba Libretto 100CT.

Thank you.
« Last Edit: July 28, 2016, 06:31:31 AM by zlagos »

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Re: iso booting xfbdev
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2016, 07:10:30 AM »
I'm not sure if it's useful, but the tinycorepure64 iso uses Xfbdev by default.

If the aim is a usb install, you don't need to make a re-mastered iso.

You can, for example, use the tc-install tool with the coreplus iso to install to usb or hd and then modify onboot.lst and the boot codes to use Xfbdev.

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Re: iso booting xfbdev
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2016, 07:24:41 AM »
I'm not sure if it's useful, but the tinycorepure64 iso uses Xfbdev by default.

If the aim is a usb install, you don't need to make a re-mastered iso.

You can, for example, use the tc-install tool with the coreplus iso to install to usb or hd and then modify onboot.lst and the boot codes to use Xfbdev.

That is precisely what we do not know: what and how to modify exactly the onboot.lst
Thank you

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Re: iso booting xfbdev
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2016, 07:33:31 AM »
Assuming you can boot your machine to a console prompt, you can edit the onboot.lst text file to include Xfbdev, Xprogs, flwm, aterm and wbar and then reboot.

For example:
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$ vi /mnt/sdb1/tce/onboot.lst
[edit and save onboot.lst]
$ cat /mnt/sdb1/tce/onboot.lst
...
Xfbdev.tcz
Xprogs.tcz
flwm.tcz
aterm.tcz
wbar.tcz

Note that this assumes that these extensions and their recursive deps are present in the tce folder on the usb stick.

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Re: iso booting xfbdev
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2016, 07:35:20 AM »

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Re: iso booting xfbdev
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2016, 08:01:41 AM »
Assuming you can boot your machine to a console prompt, you can edit the onboot.lst text file to include Xfbdev, Xprogs, flwm, aterm and wbar and then reboot.

For example:
Code: [Select]
$ vi /mnt/sdb1/tce/onboot.lst
[edit and save onboot.lst]
$ cat /mnt/sdb1/tce/onboot.lst
...
Xfbdev.tcz
Xprogs.tcz
flwm.tcz
aterm.tcz
wbar.tcz

Note that this assumes that these extensions and their recursive deps are present in the tce folder on the usb stick.

Searching xfbdev.tcz ... ... ...  ;D

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Re: iso booting xfbdev
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2016, 08:03:17 AM »

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Re: iso booting xfbdev
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2016, 08:19:46 AM »
Assuming you can boot your machine to a console prompt, you can edit the onboot.lst text file to include Xfbdev, Xprogs, flwm, aterm and wbar and then reboot.

For example:
Code: [Select]
$ vi /mnt/sdb1/tce/onboot.lst
[edit and save onboot.lst]
$ cat /mnt/sdb1/tce/onboot.lst
...
Xfbdev.tcz
Xprogs.tcz
flwm.tcz
aterm.tcz
wbar.tcz

Note that this assumes that these extensions and their recursive deps are present in the tce folder on the usb stick.

Searching xfbdev.tcz ... ... ...  ;D

I replaced xvesa.tcz by xfbdev.tcz in onboot.lst and copied the file xfbdev.tzc to cde/optional.
When starting the usb, charge the extensios and go to prompt and shows the error "failed in waitforX"
« Last Edit: July 28, 2016, 08:21:18 AM by zlagos »

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Re: iso booting xfbdev
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2016, 08:50:04 AM »
cde/optional is for cd boot

For hd or usb boot the folder needs to be called tce/optional

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Re: iso booting xfbdev
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2016, 09:27:42 AM »
cde/optional is for cd boot

For hd or usb boot the folder needs to be called tce/optional


Renamed cde to tce, and "failed in waitforX"  :-\

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Re: iso booting xfbdev
« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2016, 10:12:07 AM »
Enter the command "tce-status -i", which will list all of the loaded extensions and paste the list in this thread

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Re: iso booting xfbdev
« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2016, 10:35:58 AM »
Xfbdev will only work when using a vga= bootcode. It's not clear if you have one right now.
The only barriers that can stop you are the ones you create yourself.

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Re: iso booting xfbdev
« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2016, 11:28:01 AM »
Xfbdev will only work when using a vga= bootcode. It's not clear if you have one right now.

Exactly. Now it works. I guess I should put vga = 808 in the menu.lst of grub.
Thank you very much to you and Juanito, who incidentally is Spanish name.