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Offline christully

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Updating TinyCore
« on: December 29, 2018, 02:04:43 PM »
I have a question that is related to my first (http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/topic,22398.0.html) but only because it it blocking progress on that task so I'm starting a separate topic.

I have a working TinyCore 6.4 boot stick. Meaning that it boots the PCEngines apu2 device that I am working on and gives me a standard user login (tc@box).

I have tried replacing the vmlinuz and core.gz files on my boot stick with the 9.0 versions that I downloaded from http://tinycorelinux.net/9.x/x86/release/distribution_files/ and everything appears to work, but it freezes just before giving me a prompt:

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Booting Core 9.0
Running Linux Kernel 4.14.10-tinycore.
Checking boot options... Done.
Starting udev daemon for hotplug support... Done.
Skipping compressed swap in ram as requested from the boot command line.
Scanning hard disk partitions to create /etc/fstab
Setting Language to C Done.
Ignoring swap partition(s) seek as requested.
Loading extensions... Done.
Setting keymap to us Done.
Skipping DHCP broadcast/network detection as requested on boot commandline.
Setting hostname to box Done.
login[702]: root login on 'tty1'

Clearly I don't yet have me head wrapped around this issue. What am I missing?

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Re: Updating TinyCore
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2018, 02:17:55 PM »

two things spring to mind

0) did you try pressing enter key? ..

1) any modules from the 6.4 tc / kernel would need to be updated with the 9.x equivalent

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Re: Updating TinyCore
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2018, 05:24:43 PM »
Hi christully
There are separate repositories for the different versions of TinyCore. It's not a good idea to blindly mix extensions between
different versions. Since you have working setup, why not recompile a TC6 kernel to meet your needs:
http://tinycorelinux.net/6.x/x86/release/src/kernel/
You of course made a backup of your working stick in case  you need to go back to square one for some reason.

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Re: Updating TinyCore
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2018, 08:01:45 AM »
I have tried many things!

two things spring to mind

0) did you try pressing enter key? ..

1) any modules from the 6.4 tc / kernel would need to be updated with the 9.x equivalent

0) Yes - nothing happens, it just advances a line.
1) Yes, I did try just dropping the 9.x kernel in place of my 6.4 kernel but I have also tried wiping the stick clean and putting just 9.x stuff on it. I have tried doing a `sudo cp core-current.iso /dev/sdd` and tried just placing the files downloaded from http://tinycorelinux.net/9.x/x86/release/distribution_files/ onto a clean stick.

I cannot get Tiny Core to boot on my APU.

Hi christully
There are separate repositories for the different versions of TinyCore. It's not a good idea to blindly mix extensions between
different versions. Since you have working setup, why not recompile a TC6 kernel to meet your needs:
http://tinycorelinux.net/6.x/x86/release/src/kernel/
You of course made a backup of your working stick in case  you need to go back to square one for some reason.


Rich thanks for the suggestion I will try that next.

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Re: Updating TinyCore
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2018, 08:17:23 AM »
Hi christully
... 1) Yes, I did try just dropping the 9.x kernel in place of my 6.4 kernel but I have also tried wiping the stick clean and putting just 9.x stuff on it. I have tried doing a `sudo cp core-current.iso /dev/sdd` and tried just placing the files downloaded from http://tinycorelinux.net/9.x/x86/release/distribution_files/ onto a clean stick. ...
I think you need to take an hour and read this fine book:
http://tinycorelinux.net/book.html
Not only does it provide information on the proper way to install Tinycore, it will also help keep you out of trouble in other
areas such as file persistence.
« Last Edit: December 31, 2018, 08:20:05 AM by Rich »

Offline christully

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Re: Updating TinyCore
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2018, 08:44:21 AM »
Rich,

I have read it once but was suffering a cold.  Perhaps I do need to reread some parts...

Chris