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Song Qian

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Just installed Crouton (trusty) on pixel 2. After update, launcher would not load. Using "$ compiz --replace" would get the launcher, but launcher will disappear on next log-in. Any lasting solutions?
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Just Pogo

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I was attempting tp install Ububtu as a dual boot on my 2012 Samsung Chromebook. I was following Jay Lee's instructions, but didn't read far enough ahead, and ran the script that repartitioned my internal drive instead of installing on an SD card.

The script seemed to hang. There was no activity for over 15 minutes, just the chronos user prompt. So I shut down and restarted. My Chromebook woke up ok, but I am concerned that the free space shown in my Downloads folder is only 447MB.

Is this the normal amount of free space on an otherwise empty 16GB Chromebook? If not, then I suspect that the SSD has been repartitioned, and half of it is not accessible.

Can I get some guidance to restore the partition to full size?

Pogo.
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Well that took a while. Thanks to all who replied. I hope that my experience will help others stumble forward.

I figured out that I couldn't download to my Chromebook, and tried the suggested path of using a Linux machine. Unfortunately the download failed repeatedly, and there was no recovery path.

Next best was a Windows XP machine that I use for some Windows only software. It had the Chrome browser installed already, the app installed ok and the download and unpacking went ahead fine until it came time to write the image out to my SD card. Then Windows asked who I would like to perform the operation as. I selected the both myself and Administrator in two separate attempts, and both failed with a security warning. Apparently Windows XP isn't secure enough to write to an SD card.

I turned to a neighbour who had a W7 laptop. She downloaded and installed Chrome browser for me and I went through the sequence, this time successfully.

It would have helped to have notifications early in the process that there was a potential problem rather than dumb failures at the end.
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Matt Kimura

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So in the past, I installed Windows 10 from a certain subreddit. But little did they WARN users to backup their original BIOS before flashing a custom one. I reverted back to ChromeOS since then, and my chromebook doesn't seem to be complete.

I'm trying to now install GalliumOS, but my chromebook just beeps when I hit ctrl L or space. Booting into ChromeOS like usual.
Here's what I see when I first turn on the chromebook:
http://prntscr.com/a2zw83

And here's what I see when I try pressing space: http://prntscr.com/a2zweq

Is all hope lost when it comes to installing GalliumOS?
I can currently boot into crouton so I believe developer mode is enabled. I can press esc + refresh + power button and I'll see this screen: http://prntscr.com/a2zxbc

With this displayed in the top right: http://prntscr.com/a2zxhw

I'm folliowing the official guide for installing GalliumOS on C720 Peppy: https://wiki.galliumos.org/Installing/Peppy

What can I do, install a custom rom again and boot GalliumOS that way? Because my default rom is not having it. I have my bootable USB already and plugged in.
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Matt DeVillier (Mr. Chromebox)'s profile photoMatt Kimura's profile photo
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+Matt DeVillier This did the trick, thanks a lot! Coolstar's rom + GalliumOS
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Danny Gall

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Does anyone know if I can install either ubuntu or chrubuntu onto a flash drive to use with my toshiba 2 chromebook. I've tried desparately to install it directly onto it but it keeps saying there is not enough memory even though I've cleared all my downloads and apps?
I really need help please? 
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Is the error "Not enough memory to load specified image"? If it is just search for that exact text. It's a bug that you need to modify boot parameters slightly to fix.
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博宇張

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Stuck at "Booting from Hard Disk..." after update (Grub problem?)

I am running ubuntu 14.04 on my asus chromebox. It works really good for couple mounts. But sometimes after updating the system, it can't not boot the system and stuck at "Booting from Hard Disk..." I have tried various of things, such as the suggests given in the following link:
https://www.reddit.com/r/chrubuntu/comments/36xqi3/help_stuck_at_booting_from_hard_disk_after_update/
However, it doesn't help. I always need to reinstall the whole system to fix this. Does anyone ever encounter this? Is there any solutions? I don't want to turn off my computer now because I know I can boot it again.
Thank you,
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Dale Curren

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Is chrubuntu dead?  I have tried many versions of ubuntu using the s9ryd script and it only produces a black screen after installation.
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Here is a link that I think I used. BTW, my Wifi works just fine. https://plus.google.com/114403051110843349364/posts/BY8fdYh2fqW
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Luís de Sousa

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Hi everyone.

I installed Chrubuntu on a Acer CB5-311 Chromebook 13 following the instructions in this thread:

https://www.reddit.com/r/chrubuntu/comments/2hhb31/chrubuntu_on_acer_chromebook_13/

However, the system is booting up to the command line and am not able to start the X server. When I run startx I get the error message "xinit: unable to connect to X server: Connection refused".

