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Offline killingtime

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USB boots to TC@BOX:~$ prompt, not Tiny Core Desktop
« on: April 04, 2017, 10:03:53 AM »
Hello,

I've loaded tinycore (CorePlus-current.iso) onto a USB flash drive using core2usb and am booting a thin client computer (Cyrix 686).

Selecting 'Core Plus w\default FLWM topside' from boot menu. I get as far as the  TC@BOX:~$ prompt but cannot get any further.

'Into The Core' pdf doesn't have anything on this but the issue has been reported already.

http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php?topic=17829.0

I'm getting "-sh: xsetup: not found" and "-sh: startx: not found"

The last post in the above thread asks for dmesg.

How do I copy this file onto the usb flash drive?

Thanks,



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Re: USB boots to TC@BOX:~$ prompt, not Tiny Core Desktop
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2017, 10:12:00 AM »
Hi killingtime

First be sure to check you have the bootcode " waitusb=10 " in your boot config file command line

Something like:
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KERNEL /tce/boot/vmlinuz
APPEND initrd=/tce/boot/core.gz opt=sda1 home=sda1 waitusb=10
« Last Edit: April 04, 2017, 10:17:14 AM by coreplayer2 »

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Re: USB boots to TC@BOX:~$ prompt, not Tiny Core Desktop
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2017, 10:13:19 AM »
The last post in the above thread asks for dmesg.
How do I copy this file onto the usb flash drive?

1. Plug in the USB (preferably formatted to ext{2,3,4} or fat32)
2. sudo rebuildfstab
3. mount /mnt/sdXY ("X,Y" depends on your machine)
4. dmesg > /mnt/sdXY/dmesg_out.txt
5. sync (just being safe)
6. sudo umount /mnt/sdXY
7. remove your USB

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Re: USB boots to TC@BOX:~$ prompt, not Tiny Core Desktop
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2017, 10:35:15 AM »
Thank you for the commands.

https://pastebin.com/YExFr5qX

Regards.

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Re: USB boots to TC@BOX:~$ prompt, not Tiny Core Desktop
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2017, 11:43:34 AM »
Hi Killingtime

The most common cause of being unable to boot into a desktop after installing to a USB is not having the waitusb=10 bootcode.  Besides that you are also using the cde bootcode which is wrong for a USB or hdd install. 
Your dmesg confirms this is the issue.
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Kernel command line: initrd=/boot/core.gz loglevel=3 cde showapps desktop=flwm_topside BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz
Since none of your installed extensions are loading,
replace cde with waitusb=10 and you should have success

Oh and don't forget to remove the tinycore cd
« Last Edit: April 04, 2017, 11:53:30 AM by coreplayer2 »

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Re: USB boots to TC@BOX:~$ prompt, not Tiny Core Desktop
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2017, 11:54:26 AM »
That worked.

Thanks.