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Offline SeventhSin

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Re: (Tiny)Core x86 : is there a reason not to enable PAE ?
« Reply #15 on: July 17, 2019, 05:39:22 AM »
Hi SeventhSin
I wanted to boot Tinycore from a thumb drive on an HP Proliant ML150 G6 in 32 bit mode and still take advantage of the 6 Gig of
installed RAM. I started by installing Tinycore to the thumb drive. Next I fetched modules64.gz, rootfs.gz, and vmlinuz64:
http://tinycorelinux.net/10.x/x86/release/distribution_files/
and saved them where the 32 bit kernel and initrd are stored. Then create  core64.gz  like this:
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cat rootfs.gz modules64.gz > core64.gz
I have grub on my thumb drive. My  menu.lst  looks like this:
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default 1
timeout 10

title TC9_32bit
root (hd0,0)
kernel /tce/boot/vmlinuz quiet  waitusb=5:UUID="1ad696eb-3913-4434-bb9e-25dd4b980c09" tce=UUID="1ad696eb-3913-4434-bb9e-25dd4b980c09" home=UUID="1ad696eb-3913-4434-bb9e-25dd4b980c09" opt=UUID="1ad696eb-3913-4434-bb9e-25dd4b980c09" printk.time=1 syslog enable_mtrr_cleanup
initrd /tce/boot/core.gz

title TC9_Core64
root (hd0,0)
kernel /tce/boot/vmlinuz64 quiet  waitusb=5:UUID="1ad696eb-3913-4434-bb9e-25dd4b980c09" tce=UUID="1ad696eb-3913-4434-bb9e-25dd4b980c09" home=UUID="1ad696eb-3913-4434-bb9e-25dd4b980c09" opt=UUID="1ad696eb-3913-4434-bb9e-25dd4b980c09" printk.time=1 syslog enable_mtrr_cleanup
initrd /tce/boot/core64.gz
Both  core  and  core64  share the same /home, /opt, and tce/optional directories as well as the same  onboot.lst  file:
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firmware.tcz
aterm.tcz
fltk-1.3.tcz
flwm_topside.tcz
freetype.tcz
imlib2-bin.tcz
imlib2.tcz
libfontenc.tcz
libICE.tcz
libjpeg-turbo.tcz
libpng.tcz
libSM.tcz
libX11.tcz
libXau.tcz
libxcb.tcz
libXdmcp.tcz
libXext.tcz
libXfont.tcz
libXi.tcz
libXmu.tcz
libXpm.tcz
libXrandr.tcz
libXrender.tcz
libXt.tcz
libdrm.tcz
wbar.tcz
Xlibs.tcz
Xprogs.tcz
mc.tcz
pci-utils.tcz
curl.tcz
gzip.tcz
graphics-KERNEL.tcz
Xorg-7.7.tcz
alsa-config.tcz
alsa.tcz
alsamixergui.tcz
grabber.tcz
geany.tcz
wireshark.tcz
firefox-ESR.tcz
libavcodec.tcz
gnumeric.tcz
nfs-utils.tcz
pulseaudio.tcz
numlockx.tcz
gtk1.tcz
adwaita-icon-theme.tcz
util-linux.tcz
gparted.tcz
ntfsprogs.tcz
e2fsprogs.tcz
dosfstools.tcz
mtools.tcz
hfsprogs.tcz
tc-install-GUI.tcz
bind.tcz
usbutils.tcz
scsi-KERNEL.tcz
lsscsi.tcz
mdadm.tcz
You'll note the 2 entries containing the word  KERNEL.  tce-load  will load the version (32 or 64 bit) that matches your running kernel.
My  tce/optional  directory contains both versions:
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filesystems-4.14.10-tinycore.tcz
filesystems-4.14.10-tinycore64.tcz
graphics-4.14.10-tinycore.tcz
graphics-4.14.10-tinycore64.tcz
i2c-4.14.10-tinycore.tcz
i2c-4.14.10-tinycore64.tcz
mtd-4.14.10-tinycore.tcz
mtd-4.14.10-tinycore64.tcz
raid-dm-4.14.10-tinycore.tcz
raid-dm-4.14.10-tinycore64.tcz
scsi-4.14.10-tinycore.tcz
scsi-4.14.10-tinycore64.tcz

It's just a 32 bit install running  vmlinuz64  and 64 bit modules. That's all there is to it.

Hey Rich. Thanks for sharing your procedure. That should work very well for a custom install.

I can totally imagine the above on the Wiki:-X
« Last Edit: July 17, 2019, 05:48:05 AM by SeventhSin »

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Re: (Tiny)Core x86 : is there a reason not to enable PAE ?
« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2019, 05:58:56 AM »
@mods : please close this thread if you wish. From the creator's perspective (myself), its purpose (salient in the title) has been achieved. Other connected subjects such as the possibility of a Core64 ISO on the website are distinct topics, possibly subject(s) for future threads.

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Re: (Tiny)Core x86 : is there a reason not to enable PAE ?
« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2019, 06:26:49 AM »
Hi SeventhSin
Hey Rich. Thanks for sharing your procedure. That should work very well for a custom install.

I can totally imagine the above on the Wiki:-X
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@mods : please close this thread if you wish. From the creator's perspective (myself), its purpose (salient in the title) has been achieved. Other connected subjects such as the possibility of a Core64 ISO on the website are distinct topics, possibly subject(s) for future threads.
We typically leave all threads open. Someone may wish to comment, ask a question, or point out an error in the procedure I posted
at a later date.

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Re: (Tiny)Core x86 : is there a reason not to enable PAE ?
« Reply #18 on: July 17, 2019, 10:42:57 AM »
We typically leave all threads open. Someone may wish to comment, ask a question, or point out an error in the procedure I posted
at a later date.

That is perfectly alright.