It turns out there were 2 issues:
- one with the VirtualBox configuration:
- in the "General" setting ("Advanced" tab), the "Show in fullscreen/Seamless" can be un-selected.
- in the "System" setting ("Motherboard" tab), the "Hardware clock in UTC time" and "Enable absolute pointing device" can be un-selected (the latter one seems to be the cause of the mouse being incorrectly captured).
The boot order needs to be CD then Harddrive (important for boot options)
- in the "Storage" setting, "tinycore-current.iso" needs to be added as CD/DVD drive "IDE secondary master"
Once a first TinyCore session is opened (a "live" one from the CD iso), the installation on
hda1 can proceed, but with the default keyboard (us).
See "Frugal Installation of TinyCore", using the virtual disk of the VirtualBox "TinyCore" session, based on
When TinyCore is installed on hda1, the next reboot will still use the CD first, but you can launch the right TinyCore by typing at the "
tinycore tce=hda1 home=hda1 opt=hda1
With your first have the
hda1 TinyCore session launched, you can install:
I never managed to make kmap works on a XVesa session: typing "
tinycore kmap=azerty/fr-latin" or adding "
loadkmap < /usr/share/kmap/azerty/fr-latin9.kmap" to the
/opt/bootlocal.sh (and then restarting while backing up my config) was enough to get an azerty keyboard...
BUT: the Shift key then is not working anymore!
On a Vi editor, typing Shift displays "
What does work in term of keyboard is:
(as reported in this thread, which solved the second issue).
Considering the change of keyboard in * instantaneous* (as opposed to the loadkmap), this seems to be a better method.
In the end, TinyCore + Xorg + Vim + Git + FireFox: 210Mo