Fedora 17 running on the new Samsung Chromebook shortly after unboxing.
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- Also, were you able to use the Wifi adaptor on the Chromebook?Jan 20, 2013
- I redid it from scratch in this time it worked fine. I think I must have messed up the partitioning step. Thanks!Jan 21, 2013
- I'm having trouble with basically the whole process before using the chromebook, here are my issues (one might be causing the next):
When using "mktable gpt" I get: "Warning: Partition(s) on /dev/sdb are being used. Ignore/Cancel" which I enter Ignore as to override those partitions. Then I enter "Yes" to the warning of destroying all data. This is where I get my first error:
"Error: Partition(s) 1 on /dev/sdb have been written, but we have been unable to inform the kernel of the change, probably because it/they are in use. As a result, the old partition(s) will remain in use. You should reboot now before making further changes.
Which I enter Ignore, then "quit" from (parted) and get prompted with "Information: You may need to update /etc/fstab. "
I proceed with the gdisk commands and all goes well, no errors. At the end, I enter 'q' to quit the command for gdisk.
ERROR 2: When entering "sudo mkfs.ext4 /dev/sdb1" I get prompted with: "/dev/sdb1 is mounted; will not make a filesystem here!"
It then mounts back to the system but when extracting Fedora over I get an error ending it something along the lines of "Operation not permitted" "Cannot change ownership" and ends in a failure of:
"Exiting with failure status due to previous errors" which most (if not all) the lines above say:
"Cannot change ownership to uid 0, gid 0: Operation not permitted"
Sorry I'm a linux newbie, running Ubuntu 12.04.1. Please, please help! I love my chromebook and being able to run Fedora on this would be amazing.Jan 24, 2013
- I haven't. I'm just using the fbdev xorg driver and it does enough for me.
Wireless works well since the kernel module and firmware get copied over from Chrome OS. I started over to get Fedora 18. There's a beta image for Pandaboard (also ARMv7) which I extracted the root filesystem from. I used `xzcat` to extract the image, `cfdisk` to examine the partition table, and then mounted the image on a loopback device using the block offset I found for the root filesystem in the partition table. Then I just copied everything over to my SD card. Pandaboard image here: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Architectures/ARM/Fedora_18_Beta/Pandaboard
Ubuntu is automatically mounting your SD card when you insert it, so just unmount it before you proceed. `umount /dev/sdb1` for example. Somebody probably has directions for Ubuntu or an image you can just `dd` to card if you'd prefer to use that instead.Jan 25, 2013
- What about /lib/modules? Does it have the matching directory to the ChromeOS kernel?
The C7 Chromebook is not based on ARM technology so these directions will not work. The good news is that the directions you do find for the C7 should be easier to follow than this.Apr 29, 2013
- Do you mean it doesn't work under ChromeOS? Or a custom Linux installation like this?
It's difficult to say what went wrong. Wireless networking is supposed to work if you're running the ChromeOS kernel and have the firmware and modules copied over. I think the interface might be called mlan0, though. I think you should see it if you run `ip addr`.Apr 30, 2013