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Wednesday, 05 August 2009 08:25

Tiny Core Linux

Tiny Core Linux v2.2 is released. Tiny Core Linux is a very small (10 MB) minimal Linux Desktop, which runs very well on a Netbook. It is based on Linux 2.6 kernel, Busybox, Tiny X, Fltk & Jwm. The core runs entirely in ram & boots very quickly.

Tiny Core Linux

Change log for v2.2

  • New boot option embed to stay on initramfs.
  • Upgraded iso now using isolinux 3.8.2 to easily support isohybrid (see the new syslinux extension).
  • Upgraded fixed false error warning and added to "Tools" menu section.
  • Upgraded to support microcore's .core. elements.
  • Upgraded usbinstall with "need root warning" also added to "Tools" menu section.
  • Upgraded tce-load to use -c 'continue' option of wget to better support downloading.
  • Upgraded busybox, replaced missing dc applet, also added Length to wget applet output.
  • Upgraded boot time F2 to display better message regarding kmaps.
  • Upgraded boot time F3 to display missing options, noicons and laptop.
  • Upgraded busybox to support hdparm applet -d option for DMA.
  • Upgraded busybox to support chrt applet.
  • Upgraded usbinstall to support microcore installations.
  • Upgraded tc-config to prevent possible race condition with additional calls to wait $fstab_pid.
  • Upgraded flpicss to v0.92
  • Upgraded wallpaper Fltk/GUI to use generic setbackground.
  • Updated tc-config for new boot codes, bkg and thm.
  • New setbackground a WM agnostic background setting tool.
  • New boot code bkg=image to set background at boot time, use complete file name, e.g., Saturn.jpg from /opt/backgrounds.
  • New boot code thm=name_of_theme.thm to set JWM theme at boot time from /opt/jwmthemes via extension or backup.
  • Updated F2 & F3 boot screens to reflect new boot codes bkg and thm.
  • Forced unmount of all mounted loop files in rc.shutdown for cleaner shutdown.
  • Fixed bug in swapfile Fltk/GUI was using incorrect swap filename.
  • Fixed $DISPLAY to test for running instance of X.
  • New flwget an FLTK wget progress meter GUI.
  • Upgraded tce-load to improve interface to appbrowser and call to flwget.
  • Upgraded appbrowser for much improved error message reporting.
  • Added "sort -f" to startup scripts invocation in tc-config.
  • Enhanced "Download Only" to ignore installed status in appbrowser/tce-load.
  • Enhanced appbrower messages to indicate "already installed" status.
  • Enhanced appbrowser to recall lastdir when "load local" navigation is used (/opt/.appbrowser)
  • Changed kernel.tclocal to use relative path.

Update info:

Files in your home directory that have changed and need to be updated, check if you have added custom content.



/opt/.backgrounds has been changed to /opt/backgrounds
If you currently have a collection of background be sure to adjust .filetool.lst so that you do not lose your collection.

You can download Tiny Core Linux v2.2 here.