I fail to boot GaliumOS but restored ChromeOS

A project log for Restoring an Asus Chromebox CN60

Free computer if I can get it working

Ken YapKen Yap 01/18/2020 at 11:360 Comments

I wrote the GalliumOS ISO image onto a USB stick and tried to boot it. It said that the USB stick did not contain a valid recovery image.

Recovery image? Maybe I should try to get ChromeOS working on it first before trying to boot another OS.

A search found a site holding images for many ChromeOS devices. I took the CN60 one. It's about 500 MB zipped and about 1.5 GB unzipped.

Wrote the ChromeOS recovery image on the USB stick and at the "scary prompt" typed Ctrl-U to boot from USB.

It took many minutes to restore ChromeOS. I power cycled it and at the "scary prompt" let it boot from SSD. I could also have typed Ctrl-D. It booted up to the ChromeOS splash screen.

So maybe I have a working ChromeOS device now?