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Offline TD15

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Unable to boot tiny core plus due to a kernel error.
« on: August 04, 2020, 02:46:29 AM »
I have an old HP compaq nc6230 (1GB RAM, 1.7 GHz pentium M). It is very sluggish under windows xp so I decided to use tiny core plus.
I was trying to boot tiny core plus from a USB but everytime I get the same error: Kernel Panic - Not Syncing: VFS: Unable to Mount Root FS on Unknown-Block(2,0).
I there any way to fix?

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Re: Unable to boot tiny core plus due to a kernel error.
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2020, 03:27:40 AM »
How did you install tinycore to the usb stick?

Did you boot the CorePlus iso and use tc-install?

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Re: Unable to boot tiny core plus due to a kernel error.
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2020, 04:36:27 AM »
I "flashed" the iso to the USB stick three times: Once with UNebootin, Once manually by copying files from the iso and doing necessary changes, once with balena etcher that I used before with linux mint. All three methods allowed the laptop to boot to the menu, but when I select something to boot I get the same error.
I wanted to try the distribution in live mode before installing, but it seems I can't boot to live mode.
« Last Edit: August 04, 2020, 04:43:09 AM by TD15 »

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Re: Unable to boot tiny core plus due to a kernel error.
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2020, 05:03:55 AM »
Do you have access to a cd/dvd drive that you can burn the iso to?

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Re: Unable to boot tiny core plus due to a kernel error.
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2020, 05:33:53 AM »
This is a problem That I met while installing the Corepure64, and I don't think this problem is caused by ISO writing tools.

I suggest you try installing Core and Tinycore instead of TinyCorePlus. If that doesn't work, I suggest you try installing a lower version of Core and Tinycore.(Recommendations 4.52,5.3 and 7.1)

Download URL
V4: http://tinycorelinux.net/4.x/x86/release/
V5: http://tinycorelinux.net/5.x/x86/release/
V7: http://tinycorelinux.net/7.x/x86/release/
« Last Edit: August 04, 2020, 05:44:10 AM by NOOB »

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Re: Unable to boot tiny core plus due to a kernel error.
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2020, 05:50:48 AM »
I only want to use tinycore plus because wifi support is necessary, I can't stick to the router all day for network connection.
So you say using an older version may help?

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Re: Unable to boot tiny core plus due to a kernel error.
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2020, 06:00:00 AM »
I've never tried to install tinycore from windows, so I can't help you there.

Do you have access to a linux machine?

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Re: Unable to boot tiny core plus due to a kernel error.
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2020, 06:01:47 AM »
I suggest you try installing Core and Tinycore instead of TinyCorePlus. If that doesn't work, I suggest you try installing a lower version of Core and Tinycore.(Recommendations 4.52,5.3 and 7.1)
Is there a significant advantage of using tiny core plus 11 instead of 7?

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Re: Unable to boot tiny core plus due to a kernel error.
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2020, 06:04:30 AM »
I see.It might be better to let the system run normally first.And then add the wifi module.
This will eliminate at least a few problems and may save you time.

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Re: Unable to boot tiny core plus due to a kernel error.
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2020, 06:09:06 AM »
Is there a significant advantage of using tiny core plus 11 instead of 7?
Of course Not. The reason I recommend these versions to you is because I know they support older machines better.

As long as the system can be started, for the system kernel is replaceable, extensions can also be added. So you don't have to worry too much.
« Last Edit: August 04, 2020, 06:17:41 AM by NOOB »

Offline TD15

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Re: Unable to boot tiny core plus due to a kernel error.
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2020, 06:16:26 AM »
It worked! I am running tiny core plus 7 on that old laptop. Thanks!

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Re: Unable to boot tiny core plus due to a kernel error.
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2020, 06:26:56 AM »
You're welcome. I'm glad I could help you. :)
You can now try to install a higher version.
« Last Edit: August 04, 2020, 06:29:24 AM by NOOB »

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Re: Unable to boot tiny core plus due to a kernel error.
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2020, 06:41:55 AM »
You're welcome. I'm glad I could help you. :)
You can now try to install a higher version.
I have 2 small questions: Why no wifi networks are showing?
Where can I find the core.gz to complete the installation?

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Re: Unable to boot tiny core plus due to a kernel error.
« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2020, 06:57:48 AM »
1. You should reboot your PC first.
Next load firmware first. Then, load other wifi related modules. Then do
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sudo wifi.sh and you will get wifi networks. Download the tczs from the appropriate URL (this is for x86 arch and 7.x TC version) : http://repo.tinycorelinux.net/7.x/x86/tcz/ .
2. Here are core.gz and kernel for 7.x and x86 arch :
http://repo.tinycorelinux.net/7.x/x86/release/distribution_files/ .
« Last Edit: August 04, 2020, 07:09:46 AM by Sashank999 »

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Re: Unable to boot tiny core plus due to a kernel error.
« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2020, 07:54:04 AM »
Is your computer connected to the Internet? If you can, do it the way Sashank999 tells you.

if not, do it the following way.Download the following extension manually.And download the corresponding *.tcz.md5.txt and *.tcz.dep(which may not exist) for each extension.
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firmware-iwlwifi.tcz,wifi.tcz,
wpa_supplicant-dbus.tcz,libnl.tcz,
dbus.tcz,expat2.tcz,acl.tcz,attr.tcz,libcap.tcz,
openssl.tcz,readline.tcz,wireless_tools.tcz,
wireless-4.2.7-tinycore.tcz,libiw.tcz
Then...
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tce -i firmware-iwlwifi.tcz
tce -i wifi.tcz
sudo wifi.sh
« Last Edit: August 04, 2020, 08:14:29 AM by NOOB »