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I'm written a ChromiumOS image on an usb key with the command dd. When I boot my computer with the usb key plugged, the start-up blocks just after the line describing the cpu, so before I can select on which device boot.

Here is the dd command I've used:

dd if=ChromeOS.img of=/dev/sdX bs=4M

as explained on the hexxeh images page

Do you think that it's an hardware issue or a problem during the copy of the image (I've retried 3 times)?

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i'm just curious - is this an HP computer? my tx2000 does the same thing, but only with ChromiumOS images and not other bootable USB images – nc4pk Mar 20 '13 at 21:24
Heh, my computer is an HP as well, must be an HP thing. – David Mar 20 '13 at 21:27
nop, it's a Packard Bell (at least, was a PB, but there's still the motherboard) – Gael Mar 20 '13 at 21:31
with ubuntu images, there's no problem. – Gael Mar 20 '13 at 21:32

My computer has a similar problem when trying to boot with my Kindle plugged in. My solution was to disable booting from USB or not having the key plugged in when you boot the PC.

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yes, but in that case, I can not boot on the usb key :) – Gael Mar 20 '13 at 21:32
Did you try a second USB key? Just trying to rule things out here. – David Mar 21 '13 at 21:02
yes, with no more success – Gael Mar 21 '13 at 21:05
Odd, have you tried multiple image versions? (In case it's a corrupted download or onetime bug) – David Mar 21 '13 at 21:07
Have you considered updating the bios? though not without risk, it might be something to consider if you are not going to use this computer for anything else and you can find a newer image. – David Mar 21 '13 at 21:17

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