Booting stock LinuxMint (including kernel) on the Chromebook Pixel.
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- It should be. Not all Chromeboxes ship with seabios, but they're all very similar. Search around for other's success stories. A search for something like [hp chromebox linux install] should give you some pointers.Mar 23, 2015
- Is that a native installation, not using crouton?Mar 23, 2015
- Crouton should just work, since it doesn't need anything special from the bios.Mar 23, 2015
- Hi, I hope this is not a dumb question. But i have this thing that i do not understand. The base of the chrome os is linux/gentoo. Why is it not possible to just extend this linux-distro to full linux. Without reinstalling etc.
I have read and tried trubuntu, crouton, chromebrew etc etc. I like crouton best, since i also want chrome os running normally.
But gentoo is normal linux. It only has no C-compiler (could not install nano) and the /dev/root/ is too small.
I am a beginner with linux, so i dare not change partitions, mounts etc yet and not sure if it would help. And how to get chrome to accept those changes.
NB. seabios is not working out of the box on toshiba chromebook, but i did not dive into that yet.
I hope you can explain why extending gentoo is not enough and i can it out of my head ;)Jun 19, 2015
- Bill, I know I'm a little behind the curve here, but how do these instructions work on a Pixel 2? Is the unverified BIOS still present? Has anything else changed? I'm thinking about buying a brand new Pixel 2 and installing Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon or KDE on it. Should I anticipate any problems not stated above, or any limitations? Will it recognize the trackpad now, or not recognize other hardware, that you know of?
Any input would be appreciated. BTW, where are you now? It looks like you've moved from S.C. I'm in Asheville, NC! Since we haven't met before, you can check me out if you'd like at americanparser.wordpress.com.
Thanks again in advance for your response. Stay warm!Feb 15, 2016
- I think a few things have changed, but nothing major, and probably for the better in most cases. Personally I don't often need a portable Linux development system, but when I do I have a Lenovo Thinkpad with more CPU, RAM, and SSD. Although you can use them that way, Chromebooks aren't really designed to be laptop replacements. Also, as I mentioned somewhere above, for casual Linux use I think crouton is probably handier.
But in any event, there are newer/better guides online: http://bfy.tw/4Ibj
I moved away from SC years ago, although I go back every now and then to visit family. The Blue Ridge foothills will always be "home".Feb 16, 2016
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