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Sticky issues with tar...

Posted 09-05-2011 at 01:24 PM by Thor_2.0

Tar does not unpack...well, the TTYLinux tar does'nt. It seems that the Busybox tar cannot handle all the tars around.

Since I try to assemble something from the bottom up, most (all? dunnow yet) software comes from gnu's site, so, untarring is a must.

Workaround: install the GNU tar. To do that I need to start up with a Live CD that has a good/working tar, download and untar in folders, and re-boot with TTYLinux and compile the software.

To do that,...
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The first step: persistence in a void...

Posted 09-05-2011 at 12:30 PM by Thor_2.0
Updated 09-05-2011 at 12:33 PM by Thor_2.0

The first step is to set up some persistence. I choose a 16Gb USB stick. I figured, since it's an experiment, and since harddisks are somewhat in short supply...why not.

First step: boot with the CD .. and the USB stick plugged in.
Second step: recon:

fdisk -l
came up with sda as drive...the USB stick, as the harddrive is unplugged.
Third step: lay out the drive

fdisk /dev/sda
and calculate the partitions:...
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Just for fun

Posted 09-05-2011 at 12:24 PM by Thor_2.0
Updated 09-07-2011 at 02:08 PM by Thor_2.0

...sunday is one of those days where time (at least for me) ticks too slow.
So, why not try something ultra-zany: build a Linux from the ground up.

Following the "road sign" laid out by Linux from Scratch, I used a footprint to get started, and choose TTYLinux.

In this blog, I'd like to give a step-bystep account of my endeavours, hoping to retain some things in the "stream". Any and all comments are welcome...of course.
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No Micro$oft to install

Posted 09-05-2011 at 08:48 AM by pierre2
Updated 09-05-2011 at 08:50 AM by pierre2
Tags hdd, install, mepis, mint

New PC:-
Blank HDD - the shop actually used FreeDos to test the HDD
& gave a leaflet on how to Erase that & install W7.

But- that didn't happen

so into the DvD drive went a Puppy4 cd & thus create four new partitions & erase the FreeDos

and then:- the Mepis11 onto sda3 & /home on sda6
followed by Mint10 onto sda1 & /home onto sda6
with sda4 in reserve, for future use.

works well ...
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