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    Anyone had any experience with Chrome OS installations ?

    As an experiment I attempted to install Chrome OS on a spare laptop using the method in the link below.

    https://beebom.com/how-install-chrome-os-on-pc/

    All went according to plan until the reboot, where no OS was found.
    I had several attempts & got the same result each time.
    It's an older laptop, but has the required hardware.
    I had a look at the hard drive afterwards using gparted in linux.
    There were multiple partitions all showing yellow flags.

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    Default Re: Chrome OS

    Wow.
    Do a system restore on Linux.
    You did back it up first right? Timeshift or something?

    I never did anything like that....I just:

    https://linuxhint.com/install_google..._linux_mint-2/
    Ex-pctek

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    There was no os installed.
    I formated the hard drive prior to install.
    Could be part of the problem.

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    There was no os installed.
    I formated the hard drive prior to install.
    Could be part of the problem.

    Woops
    Last edited by Driftwood; 22-12-2020 at 07:44 PM.

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    Default Re: Chrome OS

    He means Chrome Operating System not Chrome Browser.
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    Default Re: Chrome OS

    Just a guess --- But when you say
    It's an older laptop, but has the required hardware.
    Being to old it may not work. Found the following page - Dont know if its anything related or not https://github.com/sebanc/brunch/wiki/CPUs-&-Recoveries

    What is the CPU in the laptop ?

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    Thats a good in depth article.
    I'll read it some more, the answer is most likely in there somewhere.
    The laptop is a Toshiba Satelite Pro L300
    CPU is Intel Celeron 550 @2.0 GHz
    Graphics are integrated.

    I tried using the samus_recovery.bin for older CPUs but it wouldnt use it.
    Kept asking for the rammus_recovery.bin

    Maybe some text needs to be changed to accept it.

    Also when installing I notice a mention of partition is not mounted, that may be another clue.

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    Ive installed CloudReady / Neverware on a laptop , to make a Chromebook Clone

    It was VERY easy to install as worked as is without issues . I'd recommend that instead of something hacked together

    https://www.neverware.com/freedownload#intro-text

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    Yes it will run that, a lot easier to install too.

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    Just checked the production date on the laptop 2008
    I guess its too old.

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