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Offline Maniaak

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Raspberry pi 4b - systematic installation procedure
« on: January 15, 2022, 11:11:42 AM »
Hi,
I am an absolute newbie to Tinycorelinux and downloaded the latest release at newbielink:http://tinycorelinux.net/13.x/armv6/releases/RPi/piCore-13.1.0.zip [nonactive]. As the things stand, after flashing the img file to the usb I can boot up the Raspberry Pi 4b 8GB quite well.

However, here onward I find it quite difficult to get any step further since I am not able to find any systematic guideline(s) for the installation on a Raspberry Pi on the Internet.

Could someone please let me know where to find this information? Thanks a lot!

Greetings,
MA

Offline gadget42

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Re: Raspberry pi 4b - systematic installation procedure
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2022, 01:02:43 PM »
from the main forum webpage(http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php)

searching for "picore tutorial"(no quotes) has a couple pages of results
(pick the ones that appear most interesting)

here are a few links to get you started:

http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/topic,20732.0.html

http://tinycorelinux.net/intro.html

http://tinycorelinux.net/overview.html

http://tinycorelinux.net/faq.html

http://tinycorelinux.net/book.html

note: the original wiki is unavailable
also note: the alternate at linuxsecrets is unavailable as well

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Re: Raspberry pi 4b - systematic installation procedure
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2022, 02:12:13 PM »
Hi gadget42
... also note: the alternate at linuxsecrets is unavailable as well
The new alternative is listed in this sticky:
http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/topic,25220.0.html

Offline polikuo

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Re: Raspberry pi 4b - systematic installation procedure
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2022, 05:38:14 AM »
Hi,
I am an absolute newbie to Tinycorelinux and downloaded the latest release at http://tinycorelinux.net/13.x/armv6/releases/RPi/piCore-13.1.0.zip. As the things stand, after flashing the img file to the usb I can boot up the Raspberry Pi 4b 8GB quite well.

Hi, Maniaak.

Welcome to our forum.

Since you're using Raspberry Pi 4b 8GB, I suggest you remake your SD card with a 64-bit OS.
http://tinycorelinux.net/13.x/aarch64/releases/RPi/piCore64-13.1.zip

Make sure you read the instructions for more details.
http://tinycorelinux.net/13.x/aarch64/releases/RPi/README

As a beginner, you could try the default desktop, after you resize your partition.
Code: [Select]
tce-load -wi Xorg flwm_topside wbar aterm

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Re: Raspberry pi 4b - systematic installation procedure
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2022, 10:22:44 AM »
Hello TinyCoreTeam,
this ist just the hurdle I succeeded to overcome.
After downloading  piCore-13.1.0.zip  I could write it with balena-etcher to a 32 GB mmc using a laptop with LinuxMint.

This mmc boots fine in a Raspi 4, but to increase mmcblk0p2/ to full size of the chip I had to fall back to my laptop,- it works. 

With  tce-load -wi  I first loaded nano.tcz which is apparently the only prog that works without GUI. Sometimes this is useful.

Again with tce-load -wi I added Xorg, jwm, wbar, alsa, alsa-utils, alsa-plugins, pulseaudio, pcmanfm, firefox, all working fine.

I also installed kmaps.tcz and added   loadkmap < /usr/share/kmap/qwertz/de-latin1-nodeadkeys.kmap  to  /opt./bootlocal.sh  but no effect.

What am I missing? Thanks for your friendly help!




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Re: Raspberry pi 4b - systematic installation procedure
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2022, 12:38:21 PM »
Hi chattrhand
... I also installed kmaps.tcz and added   loadkmap < /usr/share/kmap/qwertz/de-latin1-nodeadkeys.kmap  to  /opt./bootlocal.sh  but no effect. ...
Read this:
http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/topic,23698.msg148996.html#msg148996

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Re: Raspberry pi 4b - systematic installation procedure
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2022, 12:24:50 PM »
Found the solution:  it's  Xorg

http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/topic,24864.msg158323.html#msg158323

I've been running into this problem about one year before, and had received a solution by your friendly colleages, that is applicable also here.

Thanks very much!
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Re: Raspberry pi 4b - systematic installation procedure
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2022, 01:42:48 PM »
Hi chattrhand
If you are using the  loadkmap < /usr/share/kmap/ ...   command, it belongs in  bootsync.sh , not  bootlocal.sh.

On the subject of kmaps:
kmaps only affects the console and Xvesa, not Xorg.
« Last Edit: January 19, 2022, 01:44:22 PM by Rich »