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Take two.

So most of my daily Windows computing has shifted to Microsoft's Atom-based Surface - quote powerful for the type of processor. That I'm going to replace my old, loud, warm, HDD-based laptop with a Chromebook now that Android apps are officially coming out.

I feel like making an app for this community now.
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Hello everybody! im new here

btw, how to install chromium os from arnoldthebat's build in the laptop with windows 10 UEFI preinstalled? 
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Tomas “Zack” CaseyWilcox's profile photoEvan Rowley's profile photo
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Did you guys hear that the secure boot trusted key has been leaked? With some work, it may be possible to sign ChromeOS builds to boot on win UEFI machines.
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Geoffrey Vion

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Hello Chromium OS community!

My name is Geoffrey and I work for a French startup called Deep Algo. I allow myself to create a new post here. I hope this is the most appropriate way to do so (if not, moderators, feel free to change anything).
Deep Algo is a free platform that automatically extracts algorithms from sources codes. Since we want the general public to understand what we do, we have created a graphic version of it: https://www.deepalgo.com/
For this first demo, we chose to begin with Chromium. The demo allows anyone to visualize Chromium's 5000 algorithms and how they are bond together.

What we are now looking for is feedbacks from a skilled community. We would like to know what you like, what you would change or add to it etc. The demo is FREE so you can use it as much as you want!
If you encounter any trouble, I'll be happy to help in the comments. :)

The dev team and myself hope you'll enjoy it!
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Kuei KoiAoi

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Dear all,

I have installed Chromium OS from "http://arnoldthebat.co.uk/wordpress/2016/05/21/chromiumos-special-build-r52-8268/" on my old laptop. It works well with network drivers.

Is Chromium OS be able to be managed in Google Admin Console in a domain? Does anyone try it up?

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+Paulo Roberto I use command "dd" to install on hard disk
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Arun Ravindran

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Hi,

I am trying to build chromium OS for amd64-generic board. I can build it using the https://www.chromium.org/chromium-os/quick-start-guide, and with a USB i am able to boot my device, log in to google account and do almost all stuff with it.

I am now trying to build the kernel to be used with the same board. It looks like i am unable to decipher the process of building the kernel and making an image.

I followed the process in http://www.chromium.org/chromium-os/developer-guide, but there are error while

cros_workon_make --board=${BOARD} ${PACKAGE_NAME} --install

I worked around it by manually deleting the complaining ones..and install succeeded.

But while doing

./build_image --board=${BOARD}
there are new set of errors...

AssertionError: ('Package incorrectly installed, try eclean-amd64-generic', '\n[uninstall ] sys-kernel/chromeos-kernel-3_8-9999')
INFO : Unmounting image from /mnt/host/source/src/build/images/amd64-generic/R53-8405.0.2016_06_03_1424-a1/stateful and /mnt/host/source/src/build/images/amd64-generic/R53-8405.0.2016_06_03_1424-a1/rootfs

All i wanted was to use the src/third_party/kernel/v3.8.

Could any one describe or point to a place where i can find a solution to build my own kernel and use with chromium?

I am not changing any configurations as of now, but just wanted the build to be based on a kernel source of my choice.

Thanks a ton
Arun


Home of the Chromium Open Source Project
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+Arun Ravindran Sadly, I don't think that is possible (I don't work for Google). I think you have to stick with the Gentoo Linux Kernel if I am reading your post correctly.
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A Best bang for your buck Chromebook . By who ?
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NathanGoesCrazy

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I hope this isn't considered spam, but I'm obsessing over CloudReady. Here's my review! (I'm looking for feedback on this video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4y5EB2r7oY
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I LOVE Cloudready. It is the only cloudready that works on my computer
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Cody Smith

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Decided to see how Arnoldthebats special builds run on my $600 2-in-1 laptop (which most builds wouldn't pick up wifi and can't be set up without that), and man, it works nicely! turns out wifi was the ONLY issue, touchpad AND touchscreen work without hitch. anyone else tried turning a semi-expensive or really expensive laptop into a bit of a tinkerer's Chromebook? it's nice. granted you nowadays have to pull the pepper flash plugin from the Chome deb that matches the version of chromium os running, and Widevine is just about out of the question without additional patches added to the build.
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About this community

The Chromium OS is an international community for those who wish to develop, test, or just plain hack Google's Chromium OS, the open source and development version from which Chrome OS is based on. On Linux systems, it's considered stable. NOTE Sharing apks is allowed as long it's free to distribute or under an open source license.
 
