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USB won't work trying while trying to install OS

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I've been trying with a bunch of different OS's but for some reason, the laptop I'm trying to install the OS on won't detect my 16GB USB 3.0 drive. If I use my 4GB USB 2.0 drive it detects it easily however, OS's like Windows and Cloudready require an 8GB or larger drive. I've tried disabling secure boot and using legacy to no avail. I don't know if it's because the drive is USB 3.0 because 3.0 is supposed to be backwards compatible but at the moment only the 4GB wants to work :(

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try using a program like rufus to find and wipe the drive.


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How old is the laptop? I have an old computer somewhere that only detects flash drives formatted to FAT. That means I can only use an older flash drive for it to work.


 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
On 5/3/2020 at 9:35 AM, DarkEnergy said:

How old is the laptop? I have an old computer somewhere that only detects flash drives formatted to FAT. That means I can only use an older flash drive for it to work.

The laptop is from 2014. It's an HP Pavilion x360 11n-038ca. I found a solution though. I modified the following tutorial a bit and was able to install Chrome OS on the laptop.

Basically I put Linux Mint on the 4GB drive that works and then I put the Chrome OS files on the 16GB drive and installed by opening the ChromeOS directory I created on the 16GB drive in Terminal. I have perfectly working Chrome OS now except for Bluetooth support. Thought I'd share how I did it.

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