Sorry for the late reply.

JC I think you probably downloaded TinyCore 32-bit (x86) by accident. You need the 64-bit version:

Get the ISO file "TinyCorePure64-9.0.iso" (27MB) and boot your VM from that. If you only want "headless" (no X), then you can try the "CorePure64-9.0.iso" (14MB).

Another option, if you don't mind paying, you can rent a VPS server for US $5/mo from Linode (or maybe OVH?). I was connecting to that over SSH for my 64-bit PicoLisp development (Debian 64-bit).


On Tue, 12 Jun 2018, Jean-Christophe Helary wrote:

On Jun 12, 2018, at 18:42, Jean-Christophe Helary <> wrote:
The only issue with this setting is that to run picolisp I have an overhead of 
~5% cpu use just to run VB headless.

Trying to do everything again in qemu, to see the total cpu use...

Ok, debian is *super slow* to install under qemu. The positive thing is that 
the cpu overhead seems to hover around 3% and there is no need to access the 
headless machine via rdp (which adds yet another overhead + a messed up 
keyboard layout once the machine is available in Xquartz).

I so wish picolisp were running on macos directly, but I guess that will do for 

Jean-Christophe Helary
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