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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.

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

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Seeya.
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ahmed yeslm

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hi communautés i have a Error on my computer toshiba c55-b1325 i have install debian 8.6 But I can not find only the interface command ligne Knowing that the network device driver is Missing and my network adapter is (Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controllee ver07 )
so If there is anyone who can help me in finding driver for that adapter or finding Solution for graphique interface ...
thenkyou all
ahmed
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Martin Charlwood

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Newb. How do I update to the latest seabios on a full ROM acer C720 Currently running re-1.9.0-159-blah

I am having issues with ehci_pci resume error -19 after suspend. After various fruitless searching I saw a brief snippet that pointed to a coreboot issue that had been resolved I am wondering if the version of seabios is an issue.

All help appreciated running Linux Mint 18

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Matt DeVillier (Mr. Chromebox)'s profile photoMartin Charlwood's profile photo
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Thanks. You are a steely eyed missile man.

Life can sometimes be a little daunting. Help is much appreciated. 
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Sam B

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Hello, I am trying to install linux on my Samsung chromebook 3 (Model: XE500C13) using usb. When I ran the command to download SeaBIO, I got this:

crosh> shell
chronos@localhost / $ cd; rm -f flash_chromebook_rom.sh; curl -O http://johnlewis.ie/flash_chromebook_rom.sh; sudo -E bash flash_chromebook_rom.sh
% Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current
Dload Upload Total Spent Left Speed
100 185 100 185 0 0 629 0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:-- 968
flash_chromebook_rom.sh: line 1: html: No such file or directory
flash_chromebook_rom.sh: line 2: syntax error near unexpected token `<'
'lash_chromebook_rom.sh: line 2: `<head><title>301 Moved Permanently</title></head>

I am very new to new to all this and I have never installed linux outside of crouton. Any help is appreciated. Thanks
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1st question. Is it ARM?
Okay it's not. Maybe he's updating the link? Or maybe you need to check your internet connection.
If it still doesn't work, try Mr. Chromebox's. It works (though how would I know with my TERRA? I CAN'T SEA THE BIOS!!!)

P.S. pun intended
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Anthony Di-Leo

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Hi I was trying to return a Toshiba CB30 (PLM01A-00600C) SeaBIOS flashed (Full ROM) back to stock. A reddit source on the internet said re-running the https://johnlewis.ie/flash_chromebook_rom.sh script and selecting 3 would do so. Well things have not gone well and It looks bricked (blank screen no response, no bios message but am able to hold power to switch off); I also cannot recall my EXACT steps but I feel I have not done the right steps the first time!

I have a POMONA clip and a Rpi but just wish to verify my steps and just want to return to a seabios to run ubuntu (I’ve given up on returning it to a chromebook, unless someone can help with steps, I have none of the original files as all of this was not originally performed by me)

I am proficient in Linux and Hardware that’s not a problem I just want to know I’m going to be flashing the right rom and doing the right thing here!

1. Confirm chip, Disconnect Battery and setup as per diagram (ignoring the bridged connectors) in this link
https://github.com/bibanon/Coreboot-ThinkPads/wiki/Hardware-Flashing-with-Raspberry-Pi#raspberry-pi-c720-chromebook

2. Download the rpi flashrom and compile
sudo apt-get install build-essential pciutils usbutils libpci-dev libusb-dev libftdi1 libftdi-dev zlib1g-dev subversion
svn co svn://flashrom.org/flashrom/trunk flashrom
cd flashrom
make

3. Download the appropriate rom from https://www.johnlewis.ie/Chromebook-ROMs (but this is showing a 404)

4. Flash the new rom using
sudo ./flashrom -p linux_spi:dev=/dev/spidev0.0 -r <rom downloaded in step 3>
OR
sudo ./flashrom -c "MX25L1605" -p linux_spi:dev=/dev/spidev0.0 -r <rom downloaded in step 3>
Depending on the chip, etc

Am I on the right track? And can someone assist with the 404 or a link to the correct rom I need to get OR can I rerun the https://johnlewis.ie/flash_chromebook_rom.sh flashing using the POMONA clip?

