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I only have a chromebook. I have a RaspPie 3 B. I want to install NOOB's onto it. There is this guide here but it shows how to install an .img.

Is there a way I can convert my NOOB's folder downloaded from here: (don't click it or it'll start downloading 2gb worth!) to an .img so I can follow the guide I linked?

Or will I have to do a full build, ie. (If you're comfortable enough, you can just simply download the operating system ISO, format the SD card, mount the ISO, and boot the Pi. )

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    I know nothing about Chromebooks, and if I were you I wouldn't follow some random link - use the Foundation guide. NOOBS is NOT installed from an image - just unzip the file, and copy to your SD Card. – Milliways Mar 9 '18 at 6:23
  • This is off-topic, since it's about how to create bootable USB/SD on a chromeOS device. check out askubuntu.com/questions/278403/… – MatsK Mar 9 '18 at 14:47
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The guide you are using is probably outdated. Here is the right way.

Step 1: Follow this guide to format your SD card.

Step 2: Download NOOBS from it's official site.

Step 3: Extract the ZIP.

Step 4: Copy the contents of the extracted zip to the SD card but not the folder itself.

That's really it. Your SD card should work with your Raspberry Pi now.

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Alas, none of the above work to install NOOBS from a Chromebook because when formatting the SD card, no MBR partition is created and the Pi simply displays "Cannot find the drive with NOOBS files" More info

Here's what I did to install Raspbian using my Chromebook:

  1. Format the SD card using the Chromebook file browser
  2. Download the latest Raspbian zip file
  3. Open Chromebook recovery utility
  4. Select the SD card - DO NOT ERASE it
  5. Select the gear icon and choose the Raspbian zip file to copy
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I just did it with the Chromebook Recovery Utility earlier today. It formats the card for you as well.

I should have figured it was an option sooner, as the whole purpose of the application is to flash a ChromeOS image to restore your machine, but I didn't find a single website that suggested it.

Click the settings icon for those options, the process is pretty straightforward, so you can tell what you'll be writing to.

I haven't had a chance to do anything much past booting it up for the first time and changing some settings, but using dd in a root shell kept giving me a kernel panic error at boot.

  • Sorry, to clarify, I was also having trouble with just dragging NOOBS onto the card from the zip file; it never booted after more than ten minutes, and the activity LED was looping in a pattern. I used the zipped desktop image with the recovery utility. – MissKivaD Sep 23 '18 at 6:00

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