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THIS FORUM IS NOT FOR PEOPLE WANTING TO RUN WINDOWS.

WHEN ASKING FOR HELP YOU ARE EXPECTED TO INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING MINIMUM INFORMATION:

1. A BRIEF ONE LINE SYNOPSIS OF WHAT YOU'RE TRYING TO ACHIEVE.

2. THE RESULTS YOU'RE GETTING, INCLUDING ANY ERROR MESSAGES, AND AN ACCURATE DESCRIPTION OF WHERE IT IS FAILING. IN THE CASE OF THE LATTER E.G. I PRESS ESC, BUT THE BOOT MENU DOESN'T APPEAR AND IT JUST SAYS "BOOTING FROM HARD-DISK ..."

3. THE FULL MODEL NAME AND NUMBER.

4. IF USING SEABIOS, THE VERSION STRING REPORTED BY SEABIOS WHEN SEABIOS RUNS.

ALSO NOTE, I GENERALLY IGNORE PM'S/INVITATIONS.

THE BASIC PROCEDURE FOR GETTING SOUND WORKING ON BAYTRAIL DEVICES, ON LINUX, IS AS FOLLOWS:

1. UPDATE TO AT LEAST KERNEL 4.x

2. IF YOU'RE MISSING THESE THREE FILES FROM /lib/firmware/intel

fw_sst_0f28.bin
fw_sst_0f28.bin-48kHz_i2s_master
fw_sst_22a8.bin

DOWNLOAD THEM FROM https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/firmware/linux-firmware.git/tree/intel INTO /lib/firmware/intel AND REBOOT

3. RUN 'amixer -c 0 sset "Left Speaker Mixer Left DAC" unmute' AND 'amixer -c 0 sset "Right Speaker Mixer Right DAC" unmute'

N.B. YOU MAY NEED TO SOURCE FIRMWARE FOR THE SOUNDCARD AS AT LEAST ONE DISTRO IS NOT DISTRIBUTING IT.

I AM NOT HERE TO TEACH PEOPLE LINUX. IF YOU DON'T KNOW HOW TO USE THE LINUX CMDLINE, DON'T ASK ADVANCED QUESTIONS, OR AT LEAST COMPLETE THE LINUX FOUNDATION'S FREE "INTRO TO LINUX" COURSE BEFORE YOU POST.

https://www.edx.org/course/introduction-linux-linuxfoundationx-lfs101x-2#.VN3jAlWsXWU

DO NOT USE MYDIGITALSSD PRODUCTS, FOR THE SAKE OF YOUR DATA.
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I just checked and mine is going strong after the last one got replaced about one year ago as well.
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Clay Spencer

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I successfully flashed my bios on my Toshiba Chromebook 2 CB35-B3340. I was able to boot up a Fedora 23 installer USB. I was attempting to install gparted in order to remove the ChromeOS partition; however, misspelled gparted and the installation never completed and the installer seemed to hang. I was able to reboot and boot back into the Fedora 23 USB, but it never got to the installer screen. It hanged at about 95% of the splash screen loading. When I attempted to reboot after it was apparently hanged it no longer would display the boot options or boot into anything. The screen flickers on (lights up) briefly and then shuts off and nothing happens but the power light is on. Anyone know what might be the cause of the issue? I am thinking I may have overwritten some of the boot files when attempting to install gparted. Any help is appreciated. Thank you.
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No worries, glad you're recovered.
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Tyler Berry

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Hi, I just purchased an ASUS C202SA (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA2F83Z72590) and have been following your ROM download page.

After running your script, I am presented with this error after seeing your message about donations:

ERROR: terra is not currently supported at all using this script.

Looking through the bash script, I notice that $MODEL is created using 'dmidecode', which I have discovered is not installed on this machine. Would this cause the switch case to default to unsupported_message()?
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Yes, you are. But if you're booting ChromeOS, you're not using that, are you.
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imad elamir

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Running Gandof here, getting a MD5's error when trying to flash a full rom to my chromebook. I've used Matt Devo's script in the past, not sure if that has something to do with this error.

Please and thank you.
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So run the linux_recovery.sh script again, and this time, when you exit, don't tell it to delete temporary files ...
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Michael Keyes

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Any ideas as to why this might be happening? I'm trying to restore ChromeOS. Write protection was disabled before installing Arch and I never re-enabled it.

