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21 November 2011, 10:53

Tiny Core 4.1 gets RAID and LVM boot support

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Tiny Core lead developer Robert Shingledecker has announced the release of version 4.1 of his minimal Linux distribution. Building on the previous major update, version 4.0, the new release brings various improvements and continues to upgrade the underlying base system.

Tiny Core 4.1 includes an update to the "pretce" bootcode to allow for booting from RAID and LVM (Logical Volume Manager) devices. Shingledecker notes that updates have been applied to the libpng PNG library, the PCMCIA utilities for Linux (pcmciautils), the FreeType font engine and the BusyBox tool collection. Other changes include better AppBrowser screen display handling, shared library optimisations that reduce their size, error handling improvements and fixes for several bugs found in the previous version.

More details about the update, including a full list of changes, can be found in the release announcement. Tiny Core 4.1 is available to download as a Tiny Core, Micro Core and Multi Core ISO image files; an installation guide is provided. The Tiny Core Base (TCB) system includes a desktop, while the Micro Core version includes only a command-line interface; Multi Core images includes both Tiny Core, Micro Core, networking tools and an installer.

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