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Tiny core Plus v12.0 Extensions disappear (manual not accurate)

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I just installed Tiny Core Plus (the full 160 something MB edition) onto a computer with an empty hard drive.

When i boot from CD,  I selected the first option (I think fluxbox) in the text menu and alot of stuff loads. I specified nothing for boot options for installation.

Then I removed the CD so it boots on the computer hard drive.

Now every time I install an extension, it disappears on reboot.

I followed the manual at this URL:


Yet when I select the "Control panel", I don't see an option for "Set TCE drive"

Is there a command-line option I can use in the terminal that can modify the boot parameters to use my hard drive for storage of installed extensions so they don't disappear?

Hi mik3ca

--- Quote from: mik3ca on June 14, 2022, 11:56:54 PM --- ... Yet when I select the "Control panel", I don't see an option for "Set TCE drive" ...
--- End quote ---
Click on the  Apps  icon. I think you use the field labeled  TCE:  and the  Set  button in the lower right corner.

It didn't work.

Here's the steps to reproduce my problem:

1. Wipe out the hard drive (Used your CD to boot without extensions then fdisk on /dev/sda and used option "o" and "w" to override it with a DOS partition).

2. Boot tiny core 12.0 with CD. Clicked TC Install icon.
3. Selected Frugal and Whole disk and sda (only option) as target disk, left "install boot loader" checked.
4. In boot options I left the box blank.
5. I checked all options for additional items to install then clicked proceed.

Then removed CD. Tiny core can boot from hard drive.

Then I selected Apps.

The box next to TCE always shows "/mnt/sda1/tce/optional"

So I attempt to download xchat extension. Once downloaded, a new yellow-orange X icon appears at bottom of screen next to the rest of the icons for the xchat program. As soon as I reboot the computer (by clicking exit then clicking reboot and ok), the system reboots, but the new application disappears (no more yellow-orange X icon).

So I tried to debug further by opening a shell and seeing where my hard drive mounts to and when I execute this:

--- Code: ---mount | grep sd
--- End code ---

I see:

--- Code: ---/dev/sda1 on /mnt/sda1 type ext4 (rw,relatime)
--- End code ---

Is there something wrong with appbrowser or should I not be using ext4 filesystem or what?

Does /mnt/sda1/tce/optional exist? Are there any files in it?

Hi mik3ca
1. Does your  xchat  icon re-appear if you enter:

--- Code: ---tce-load -i xchat
--- End code ---

2. Does grep find  xchat  if you enter:

--- Code: ---grep xchat /mnt/sda1/tce/onboot.lst
--- End code ---

3. Did you leave the dropdown to the left of the  Go  button set to  OnBoot  or change it to something else?


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