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    james r

    Thanks, that did it think. CloudyReady installing now.

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    Courtney (Edited )

    If anyone didn't know you can use mkusb on linux to create a cloudready os usb as well. Here's a link on how to install. So maybe you can add this to the article? https://help.ubuntu.com/community/mkusb

    Edit: if you use mkusb you have to rename the file from .bin to .img and you can use mkusb to create a cloudready USB. 

    So basically cloudready.bin to cloudready.img (you just have to rename no need to use a converter or anything just write .img where the .bin is then you boot up mkusb and use it to make a cloudready USB)

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    William Butchart

    Hi there trying this method as accidentially installed ubuntu onto my laptop (long story!), How long should it take to produce the installer? so far about 20 mins and it didnt say anything when i entered the instruction just began loading (light flashing),

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    Forrest Smith

    William - depending on the USB stick and the computer's write speed, I would say this could take up to 40 minutes, but is usually closer to 30.

    If it doesn't work we can try some other options.

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    André Silva

    Hello there, after doing what you said, in my it appear dev/sdc (???)

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    Forrest Smith

    Andre-

    Does your computer have 2 hard drives? Or do you have more than one USB stick (or SD card) in your computer?

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    dragon788

    There is an official ChromeOS recovery script for Linux. What probably needs to happen is a Neverware fork of it to download the latest image from their servers instead of from Google's. It's in the Linux section on this page. https://support.google.com/chromebook/answer/6002417?hl=en

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    Phil Reilly

    I used Gnome Disks to copy the image to a usb. Graphical & very easy.

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    Ralph deGennaro

    If one installs the pv package (sudo apt-get install pv), the "status=progress" argument can be put on the end to monitor the status/progress of the dd command. At least with *Ubuntu 16.04.

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    Nazmus Sakib

    I followed the steps. It seems that creating USB stick completed without any error. But when I try to install Cloudready this https://goo.gl/m6b7GW message show and nothing after. I waited 10-20 minute then force shutdown. Any suggestion?

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    Phil Reilly

    What machine? Usually an indication of incompatible hardware.

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    Nazmus Sakib

    I'm using HP EliteBook840p

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    Phil Reilly (Edited )

    This occurs when booting usb? Did you disable safe boot in bios?

    & look here... https://neverware.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/221132267-How-do-I-check-if-my-computer-is-in-U-EFI-mode-

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    Gideon

    What I've done is very unusual, haha. I've taken a Parrot Chromebook, replaced the BIOS with SeaBIOS, and installed Ubuntu on the hard drive. I'm trying to install ChromeOS onto my SD card so I can boot either OS depending on my situation. When I run the command in the third step, it lists a lot of different stuff and I don't understand it, haha. How would you like me to show you?

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    Forrest Smith

    HI Gideon,


    We won't be able to confirm for you which device is your SD card and which is something else, but near the top of each "device" section you should see an indication of the total size/capacity of the device. You can scroll through each device (/dev/sda , /dev/sdb, /dev/sdc .... etc)  and note the size and use that to identify your SD card.

    If you have further trouble, open a new topic and provide a copy/paste of all the output - i'll take a look there if you need.

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