Dual Boot installation never completes

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  • Momo M

    UPDATE!

     

    I got the answer guys!!! OMG. Turns out while i was reading all the comments, I noticed a few questions about people having 2 different hard drives and that playing a role in how cloudready install tries to automatically find a harddrive to permanently boot into. Well, turns out, I have about 2 extra external harddrives connected to my workstation and voila! CHANGE!

    Only this time, I got an error message saying that I need to disable fast startup... I already did... so back to the forums for me

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  • Forrest Smith

    Momo - 

     

    When you get that error, you should try the following while booted into the CloudReady usb installer:

     

    1) Log in

    2) Get a shell with "ctrl+alt+t" followed by cmd "shell"

    4) run the cmd :

    sudo ntfsfix /dev/sdaX

    4 times, in sequence, replacing X with {1,2,3,4}.

    (you may get prompted for a password - it's "chrome")

     

    Post any output that looks like an error or failure, but no matter what output you get, run through that set of commands and then re-try the dualboot install.

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  • Evan Jones Thorne

    I'm running into this with both my Samsung RV520 (running Windows 10) and my wife's Toshiba Satellite L655-S5058. I've tried multiple flash drives, I've tried both the 32-bit and 64-bit image files using both the Chromebook Recovery Utility and Win32, and I've used basically every BIOS configuration possible--always the same results. 

    I've never gotten any errors about fast startup or anything. I can boot to the flash drive, connect to the internet, download/install Flash, log in and browse and add apps and extensions (as much as will fit on the tiny remainder of the USB partition I still have access to), but if I try to install dual boot, it never goes anywhere, no matter how long I let it sit.

    Is there anything I'm not seeing?

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  • Forrest Smith

    Hi Evan -

     

    Have you confirmed that the RV50 and Satellite L655 both have pre-existing UEFI installs of Windows?  

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  • Evan Jones Thorne

    Hi Forrest,

    The Samsung has UEFI functionality enabled. All online literature pertaining to the Toshiba seems to indicate it has a UEFI BIOS, but I can't find any reference to it in the boot menu or control panel.

    I'm looking into repartitioning the bootable USB to have a usable amount of additional disk space; if that works, I'll just run the Toshiba that way, and maybe go all-in with Chromium down the road. The Samsung is the frustrating one, because as far as I can tell, everything should be working...

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  • Forrest Smith

    On the samsung, have you used the directions linked in the install guide to explicitly check the Windows partition table for an EFI partition?

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  • Evan Jones Thorne

    I.....oh. Hm.

    I didn't realize that there was a difference between turning on UEFI mode and having Windows installed in UEFI mode. That's.....well, if I had to guess, probably 100% of my problem right there. 

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