Thanks for any insight!
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+Stefan Weiberg​ actually, I'm using bspwm.
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John Lewis
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Just to give people some sort of warning - I'm taking the web server down to upgrade it from CentOS 6 to CentOS 7. Now, it could take me a while to get it back up, because it's using some out of ordinary repos for some of the NGINX stuff. I may even have to spend some of tomorrow getting it working again, depending on how badly things go.
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David Salazar

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+John Lewis I'm trying to get my USB to be recognized by my chromebook c720p-221 intel celeron 2955U 1.40 GHz. I followed directions from this website.

https://www.maketecheasier.com/replace-chromebook-bios/

It hangs on booting from hard disk. is my chromebook bricked?
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Thank you for your script!! Everything works, the installation of windows 10 was buggy. The initial flash of the bios was legit on its own. I used Ubuntu 16.04 instead and It's perfect.

If anybody has any problems with the keyboard, got the keyboard shortcuts to work from this website.

http://www.fascinatingcaptain.com/howto/remap-keyboard-keys-for-ubuntu/
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William B

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Hi, I installed John Lewis full rom about a year and a half ago on my asus haswell chromebox. Has there been updates to the rom? I ask because when my computer wakes from suspend the fan always runs on high for about a minute (the work around was me downgrading the kernel). To update John Lewis rom do I just run the same script again?

Also if I run Matt Devo rom would that automatically just replace John Lewis rom? Thanks guys.
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ok thanks for the help guys.
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Michael M

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Hey all,

I have a Toshiba Chromebook 2 CB35 which I had wiped Chrome OS from and installed Elementary OS, and due to some annoying issues that couldn't be fixed I decided to try and reinstall Chrome OS.

I looked up a few guides and tried messing around with it a bit, and now I seem to be in a bit of a predicament.

I made a recovery USB, but I can't ESC + Refresh + Power button to boot it properly, and if I boot it through SeaBIOS I was getting never-ending issues. The next step I tried was to Powerwash via the Chrome OS login screen (CTRL + ALT + SHIFT + R) and it seemed to be working at first, but then it restarted and is now in a bootloop unless I boot to the Elementary OS boot device.

Any help would be appreciated heaps!
Thanks.
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Got it working, thanks.
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Nicolas salinas montt

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hi John, thanks for all your work. I think is really amazing!. You do a great job for the freedom of the people. But, i need your help. I have a Asus C300ma Dh02 chromebook, and i install the seabios. All work's fine, but i need recovery the original bios for selling. My problem is: i loose the copy from my bios, and i can't find other. I don't know if you can help me, you have some copy from this bios? thanks for all. Greetings
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WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH!!!! hahaha. You are really amazing!. Thanks so much!!!. You make the future. Continue doing this. My friendly and humble mentor. PD:Sorry for my english, i need improve. Thanks for all, again.
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roman perepelitsin

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Hi! Need help.
I'm starting working with CoreBoot. My task - run coreboot+seabios on custom Skylake paltform.

In coreboot 4.4 all mainboard on Skylake presented for Chromeos. I didn't find any references to Intel microcode/firmware/FSP in Skylake motherboard. But, I have Intel coreboot for RVP board (also on Skylake) with FSP, Microcode, vbt and many other things from Intel.

So, question is - where chomeos boards get Intel firmware, or maybe it not neccessary for skylake?

Sorry for my silly question, but my experience in Coreboot very small - I trying to understand mechanic of Coreboot.

Thank!
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First of all it's"coreboot" with a small c. Secondly, this isn't really the place to ask about building the firmware itself - there're many more knowledgeable people than I on the coreboot mailing list. But, I would recommend you go reading the coreboot wiki before you go off half -cocked wasting everyone's time with daft questions.
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This community is for people attempting to run coreboot + SeaBIOS on Chromebooks with non-Windows OS'. COMMUNITY RULES - THINGS THAT WILL GET YOU BANNED. 1. Failure to read and take notice of these rules, and the links below. 2. Failure to make a reasonable effort to web search for answers. 3. Posts and comments which are off-topic or tl;dr. Make an effort to be succinct. 4. No one likes an Askhole - asking questions and then not following advice. 5. Abusive behaviour, obviously - I'm especially hot on ism's ...

