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    Re: 10 Meg OS - Tiny Core Linux is great

    I think I'll have to play with this one some more. I've got some free hard drive space. It's new and they don't have too much in their repositories yet but it looks promising. What gets me is the sheer speed and user friendliness. I know I'll end up ruining it with trying to make it run resource hungry but wonderful amarok but oh well. It can be fixed real quick - so glad I adopted Linux. I never imagined half of the things that I can do was possible when I was using Windows.

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    Re: 10 Meg OS - Tiny Core Linux is great

    TinyCoreLinux is completely assembled from the sources available for download from
    http://www.tinycorelinux.com/files/release/src/ .

    It is not based on any other "distro" although much of the core and
    extensions have been compiled using sources found at various sites
    such as kernel.org, LFS, etc.. and those sources can be found here:
    http://www.tinycorelinux.com/files/tce/src/

    It boots extremely fast, and entirely into ram. The initrd IS the OS!

    With the compiletc addon, it will recompile its own kernel,
    as well as a host of other apps, with proper lib support
    also available for download in the extensions section.

    Read the "Getting Started" guide for more info on the number of ways this
    small and light OS can work and grow.
    http://www.tinycorelinux.com/getting_started.html

    Best of all, it is designed from the ground up by Robert Shingledecker,
    famous for his lead development in many other small light linux distros and linux development,
    and a crew of developers and volunteers who are well known for their contributions in the linux community.

    73 de ke4nt
    Last edited by ke4nt; December 5th, 2008 at 10:15 AM.

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    Re: 10 Meg OS - Tiny Core Linux is great

    I tried it. Default Xvesa was giving funny colors on 1024x768 and working well on 640x480x16. Then I tried Xorg and it was not working (fatal xserver errors). I posted on their forums and got prompt replies. Following modules were required to be loaded manually before startx:
    $ sudo modprobe agpgart
    $ sudo modprobe intel-agp
    $ sudo modprobe drm
    $ startx
    Xorg now works at 1024x768.

    kagashe
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    Re: 10 Meg OS - Tiny Core Linux is great

    I must try this....

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    Re: 10 Meg OS - Tiny Core Linux is great

    I have been using Tinycorelinux for more than a week now.

    Initially I used .tce extensions then switched to .tcz extensions as they use less memory.

    Firefox is available as minefield there. I added Flash Player 9 to Firefox.

    I like to see Hindi fonts on web pages I added ttf-indic fonts to /home/tc/.fonts and it worked.

    I compiled fbxkb the Keyboard_Indicator/Switcher for Tinycore.

    kagashe
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    Re: 10 Meg OS - Tiny Core Linux is great

    I've had tc installed on a hard drive on a old computer, but it started up as a LiveCD, not what I was expecting, anyway around this? like a normal install?

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    Re: 10 Meg OS - Tiny Core Linux is great

    Quote Originally Posted by chris4585 View Post
    I've had tc installed on a hard drive on a old computer, but it started up as a LiveCD, not what I was expecting, anyway around this? like a normal install?
    You'll need to extract the archive into a partition, and point Grub to the kernel. There's no installer, so you'll have to do it manually.

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    Re: 10 Meg OS - Tiny Core Linux is great

    Quote Originally Posted by init1 View Post
    You'll need to extract the archive into a partition, and point Grub to the kernel. There's no installer, so you'll have to do it manually.
    the part where I said I had it installed, this is what I meant

    what I did:

    used another livecd to create the partitions using cfdisk

    then formatted them using mk.ext3

    then installed grub from the same livecd

    extracted the livecd's archive onto the hard drive

    set grub like so:

    Code:
    title Tinycore
    root (hd0,1)
    kernel /bzImage root=/dev/hda1
    initrd /tinycore.gz
    boot
    (probably where I went wrong)

    without initrd /tinycore.gz I kept getting a kernel panic, cannot find init try passing init=

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    Re: 10 Meg OS - Tiny Core Linux is great

    looks rather nice, if i could install the nvidia drivers, i would be happy to use this ever day
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    Re: 10 Meg OS - Tiny Core Linux is great

    Quote Originally Posted by init1 View Post
    You'll need to extract the archive into a partition, and point Grub to the kernel. There's no installer, so you'll have to do it manually.
    I'm still not sure if that constitutes a "real" install. Wouldn't that just boot the live system from the hard drive instead of the CD?

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