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Offline deodion

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How to install Tiny Core Linux 8.0 in ESXi 5.5
« on: August 17, 2017, 08:43:34 AM »
I have read around,

So how can I install it when I only have SCSI HDD?

I use HP ML350 G6
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Re: How to install Tiny Core Linuc 8 in ESXi 5.5
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2017, 08:58:10 AM »
I use VMware Paravirtual SCSI Controller, looks like installed successfuly,

but when I boot, it says: failed in waitforX

Please help

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Re: How to install Tiny Core Linux 8.0 in ESXi 5.5
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2017, 09:16:56 AM »
If your VM is not compatible with Xvesa, try Xorg or Xfbdev with a vga= bootcode.
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Re: How to install Tiny Core Linux 8.0 in ESXi 5.5
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2017, 09:19:21 AM »
If your VM is not compatible with Xvesa, try Xorg or Xfbdev with a vga= bootcode.

Hello, you mean something like this:
http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php?topic=17844.0

could you elaborate the updated command for that please?
That link is from 2014,

Thank you very much

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Re: How to install Tiny Core Linux 8.0 in ESXi 5.5
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2017, 11:22:34 AM »
It should work with Xorg and vmware video and vmmouse drivers. You will also want to use the open-vm-tools.tcz and open-vm-tools-desktop.tcz. This will let time sync, mouse (if you're accessing the VM via VMware player), and window resize work. For console only you wouldn't need open-vm-tools-desktop.tcz.

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Re: How to install Tiny Core Linux 8.0 in ESXi 5.5
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2017, 06:23:42 PM »
So you mean there are 4 tcz?

Is giving my hardware details will help tcz required?

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Re: How to install Tiny Core Linux 8.0 in ESXi 5.5
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2017, 07:06:22 PM »
Your hardware list isn't required, because all VMware VM's have the same virtual hardware for a given version. In onboot.lst all you should need is:

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open-vm-tools-desktop.tcz
Xlibs.tcz
Xprogs.tcz
flwm_topside.tcz
wbar.tcz

The open-vm-tools-desktop.tcz.dep file will take care of all the other .tcz files.

Try:
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tce-load -iwl open-vm-tools-desktopfrom the command line (while X is not running). Check to be sure that they all downloaded before you reboot.

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Re: How to install Tiny Core Linux 8.0 in ESXi 5.5
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2017, 12:47:58 AM »
If your VM is not compatible with Xvesa, try Xorg or Xfbdev with a vga= bootcode.

Just come out my mind,
If its not compatible how come I can live-boot the GUI in the first place with this Xvesa?

Thank you guys,

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Re: How to install Tiny Core Linux 8.0 in ESXi 5.5
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2017, 02:07:05 AM »
Xvesa is 32-bit only, CorePlus is 32-bit

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Re: How to install Tiny Core Linux 8.0 in ESXi 5.5
« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2017, 02:17:29 AM »
tce-load -iwl open-vm-tools-desktop

pangomm.tcz MD5 sum didnot match

Xvesa is 32-bit only, CorePlus is 32-bit

thanks for the info

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Re: How to install Tiny Core Linux 8.0 in ESXi 5.5
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2017, 03:19:48 AM »
How big is your virtual disk? Can you post the output from 'fdisk -l'?

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Re: How to install Tiny Core Linux 8.0 in ESXi 5.5
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2017, 04:53:42 AM »
pangomm.tcz MD5 sum didnot match

I checked the server and there is no problem with the pangomm md5sum.

Perhaps your download was corrupted, could you remove open-vm-tools-desktop/pangomm and try again?

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Re: How to install Tiny Core Linux 8.0 in ESXi 5.5
« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2017, 05:06:43 PM »
Im going forward with core 8.0 x64 (hdd install) instead,

I have been looking around
And would like to know quickly how to:

- Auto run service
- Setup static ip address and related like dns
- Ntp setup
- Ftp or similar setup to upload/download files
- Setup account and password
- Setup ssh if not installed
- Setup recommended remote desktop(for tcl with desktop)

Thank you very much for ur support,

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Re: How to install Tiny Core Linux 8.0 in ESXi 5.5
« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2017, 06:15:34 PM »
For these you need to add commands to /opt/bootlocal.sh, and for accounts you need to add account related files to /opt/.filetool.lst. Read up on these in the Wiki. I can't recommend a remote desktop, and since this isn't Windows I don't know why you would need one. That's what SSH is for.

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Re: How to install Tiny Core Linux 8.0 in ESXi 5.5
« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2017, 04:37:34 AM »
http://distro.ibiblio.org/tinycorelinux/concepts.html

If I want to use the "mount mode"

with Core 8.0 x64 (console only)
Is that mean I must follow this?:http://distro.ibiblio.org/tinycorelinux/install_manual.html
and there is no cfdisk in: http://distro.ibiblio.org/tinycorelinux/8.x/x86_64/tcz/

Sorry after I read the Wiki, I have not even success with this "persistence" feature,
« Last Edit: August 19, 2017, 05:02:31 AM by deodion »