Tiny Core Linux and Bochs package for easily testing new CPU instructions
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Virtual machine + snapshot containing Tiny Core Linux and GNU Assembler for playing with assembler

/proc/cpuinfo of guest

tc@box:~$ cat /proc/cpuinfo 
processor  : 0
vendor_id   : AuthenticAMD
cpu family  : 6
model       : 3
model name  : AMD Athlon(tm) processor
stepping    : 3
cpu MHz     : 49.956
cache size  : 512 KB
fdiv_bug    : no
hlt_bug     : no
f00f_bug    : no
coma_bug    : no
fpu     : yes
fpu_exception   : yes
cpuid level : 13
wp      : yes
flags       : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 nx mmxext fxsr_opt pdpe1gb rdtscp lm 3dnowext 3dnow up pni pclmulqdq monitor vmx ssse3 fma cx16 sse4_1 sse4_2 movbe popcnt aes xsave avx f16c lahf_lm abm sse4a 3dnowprefetch xop fma4 tbm smep
bogomips    : 99.07
clflush size    : 64
cache_alignment : 64
address sizes   : 40 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
power management:



  1. Download all files in the Git repository and the downloads. Unpack archives from downloads.
  2. Adjust paths in bochsrc.
  3. Launch bochs as root. Example sudo ~/bochs-2.5.1-build/bin/bochs (root for tuntap)
  4. Select "restore state". Point Bochs to the snapshot folder.
  5. If Bochs pauses, press c and enter to continue, in the terminal that Bochs was launched in.
  6. A SSH server on the VM should be available on the tun interface on IP User "tc", password "password123".


  • If the Bochs terminal input doesn't work, press the ALT key.
  • Don't change keyboard layout while Bochs is running
  • GDB is not installed in the given snapshot! Use tce-load -wi gdb.tcz to install it. Needs internet access, obviously.
  • If you reboot from the TinyCore ISO, the NE2000 driver needs manual modprobing. Use sudo modprobe ne io=0x300 irq=3. Obviously you need to change the IRQ and I/O addr if you change them in bochsrc.