"The Google Play store is now on the ASUS Chromebook Flip, Acer Chromebook R11 and Chromebook Pixel 2 on the Dev and Beta Channels! Any and all discussions pertaining to Chrome OS M53 and the Google Play Store are welcome here. Discuss what apps you've downloaded, how well the apps work, troubleshooting, shameless gushing, etc. SCREENSHOTS AND VIDEOS ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED. LET'S SEE WHAT YOU GOT!"
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Hi,
I've installed Chromium v50 on a Dell Vostro 1400 laptop, and it works fine, if a little slower than I expected.
Is there any way I can use the Dell's DVD drive?
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Obi Wan Jacobi

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Hello all. Just joined the group and thought I'd share some quick thoughts.

I've been looking to completely ditch Microsoft for some time and have had an on again off again relationship with Linux for years now. I decided to bite the bullet last weekend, wiped my Zenbook ux303la, and installed Arnoldthebat's latest special build. Install was smooth. I had to run the touchpad fix to get tap-to-click working but that was it. I then proceeded to get a chroot running. In a word, impressed. Very impressed. I know that's two words but nevertheless, I felt the Microsoft shackles loosening.

The xiwi experience is really, really, cool. For anyone wondering, the Chromium OS/Crouton combo is extremely fast and responsive on new'ish ultrabook hardware... at least the Zenbook ux303 series which has pretty common components.

Anyway, if you're looking to try something different than Windows and don't mind a little tinkering I highly recommend giving it a go.
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+Maik Adamietz It's definitely not feature complete for power users in standalone Chromium OS form but in my case that's where Crouton stepped in. One could argue the same about Linux lacking features too but combining them (Chromium OS with Crouton Linux) is what did it for me.

My main goal was to be able to daily drive Chomium/Crouton without too much extra effort in comparison to Windows 10. I'm happy to say I've accomplished that and haven't really even had to try very hard. I guess that's what surprised me the most... it's extremely easy to setup and get going. I'd also argue that Crouton may be one of the best ways to get a familiarization with Linux. Break a chroot? No big deal! Delete the broken one and configure a new one. 5 - 10 minutes later you're right back at it without having to re-image anything or fiddle with virtualization applications. I just find it really neat and fun to work with.
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Is there any way to change the "disk" label of any SD card that's inserted into a Chromebook SD card slot? Formatting only ever seems to use "UNTITLED" which could be problematic.
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Gparted in Linux will change the label easily. It sticks. I think there's a way to do it in Windows, but my experience is more than a decade old, so I don't remember much about it.
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Petr Wohlgemuth

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Hello everybody. I need a help (I guess I'm not first here with this prob). Each time I'm trying to install ChromeOS on hard drive, command line tells me:

Error: can not determine destination device. Specify --dst yourself.

What does that mean? Could I somehow specify the drive I want to install it on? What command? Thanks!
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However I've got a different problem now :P When I try to log in, it just gets stuck in the "wait please" screen and never get farther then here. And when I want to "use it as a guest", it just shows me the "sign in" screen again :/
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Kieran Wilson

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Hey can I have some info on how to make a chrome an email please one of my friends John Blue has one and I want one so can you respond please
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Hello Kieran, two questions; do you want to be able to sign in to it? two: do you mean chromium browser?
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Jacob Goff

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Quick question: I have an Acer Aspire SW5 012, and I am having a driver problem on the Windows 10 install I put on my friend's PC that originally had no OS on it from when he got it from a trade on the Facebook forums and he was sure that I would be able to fix the drivers, but it seems like there's 2 versions: 1 with windows 8.1 (we have no key, so it must not have been that one), and 1 with Chrome OS... we were wondering a few things:
Would the audio driver (the one I mentioned before) be working if put it back on what I suspect was the original OS? To back my assumption of it will: it was working before the jump to Windows 10 like he wanted, but it was on Chrome OS prior.
How do I allow my PC to accept Chrome OS  if I have secure boot off, fast boot off, and everything else that would prevent me from booting Chrome OS from a flash-drive is changed so that it will accept it. I have the Acer Setup Tool 5.0 as my bios, and I really need help getting it back to Chrome OS because Windows really did a number on his PC.
What do I change to make Chrome OS better (or add and subtract from...) in terms of making it faster but more stable/fluid?
Thank you very much, and I hope to see some comments by the time I wake up tomorrow, as I am in dire need of them.
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It is possible but the BIOS only allows Windows 8.1 or later.
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Software Geek

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Guys i think we should add more things to Chromium so it can compete with other OS. Like cloud etc
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Frank S. van Domselaar's profile photoMaik Adamietz's profile photo
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Netbooks belong to the past by far now because of the smartphones, tablets and chromebooks but that's just my opinion.

One thing i wonder about is that why you believe Chromium OS is heavier than CloudReady? The latter is based on Chromium OS by the looks of it so it shouldn't make any difference.
They are all cloud operating systems built around Chromium after all.
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Hi there everybody.
Downloading an iso from CloudReady is that the same Chromium OS from this community?
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Jacob Huff

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Trying to put Neverware’s Cloud Ready version of Chromium on a Banana Pi. Anyone try this yet?
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I saw a similar post but now I can't find it.

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