What am I missing? Thank you.
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Harris Rubin

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Has anyone gotten chrubuntu to work on an acer c910-c37p? Preferably elementary os.
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if it doesn't then try: "curl -L -O http://goo.gl/s9ryd; sudo bash s9ryd"
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Zooko Wilcox-O'Hearn

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Hey folks, can you tell me where to get the firmware for the atmel_mxt_ts for my Chromebook Pixel (running Linux directly in dev mode, not using Chrubuntu). When I do "sudo modprobe atmel_mxt_ts", the /var/log/syslog says:

Aug 20 21:04:09 spark kernel: [11372.059194] atmel_mxt_ts 3-004a: Direct firmware load for maxtouch.cfg failed with error -2
Aug 20 21:04:09 spark kernel: [11372.060769] input: Atmel maXTouch Touchscreen as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.0/i2c-3/3-004a/input/input19
Aug 20 21:04:09 spark kernel: [11372.098448] atmel_mxt_ts 2-004b: Direct firmware load for maxtouch.cfg failed with error -2
Aug 20 21:04:09 spark kernel: [11372.098722] atmel_mxt_ts 3-004a: Family: 162 Variant: 0 Firmware V1.1.AA Objects: 27
Aug 20 21:04:09 spark kernel: [11372.100382] input: Atmel maXTouch Touchpad as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.0/i2c-2/2-004b/input/input20
Aug 20 21:04:09 spark kernel: [11372.101801] atmel_mxt_ts 2-004b: Family: 130 Variant: 1 Firmware V1.0.AA Objects: 22

Thanks!
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Arvin Nocon

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What's a good Linux kernel version with functioning touch pads for Ubuntu 15.04 on Acer c720?/
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+Jamison Kyles Thanks! Recently installed it in my Ubuntu. 
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Jamison Kyles

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Does anyone know how to make the WiFi work with chrubuntu 14.04 for the acer c720. It works with the network I installed it on but not any other
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Benny Beat

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sudo apt-get drinkstall vodka && mv /dev/stomach ;)
 
CHMOD 777 Linux vodka via Techarena51.com #funny #tech #opensource  
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Hey guys. I want know How to install Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr on a window (using crouton integration extension) of my Acer C720-2848?

I wait your answer, how make it step by step and your experiences.

Remember I do not want Xcfe, I want Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr on a window of Chrome OS.
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Quinn Harley

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Does anyone know if Chrubuntu has gone by the wayside? I have been seeing posts about it not working for some people. I also want to know if it will work on the 2015 Toshiba CB 2. Anyone know about these things? Thanks!
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Barry Taylor

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Hi, guys- Chrubuntu running fine on my C710s and C720s. Contemplating buying a Acer CB3-111-C8UB, aka C730. Anybody tried this yet?
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Rubin Starset

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Hi there. Recently bought a ThinkPad X131e Chromebook. I've enabled developer mode and switched on dev_boot_usb=1 and dev_boot_legacy=1. However whenever I try to boot from a thumb drive by pressing Ctrl+U during the scary boot screen, it goes blank for a second, beeps, then goes back to the scary screen. Is there some other bit I need to flip in order to boot off a thumb drive? Thanks!

And yes the boot media works on other machines, and I've tried a couple different thumb drives.
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As +Matt DeVillier​ said, your stuck with either using John Lewis' custom firmwares or crouton.
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Benny Beat

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Hi everybody!
How can I to install Ubuntu on old Samsung XE500 ChromeOS based? I've installed successfully the v11.04 3 years ago following the chromeos-cr48.blogspot.com instructions but, yesterday, a Read Only boot error comes after try to upgrade some packages and later a Kernel panic is shown. Not sure if is necessary to revert the original status to ChromeOS or the script recreates again all the needed partitions. Finally, is available any LTS such as 14.04 is available for this laptop?

Many thanks in advance!
Benny.
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Glad if I know where to find the 14.04 link in order to do a fresh install; unfortunately the only methods I know are install Crouton 14.04 (not valid for me since I experimented some troubles as I previously mentioned and also is not a real OS installated but an emulated one), or 12.04 using the cromeos-cr48 method (the last version available for Samsung 5 Series).

If you know any other method valid for my device, please let me know...

Cheers!
Benny.
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John Morrow

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Hi everyone. I've been out of the chrubuntu scene for a while (still have my acer chromebook c710, but back to ChromeOS0 and was thinking about going back into it with a newer chromebook, most likely the Asus c201 4gb ram version. Anyone have any experience they'd like to share? I never heard of the rockchip 3288 processor that comes with it... does it handle nicely? Do I need the extra ram you think?

Thanks in advance.
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i can tell you that i just bought one a couple weeks ago, wooed by the sub $200 pricetag.... so wooed that i in fact did not bother to research rockchip and figured if it didn't say ARM... i'm good.  (this is due to the fact that i already have a samsung ARM and besides the KODI/xbmc issue.... the ported version of ubuntu/kali do not but a fraction of the total packages available normally.    no wickr.   no kodi.  no unetbootin.  no a lot of things.

that being said, if you are willing to put for a couple days worth of work.....and generally enjoy troubleshooting computers, as in installing, reinstalling, reading how to install again, then installing and reinstalling again.....and then repeating that whole process, then rockchip is effing right up your alley and you'll EFFING LOVE IT  :)

in all seriousness though....it is is a blazing fast little MF and there is absolutely nothing wrong with it.... just make sure you understand what you are getting.  if courton/chroots will work for you, then you're golden.  if not, keep looking.   also, the 201 has a proprietary ac power adapter that i've NEVER seen before.   i've not lost mine yet, but when i do..... better hope amazon has it in stock because you ain't buying this at best buy.
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Joseph Bassett
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WORKS.... on my Samsung Series 3 which WAS running Ubuntu 14.04 greatly...then when I upgraded to 15.04 it also worked greatly except the wifi didn't work. I just used this guide to install on mmcblk1 (32 MB SD card) and it's so far so good I think.
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WORKS FOR ME. THANKS!!!!!!!!!
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Jamison Kyles

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Does anyone know how to make the wifi work on chrubuntu 14.04 with the acer c720. It works on the WiFi network I installed it with but not on any others
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