Tiny Core Linux


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by Joeledmund » Sat Oct 20, 2012 4:36 am
i have to get a new sd card i want to try this one on it (keeping already running sd in tact)
but i want to see if Tiny Core Linux would work if no one tries it before me i want to use the 64Mb version i will post update if i get it to work or not but 64Mb supports WIFI
here is the website for those who want to try
http://distro.ibiblio.org/tinycorelinux/downloads.html
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by itimpi » Sat Oct 20, 2012 5:30 am
As far as I can see that is currently only for X86 based systems and as such will not run on the Pi? A version that could run on the Pi would be great - especially as with the new 512MB Pi's it could run almost exclusively from RAM which would be great for performance. However I could not see any indications of a Pi (or even ARM) port?
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by Joeledmund » Sun Oct 21, 2012 3:09 am
yea i gave it shot because i found a sd card that was only 256Mb so i didn't care about it will try to see if i can talk to one of programers to see if they can make i new version for Rpi i got the new one by the way (but as a live disc on a icore3 it is fast) or once i learn to program i will gave a lite weight os a shot since i did buy a Rpi to learn that and to play with
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by Serac » Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:09 pm
http://distro.ibiblio.org/tinycorelinux/4.x/armv6/ - Looks like there is a Raspberry Pi version.
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by Joeledmund » Mon Oct 22, 2012 1:18 am
thanks for that link it works great but this isnt the full version and now i have to remember my busybox there is a person working on it so it should grow i now have a use for my 256Mb sd
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by lasloHU » Wed Oct 31, 2012 3:34 pm
How to login(login and password?) and start the graphical environment?
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by Cloudcentric » Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:23 pm
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by bmarkus » Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:24 am
Take a look on piCore-X 4.7 alpha version, an equivalant to TC on x86:

Analog video:

Image

HDMI video:

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by bmarkus » Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:08 pm
Hi,

I'm happy to announce first public beta of TC for Raspberry Pi, codename PiCore-X which is the equivalent of TC on x86. For more information and download visit

http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.ph ... 434.0.html
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by bmarkus » Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:06 am
Project is progressing. Now LXDE is running in piCore:

Image

(Above is running in QUEMU.)

For more info, visit home page at

http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/board,57.0.html
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by Joeledmund » Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:38 am
bmarkus wrote:Project is progressing. Now LXDE is running in piCore:

Image

(Above is running in QUEMU.)

For more info, visit home page at

http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/board,57.0.html

that just looks awesome man so i need to get the new os disto
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by Cloudcentric » Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:42 am
TinyCore has released a new image: http://code.google.com/p/tinycore-rpi/downloads/list

piCore-20121202.img.gz 32.0 MB

Compressed bootable image for Core for Raspberry Pi
This version bring the base to v4.7.1 and adds some missing links as reported.
Now defaults to new master repo: repo.picorelinux.org
Added zsync to the base.
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by Cloudcentric » Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:12 am
I have been able to boot TC on my Pi to a Command Line where does one go from here ??

tc@box:~$ _
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by Joeledmund » Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:20 pm
Cloudcentric wrote:I have been able to boot TC on my Pi to a Command Line where does one go from here ??

tc@box:~$ _

that one i had problems too get the one bmarks uses it is a beta but it works get then you will have to do some editing but here is a link for the wifi edit
http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.ph ... 491.0.html

this is the download i used
http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.ph ... 434.0.html
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by Joe Schmoe » Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:37 pm
Tell me again why I should care.

Why is this better than one or any of the "standard" distributions?
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by Cloudcentric » Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:03 pm
Joe Schmoe wrote:Tell me again why I should care.

Why is this better than one or any of the "standard" distributions?



No need to care whatsoever, it is about choice as is the ethos of Linux, I was just interested in what TC offers, as I have done with RiscOS, Debian, Bodhi, Fedora, Arch and Slack...

