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Old 30-01-2015, 13:15   #1
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OpenCPN on TinyCore Linux

Bonjour tous,

For people who like extrem-ultra-light solutions and low power processors, TinyCore Linux from Robert Shingledecker is a very interesting OS. So, I have packaged OpenCPN to run on this platform.

Infos and downloads:

TinyCore Linux website: http://www.tinycorelinux.net
Marinux website: http://marinux.tuxfamily.org#OCPN-TINY
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Re: OpenCPN on TinyCore Linux

I am trying to get a recent OpenCPN version to run on my old (25 yr) Toshiba Tecra (64 MB, 8G SSD). I use this laptop on board for navigation (CMAP/C93). Till now, I used W2000, and an older version of OpenCPN (2.5). Later versions of OpenCPN don''t support W2000. I have now loaded DSL (Damn Small Linux) on the laptop and am looking for a suitable OpenCPN.
I don't have an internet connection on the laptop, it runs stand alone. Filetransfer via UCB stick mostly.
Is Tinycore the way to go? Suggestions on how I can get further?

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Old 01-12-2018, 06:58   #3
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Re: OpenCPN on TinyCore Linux

also check Lubuntu

32 bit installer (not 64)
https://lubuntu.net/downloads/

Detail info:
https://docs.lubuntu.net/lubuntu_ins...computers.html
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Re: OpenCPN on TinyCore Linux

Jaap,

Felicitation, It seems that you are not concerned by programmed obsolence !
Did you have try to install OCPN in DSL ?
Yes, TinyCore Linux is one of the smallest OS for running a graphic app.
64Mb is very small, it's the low limit given by TC, but any danger to try it ?
- realize a bootable TC
- create a large swap on your disk, TC automatically will handle it.
- boot and- install OCPN for TC, all instructions on tuxfamily website.
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Re: OpenCPN on TinyCore Linux

lubuntu is also available for older systems, use 32bit version. check the documentation on lubuntu site

https://docs.lubuntu.net/
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Re: OpenCPN on TinyCore Linux

Frank,

I removed W2000 and installed DSL. However there does not seem to be a current OCpn for DSL and I was referred to TC, because apparently there is a working OCpn for TC. So I stopped with DSL and am now looking for this solution. Im not familiar with Linux, so there is a lot to learn.
Do I start with a bootable cd, or can I download (to what?). Again, I have no internet on the target laptop.

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Re: OpenCPN on TinyCore Linux

Jaap,

DSL is debian based, so a *.deb package should be convenient
TC for x86 (32bits) is compatible with many x86 processors, so the simplest way is to realize your USB bootable key with OCPN from an another PC, probe and adjust on it, and plug it on your Toshiba. If OK, install on HDD in a second time.
I use TC on USB bootable key for repair and diagnostic on various x86 without problems.
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Re: OpenCPN on TinyCore Linux

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I am trying to get a recent OpenCPN version to run on my old (25 yr) Toshiba Tecra (64 MB, 8G SSD).
Jaap Bood
I have found 3 laptops from 2012 to 2014 in garbage. I take the 500GB hd out of them because computers this old are very slow and power inefficient I don't even bother to use them...


Is this out of curiosity you try to use ancient hardware when something much faster and power efficient is already free?
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Re: OpenCPN on TinyCore Linux

Frank,

I am in the proces of getting a TC boot cd. Will continue from there.
Busy with other stuf, so it will take a few weeks.

Why continue with my old laptop? Its very robust, runs on 12V, has no moving parts (ccd hd), used only for OpenCPN and fits on the chart table.

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Re: OpenCPN on TinyCore Linux

Sean,

I get your point, but you are also talking about my much used Dell Inspiron 15 XPS i7 from 2011 in which I installed a fast 500 SDD, and which has been fully disassembled/cleaned twice, and upgraded to Win10. - Should I just put it in the waste? --Should I just put the SSH into the trash?



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I have found 3 laptops from 2012 to 2014 in garbage. I take the 500GB hd out of them because computers this old are very slow and power inefficient I don't even bother to use them...

Is this out of curiosity you try to use ancient hardware when something much faster and power efficient is already free?
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Re: OpenCPN on TinyCore Linux

Writing from my 2004 Thinkpad T42 using mSATA ssd and running opencpn. More than powerful enough. You should upgrade the OS. Your problem is stonage heavy windows 10 and not the hardware.

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I get your point, but you are also talking about my much used Dell Inspiron 15 XPS i7 from 2011 in which I installed a fast 500 SDD, and which has been fully disassembled/cleaned twice, and upgraded to Win10. - Should I just put it in the waste? --Should I just put the SSH into the trash?
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Thanks petter5, it's running fine and when it gets too old I will send it to Sean as he always has a use!
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