Hello and a Happy New Year to all,
the bootloader of a new TinyCore 4.2 CD finds neither the builtin SATA nor IDE harddisks, hanging up.
However the boot options base norestore help TC to start, and then SATA and IDE drives are accessible.
I tried this on MacMini, iMac, DELL C540, LenovoR61ti with the same result.
So the frugal installations on the harddisk do not start, not even with full path added in the boot options; however, frugal installations on USB-stick can be started fine.
One workaround (a bit poor): booting TC 4.2 with base norestore and when it is up, install the extensions one by one from the local harddisk (or from internet if connected)
With the previous TinyCore up to 4.1 all of this frugal installations work fine.
I downloaded and burned TC with either of my computers listed above, all the same.
TC is a soapbox. But I love it.