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- 06-08-2012 #1
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- May 2012
Tiny core. - File explorer - how to install?
I installed TinyCore the smallest and the least user friendly Linux OS.
Is there a file explorer? How do I access disk root and install new programs?
I need to install a driver for SanDisk USB card. How would I do that?
I need to install a driver for the WUSB54GC wireless card. How would I do that?
I will have to burn a CD to do this. What would I need to put on this CD?
- 06-08-2012 #2Again.
I have no internet and to make a SanDisk card work, I need a... driver. And I don't have that driver and I don't know what driver I need and even how to install it because there is no normal file explorer on this system.
Like I said in your other thread. I don't run Tiny core. I can tell your threads are going to be many posts long because you say things like
The list of packages tells me nothing because there are no descriptions of what they do.
Plus your posts are short and non descriptive also. We are not mind readers here and you are going to get ignored basically by casual views from good techy members by leaving out details assuming someone reading this thread is looking over your shoulder and knows what you are talking about.
I need to install a driver for the WUSB54GC wireless card.
Introduced in Linux 2.6.24.
You are going to have to roll up your sleeves a bit and sweat a little because you are trying to run a modern distro on a antique pc with a distro that comes in a download that is smaller than some Windows KB patch fixes. So. I am going to try to help with this wireless issue first. Just for the exercise. I run my own motorcycle shop so don't expect snap support. I got real world commitments
Open a terminal in Tiny core. type these in and post readouts.
echo uname: && uname -a -m -p && echo lspci: && lspci && echo lsusb: && lsusb && echo lsmod: && lsmod && echo ifconfig: && ifconfig && echo ifconfig -a: && ifconfig -a && echo iwconfig: && iwconfig && echo resolv.conf: && cat /etc/resolv.conf && echo route: && route -nCode:
sudo ip addr showCode:
sudo ip link show
EditPad Lite - Free Text Editor for Windows
to open them and read them off of cd in windows and post them here in code tags. WE need these readouts for me or other forum memebers to turn on your wifi for usb. Any miss types or pebkac ,and commands I posted won't work. Once you are connected to the net. File managers and other applicatioin installs should be a breeze in Tiny Core (which I dooooooo not run) .
Good luck with that old boat anchor of hardware.
Edit: by the way. To make learning Linux easier for you. Start in tiny core and make a new text document. Any commands we teach you you should put in that document. Name it something Like Useful Commands.
Save it for reference later, For the commands I gave. Give it a title inside the text file to describe what they do like
#######Wireless and Wired info commands########
It'll save you some time later on.
- 06-08-2012 #3
- Join Date
- May 2012
I cannot manipulate or explore files on this machine to get to kernel.
I don't know what is expected. I am out of blank CDs.
Thank you for your time.
I am about to abandon this idea altogether and upgrade the machine to the one that can run Windows.
- 06-09-2012 #4
I equate it (running Linux) to like being a English speaker. Then trying to learn a foreign language ,or driving a car your whole life. Then handed a motorcycle and said to, "now drive it".
Maybe later after you settle down. You will get a eureka moment in your mind and pick up the gauntlet again.
Once you learn something new. No one can take that from you and you gain a certain sense of pride with the accomplishment.
Happy trails, Rok.
- 06-09-2012 #5
You can use a terminal in a similar way that you would use a file browser/file manager.
Use cd to change directories. Then ls -al to see what you have in there.
Poke around in whatever menu options you have. Look for something called Terminal, xterm, or anything that you can select that opens a command prompt. Then use the commands that roky posted for you.
Linux is a learning curve. But it's rewarding.
The hardware limitations that you face, and the resulting distro that you installed, will cause the curve to be significantly steeper.
- 06-09-2012 #6
The file explorer is called "FLUFF", and you can probably get at it from a Right-Click on the screen.
Should be included in the Widget-Buttons with most of the loaded applications showing.
You are right about it being 'least friendly'.
It certainly is the 'smallest'. (Although "Damn Small Linux is smaller, and the predecessor of Tiny Core).
IMHO, It is " TOO small " to be good news to most Linux users.
I had great problems attempting to setup a TCL system that would inter-act with other Linux / M$ systems in an office.
- 06-10-2012 #7
- Join Date
- May 2012
This is not a useable system. I am abandoning this idea and getting a more powerful machine and installing windows.
- 06-10-2012 #8
TinyCore is NOT a good example of the general Linux distributions,
however . . .
Good Luck !
Microsoft will be around forever.
Linux is just another (great) offshoot
from the original CP/M and Unix systems from the 1970's.
Get your M$ Certification in several of the specialities.
Great prestige in being certified.
SQL is probably the most useful, (I have this one),
as it is the basis of all M$ database implementations.