booting from usb on chromebook [solved]

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      I have downloaded and used live usb maker to install on a usb that had had antix-19. That install was 32 bit and successfully installed to my SSD. I have reused the same usb to install antix-22 64 bit version, 1.4G.
      md5sum etc all were good, and all files and directories are in place.
      When booting from the usb as I had done before, the boot screen was not the one shown on website but one where it asked me to enter ‘live’ or failsafe’ or ‘grub’ and a couple of others. Whatever word I entered, the response was directory (or file) not found, apart from the grub one, when I didn’t know what to do next.

        Can anyone help?

      I have also tried ventoy to boot the iso, but gives me the same screen as above. On examining the .iso contents, there is no live directory, just antix, boot, EFI, lost+found, and files, cdrom.ico, made-bylive-usb-maker and version.
      My laptop is a repurposed chromebook, that has successfully run a number of linux distros, both frugally on sdcard, usb, from ventoy, and full install e.g.galliumos, mint, peppermintos, and now antix19 on SSD (sda).

      Edit: I retried so I could copy the boot screen text. It said:
      graphics initialization failed
      Error setting up gfxboot
      welcome etc…
      To start …type one of the names below…
      live
      safe
      failsafe
      harddisk
      memtest
      grub

      see above post for results of these.

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        Please post
        inxi -Fxz
        and

        cat /sys/firmware/efi/fw_platform_size
        
        #98094
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        luke22
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          $ inxi -Fxz
          System:
            Kernel: 4.9.0-279-antix.1-486-smp arch: i686 bits: 32 compiler: gcc
              v: 10.2.1 Desktop: JWM v: 2.4.4
              Distro: antiX-21_386-base Grup Yorum 31 October 2021
              base: Debian GNU/Linux 11 (bullseye)
          Machine:
            Type: Desktop System: Toshiba product: Leon v: 1.0
              serial: <superuser required>
            Mobo: N/A model: N/A serial: N/A BIOS: coreboot v: N/A date: 08/26/2014
          Battery:
            ID-1: BAT0 charge: 30.7 Wh (83.4%) condition: 36.8/51.5 Wh (71.4%)
              volts: 16.7 min: 14.8 model: PANASON G71C000 status: charging
          CPU:
            Info: dual core model: Intel Celeron 2955U bits: 32 type: MCP arch: Haswell
              rev: 1 cache: L1: 128 KiB L2: 512 KiB L3: 2 MiB
            Speed (MHz): avg: 800 min/max: 800/1400 cores: 1: 800 2: 800
              bogomips: 5586
            Flags: ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
          Graphics:
            Device-1: Intel Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics vendor: Toshiba
              driver: i915 v: kernel arch: Gen7.5 bus-ID: 00:02.0
            Device-2: Chicony TOSHIBA Web Camera - HD type: USB driver: uvcvideo
              bus-ID: 2-3:2
            Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 1.20.11 driver: X: loaded: modesetting
              unloaded: fbdev,vesa gpu: i915 resolution: 1366x768~60Hz
            OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics (HSW GT1) v: 4.5 Mesa 20.3.5
              direct render: Yes
          Audio:
            Device-1: Intel Haswell-ULT HD Audio vendor: Toshiba driver: snd_hda_intel
              v: kernel bus-ID: 00:03.0
            Device-2: Intel 8 Series HD Audio vendor: Toshiba 8 driver: snd_hda_intel
              v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
            Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k4.9.0-279-antix.1-486-smp running: yes
          Network:
            Device-1: Qualcomm Atheros AR9462 Wireless Network Adapter vendor: Lite-On
              driver: ath9k v: kernel bus-ID: 01:00.0
            IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
          Bluetooth:
            Device-1: Toshiba Atheros AR3012 Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
              bus-ID: 2-4:5
            Report: rfkill ID: hci0 rfk-id: 1 state: down bt-service: not found
              rfk-block: hardware: no software: yes address: see --recommends
          Drives:
            Local Storage: total: 44.64 GiB used: 14.58 GiB (32.7%)
            ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: SanDisk model: SSD i110 16GB size: 14.91 GiB
            ID-2: /dev/sdb type: USB vendor: Generic model: Power Saving USB
              size: 29.72 GiB
          Partition:
            ID-1: / size: 13.83 GiB used: 2.82 GiB (20.4%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
          Swap:
            ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 768 MiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%)
              dev: /dev/sda2
          Sensors:
            System Temperatures: cpu: 46.8 C mobo: N/A
            Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
          Info:
            Processes: 149 Uptime: 2m Memory: 1.9 GiB used: 310.3 MiB (15.9%)
            Init: SysVinit runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 10.2.1 Packages: 1205
            Shell: Bash v: 5.1.4 inxi: 3.3.19

          cat: /sys/firmware/efi/fw_platform_size: No such file or directory
          ???

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            That install was 32 bit and successfully installed to my SSD. I have reused the same usb to install antix-22 64 bit version

            It seems that you are trying to install a 64bit Operating System on a 32bits CPU? I did not know 32bits computers could be dual cores. I’m I reading this wrong?

            CPU:
            Info: dual core model: Intel Celeron 2955U bits: 32 t

            The oficial page: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/sku/75608/intel-celeron-processor-2955u-2m-cache-1-40-ghz/specifications.html states it’s 64bits…

            P.

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              No it is 64bit chromebook from 2013. Has run many 64 bit OS’s. When I downloaded the previous antix -21 (not 19 as I said earlier) I had not realised it was 32 bit. I want 64 bit.

              Must go now. (Europe) Back tomorrow.

              • This reply was modified 5 days, 2 hours ago by luke22.
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                Added chromebook to the title.

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                  Well. I tried again today, and got the same boot page as in first post. live, safe, failsafe gave error as file not found as before. Tried grub, and for some reason this then opened the graphical boot screen. (Didn’t happen yesterday, and I didn’t do anthing different).
                  I launched the first option and all was well. I installed this 64bit version22 onto drive and sending this from it. Very smooth and could be a permanent choice. I need to explore for a while.
                  Thanks for you interest.

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                    Nice, will mark it as solved.BTW it couldn’t find the information about firmware of efi, because of course this file does not exist. It’s chromebook with coreboot bios, no efi.You mentioned chromebook in your first post, I know.

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