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Offline potticous

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Loading Firmware
« on: December 10, 2013, 10:38:02 AM »
I left it for a while and came back, tried the official re-posted CorePlus Iso and it all works (correct modules load),

Wlan and Eth still cant be detected, i sourced the firmware-rtl_nic.tcz and firmware-ralinkwifi.tcz files but tce-load -i etc doesn't work, even tough the files are in the /optional folder?????

I edited them into the onboot.lst and on the bootscreen said it couldn't find the files? (Is there way i can install these files when installing to a USB?  :-\ )

There must be a foolproof way of doing what i'm trying to do.

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Re: Loading Firmware
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2013, 10:53:06 AM »
Location for extensions is /tce/optional

Use tce-load -iw instead of manual hacking of system.
« Last Edit: December 10, 2013, 10:55:17 AM by bmarkus »
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Re: Loading Firmware
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2013, 10:54:10 AM »
"Doesn't work" is not helpful.  To troubleshoot, we need exact commands, and exact messages.
"/optional" is not the correct location for extensions.
Show us the output of 'ls -l /etc/sysconfig/tcedir".

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Re: Loading Firmware
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2013, 04:23:09 AM »
heres the output

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ls -l /etc/sysconfig/tcedir

lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root             8 Dec 13 08:41 /etc/sysconfig/tcedir -> /tmp/tce/

tc@box:~$ lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root             8 Dec 13 08:41 /etc/sysconfi
g/tcedir -> /tmp/tce/
sh: can't create /tmp/tce/: Is a directory
sh: lrwxrwxrwx: not found

second part appeared after i copy and pasted the first part

The "second part" is not a command.

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In post #3 , you try to load extensions from  /usr/cde/optional/  .
That's not how to do it.

You should be able to load extensions just like this:
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tce-load -i firmware.tcz
TinyCore will determine wether to load it from cde directory (only if booted from CD) or tce directory (if installed on writable media).
/etc/sysconfig/tcedir  is a symlink to the respective directory.

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What version are you using?
Have you installed TC to writable media (maybe to non linux filesystem)?

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EDIT:
hmm, you have just deleted two posts..
« Last Edit: December 13, 2013, 04:26:47 AM by Misalf »
Download a copy and keep it handy: Core book ;)

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Re: Loading Firmware
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2013, 04:24:36 AM »
Problem solved! Im using a USB , i set the directory in Apps, and put the files in the tce/optional folder it created instead of the the cde/optional folder. Then ran:

tce-load -i "extention name here".tcz

5.1 FAT32
« Last Edit: December 13, 2013, 06:01:52 AM by potticous »

Offline Misalf

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Re: Loading Firmware
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2013, 04:41:37 AM »
Interesting..
Why  /usr/cde/optional/x.tcz  ?
Download a copy and keep it handy: Core book ;)

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Re: Loading Firmware
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2013, 06:01:20 AM »
oops corrected