WelcomeWelcome | FAQFAQ | DownloadsDownloads | WikiWiki

Author Topic: vmware player on tinycore  (Read 5296 times)

Offline blazorthon

  • WikiUser
  • *
  • Posts: 11
vmware player on tinycore
« on: June 12, 2011, 10:35:08 AM »
I want to know the following:
1.how to make a 64 bit tinycore iso
2. how to install vmware player
3. does tinycore have multicore support and can i dedicate multiple cores to vms in vmware player?

My intended setup is decent and i would think tinycore will work but if not ill use a different OS for this.
AMD Phenom II x6 1090T BE
ECS A80GXM-A v2.0
8 GB DDR3 1333
Older drives, STAT2 WD 250GB HDD,some old SATA dvd burner.
integrated graphics and some old crt monitors unless i go buy a flat screen.

I plan on running VMs in vmware player on top of a tinycore (much more convenient than a multiboot configuration) and of course I would need a 64 bit tinycore to use all 8GB of RAM. I have been trying to make a 64 bit tinycore and install vmware but haven't succeeded on either task. Ive been at it for a while now and decided to ask for help, would be grateful for any help received.

I am having trouble figuring most of this stuff out being primarily a windows user but windows just uses to much ram, HDD space, processing power, etc. to do this with a tolerable performance drop.

I don't think I forgot anything and would be grateful for any help given.

Offline Rich

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8844
Re: vmware player on tinycore
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2011, 10:59:23 AM »
Hi blazorthon

See if this helps

http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php?topic=6049.0

You could also try searching the forum for  "64 bit"  including the quotes

Offline blazorthon

  • WikiUser
  • *
  • Posts: 11
Re: vmware player on tinycore
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2011, 01:23:19 PM »
there is no tinycore64.gz only microcore currently has a microcore64.gz. I was able to get a 64bit microcore running but I need a gui. If someone could tell me how to get a gui in microcore x64 than my first question will be solved, leaving two more. thanks anyway.

Offline Guy

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1089
Many people see what is. Some people see what can be, and make a difference.

Offline Rich

  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8844
Re: vmware player on tinycore
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2011, 01:44:27 PM »
Hi blazorthon

You need to replace the bzImage file in Tinycore with the bzImage64 file.


Offline blazorthon

  • WikiUser
  • *
  • Posts: 11
Re: vmware player on tinycore
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2011, 01:46:51 PM »
all right thanks guys I'll see if i can get my 64 bit running. any chance of help installing vmware player?

Offline blazorthon

  • WikiUser
  • *
  • Posts: 11
Re: vmware player on tinycore
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2011, 12:30:13 PM »
all right I got microcore it working. now I just need help with VMware player. any suggestions?

Offline danielibarnes

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 548
Re: vmware player on tinycore
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2011, 01:50:17 PM »
all right I got microcore it working. now I just need help with VMware player. any suggestions?
I posted instructions here.