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Keith Doherty

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If one we're to replace partd and partprobe in a script what would I replace with...cpgw or fdisk?
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Keith Doherty

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Does Chrubuntu on SWANKY work (Toshiba Chromebook2) ? I successfully installed using the most popular script. However when i reboot both ctrl-u and ctrl-l result in beeping. I have dev_usb and dev_legacy set to true to enable legacy and usb booting. Looking in /var/firmware/log i see that the error when pressing CTRL-U is "no kernel on USB". But the USB is verified as working on multiple PC's and tried DD'ing a few different USB sticks.....Any answers? Or is Chrubuntu not possible with SWANKY?
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I've been watching this closely, I bought a CB35 for hardware, but want a native linux install on it too. https://www.reddit.com/r/chromeos/comments/2i1aqj/toshiba_chromebook_2_gnulinux_compatibility/

I'm sad that it can't be done yet, I hope sometime soon we can run native linux on this piece of hardware :)
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Jordan Duncan

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Are there any Ubuntu versions that work on the Acer C710-2856?  

I've looked through Distroshare, and everything is tagged for the C720 line.  I tried the Kubuntu and Zorin files for C720, but Cntl+U and Cntl+L didn't do anything at the OS Verification screen.  Help!
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Dale Curren

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In my ongoing quest to get this to work, I have found this package.  virtualbox-kernel-mods-3.4.0.deb
It gives me a warning about "bad quality" when I try to install it.  Anyone know anything about this?
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It is definitely bad quality.  After running it, my machine would not even boot up.  Had to rebuild.  Fortunately, it is pretty easy.
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+Vivek Rai  Did you ever manage to install Chrubuntu on Toshiba Chromebook 2 if so how?? Dont care if audio is broken.
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Christian Schneider

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does anyone know the wifi fix for chrubuntu (curl -L -O http://goo.gl/9sgchs; sudo bash 9sgchs) because i have it on my acer c720 but it only works for the wifi i installed it on. if i try to connect to another one it doesnt work
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Try installing again, I've had a similar issue in the past and i just re-installed and it worked fine. Sometimes you need to recover ChromeOS to have the most space available and for the best install.
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Any one get a working install of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on Toshiba Chromebook 2 i saw on some Ubuntu threads some people got it to install. Just wanted to know if its true??
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The chromebook run java on beta channel!!!. I am playing minecraft on aer c720!!. I use ARChon Runtime 2.1 x86_64bits. Try it, it's work.
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Slowly configuring Ubuntu 14.04 LTS in a Chroot environment on my acer C720. Its coming along nicely, and I have almost the same functionality from a chromebook running ChromeOS and Linux Side by side as I did with my previous Toshiba core i3 Windows 8.1. That laptop was stolen, and so I had to conform the chromebook to my productivity needs, as Im a College IT Student without a windows computer. Im starting to really love my Chromebox :D
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I also only used linux laptop years ago when I was in college. Most classes went through without requiring windows. For the 1% special occasions , I went to the library's computer to do the work. Usually they are non-critical things like multimedia that came with the textbook publisher company to watch. Right now I am typing on my Chrufedora. I use crouton's scripts to enter the chroot environment of my fedora21, my image of the fedora21 chroot is in http://nocomputerbutphone.blogspot.com/2014/10/root-xperia-3-times-to-get-through.html
, and it includes the script to enter chroot. Just unzip the root image to /usr/local/fedora, and type startfedora.sh , and, in 1 minute, I get a fresh Fedora from scratch. I now use acer chromebook 11 and samsung chromebook 2. I used to use acer c720, but it hada  problem with touchpad driver with fedora. I still keep my C720 in my car to verify that my chroot image (which includes the entire crouton utilities set) can work with C720, and that I can help people with C720.

Now I use the $199 chromebooks as disposable consumables. I don't carry a chromebook around. I put one at home, and one in my car. So, there is not a stolen situation. If I forget and leave a chromebook in starbucks, it is considered consumed and disposed. The chromebook is the packet calculator of the 21st century. You don't go out to find a left-behind calculator.
 
Everything is disposable except what's in my head and my thoughts and my being. I have 1 less word "stolen" to consider and 1 more space in my brain to learn things that matter.
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Daniel N.

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FYI... Running the Chrubuntu installer from the current Dev channel doesn't work.  It always results in the error of "missing or damaged", specifically "No bootable kernel found on disk".  If I run Chrubuntu from the Stable channel and then come back and upgrade Chrome OS to the Dev channel it does work.
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+Daniel N. not sure if it's an issue with that specific version, or that specific device (peppy), as I'm unable to replicate that here on my Asus ChromeBox (panther) using the current dev channel (Ver: 41.0.2272.13, Platform: 6680.9.0).  I did a factory reset, changed to the dev channel, then installed ChrUbuntu using the 9sgchs script.  No issues booting ChromeOS afterwards.
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Im having issues using Tor with 14.10. anybody want to help?
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Lucas Rovie

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So I had Ubuntu on my Chromebook and have been playing don't starve, I had  "saucy". I played Don't starve quite a bit, reguardless I go to boot.. shell.... sudo startunity.. and when it regularly would go to Ubuntu it goes to a black screen with an x as my cursor. idk what happened could some one help me?
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James Welbes

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ugggh. I've spent quite a bit of time trying to Google clear instructions for noobs for installing Chrubuntu on a Chromebook. Installing Cruton is suuuper easy but I want to give Chrubuntu a try.

