|Recovery tool doesn't work||C*S*C*||5/2/12 12:34 PM|
I'm trying to use the instructions here in order to create a recovery SD card. I download and run the ChromeOS Image Creator program, select Cr-48 and click next, and then it tells me to insert the SD card. I do that and nothing happens. I try another card and nothing happens. I can't click on the next button at this point. Both cards are 8GBs and I reformatted each of them.
|Re: Recovery tool doesn't work||Will||5/2/12 12:40 PM|
Is your Chromebook borked and can't use chrome://imageburner/?
|Re: Recovery tool doesn't work||C*S*C*||5/2/12 12:42 PM|
Yes. I had installed Linux on it and am now trying to get ChromeOS back on it. So I can't do anything with the Chromebook. I'm trying to create the recovery SD card from a Windows computer.
|Re: Recovery tool doesn't work||Wardog||5/2/12 12:43 PM|
Which method are you using? Windows, Mac or Chromebook?
How are the SD card formatted? Chromebook cannot write to a NTFS formatted card.
|Re: Recovery tool doesn't work||C*S*C*||5/2/12 12:45 PM|
I'm on Windows and formatted the card as FAT32
|Re: Recovery tool doesn't work||Will||5/2/12 12:51 PM|
If there's some issue with the Windows version, I would use Linux instead and use Jay Lee's recovery script.
|Re: Recovery tool doesn't work||C*S*C*||5/2/12 1:03 PM|
Well I can't use Linux now cause it was only on my Cr-48, which I've reflashed the BIOS back and am now at the Chrome OS is missing.....screen.
While in the Disk Management utility on Windows, I notice that both of the SD cards each show 4MB of unallocated space. Is this normal?
|Re: Recovery tool doesn't work||C*S*C*||5/2/12 1:04 PM|
Is there somewhere else that I can download the image from and put it on the SD card myself instead of using the Chrome Image Creator program?
|Re: Recovery tool doesn't work||Wardog||5/2/12 1:04 PM|
Or you can use the Chromebook method.
|Re: Recovery tool doesn't work||Will||5/2/12 1:32 PM|
I would create and use a live DVD/USB of Ubuntu and then use the Disk Utility to repartition and reformat
those SD cards and then either use Google's tool or the other method that I linked to.
|Re: Recovery tool doesn't work||C*S*C*||5/2/12 1:36 PM|
Thanks +Will, I'll try and give that a shot.
|Re: Recovery tool doesn't work||C*S*C*||5/2/12 9:51 PM|
So I'm LiveCD booted into Ubuntu on a Windows machine. I've downloaded the Recovery Tool from Google and am now lost in these directions:
Modify the script permissions to allow execution with the following command: $ sudo chmod 755 linux_recovery.sh
Can someone give me some really precise step-by-steps on what I'm suppose to do here please? I don't know much of anything about Linux. I love to tinker around though in order to learn and so that's what got me to where I am now :-)
|Re: Recovery tool doesn't work||Will||5/2/12 9:59 PM|
Just use this script and follow the directions from within it, easier to use IMO.
cd; wget http://goo.gl/e3cdo; sudo sh e3cdo
|Re: Recovery tool doesn't work||Terry Lambert||5/3/12 3:14 AM|
That script will attempt to install Ubuntu. Luckily, the wget link was done incorrectly.
The actual program you want is https://dl.google.com/dl/chromeos/recovery/chromeosimagecreator.exe
Note that this is a google.com link, not a googlecode.com link, which is what Will gave you with the URL shortener.
The chromeodimagecreator.exe is a windows program which will download and write the SD card with the Cr-48 recovery image on your Windows machine.
|Re: Recovery tool doesn't work||Will||5/3/12 10:27 AM|
That script has never installed Ubuntu, It has successfully made recovery images for Chrome OS many times and without fail.
|Re: Recovery tool doesn't work||C*S*C*||5/3/12 3:59 PM|
I'm still able to use an SD card by using that script correct? Cause I get an error "I can't seem to find a valid USB drive. We need one with at least 935MB capacity." It doesn't have to be a USB flash drive does it?
I've tried both 8GB cards and it says the same thing. I'm thinking this has something to do with the way the cards are formatted. I can use them fine to transfer files and what not. But I get this error, plus the Google Recovery Tool through Windows doesn't recognize the cards either, and the HP Format Tool doesn't see them at all. I can format through Disk Utility while in Ubuntu and I've tried various format methods but I still get the same error.
|Re: Recovery tool doesn't work||Terry Lambert||5/3/12 7:27 PM|
If you have Windows and can access the SD card from Windows, then the Windows executable should work. If you can not access the SD card from Windows, either the SD card reader is broken or the SD card is no good.
When you run the Windows script on the page I referenced, it will download the image and put it on the card. The program doesn't care what's already on the card, it does raw writes. Afterwords, the card will not be accessible to Windows, since it will be a Chrome OS recovery image instead of a Windows formatted card.
If the executable doesn't work, you may need to ensure you are run it as the Windows admin user to have access to the card. I'm not sure how necessary this would be, since I'm not sure what version of Windows you are running, whether you can run externally obtained programs, or whether those programs will have access to your SD card reader/writer slot on your Windows computer.
If this doesn't work for you, it's time for you to contact a ninja, and if you've really messed up your SSD ("error during restore"), they will probably contact me or one of the people I generally work with.
|Re: Recovery tool doesn't work||C*S*C*||5/3/12 9:22 PM|
I went out and bought a new SD card and this one doesn't work either. I'm on Windows Vista with full admin rights. I even right click and choose run as admin when opening the Recovery Tool. Like before, the tool opens, I select, Cr-48, and it tells me to put an SD card in. I do that and the Windows auto start pops up asking what I want to do but it still can not see the card, therefore I can not click on Next and I'm just stuck at that step.
I can easily drag and drop 2+GBs worth of stuff to the card from windows and it works fine. So the card reader and the card seem to be working fine for me.
|Re: Recovery tool doesn't work||C*S*C*||5/3/12 9:42 PM|
Just sent a request for a ninja to contact me tomorrow morning.
|Re: Recovery tool doesn't work||Terry Lambert||5/4/12 10:50 AM|
By all means talk to the ninja.
I suspect that if you just close the Windows autostart, however, things would work.
The SD card you are inserting is for the use of the recovery tool, not Windows, so when Windows tries to grab it, it should be told to mind its own business.
If this turns out to be the issue, it looks like the recovery tool needs to suppress the Windows autostart, or at least give instructions to close it when it pops up, in order to avoid confusion in the future.
In general, there is not a lot of Windows in Google, except in network isolated testing labs.
|Re: Recovery tool doesn't work||C*S*C*||5/4/12 10:52 AM|
Just got off the phone with one a little bit ago. He suggested I use a USB flash drive instead. So I'll go out and get one and try that.
|Re: Recovery tool doesn't work||C*S*C*||5/5/12 6:36 PM|
So I got a USB thumb drive. I plugged it in and ran the Recovery Tool. It does recognize the drive this time. It downloads everything and runs through all of it's processes. But then at the very end I get this:
I try to navigate to that location in Vista but I don't see the folder AppData once I get into the folder Brandon. Tried a search for the file and Windows doesn't find it.
|Re: Recovery tool doesn't work||C*S*C*||5/5/12 7:10 PM|
Ok. Everything is all good now, finally. Had to boot into Ubuntu on the Windows machine and then run the recovery script from Jay Lee. Thanks Will and the rest of you for all your help. Lesson learned: Always have a recovery image available. This case is done. Time to drink.