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Wyse 3040 (N10D): Linux 


 


 

 



Linux

As noted elsewhere my experience of the 3040 is that it will only boot in UEFI mode, not Legacy mode.

My initial attempts to create a stand-alone UEFI bootable version of Tiny Core failed and will be a subject for further work.

What I ended up doing was using Rufus to install Puppy Linux (fossapup64-9.5.iso) onto a USB pen drive. This booted and ran quite happily.

I then added the files for both the 32-bit and the 64-bit versions of Tiny Core 11.1 to the USB drive and found that I could boot either one of them quite happily as well, but I found the GUI would not run on the 32-bit version. I don't know why this is, but the same pen drive will boot into the 32-bit GUI on a Wyse Dx0D.

To add Tiny Core to the pen drive I did the following:

  1. Determined the UUID of the first partition using the blkid command. (40B7-7B8C)
  2. In the root directory of the pen drive created three directories: tcboot, tce64 and tce.
  3. Mounted the TinycorePure64-11.1.iso file.
  4. Copied corepure64.gz and vmlinuz64 to the tcboot directory on the pen drive.
  5. Copied the contents of the cde directory to the tce64 directory on the pen drive.
  6. 'Ejected' the .iso file.
  7. Mounted the TinyCore-11.1.iso file.
  8. Copied core.gz and vmlinuz files from the boot directory to the tcboot directory on the pen drive.
  9. Copied the contents of the cde directory to the tce directory on the pen drive.
  10. 'Ejected' the .iso file.
  11. Edited the grub.cfg file in the root directory of the pen drive to add two entries:
    menuentry "Tiny Core 64-bit" {
      linux /tcboot/vmlinuz64 loglevel=3 tce=UUID="40B7-7B8C/tce64" waitusb=5 kmap=qwerty/uk vga=791 video=vesafb:ywrap,mtrr:3
      initrd /tcboot/corepure64.gz
    }
    
    menuentry "Tiny Core 32-bit" {
      linux /tcboot/vmlinuz loglevel=3 waitusb=5 vga=791 kmap=qwerty/uk tce=UUID="40B7-7B8C" video=vesafb:ywrap,mtrr:3
      initrd /tcboot/core.gz
    }
    

    I put these at the top of the menu.

Note: Step 1 I did on one of my Linux boxes. The remaining steps I did on my Windows 10 system.

UEFI booting describes how I installed Tiny Core to the internal eMMC flash of the 5070. Like the 3040 this does not support Legacy mode booting.

 


Any comments? email me. Added November 2020    Last update July 2021