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Offline madmax

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TinyCorePure64-7.1 - mcookie issue
« on: May 23, 2016, 08:40:12 AM »
Hello:

Downloaded TinyCorePure64-7.1.iso this morning to test it with my SM Ultra 24 before I replace the 32-bit version installed on a flashdrive (which boots just fine).

Burned the *.iso on a CD (verified) and attempted to boot.

It stops with:

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/usr/bin/startx line 12 mcookie not found
failed in waitforX

I have read a post on this (v6.3) but I just cannot figure out what is wrong.

What is mcookie and where should it be found?
Do I have to make some change in the *.iso file for it to boot in my rig?

Thanks in advance.

MM.

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Re: TinyCorePure64-7.1 - mcookie issue
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2016, 08:55:42 AM »
mcookie is provided by the Xlibs extension - is it loaded?

Is the flash drive still connected - tinycore might be trying to load 32-bit extensions from there?

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Re: TinyCorePure64-7.1 - mcookie issue
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2016, 12:08:54 PM »
Hello:

Thanks for the prompt reply.

mcookie is provided by the Xlibs extension - is it loaded?
I'll have to look and see about that, not at home at the moment.

Is the flash drive still connected - tinycore might be trying to load 32-bit extensions from there?
Yes, the flash drive is in an internal USB port inside the box.

But to boot from it you have to hit F8 at boot time and select it from three different options.

If you don't hit F8, the sequence is DVD-ROM, HDD and USB last.
It will boot from the internal USB drive only if there isn't one plugged into one of the external slots.

It's my rescue drive in case something goes awry.

Saved me a few times already, the last time was when an app in Mint 17.1 Rebecca ('Disks' I think) merrily screwed up the etc/fstab file and rendered the rig unbootable.

So yes, it is always in there.

I wanted to test the 64 bit version and see how it went. If it worked OK, I'd set it up permanently in the flash drive. 

How can I solve this?

Cheers and thanks.

MM

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Re: TinyCorePure64-7.1 - mcookie issue
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2016, 12:29:38 PM »
How can I solve this?

Either remove the flash drive and boot from the CD or install corepure64 alongside core on the flash drive.

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Re: TinyCorePure64-7.1 - mcookie issue
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2016, 01:27:06 PM »
Make sure you use a different tce directory. EX: tce64

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Re: TinyCorePure64-7.1 - mcookie issue
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2016, 01:48:57 PM »
Hello:

Either remove the flash drive and boot from the CD or install corepure64 alongside core on the flash drive.

Make sure you use a different tce directory. EX: tce64

Thanks for the replies.

A question though, I don't understand why the *.iso version (if this 'is' the problem) would try to load something from 'outside' its own directory structure (which is on the CD).

eg: there's no tce64 in the flash drive's directory structure.

Would this same thing happen if there was a 32-bit TinyCore install on a hard drive (in need of repair, for example) instead of on a flash drive and I wanted to fix it booting the 64-bit *.iso?

Thanks in advance.

MM

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Re: TinyCorePure64-7.1 - mcookie issue
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2016, 01:55:35 PM »
When booting from CD tinycore will look for tce folders on other media.

If you install corepure64 alongside core on the flash drive you need to specify a different tce folder (eg tce64) to avoid mixing 32-bit and 64-bit extensions.

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Re: TinyCorePure64-7.1 - mcookie issue
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2016, 02:03:13 PM »
Hello:

When booting from CD tinycore will look for tce folders on other media.
OK, now I get it.
It's by design.

But, why does it look for 'plain' tce folder instead of a tce64 forlder which is the one with the 64-bit extensions?

If you install corepure64 alongside core on the flash drive you need to specify a different tce folder (eg tce64) to avoid mixing 32-bit and 64-bit extensions.

Would the CD boot properly if I add the tce64 folder from the *.iso (with all it's contents) to the flash drive?

Thanks in advance.

MM

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Re: TinyCorePure64-7.1 - mcookie issue
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2016, 03:09:13 PM »
I don't think so - you would need to boot corepure64 from the flash driver specifying "tce=tce64"