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So you built a Chromium OS image and copied it to a USB stick, but it only boots to a blank screen? Try this advice to override the root disk:

- While booting, hit Esc to bring up the Linux boot menu.
- Choose an overridden root disk by entering:
   boot: chromeos-usb.A root=/dev/sdc3

Depending on your hardware and disk configuration, you can try sdb3, sdc3, sdd3, etc. to find the right disk. For instance, Asus EeePC 901 has two built-in SSD drives (sda and sdb) so the correct USB device is sdc3.

[Update]

You can also specify the correct root disk manually when building the USB image (inside chroot):

./build_image --usb_disk /dev/sdc3

6 Comments
solca 30.5.2011 07:40:04

I thought Chromium OS images wasn't working for the Asus EEE PC 1000 but adjusting the root disk did the trick, thank you!

Phil 18.2.2012 18:03:09

Has either of you tried the latest hexxeh chrome os lime? I cannot get it to connect to the internet. I have the eee pc 904hd

Buzwarrior 4.3.2012 20:59:00

i know this is a two years old post, but lime build wasn't working on my Asus f5sl and Hexxeh (the developer) told me to follow this istruction.... How can i see which root disk is overridden??

Phil 4.3.2012 21:10:41

Thanks for the comment Buzwarrior. But I don't see the instruction that you received from Hexxeh. Could you post a link to it?

Buzwarrior 5.3.2012 15:18:30

When I told Hexxeh lime wasn't working, I send him a screenshot and he gave me the link to this page... so, How can i see which root disk is overridden??

thomas 13.3.2012 19:33:12

i did this and it worked but right after i get a black screen and the only thing i can do is type

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