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Offline FritzHans1980

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Hello. I've had this Chromebook that I've been running Bodhi 7.0 on. I've wanted to foray into Tiny Core or Core Plus but I've been having some problems. Once I select to boot off of USB, I select my option on the isolinux screen, and am greeted with a black screen. I have attempted this with both Tiny Core and Core Plus to no avail. I should also note that I attempted to boot another distro (puppylinux) from USB and was also greeted with a black screen but I've tried multiple flashdrives so it can't be the drives. What could be wrong?

Offline NewUser

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Re: I'm having some issues booting from USB on SeaBIOS on a Chromebook.
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2023, 05:04:09 PM »
Do you have the waitusb=5 bootcode?

aus9

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Re: I'm having some issues booting from USB on SeaBIOS on a Chromebook.
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2023, 07:07:25 PM »
Hi

you may need to tweak your bios to turn off secure boot. (CSM)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SeaBIOS
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SeaBIOS as a Compatibility Support Module (CSM) for Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) and Open Virtual Machine Firmware (OVMF)