Reply 240 of 254, by Demetrio
appiah4 wrote on 2023-06-05, 07:19:
I had a lot of trouble getting the tinycore image to boot on my socket 7 platforms, now that I have seen someone actually manage to do that it's a project on my list..
Which release did you use?
I did the installation 2 years ago IIRC; this the kernel version (don't know if they upgraded it):
tc@box:~$ uname -a
Linux box 5.15.10-tinycore #622 SMP Tue Dec 21 16:51:09 UTC 2021 i586 GNU/Linux
I also attached a text file with the steps I followed to install Tiny Core Linux: it worked for me, but you can check on a VM for confirmation.
The instructions will avoid out of memory errors, cause only the required packages will be installed while the system is booted in RAM (live CD).
Live does not boot on less than 64MB of RAM, but maybe the system will work with less if the process is done on a PC with more memory, with the HDD moved temporary there, and then the HDD is moved back to the original PC.
Note: the steps are relative to a dual boot installation with Windows 95. You can skip it if you want.