I'm trying to install Debian 8.1 64bit on a Toshiba Chromebook cb30 from USB. I previously had successfully installed the 32bit version on the same laptop (32bit by accident... hence the reinstall).
However the installer reboots the laptop whenever I select 'Install', 'Graphical Install', 'Expert install', etc.
The Chromebook processor according to
uname -a is x86_64 Intel Celeron 2955U.
The steps I took to get to the current point were:
- Enabled developer mode in Chrome OS
crossystem dev_boot_usb=1 dev_boot_legacy=1in a shell in Chrome OS
- I created a bootable USB in my existing desktop Debian by:
sudo dd if=/path/to/iso/debian-8.1.0-amd64-lxde-CD-1.iso of=/dev/sdd bs=4M; sync;
I also tried using unetbootin, different USB sticks, CrunchBang++ ISO, Debian netinstall ISO.... same lack of success... Interestingly, ArchBang works from USB, though I'm still learning Debian, so perhaps it is a tad too early for me.
In response to the comment asking for why 64bit:
The reason, why I'm trying to use the 64bit version is that, when I installed the 32bit version, I had only access to 1GB of RAM. I searched around and found some proposed fixes, though none of them worked for me. Hence, I decided to try the 64bit version. The 32bit version installed without any issues, so I assumed that the installation would be trivial.
Also I just found out that the same problem has been reported over here