Rick Hedges

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Trying to update SeaBios on Toshiba Chromebook 2 Swanky, ran your script and got this reply?
bash: flash_chromebook.rom.sh: No such file or directory
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Besides, Matt, I don't think there's a tilde in there since just "cd" will do the same thing. :)
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Stefan Weiberg

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I do have a question. I have lost my write protection screw for the Asus C200. Do you guys know if I can use a different screw for write protecting my system again?
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You can define a write-protected region using ChromeOS flashrom if you want - all the screw does is stop you from disabling the region again.
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imad elamir

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Hey everyone,

Thanks again for SeaBios John, I've been able to install Ubuntu and Windows 10 side by side.

I'm trying to recover the shell-ball to flash the stock firmware and nail down my setup. I'm using the extract shell ball using chromeos image guide but I get stuck at this part every time (see below). Running gandof btw

Any help would be much appreciated, thanks!
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No. There's another option for the shellball. Once you've flashed that you should restore the gbb.bin and whatever.bin.
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Manav Gautama

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Got the Acer C720 , opened it first day, wired up the bus pirate to the winbond chip with the write protect removed, before I could do all this the display went black. I have access to the SPI r/w using flashrom but the screen died before I even did any of these upper things. Any clues what might be the cause ? Tried flashing various ROMS including original. Ay wires , nuts bolts to be tightened ?
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And just to clarify, I am being a bit of a dick about this ...
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John Lewis
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Web and Jenkins servers are back now. As always, let me know if you find any odd issues, but it's working for me. ;)
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Ted Crook

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Using c720, i3, factory SSD
John Lewis Full ROM replacement (17/04/16)
have run Mint 17.2 and 17.3 for a couple of years now with great satisfaction

... last week.. a Tuesday... around 9...

System froze, had to hard reboot. I have not been able to boot to SSD since. I can boot liveUSB linux mint (though it takes a few minutes) but once running, SSD is not detected from there either - otherwise, liveUSB system works fine.

SSD is listed in boot menu options (1. AHCI/0 KINGSTGON....). When I select it I get the following:

Booting from Hard Disk...
Boot failed: could not read the boot disk

Booting from CBFS..

then it runs through some script and lands on Jeltka login.

Any help would be appreciated. I am very amateurish but can follow directions. Does SSD detection in boot menu mean that the SSD is still alive?

I reseated the SSD - it did not change anything at all.

I updated to latest John Lewis seaBios (from liveUSB). I didn't see any effect to that either.

thanks,

Ted
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No probs. If you're in the EU, although the warranty may only be 1 year, there is an EU wide 2 year warranty that could get you a replacement - http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/bills/article-1677034/Two-year-warranty-EU-law.html
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Matthew Prouse

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Hi. My colleague has attempted to install Gallium on a HP ChromeBox G1 and they've managed to bork it.

They have used the guide on the Gallium wiki and selected BOOT_STUB on a Developer enabled Chromebox and of course its deleted the ChromeOS firmware and now it loops with either the Gallium installer or the Chrome OS Recovery USB at "Booting the kernel".

What do I need to do to recover the OS and install either Gallium OS or stock Chrome OS?
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The firmware will favour booting from USB anyway, so if the media is valid, you should see isolinux/Grub boot.
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Sam Gibbs

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I tried installing the shellball bios because the script told me to and this happened after I installed the chrome os recovery image. What do I need to do to either get this working or get to a command line to run the script again? This is on a Dell Chromebook 11(wolf).
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I like the way you were already getting the finger of blame ready. ;)
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imad elamir

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Hey everyone,

I'm using the 2015 Toshiba CB2 Gandof with a recent upgrade of an ssd. Installing John's seabios worked successfully but I couldn't get past the gfxboot error. Some searching got me to Matt Devo's script

https://github.com/MattDevo/scripts

Where I installed his RW legacy script. Rebooting I get the same gfxboot error. So I try installing the core boot script (double checked it's for Gandof). I made a backup of the current core boot on a flash drive. Script installs successfully.

Upon reboot screen flashes to John's seabios, then black, then the attached image below. After just black screen.

So I'm kinda lost now... how can I revert my actions? Since gfxboot error won't go away, I might just install gallium and install Ubuntu 16.04 from there.


Thank you
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Cool thank you, runnning 16.04 on my new SSD!!
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