On my netbook (Archos 10), I have installed Ubuntu 13.10, Meego 1.2, Joli OS 1.2 and Ubuntu 12.10 (don't know why). They're all pretty slow and I needed a fast OS, something that I can just quickly boot up to and get on with doing whatever needs to be done. So I stumbled across Tiny Core Linux. I put it on a LiveUSB and it is INSANELY quick. So I went to install it using the tc_install package that was there and, it installed. But when I went to restart the computer to load TC, an error message appeared saying 'Missing operating system'. So I can't access any of my files. Great. I can now only use my netbook from a LiveUSB (which I am doing). I thought that I would have to install a new bootloader, so i tried, and failed. Grub2 came up with an error which has been discussed by someone else on the TC forums and is hopefully being fixed, I have no idea how to install Grub 0.97, LILO is literally IMPOSSIBLE to install, I tried making the lilo.conf file but I couldn't get my head round it, BURG isn't even available, and grub4dos looks like it's for Windows, I can't find any Linux tutorials for it. After this, I tried installing another operating system that definetly does have a bootloader that will work, so I tried Linux Mint 14 (Cinnamon) and I installed this in place of Ubuntu 12.10. The installation went seemingly fine, until I restarted the computer and the dreaded message appeared : 'Missing operating system' I am still literally baffled by this and don't know why it won't work, and my brain just went into panic mode. I tried using the recovery option that was built in, I don't know why I thought THAT would help, but still, it said 'Missing operating system'. I have really no idea what to do now, is it possible to get my stuff back? (if it isn't, then that's not too much of a problem, my important files are in the cloud, but it'll be a real bugger getting all my OSs back...) Please please please help me!! Sorry if there's a really obvious answer, I'm still a bit of a Linux beginner. All replies are greatly appreciated, this is my only hope!!