Thanks!
Anthony

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Matt DeVillier (Mr. Chromebox)'s profile photoAnthony Di-Leo's profile photo
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Hi Matt
Thanks so much for the help and I wish I found your page sooner!
I can confirm I now have a working CB30 with ChromeOS on it (And I also assume I can put ubuntu on it later again if I wish?, I will be going straight to your site first! if I do)
Here are the updated steps I took
1. no change here
2. this did not work! (unable to contact the website errors??) so I downloaded the tar (0.9.9) and compiled it, I had to also apt-get install libusb-1.0-0-dev
3. perfect no problems here
4. I farted around a bit doing some test reads first
sudo ./flashrom -p linux_spi:dev=/dev/spidev0.0 -r test.rom
I found that I had to hold the clip on tight (it kept slipping off) and had some help to run the commands, so after a while and some very sore hands we ran the write and it was successful
5. yep installed chrome (urgh) and created a recovery key for LEON
6. restored chromeos using the USB
7. booted ubuntu and ran your script returning GBB to the stock (I think it was selection 5 after selecting the restore GBB selection)
8. booted chrome and hit the space bar on the developer screen
9. after a bit of farting about the chromebook eventually booted and chromeos is all there and seems to be working fine!
Thanks again for the help!
I think its time for a beer :)
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Larry Chen

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Hi

I have just successfully flashed the Full ROM on a 'link' Chromebook Pixel 2013 Wi-Fi.

However, when it boots, only sometimes the system will respond to the Esc key. Other times, it will attempt to boot straight from the internal SSD, where a few lines of Linux loading will appear followed by a black screen.

None of the USB keys I have (Kingston HyperX 64GB, Kingston DataTraveler 3.0, ADATA S102) are being detected by SeaBIOS in the menu.

At the present moment there's no way for me to install any operating system. What are possible routes to recovery?

Thanks!
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Well, you need to be able to boot from something so try more USB keys.

What's most likely happening is they're taking more than the x hundred milliseconds SeaBIOS gives them to announce themselves on the bus (in line with the USB standard).
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Jon Tibbetts

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Anyone fancy a bit of unbricking?

Hi all, I managed to brick my Toshiba Chromebook 2 (CB30-B-104) a little while ago (see link below). Would anyone with the kit be interested in having a go at unbricking it in exchange for some cash? I'm based in the UK.
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Hi John, I've changed it so anyone can send me notifications, I've started following you, and I've created a collection with a post shared privately with you. Hopefully, you should be able to message me now
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John Lewis
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I've created a new build which disables multi-threading as a precaution.
to answer this question to myself: It seems like my VGA BIOS was neither working with the A4-5300 APU nor the A10-6700 APU. After debugging the problem over the serial port it turned out that SeaBIOS had multithreading issues and recognized the disks only partially and incorrectly --- which then lead ...
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Kai Wienberg

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Hi everyone, I installed xubuntu using mrchromebox.tech firmware on Gnawty (Acer Chromebook 11 CB3-131). Now I wonder if ext4 is fine for the root partition or will the SSD / emmc die with this filesystem too early? Is it better to switch to f2fs? 
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No problem. :)
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Garth Dahlstrom

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Is it possible to enable "boot after power failure" in either SeaBios or the UEFI bios firmware?

(my searching suggests the answer is probably no; SeaBios doesn't seem to be that sophisticated; UEFI is read-only - so unless there's a flag that can be set when the UEFI is flashed - am I wrong?)
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+Matt DeVillier Yup, I choose 'U' when I was prompted, should have picked 'L'... okay I'll get it sorted, thanks for your help. :D
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Carl Scott

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Hi, I am looking into flashing my hp 14-c001ea and running Kubuntu 16.10 from it, I have looked at loads of videos online and even read loads of articles, I have a vague idea of what too do but was hoping some one with some tech savy can explain the steps I need to take from start to finish, your help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Carl

Edit:
What Im trying to achieve is basic bios as what any pc would have so I can then install the required OS, The part I need help with is flashing it to the point where I have the option to boot the ISO from a usb to install.
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Oh! I'm not sure how well it would run, probably decently, but you should try Ubuntu MATE. The preinstalled packages are some of the best out there for aging computers. Its "getting started" program can help you install any package you want with an easy to use interface, and it lets you install Minecraft too, as well as Windows program emulators, if she needs that. It also comes with a Youtube Video Downloader.
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Andres Romero

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Hello community. I recently bought a PIxel 2013 64GB and would like to install Linux natively (Fedora 25 or Solus). However; I would like to make sure I can switch back to Chrome OS if needed for whatever reason. Can you give me some pointers or safe guide tutorials please? Thank you.
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+Charles Tersteeg there are no issues whatsoever with flashing the firmware from Linux 
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Alejandro Flores

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So I got linux up and running on my auron yuna chromebook using johns legacy seabios. Thanks John! I want to try Matts full bios (mrchromebox) since my touchpad doesnt work and full vtx support would be extremely helpful.