Specifically, I want to try installing linux on an SD card and booting from that. I just don't know enough about Linux to follow the instructions on GitHUB. I don't know what this means: sudo dd bs=4M if=/path/to/distro.iso of=/dev/sdx && sync

I don't know what path/to/distro.iso is, and I don't know what of=/dev/sdx means. 

I have cruton installed, so I should be able to use Ubuntu to create the image on my SD card if I could just figure some of these little things out.

Does anybody know of an up to date location for instructions regarding this? Something that doesn't assume I'm a Linux wizard? There are plenty of tutorials for dummies for Cruton but all the Chrubuntu stuff seems to assume I know what I'm doing.

Thanks!
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That works nice, but now i have the issued that  "parted" is missing on newer chromeos....
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Martin Vrkljan

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Is it possible to increase the size of the chrubuntu partition and decrease chrome OS' partition size after chrubuntu has been installed in dual boot mode? I'm on Acer C720 with 16GB with 8GB for each OS, but would like to change that. Anyone know how? Thanks!
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Dale Curren

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I want to get the headers 3.4.0 installed so I can run VirtualBox on my C7 Acer. Could I re-install the kernel and thereby get the headers? 
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From what I've read, the 3.4.0 version is a google-only release and google has not released the headers as a separate package.  I have found some info and instructions (very complicated and non-functional so far) for extracting the headers.  I'll keep plugging away.....
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Linux Mint 17.1 for the Acer C740. You'll need Mat DeVillier's Seabios first: https://plus.google.com/+MattDeVillier/posts/bqUnGvRPikN .
  #acerc740 #linux #linuxmint #chromebook  
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+Greg Conquest​ it should work on your machine. I'm working on a wiki, but it has been taking me a while.
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The chromebook run java on beta channel!!!. I am playing minecraft 0.9.5 (apk version) on aer c720!!. I use ARChon Runtime 2.1 x86_64bits. Try it, it's work. Link of download: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2FQqJwt_oGxU19qdGNBTExTX2M/view?usp=sharing
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The keyboard not work
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hello, everybody, if you are a fan of linux on chromebook i highly suggest that you download the iso on this page https://www.distroshare.com/distros/get/57/ and install it onto your chromebook with legacy boot, it has all of the fixes for chromebook. I definitely suggest not to use curl -L -O http://goo.gl/9sgchs; sudo bash 9sgchs or curl -L -O http://goo.gl/s9ryd; sudo bash s9ryd because on 9sgchs, WiFi only works on the network you installed it on and on s9ryd the sound does not work. So, i reccomend using the first download link i put
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Problem solved. 14.10 update took care of the touchpad issue, not necessary to run any additional code.
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博宇張

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I am running Chrubuntu on my asus chromebox.
Recently, I tried to upgrade the linux kernel.
I can install the kernel without an issue.
However, the system still boot with the original kernel (3.8.11), not the newer version. I tried 3.14, 3.16, 3.17, 3.18. None of them worked. Does anyone ever successfully install the newer kernel?
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and here's the link:
http://chromeos-cr48.blogspot.com/2013/10/chrubuntu-for-new-chromebooks-now-with.html

you can also use my ChromeBox EZ setup script, which is more tailored for the current-gen ChromeBoxes:
http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=194362
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Greg Conquest

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Pardon the newbie question, but I have a 4GB acer C720 (w/ 2957U processor) coming tomorrow along with a 128GB SSD and one of those tiny USB flash drives (32GB) and a 64GB SD card.

My original plan after changing out the SSD was to just put crouton/Cinnamon on it and to keep my documents in a dropbox folder on probably the SD card. When using Google Docs, I'd save important docs as MS Office docs/LibreOffice docs and pdf's to the dropbox folder, then I GUESS when I shifted over to crouton, dropbox would auto-sync and I'd be outside the google ecosystem (I don't know this is how dropbox would work, by the way).

But now I'm thinking about also putting a bootable GNU-Linux on the 32GB USB drive and having a nearly full Linux "netbook" for times when I want to connect to a USB printer or whathaveyou.

So, can this work? Can I do both? I'd mostly be using crouton even if it does work.

Also, is 4GB of RAM enough to run Cinnamon ChruBuntu?

With 100GB of free space on the SSD, I could conceivably just put everything there, but I worry that if something goes wrong, everything gets wiped. Wouldn't a fast USB drive work well as a boot drive keeping the setup simpler? And can I use something like Clonezilla on an external CD drive to make full images of the SSD?
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Inside chromebook's developer mode terminal, it has 1 or 2 hacking commands that turns on the legacy boot,  
flashrom --wp-range 0 
crossystem dev_boot_usb=1 dev_boot_legacy=1
. Once I ran the 1 or 2 commands, I rebooted the c720, and at the exclamation warning, I pressed "Ctrl+L" , L for "legacy", I entered the CDROM boot screen, where I installed Fedora20. 
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