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Offline newbieCore

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TinyCore does not boot after installation
« on: February 12, 2024, 08:21:18 AM »
Hi, I'm quite new to the system and in general to Linux. I have a weak laptop that I'm trying to install the system on and after the installation is completed successfully I don't see any option except the usb and the bios doesn't show any boot option in the boot. I thought that maybe the problem was with grub and I installed it from Apps but it doesn't come up, what could be the problem?

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Re: TinyCore does not boot after installation
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2024, 08:33:51 AM »
Hi newbieCore!

1. Can You describe with more details what You mean as
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the installation is completed successfully

There may be various reasons why it appeared not to be so successful as it may seems to be.

2. When You load grub in Apps it is not installing it to the target drive, it is adding it to the TinyCore system and making You able to install it into some target drive as the next step.

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Re: TinyCore does not boot after installation
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2024, 09:09:57 AM »
Hi newbieCore!

1. Can You describe with more details what You mean as
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the installation is completed successfully

There may be various reasons why it appeared not to be so successful as it may seems to be.

2. When You load grub in Apps it is not installing it to the target drive, it is adding it to the TinyCore system and making You able to install it into some target drive as the next step.

Hi, thanks for the reply.
1. I mean that I open the tc-install and follow all the steps normally and after the Proceed it means that the Installation has completed. I will attach a screenshot.
https://ibb.co/42y4Mf9

2. That's probably why it doesn't work. Usually in other distributions that I managed to install I see the grub and from there I enter the system. How can I install grub so that it works? And should I install before or after the installation of TC?
« Last Edit: February 12, 2024, 09:12:56 AM by newbieCore »

Offline jazzbiker

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Re: TinyCore does not boot after installation
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2024, 09:26:32 AM »
Unfortunately I am not familiar with tc-install, but the screenshot looks like everything is OK really.
Standard TinyCore bootloader is extlinux (You can see it mentioned on the screenshot) not grub.

A couple of questions:

1. Can You describe (at least briefly) the computer which You use for TC installation.
2. Do You boot from CD?
3. On which media do You want to install the TinyCore?

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Re: TinyCore does not boot after installation
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2024, 09:41:46 AM »
Unfortunately I am not familiar with tc-install, but the screenshot looks like everything is OK really.
Standard TinyCore bootloader is extlinux (You can see it mentioned on the screenshot) not grub.

A couple of questions:

1. Can You describe (at least briefly) the computer which You use for TC installation.
2. Do You boot from CD?
3. On which media do You want to install the TinyCore?
This is a weak Asus E406S model from a few years ago that looks like this:
https://www.asus.com/laptops/for-students/everyday-use/asus-e406/

It has 64GB of eMMC memory according to what I understand and an Intel inside processor.
I'm trying to install tiny core from a usb stick.

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Re: TinyCore does not boot after installation
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2024, 09:49:27 AM »
So You can boot from USB, that's nice.

1. What have You written to the USB drive You boot with?
2. Do You have another computer which You've used to write the USB drive?

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Re: TinyCore does not boot after installation
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2024, 10:00:06 AM »
So You can boot from USB, that's nice.

1. What have You written to the USB drive You boot with?
2. Do You have another computer which You've used to write the USB drive?

1. I didn't quite understand, the usb has tinycore v14 with balenaEtcher if that's what you mean.
2. Unfortunately, I no longer have only this computer and my only option is to boot tiny core live via USB.
In general I quite like the system and its minimalism and I would like to study it in depth but I am stuck for hours in the installation phase.

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Re: TinyCore does not boot after installation
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2024, 10:04:00 AM »
1. Which TinyCore .iso You have on the USB drive: Core-14.0, TinyCore-14.0, CorePlus-14.0 or TinyCorePure64-14.0?
2. Do You have wired internet connection?

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Re: TinyCore does not boot after installation
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2024, 10:06:13 AM »
1. Which TinyCore .iso You have on the USB drive: Core-14.0, TinyCore-14.0, CorePlus-14.0 or TinyCorePure64-14.0?
2. Do You have wired internet connection?
Oh yes CorePlus 14.0.
No, I using wifi

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Re: TinyCore does not boot after installation
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2024, 10:11:17 AM »
@newbieCore: welcome to Tiny Core!
If you're trying to install onto the eMMC, you may have to disable X/UEFI ("Secure Boot") in BIOS settings in order to get it to boot.
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Re: TinyCore does not boot after installation
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2024, 10:23:45 AM »
Hi CentralWare!

If he is able to boot from the USB, doesn't it mean that Secre Boot is already disabled?

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Re: TinyCore does not boot after installation
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2024, 10:27:46 AM »
2. Do You have wired internet connection?

The question is out, specs say Your laptop has WiFi only. You need CorePlus to continue.

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Re: TinyCore does not boot after installation
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2024, 10:29:19 AM »
@newbieCore: welcome to Tiny Core!
If you're trying to install onto the eMMC, you may have to disable X/UEFI ("Secure Boot") in BIOS settings in order to get it to boot.
Hi, thanks for your reply.
Hi CentralWare!

If he is able to boot from the USB, doesn't it mean that Secre Boot is already disabled?

That's right, I already disabled it

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Re: TinyCore does not boot after installation
« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2024, 10:32:26 AM »
2. Do You have wired internet connection?

The question is out, specs say Your laptop has WiFi only. You need CorePlus to continue.

I have CorePlus and I can connect to wifi.

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Re: TinyCore does not boot after installation
« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2024, 10:34:38 AM »
That’s the screenshot from the bios:
https://ibb.co/nLGBVhj

The only boot option is the usb.