Download Tiny Core 8 LINUX IOS for Gns3

Download Tiny Core LINUX IOS for Gns3:


TinyCore Linux is a limited Linux OS focusing on providing a base system for running different basic services. TinyCore is free and open-source software & it is normally used in virtual topologies for creating different network scenarios. You can install this IOS on windows using VMware 14 and can use it as GNS3 host. If want to learn how to use tiny core as Gns3 host you can visit here.

From here you can download Tiny core 8 IOS for your GNS3 for free. Download and install the IOS in Vmware and then use it as GNS3 host (PC)

Download Tiny Core LINUX IOS for Gns3

I hope this is helpgul for you, please share your comments in case of any issue. Thank you.!

GNS3 VMware how to use gns3 VM with VMware for TinyCore

How To Use GNS3 with vmware workstation?

In this article, I will show you how to add VMware-VMs to GNS3 labs. With new GNS3 you can use the different virtual devices with VMware in batter way like if you want to use Qemu it is better to use the Timy core VM with GMS3.

In this article, I will show you how to use VMware workstation with Gns3, for this we will follow these steps:

1. Installation of VMware
2. Creation of TinyCoreVM workstation in VMware
3. Connecting VM with Gns3
4. Configuring TinyCore VM in Gns3

Installation of VMware:

Installation of VMware the simplest step, you can download it free from internet and can install it easily by completing the simple wizard. You can want the following video regarding the installation of VMware 14 for reference.


Creation of TinyCore VM workstation in VMware:

Once you have installed the VMware now you are required  "TinyCore IOS" for creating VM in VMware. If you don't have this then you can download it free from their website or by using following links:
Download TinyCore IOS for GNS3 64bit
Download TinyCore for Gns3

Now start the VMware 14 on your PC, click on "create a new Virtual Machine" a wizard will be started.



First it will ask for type of configuration for your VM, if you are beginner you may choose typical.



In next step, you are required to locate the TinyCore IOS which you have download in previous step, for this click on browse and define the path for TinyCore IOS.


Now select the OS for your VM, in case of TinyCore you need to select Linux and Ubuntu.



Now define the VM name



Now you need to define the disk size for Qemu, and 1 GB is enough and in next step from Customized hardware select the RAM 512MB for your Qemu and finish the wizard.



Once you have created VM in vmware you may get this error while turning it on, "This host supports Intel VT-x, but Intel VT-x is disabled" for details you can visit this link.

Connecting TinyCore VM with Gns3:


Now open the Gns3, goto edit and open preferences and click on VMware VM and click on new.



Select your desire VM from List and click finished, i have select Qemu VM 8.0 which we have careate in previos steps.



now this VM will appear in "end devices "list. Drag some VM on stage with router and create topology.



Configuring TinyCore VM in Gns3:


For configure TinyCore host right click on it click on start.  Once it is loaded now click on control panel for IP configuration as shown following. Configure the tinycore with an IP address in the same subnet as of router.



Now click on network and configure the relevant IP address and other details & click Apply and then Exit.

I have assigned the following setting:

Interface: eth0

IP address: 10.1.1.2

Mask: 255.255.255.0

Broadcast: Nil

Gateway: <IP of connected router>

DNS: Nil

I hope this article is informative for you, please share your thoughts in comments. THANKS

This host supports Intel VT-x but Intel VT-x is disabled.

This host supports Intel VT-x, but Intel VT-x is disabled.


Intel VT-x might be disabled if it has been disabled in the BIOS/firmware settings or the host has not been power-cycled since changing this setting.
(1) Verify that the BIOS/firmware settings enable Intel VT-x and disable 'trusted execution.'
(2) Power-cycle the host if either of these BIOS/firmware settings have been changed.
(3) Power-cycle the host if you have not done so since installing VMware Player.
(4) Update the host's BIOS/firmware to the latest version.
This host does not support "Intel EPT" hardware assisted MMU virtualization.
This host does not support virtualizing real mode. The Intel "VMX Unrestricted Guest" feature is necessary to run this virtual machine on an Intel processor.
Module 'CPUIDEarly' power on failed.
Failed to start the virtual machine.


You find the above messages when you try to create and running VM on windows 7 8 10 with VMware 14. This message appears because you try to use the virtualization on your PC but it is disabled on it. For resolving this you are required to enable it on your PC. You can enable it using following steps:
1. Restart your PC and enter into setup/BIOS mode, for Dell PC you need to press F2 in the start for BIOS setting.
2. Once you are in BIOS, find the option of virtualization.



3. Enable it and save the setting.
4. Restart your PC and try again by creating the VM in Vmware 14, this time you will successfully create your VM.

In case of issue you can share your experience in comments, also you are having PC with Core 2 Duo Txxxx processor you may get the following message:

"This host does not support "Intel EPT" hardware assisted MMU virtualization."

This means that your processor does not support EPT virtualization but you can either use and download VMware12.5.7. This should still support the TXXXX CPU. I hope this is helpful for you, thank you for visiting.


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