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Install Microcore

New users may find it easier install Tinycore, and become familiar with Tinycore before installing Microcore. For installation guides, see the Index.

Microcore may be installed in a similar way to Tinycore, but with the following modifications.

Use microcore.gz instead of tinycore.gz

Use the microcore.gz file instead of the tinycore.gz file.

In the bootloader, replace tinycore.gz with microcore.gz. If you use the installer, this should be done automatically.

Install Additional Extensions

Install the following additional extensions:

Xlibs.tcz

Xprogs.tcz

Xvesa.tcz

flwm_topside.tcz

wbar.tcz

These extensions need to be in On Boot. If you are installing Microcore without being connected to the Internet, you may need to list them in /tce/onboot.lst with a text editor.

Set up using these extensions, Microcore will run the same as Tinycore.

Try a Different Setup

You may also try a different setup.

For example, you may install a window manager other than flwm_topside.tcz.

There are many other things which can be done with Microcore. It is up to you.

Using Commands

Microcore can be run without a graphical interface. When run that way, you can perform tasks using commands in the terminal. Following are examples.

Print/export