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Install Microcore

New users learning this for the first time will find it easier install Tiny Core first, and become familiar with Tiny Core before installing Microcore.

Microcore may be installed in a similar way to Tiny Core, but with the following differences.

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 like this, Microcore will run the same as Tiny Core.

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.

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