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Offline ipmeel

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Re-installation issue
« on: October 14, 2016, 12:28:20 AM »
If a PC/VirtualBox-guest-system has installation of TinyCorePluse on hard-drive and if it is booted from CD/iso-image for Re-installation causes issue:-
(1) System boot form CD but use files/structure of hard-drives.
(2) The hard-drive will be mounted:
(2a) Unable to unmount hard-drive.
(2b) Could not use 'cfdisk' or 'GParted-Partition-Editor' tools/ utilities to delete exiting installation/ partitions.
« Last Edit: October 14, 2016, 12:30:30 AM by ipmeel »

Offline Juanito

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Re: Re-installation issue
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2016, 01:07:23 AM »
A cd boot will search other drives for /tce folders and mount them/load extensions if found by design.

If an extension is loaded from a /tce folder on a hd, you will not be able to un-mount the hd to use cfdisk or gparted.

Offline ipmeel

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Re: Re-installation issue
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2016, 01:25:28 AM »
So that will no serve purposes of live cd for reinstallation, contrast to other live operating systems. May require upgradations!!!

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Re: Re-installation issue
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2016, 01:32:41 AM »
If you want to upgrade, just overwrite the files core.gz and vmlinuz and reboot.

http://tinycorelinux.net/7.x/x86/release/distribution_files/

Note that vmlinuz usually does not need upgrading for minor version updates.

Offline curaga

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Re: Re-installation issue
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2016, 02:07:40 AM »
The bootcode "base" is intended for upgrades etc, it loads nothing from any disk.
The only barriers that can stop you are the ones you create yourself.