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Offline ltrk

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Hi All,
I have copied the boot and cde dirs from the CorePlus iso onto a FAT partition on my Win XP hard disk.
So I have /tcl as my basedir and boot, cde under it

I have grub4dos as my boot manager and I am trying to boot Coreplus version 9 from the grub command line shell:
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root (hd0,1)

kernel /tcl/boot/vmlinuz dev=sda2 tce=tcl/cde showapps desktop=flwm

initrd=/tcl/boot/core.gz

boot
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It boots into a cmd shell instead of GUI. I adapted the kernel cmd from the syslinux.cfg provided in the iso.

I tried to find some app that would start X-X,startX,XStarup etc but I could not find anything like that under /usr/bin
I also could not find /etc/X11

I am wondering if the tce param is correct as also the dev param -should that be sda2 or hda1? -I see the fat partition as sda2 in the tcl cmd shell

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Re: Embedded CorePlus ver 9 -booting into cmd shell, X not starting
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2019, 09:02:02 AM »
Hi ltrk
... I am wondering if the tce param is correct as also the dev param -should that be sda2 or hda1? -I see the fat partition as sda2 in the tcl cmd shell
I'm not aware of any  dev  parameter. From the command line:
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mount /mnt/sda2
sudo mv /mnt/sda2/tcl/cde /mnt/sda2/tcl/tce

Change the  kernel  line to:
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kernel /tcl/boot/vmlinuz tce=sda2/tcl/tce showapps desktop=flwm
Reboot and see if it works any better.

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Re: Embedded CorePlus ver 9 -booting into cmd shell, X not starting
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2019, 08:11:24 PM »
Hi Rich,
Thanks a ton! that did the trick
Incidentally it was able to load with sda2/tcl/cde but I went ahead and anyway renamed the dir to tce as you suggested

I now have other issues -ntfs partition is read only and I need to install PPP but I will create separate posts for that after fiddling around a bit

Thanks once again

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Re: Embedded CorePlus ver 9 -booting into cmd shell, X not starting
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2019, 08:34:45 PM »
Hi ltrk
... Incidentally it was able to load with sda2/tcl/cde but I went ahead and anyway renamed the dir to tce as you suggested ...
A  cde  directory indicates a read only extension directory. More information on using Tinycore can be found here:
http://tinycorelinux.net/corebook.pdf
http://tinycorelinux.net/faq.html
http://wiki.tinycorelinux.net/wiki:start

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Re: Embedded CorePlus ver 9 -booting into cmd shell, X not starting
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2019, 06:30:37 AM »
hi Rich
Oh ok! I got a little confused since the cde dir came in the coreplus iso. But have not yet looked at all the material available.
I need to get the net up do anything -and that will be another post.

Thanks!

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Re: Embedded CorePlus ver 9 -booting into cmd shell, X not starting
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2019, 06:36:04 AM »
Hi ltrk
... I got a little confused since the cde dir came in the coreplus iso. ...
And that's exactly why it's called  cde  there, because an  ISO  file system is read only.