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Offline mikezuccaburg

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My Installed OS Doesn't Boot
« on: October 31, 2018, 07:35:12 PM »
Anybody else encountering this problem?  My laptop claims that there is no OS installed after I booted TinyCore from a USB.  I tried to use Boot Repair on a USB drive to fix it, but it just says that I have legacy enabled so it can't do anything.  When I disable legacy mode in the BIOS, it won't let me boot from a USB at all.

Offline Juanito

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Re: My Installed OS Doesn't Boot
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2018, 09:51:56 PM »
How did you install tinycore to the usb stick?

The installation for legacy bios boot and uefi boot is is not the same - if you search the forum there are a couple of posts on how to make a dual legacy bios/uefi boot usb stick.

Offline polikuo

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Re: My Installed OS Doesn't Boot
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2018, 01:11:32 AM »
FYI
How to make a dual legacy bios/uefi boot usb stick:
GRUB2
SYSLINUX

Offline mikezuccaburg

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Re: My Installed OS Doesn't Boot
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2018, 04:26:01 PM »
Oh I mean Lubuntu won't boot after I ran Tiny Core.  All I really did was some web browsing and did not install Tiny Core to the hard disk or anything

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Re: My Installed OS Doesn't Boot
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2018, 01:07:11 PM »
We have no idea what other steps may have been taken during your experimentations to boot your USB, however the end result which worked may have prompted you to enable BIOS Compatibility Support Module to boot your USB if your original OS booted via UEFI mode..

Another consideration is whether your boot device has changed priority ?


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Offline Misalf

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Re: My Installed OS Doesn't Boot
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2018, 03:47:18 PM »
Can't imagine a situation where TinyCore would affect any exiting installation in any way. TC doesn't touch important stuff outside of TinyCore.
Download a copy and keep it handy: Core book ;)