Asus CN60 USB Not Appearing

Comments

7 comments

  • JCloud

    I was having the same issue with my Samsung Chromebox, but I gave up because I already had CR installed and just wanted to reinstall because I was being fussy about something. Here are some ideas I found but never got round to trying:

    Have tried USB in something else to see if does work?

    Try back ports as they are more reliable.

    Create USB with Rufus and not on Win7.

    Sometimes USB keyboard conflicts with USB drive so leave out if can, depends on whether BIOS is already setup to boot priority from USB etc.

    Try USB 2.0 drive.

    You might also try putting a powered hub between the USB drive and ChromeOS device. That can help improve the odds of proper detection if the drive is not powering on in time.

    Try SD card instead of USB drive.

    Basically all the usual frustrating computer things where something should work but doesn't because you have upset the computer gods somehow. Wish someone would do a BIOS that works proper and doesn't rely on USB, it's in no way "Universal". Also USB ports are disappearing from computers.

    Google might help too

    https://www.google.com/search?q=asus+cn60+boot+from+usb

    SpacePiggy has this box, please help if you can SpacePiggy.

    Please report back any solutions you find, thanks.

    0
    Comment actions Permalink
  • SpacePiggy

    Hi Evan

    Your process description suggests you're booting to bios then plugging in the flashdrive. Try inserting the flashdrive first, then boot.

    The USB3 ports on the CN60 are compatible with USB2, however if you're using USB3 flashdrive with a wireless keyboard try a wired keyboard. There is a known conflict with USB3 and bluetooth, which also includes Logitech Unified receivers.

    Second, remake your install drive. I use Etcher on a Mac, or Chromebook Recovery Utility with another Chromebox still running "real" ChromeOS. CRU also works on Mac/Win if you've got the Chrome browser installed. Once created, eject the flashdrive immediately, don't browse it. Simply opening the file can corrupt the installer. As JCloud suggests, try a USB2 flashdrive.

    0
    Comment actions Permalink
  • JCloud

    My weird experience with USB booting is that Kingston are good, who are a fairly premium brand. Other than that the really cheap ones work too, it's all in the middle that seem to cause issues.

    0
    Comment actions Permalink
  • Evan Deane

    So since I last posted, I've found a USB drive that works and gets CloudReady up and running, but when I try and install it from the USB drive I get an Installation Failed Error. Can anyone make sense of this/tell me where to go from here?

    Sorry, something went wrong and we were unable to install CloudReady

    Details

    [u'/usr/sbin/chromeos-install', u'-dst', u'7dev/sda', u'yes', u skip_dst_removable', u'--target bios', u'efi'] failed returncode: 1. output: initc Unknown instance: This will install from '/dev/sdb to /dev/sda. This erase all data at this destination: /dev/sda 64+0 records in 64+ record 32768 bytes (33 kB, 32 KiB) copied, 0.00307069 s, 10.7 MB/s WARNING: Pr GPT header is invalid D9F7ED60-48B4-2F46 A6D8-A9C5E6473634 start size pa contents o 1 PMBR (Boot GUID: D9F7ED60-48B4-2F46-A6D8-A9C5E6473634) 1 1 header 2 32 Pri GPT table 64 1 1 Label: "CRDYSTUB" Type: Chromeos resery UUID: 9693BA63-39AE-FD42-A320-9E19B6C3CB68 65 1 2 Label: "CRDYSTUB" Type Chromeos reserved UUID: D828F63C-246D-F944 - A511-D64376B2AOB9 66 1 3 Labe "CRDYSTUB Type: Chromeos reserved UUID: 0B782D25-46CF-004B-8A9C-81294C

    0
    Comment actions Permalink
  • SpacePiggy

    I'm guessing the Details are pretty long and you've shared merely a few lines. Search the full report for the phrase "Filesystem hash verification failed." That's a clue the USB installer you created is corrupted. Make a fresh installer. Don't bother to log in to your Gmail account, merely click "Install OS" button under the clock menu (lower right corner).

    BTW, I'm not the expert, I just stumbled along the way and found help in the Community. Here's my sad tale: https://neverware.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360051320134-V85-4-install-failure

     

    0
    Comment actions Permalink
  • JCloud

    You can try command line install here:

    https://cloudreadykb.neverware.com/s/article/Manual-Installation-Via-the-Cmd-Line

    Maybe recreate USB as sometimes the USB get corrupted by install, installing to USB.

    Not sure if you having similar issue to here or not:

    https://neverware.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360051320134-V85-4-install-failure

    It's not TPM related is it SpacePiggy ?

    Sorry am not that good for you at this point.

    0
    Comment actions Permalink
  • SpacePiggy

    TPM counters could cause install failure. To reset you'll need to use some terminal commands. The CROSH shell in ChromiumOS does not have the tools, you'll need a Linux live boot distro to reset. See MrChromeBox's FAQ for help (scroll down to second from bottom). GalliumOS is pretty easy to use.

    Besides the Neverware Community, MrChromeBox has a wealth of info for ChromeBook/Box switchers. For obvious reasons, Neverware can't advocate flashing firmware as bricking is a real possibility. That's how I inherited an Asus CN62 to go along with my CN60. So my experience is limited to those two devices, along with an ancient iMac which still hasn't received the full Cloudready experience, but it live boots CROS v.87 just fine.

    0
    Comment actions Permalink


ChromeOS Flex is replacing CloudReady, so this community is no longer accepting new comments.

Please visit the ChromeOS Flex Help Community to post any new questions or thoughts! You can still link back to this or other pages in this community in order to reference past conversations.

Please sign in to leave a comment.