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Offline mbivol10

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Remove the need of second partition or Network Boot.
« on: July 14, 2017, 10:51:39 AM »
Is it possible to load the os from /dev/mmcblk01 (vfat) and not have a second linux ext4 partition?
I have my project running on the piCore and I wonder if I can do everything from the 1 partition. It could become an easy drag and drop to install the OS. Also Pi 3 supports network boot so it would be even better If I had no SD card in at all. But For now what do I need to do to load the tcz from vfat instead of ext4 ? Can I somehow do this with the config ? Or will I have to compile the source.


As for the network boot. I am willing to learn if its possible with piCore but I only heard about it so I don't know much myself.
Another question is where did the source code for 9.x dissapear? :'(

Offline gavinmc42

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Re: Remove the need of second partition or Network Boot.
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2017, 11:25:29 PM »
That would be useful for this.
https://github.com/raspberrypi/usbboot

Redirect to a sub folder instead of another partition.
How to run piCore on a Zero from USB boot?

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Re: Remove the need of second partition or Network Boot.
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2017, 07:29:28 AM »
I have my project running on the piCore and I wonder if I can do everything from the 1 partition. It could become an easy drag and drop to install the OS.
Could the  'tcvd=' or cde boot options achieve loading 'everything from 1 partition'


http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/topic,1259.msg7198.html#msg7198
http://wiki.tinycorelinux.net/wiki:boot_options
http://www.tinycorelinux.net/faq.html#qemu



Also Pi 3 supports network boot so it would be even better If I had no SD card in at all.
the wiki also has a page on Netbooting !
« Last Edit: July 15, 2017, 07:44:35 AM by mocore »

Offline bmarkus

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Re: Remove the need of second partition or Network Boot.
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2017, 07:55:52 AM »
Is it possible to load the os from /dev/mmcblk01 (vfat) and not have a second linux ext4 partition?

piCore is residing on /dev/mmcblk0p1 only. You can delete /dev/mmc0blk0p2 and will boot fine, you can use it with a keyboard and a screen or via a serial console. mmcblk0p2 used to store extensions like ssh and mc and backup file. Extensions can be stored on mmcblk0p1 if you whish.
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