Linux Core Installation Using Installation Script

A tutorial discuss Linux Core installation using an installation script that can be downloaded as an extension from Tinycore repository. Thanks to the script, installation is automated and easy thus much more preferable than manual installation. The installation steps provided below have been tested for both x86 and x86-64  Linux Core 6.x and and show step-by-step installation on Qemu virtual machine. […]
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Linux Core Installation and its Remastering for Output to Serial Port

Basically they are two methods how to install Linux Core. The first option is to use a Linux Core installation script that comes with tc-install extension. One should take this option as installation process is interactive and automated thanks to the installation script. The second method is manual installation of  Core Linux and will be described  in the […]
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OPENVSWICH - Creating and Submitting Openvswitch Extension To Tinycore Repository

In May 2011, I read a request for installation Openvswitch on Qemu image. I started to play with Openvswitch and finally became fan of this project. I soon realized how powerful can be Openvswitch, offering many features so far available only in hardware switches. After several days spent with playing with Core Linux and Openvswitch I was […]
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Building the Linux Microcore Kernel for 802.1Q Support

UPDATE This tutorial is valid for Microcore Linux up to version 3.8.x, kernel 2.6.33.3. The newest Microcore 4.0 with the kernel  3.0.3 loads 8021q module without any difficulties. Recently I have decided to add support for 802.1Q to Microcore Linux. First I  tried to install  8021q-2.6.33.3-tinycore.tcz extension which is available for download  in the Tinycore […]
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Linux Core as Router and L3 Switch Appliance

The tutorial introduces  a virtual router and layer3 switch appliance based on Linux Core.  The appliance is basically Linux Core installed on Vmware virtual machine loaded with Open vSwitch extension and two routing daemon extensions – Quagga and Bird. The disk also contains several  extensions useful for testing network such as d-itg, hping3 and others. The list of available […]
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