TinyCore Notes

I’m currently (in between a lot of demanding real life projects) trying to run TinyCore on my Toshiba Satellite Pro 460CDT. TinyCore is an excellent project with an active dev team and a helpful forums. I’ll use this post to keep track of useful tricks and “dumbed down to cortman’s level of comprehension” commentary on installing and using TC.


  • Tce=sda1
  • Multivt
  • Home=sda1
  • Host=shagrat
  • Vga=788


  • Bootcodes can be added/removed from /mnt/sda1/tce/boot/extlinux/extlinux.conf
  • Persistent home is just the device- “home=sda1”
  • Same for tce- “tce=sda1”
  • Store all extensions in /mnt/sda1/tce/optional
  • To add extensions to onboot, add the name of the extension (i.e., “screen.tcz”) to /tce/onboot.lst
  • Do the same for ondemand.lst