How to install

Appliance usage

Appliance requirements

Appliance documentation

Version supported

Tiny Core Linux 6.4~2

Tiny Core Linux 6.4~1

Use the appliance

Last updated
January 17, 2017

Contributors
Julien Duponchelle
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Last updated
January 17, 2017

Contributors
Julien Duponchelle
Edit this Article

Tiny Core Linux appliance

Core Linux is a smaller variant of Tiny Core without a graphical desktop.

It's provide a complete Linux system in few MB.

More informations on http://distro.ibiblio.org/tinycorelinux

How to install

Appliance usage

Login is gns3/gns3. sudo works without password

Appliance requirements

RAM: 96 MB

Appliance documentation

Documentation for using the appliance is available on http://wiki.tinycorelinux.net/

Version supported

Tiny Core Linux 6.4~2

Images require

File MD5 Size
linux-tinycore-6.4-2.img dcbb5318c3e18ab085088d4474d8de85 37.0 MB Download

Tiny Core Linux 6.4~1

Images require

File MD5 Size
linux-tinycore-6.4.img e3de478780c0acb76ef92f872fe734c4 23.0 MB Download

Other versions

If you don't have this images you can try to add a new version follow instructions here.

Use the appliance

Click the Browse all Devices menu option to view the newly imported GNS3 appliance:

Optional: You can view the appliance settings by clicking Edit and then Preferences:

Optional: Click on the appliance type (will vary) to view the appliance details:

Once you have imported the new appliance into GNS3, you can create topologies which include the new appliance. Drag and drop the appliance from the GNS3 Toolbar to the GNS3 Workspace. You may be prompted to upload the appliance operating system to the GNS3 VM. Click Yes to upload the appliance operating system.

The appliance operating system is uploaded to the GNS3 VM.

Build your GNS3 topology by dragging devices from the GNS3 Device Toolbar (1) to the GNS3 Workspace (2) and connecting them as required:

You are now ready to power on your network devices. Click the Start/Resume button on the GNS3 Toolbar to start up your network devices:

GNS3 indicates that the devices have been powered on by turning the interface connectors from red to green. This can also be seen in the Topology Summary:

You are now ready to configure your devices. Click the Console connect to all devices button on the GNS3 Toolbar to open a connection to every device in the topology:

A console connection is opened to every device in the topology. A VNC connection is opened to the Tiny Core Linux PCs running in the GNS3 VM:

Configure the PCs with IP addresses in the same subnet. In TinyCore, this is done by first selecting the Control Panel:

        

Click Network:

        

Configure the relevant IP addressing information and click Apply and then Exit:

In this example the following settings have been used:

PC1:

Interface: eth0

IP address: 10.1.1.1

Mask: 255.255.255.0

Broadcast: 10.1.1.255

Gateway: 10.1.1.1

DNS: 8.8.8.8

PC2:

Interface: eth0

IP address: 10.1.1.2

Mask: 255.255.255.0

Broadcast: 10.1.1.255

Gateway: 10.1.1.254

DNS: 8.8.8.8

Open a terminal on the virtual machine:

Ping from PC1 to PC2:

Result: TinyCore PC1 can ping TinyCore PC2.

Congratulations! You have integrated a new TinyCore appliance with the GNS3 VM.