Neverware Dual-Boot installation help.

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  • Official comment
    Forrest Smith

    Roshan, 

     

    You're all almost there. 

     

    Watch your spaces and dashes and double-dashes much more carefully - ensure you know which and where each is. No space in 'chromeos-install' for instance, and - dualboot needs to be '--dualboot'. 

     

    Finally, make. Sure you specify a whole device -  /dev/sda rather than /dev/sda8. 

  • Forrest Smith

    Roshan - 

    You can't dualboot install in legacy mode.

     

    You probably need to turn off Secure Boot and TPM, but keep Legacy boot off.

     

    Let me know if that helps

  • Roshan Pawar

    Did that. Now I was able to get the installation to start, but it just stayed there for over two hours. After quitting, it still had not completed. 

    Tried it 3-4 times, with both USBs.

  • Forrest Smith

    Roshan, are your USB's SanDisk? If so -  find a 3rd. 

  • Roshan Pawar

    I have SanDisk and Hp. Both are not working.

  • Forrest Smith

    This 'waiting forever'  behavior confirms that things have progressed, but suggests you don't meet dualboot requirements. 

     

    Have you confirmed:

    1) your windows install is UEFI? 

    2) You are USB booting in UEFI mode? 

  • Roshan Pawar

    Yes, and Yes.

  • Forrest Smith

    Roshan - 

     

    I would encourage you to try a third USB - I would be a little surprised by this, but it might be that whatever is trouble about SanDisks (which are known to be bad) could also be wrong with HP disks. A third brand of USB might help.

     

    You could also try the cmd line install as specified here (see comments for dualboot flag). Most people who get stuck loading install forever have success with cmd line install.

  • Roshan Pawar

    Can you give the cmdline process in a step-by step method? I dont really understand when I should put the dualboot flag.

  • Roshan Pawar

    Nevermind the last message - I was out of it. 

    Anyways. New USB now. 

    Got into the commandline, successful till sudo fdisk -l 
    cd/usr/sbin is not working - File or location missing. 
    sudo chromeos -install --dst/dev/sda8 -dualboot does not work as well. Says something about not being able to recognize. 

  • Roshan Pawar

    Will it install on the correct windows partition, though?

  • Forrest Smith

    Roshan

     

    Dualboot creates it's own partition. You can't create a partition in advance that you want it in - you just have to make sure your main Windows partition has enough free space and our installer will take care of all partitioning.

     

    So go into Windows disk utility, delete and re-absorb all partitions except the original Windows ones and then re-run the command.

  • Roshan Pawar

    Okay. So now, if I keep my existing partitions, and have enough space on my C:, it will just make a new partition, without deleting my data, correct?

  • Forrest Smith

    Yep -  as long as you specify - - dualboot it won't harm your data 

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