I'm building from source on the chromebook itself to reduce potential problems. I got the full toolchain built and installed using make crossgcc-x64. But when I run the ./build-auron-yuna script it gets almost all the way through then craps out at the very end with the error "no rule to make target src/mainboard/google/auron/devicetree.yuna.cb needed by build/mainboard/google/auron/static.c"

I don't see either listed files, so I assume they are temporary created by the script itself. I've run out of ideas for troubleshooting. Any suggestions? 
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yes, but as with SeaBIOS you'd need to have the payload prebuilt - my scripts aren't set up to do that at build time
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Kaven Rousseau

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I think I bricked my Samsung Chromebox (i5 stumpy) trying to upgrade to a UEFI firmware. I was running Linux on SeaBIOS with a full rom from early 2015. Now, the power light will turn on but I get no display. Ctrl+alt+del will flash the power light. Any idea?
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After some testing, I realized the computer is actually booting. I used a live Fedora usb drive and after about 5 minutes, I see the OS booting. I can't really tell what's taking so long because the screen stays off until the OS sets up the display. I tried all the video outputs. I flashed the SeaBIOS back and it now boots with the display on. The only thing is that the DVI port isn't detecting my display properly and I'm stuck with 1024x768 resolution instead of 1080p. When using a DP->VGA adaptor, the display works fine. Thanks +Matt DeVillier and +John Lewis!
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Finally got around to creating a supported devices list, should be much more clear what the firmware options are now for my Firmware Utility Script.

https://mrchromebox.tech/#devices
MrChromebox.tech : Custom coreboot firmware and firmware utilities for your Chromebook/Chromebox
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Yep, bad that ARM devices not on list.
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Bruce Drumond

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asus c300ma bios script flashing
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Yep, that should work too.
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Jasmine Smith

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Hello I attempted to install the galliumos via chrx on my Acer 15 CB3-531-C4A5. However there was a power failure during the download and it failed. Now I cannot figure out how to remove it from my disk and I have almost no storage on my chromebook. This is so even with no files in download folder, browsing history, etc…

When put in recovery mode the screen say os is damaged or missing. So far I have attempted to use the google utility to download a recovery image onto my Sandisk 8GB usb to no avail. I have received the download interrupted error message several times. I have also tried to download the recovery image from mychromehome.blogspot.com/2014/07/download-chromebook-recovery-image.html and load it to the freshly formatted usb with no success as well.

I need this chromebook for school and I would like to return it to like new condition.

Any advice would greatly be appreciated. I am not the most tech savvy, but I can follow directions when given. Thanks!
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Well I took the same Sandisk usb and used my mothers acer chromebook that is identical and I used hers to create a recovery image. I then put my chromebook into recovery mode and entered the data and it was successful. So to anyone else it seems that if you find someone with the same chromebook then you can use their device to create your recovery file
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Alejandro Flores

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I am attempting to install coreboot on an offline auron-yuna chromebook. I want to confirm the commands I would enter are:
Sudo flashrom --wp-disable
Sudo flashrom -w -i RW_LEGACY:legacy-seabios-latest.cbfs


Also want to check that I should be using the flashrom binary found at https://www.johnlewis.ie/Chromebook-ROMs/utils/flashrom.tar.bz2 and not the flashrom found in the https://www.johnlewis.ie/Chromebook-ROMs/shellballs/yuna/ directory
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Alejandro Flores's profile photoMatt DeVillier (Mr. Chromebox)'s profile photo
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john doesn't offer a full ROM for Yuna. If you want a full ROM, PM me and I'll provide you the current link for mine and you can download and flash it offline 
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Alejandro Flores

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I have an acer chromebook 15 that I put into developer mode in an attempt to install linux.
I was following instructions online here https://learnlinuxandlibreoffice.org/3-create-your-own-linux-computer/3-4-install-linux-mint-on-an-acer-c910-chromebook

I skipped the step of installing seabios and jumped ahead to setting the gbb flags. Sigh. Now it of course won't boot into chrome so I can't get into terminal to fix it and the space bar reset option is disabled. What can I do?

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No worries. Simple when you know how. :)
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Jonah S

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I installed Ubuntu on my Dell 7310 Chromebook (as a full OS replacement, not dual boot). You helped me troubleshoot an issue here:

https://plus.google.com/u/1/101080264777978228522/posts/33R6e2RHVPU

which I resolved by removing the write protect screw and reinstalling ubuntu. Everything has been working flawlessly since then, until the other day, when ubuntu froze while I was using it. I had to hold down the power button to hard restart it.

When I booted back up, I pressed ctrl-L on the "OS Verification is OFF" screen (as I always do, to boot into ubuntu), but this time instead of booting into ubuntu I saw this:

"Boot failed: Could not read from boot disk"

Screenshot:

http://i.imgur.com/bHbJSfg.jpg

Any idea what happened and how to recover?

Thanks,
Jonah
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Jonah S
 
+Matt DeVillier,

So I removed and reinserted the hard drive, just in case, but no luck.

Given that the same thing happens with the old HD and new, I'm guessing the problem is either a) a hardware problem with the HD slot or b) a problem with HD's connection to the other components.

Does that sound right with you?

Is that a more serious hardware issue I'd need to have serviced, or is this something I could fix myself and, if so, what would it involve?
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