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dCore and UEFI-Only issue fixed
« on: July 25, 2020, 01:33:07 AM »
Without repeating the whole thing here, I found the issue I was having with TC and dCore on UEFI-ONLY boxes:

http://forum.tinycorelinux.net/index.php/topic,24104.0.html

The gist of it is that the TC iso's are very strict when it comes to bios "optical boot" selections, whereas most other distros don't seem to care.
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Re: dCore and UEFI-Only issue fixed
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2020, 03:56:40 AM »
Actually, to be more precise, the dCoreFocal64 RC candidate, was tested like I did with Tinycore on my Intel NUC in uefi-only mode.

The RC did NOT care about whether or not the uefi-exception of "optical boot" was enabled or not. and booted regardless.  So thanks for that - that also means my ultra-modern mini-pc which has no ability to select/deselect 'optical boot", and will not boot optical by default, has no problem with Focal RC booting either from a usb stick either!

Earlier releases like Buster were just not bootable in uefi-only mode, but that wasn't my main concern since there are other front-end ways to force it to do so. :)
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