CloudReady would run fine off the installer USB for my laptop, but my Dell 11-3162 would never boot from the hard drive. After removing the installer USB, I'd get the error about no OS or no boot device available. CloudReady would only run with the USB installer inserted...until....
I spent the better part of an afternoon and evening figuring this out, so I feel compelled to spare everyone else who has a Dell 11-3162 this much grief. Thanks to Michael Banks who incidentally solved the problem in this post here by mentioning he left secure boot on and set the BIOS to uefi, not legacy. This Dell laptop is slim and lightweight, but using it with Windows is an ongoing headache. MS is relentless about pushing updates, but the un-expandable 32gb emmc makes updates all but impossible. Windows pretty much takes up the whole usable hardrive, leaving space for only tiny apps and files. I was running this box with a flash drive permanently attached and running all apps from this external drive. I finally decided to make this Dell a Chromebook by:
- Create a CloudReady installer with the USB maker here.
- Restart the Dell 11-3162.
- When the Dell logo appears, hit F2 to open the BIOS set up screen.
- Use right arrow to page over to the Boot tab.
- Configure as follows:
Fast Boot [DISABLED]
Boot List Option [UEFI]
Secure Boot [ENABLED]
Load Legacy Option rom [DISABLED]
- Hit F10 Save and Exit.
- Re-start the 11-3162 with the USB installer inserted.
- A white CloudReady screen appears. Follow instructions here - click on the clock, select install OS.
- My install took just under 20 minutes. YMMV.
- The machine shuts down after install.
- Take the CloudReady USB installer out.
- CloudReady white screen appears, hit 'get started', and complete a brief set up by linking to your Google account.
- Enjoy a new Chromebook experience on a formerly painful WIN10 machine!
The BIOS settings are essential:
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