Still do not know what to do at the command prompt, anyone ???
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by Joe Schmoe » Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:08 pm
It sounds like one of the attractions is that it is small (as the name implies). Posts in this thread have indicated that it can fit on a 256 Mb (*) card - or even on a 64 Mb card. That's certainly all to the good. I'm curious as to what functionality had to be sacrificed to get that size advantage.

(*) Yes, M as in megabytes. I've noticed lately that some people seem to use the designations Mb and Gb interchangeably - generally to mean the later. I wanted it to be clear that I really did mean "megabytes" here.
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by Joeledmund » Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:59 am
Joe Schmoe wrote:It sounds like one of the attractions is that it is small (as the name implies). Posts in this thread have indicated that it can fit on a 256 Mb (*) card - or even on a 64 Mb card. That's certainly all to the good. I'm curious as to what functionality had to be sacrificed to get that size advantage.

(*) Yes, M as in megabytes. I've noticed lately that some people seem to use the designations Mb and Gb interchangeably - generally to mean the later. I wanted it to be clear that I really did mean "megabytes" here.


i use the x86 version on one of my laptops and they get rid of all the pretty looks make icons and strip out all of the extras that you don't need it is from a few of the people that made DSL (damn small Linux) it is super fast on a intel i3, it got a Pentium II to use wifi i posted a status update to facebook then the 384Mhz could not handle any more tho and turned off moz. so i just wanted to see what it could do on a raspberry pi
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by Cloudcentric » Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:19 pm
New piCore-X beta available, has the GUI !

http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.ph ... 34.15.html
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by ulysess » Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:52 am
Cloudcentric wrote:New piCore-X beta available, has the GUI !

http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.ph ... 34.15.html


Downloading! Thks
Mis apuntes de...Raspberry Pi: http://misapuntesde.com
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by bmarkus » Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:59 pm
Tiny Core Linux is not a traditional distribution but a toolkit to make your own system using components only you really need. True, it is fast and small with unique features. One of them is that system is not installed on the conventional way. Applications resides in read only extensions and mounted at boot time. Changes, home dir, etc. reside in RAM and by default not restored at boot, so you have always a clean environment which makes it ideal for development.

Of course, you can save data, you can have a traditional persistent home dir, what ever you want. Tiny Core Linux (and piCore) offers much more freedom and flexibility than any other systems. It fits really to Raspberry Pi, ideal for education, hobbyist, etc.

Basic system is CLI only. You can install required components. You can stay with CLI with servers, SSH remote access or install X with a minimal graphical environment with flwm window managers, indtall LXDE, etc. Anything what you want.

If you are looking for just another distro, probably it is not for you. If you have a special project, you are learning LINUX, curious what is inside, lets go.

Note, it is a still beta, repository is growing day by they. Contributors are welcome to join the project.

To learn what is it, visit Tiny Core home page and read intro:

http://distro.ibiblio.org/tinycorelinux/welcome.html

and core concept:

http://distro.ibiblio.org/tinycorelinux/concepts.html

Bela
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by Joe Schmoe » Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:05 pm
Thank you very much. That speaks very well to my question.

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by Cloudcentric » Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:33 am
Some of the available packages have been updated as well as the web page:

http://www.tinycorelinux.net/arm.html
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by bmarkus » Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:40 am
New beta version of piCore-X released.

Changes:

- base updated to 4.7.3
- packages updated

Download:

http://www.hasix.org/tc/piCore-X-beta130107a.img.xz

Please note, that there are many new packages in the repository, including wireles stack, ALSA, etc.
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by Cloudcentric » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:31 pm
bmarkus wrote:New beta version of piCore-X released.

Changes:

- base updated to 4.7.3
- packages updated

Download:

http://www.hasix.org/tc/piCore-X-beta130107a.img.xz

Please note, that there are many new packages in the repository, including wireles stack, ALSA, etc.


Yes nice to see another update so soon, I managed to install and surf with Dillo3, will try wireless and alsa time permitting.
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