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Offline jvalencia

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My first experience with Tiny Core [misleading docs??]
« on: July 29, 2016, 04:43:10 PM »
Hi guys, new user here!

I just wanted to share a thing I've found while trying to use the Copy Mode.

I couldn't find in the documentation/faqs/readmes/book that you have to create the file "copy2fs.flg" in the "tce" directory for it to work.

I mean, docs only say this:

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Copy Mode: TCZ/Install + copy2fs.flg/lst

And that's all. I had to browse google for 30 minutes before finding the solution.

It may seem trivial but it isn't.

Now the good: It's an amazing system, exactly what I needed.

Thanks to all devs/users that have made this possible. I plan to use it on the raspberry pi for all my projects (piCore).

Offline Greg Erskine

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Re: My first experience with Tiny Core [misleading docs??]
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2016, 05:50:12 PM »
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I had to browse google for 30 minutes before finding the solution.
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hi jvalencia,

You're a lot smarter than me.

It took me weeks to work it out and I was quite embarrassed when I worked out how trivial it was.

regards
Greg

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My first experience with Tiny Core [misleading docs??]
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2016, 08:45:27 PM »
Welcome jvalencia

I believe the recommended procedure is using APPS, then installation options, then select from one of the available options





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Re: My first experience with Tiny Core [misleading docs??]
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2016, 11:47:21 PM »
Welcome jvalencia

I believe the recommended procedure is using APPS, then installation options, then select from one of the available options





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That must be the problem. I don't use the GUI for my purposes.

It should be documented how to use copy mode from the CLI imho.

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Re: My first experience with Tiny Core [misleading docs??]
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2016, 03:03:52 PM »
Hi  jvalencia
The Wiki is user contributed AIUI so I believe you're welcome to add any useful information.   

In just a basic search I found many references on how copy mode works, while I didn't read them all looking command line references as that important info was missing from the original question.

Perhaps curaga can shed some light on why there are strong references to the APPS usage but little in regard to command line usage of copy mode install??

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Re: My first experience with Tiny Core [misleading docs??]
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2016, 12:18:02 AM »
The book was aimed at users new to core, thus a GUI focus. Other places, nobody got to it yet ;)
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