Chrome OS is the commercial version installed on specific hardware from Google's manufacturing partners.

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Chrome OS simultaneous users

My teacher at school has a Chromebox hooked up to two monitors, two keyboards, and two mice. She wants the one box to let two users be able to run stuff at the same time. Is there any way I can do ...
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Install Nodejs Chrome OS

Is it possible to install nodejs on a chrome OS computer? If not why not, or how might i fix it? I'm looking for a permanent solution.
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root access on new chromeos lenovo n21 for python dev

We've purchased several new Lenovo N21 chrombooks to run Python workshops for inmates in the local jail. Trying to install Crouton, Debian, and Anaconda to prepare. All require developer mode and ...
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Realtek RTL8723BE Network Card not working on Chromium OS

I use the Lenovo ThinkPad E550 with Realtek rtl8723be network card and the wifi works perfectly on Windows8.1 or Ubuntu 15.04 . Now , i run Chromium OS build by ArnoldTheBat on it . The ...
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how to set brightness in Chromebook with external screen

I have connected my Acer Chromebook to external screen and keyboard. How can I control the display brightness? (the screen does not have its own controls.) Usually I can click the brightness buttons ...
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How can I find the list of packages available in Chrome OS?

How can I find a list of all the packages I could install on a Chromebook, without having a Chromebook or installing Chrome OS? I'm interested in Linux packages that could be installed in Developer ...
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Disable beep/chime in Secure Shell in Chrome OS

How do I disable the beep/bell sound that is emitted in Secure Shell in Chrome OS? When certain commands fail, such as pressing backspace on an empty command line or on a failing tab autocompletion, I ...
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Problem running Ubuntu on crouton after updating chromeos

I've been running Ubuntu 14.04 using Crouton on a Toshiba Chromebook 2 for several months. Today I exited Crouton and restarted my chromebook. After restarting and issuing sudo startxfce4 in the shell ...
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How to run a shell script (bash) on a chromebook?

I have a shell script and I need to run it in order to connect to a remote ubuntu linux machine having encrypted HDD, in order to enter the passphrase. There's a shell script for this, but I have a ...
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Memory space of an operating system

I want to install Uberstudent (based on Ubuntu 14.04) on a Samsung Chromebook 2. I'm new to looking at specs so I don't know if it will work. The Uberstudent documentation states: "2 GB of ...
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Unity desktop crash in Crouton for Chrome OS

I tried to install Crouton with the unity desktop on my HP Chromebook 14. The installation worked, the first time. Once I shut down the Linux machine, the unity shell would close and not reopen. ...
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Chrome OS shell: open file or page in browser?

Is there a way, in the Chrome OS shell to open up a named file in a new tab? For instance: /opt/google/chrome/chrome somelocalpage.html though that definitely is not working.
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chrome os: crosh tab completion

Tab-completion doesn't seem to work in crosh, or even in other Chrome OS apps - it kind of does what's expected, in that it tabs to the address bar, but unfortunately that's not what I want. I could ...
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Chromium OS‎ binaries

Are there any uptodate Chromium OS‎ binaries available? I only found chromeos.hexxeh.net, but the packages are quite old.
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Mount encrypted ChromeOS partition in Chrubuntu

I have a Samsung Chromebook 2, and was using crouton to run linux in a chroot next to chomeos and ran out of SDD space. I opened gparted, and it told me that the GPT table was in the wrong place and ...
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Samsumg series 3 ChromeOS login offline

I put a Samsumg series 3 Chromebook in Developer Mode I have console, root etc... I have limitations(I can't) to conect this chromebook to internet and login with google. Search in google says that ...
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No screens found error when starting fresh install of chroot debian wheezy with xfce gui

I am not an experienced Linux user, but have bought a chromebook and am now installing crouton. This is the very first thing I did with the Chromebook, so I don't think I need a powerwash. First I ...
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Chrome OS/Chromium OS IMG file for Ubuntu 14.10

I downloaded the latest build from Arnold the Bat, Hexxeh and Cr OS Linux (I couldn't put a link on Hexxeh 'cause I don't have enough reputation to put that many links :/). I made a Live USB with each ...
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Docker in Crouton - VFS consuming astronomical amounts of space

I'm attempting to help out a roommate who has installed Kubuntu on his Chromebook using Crouton (it's basically just a fancy chroot run within ChromeOS). I helped him get the Docker daemon running, ...
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How to use a ChromeOS recent build artifact to boot with VirtualBox?

Given the build artifacts from a recent successful ChromeOS build, how can this chromiumos_base_image.tar.xz be converted for use with VirtualBox? An message board thread indicates this is possible, ...
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Crouton with kali linux and external wifi adapter

Is it possible to make kali or linux installed with crouton to see the external wifi adapter so I can use it in monitor mode/etc?
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Crouton with more than one OS

ChromeOS https://github.com/dnschneid/crouton Using sudo sh ~/Downloads/crouton -t xfce -r utopic I can install ubuntu 14.10 with the xfce interface, it says I can load it up on chromeos by running ...
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chromeos - failed to read partition table

I am trying to install archlinux natively on my chromebook. I am following the instructions here, however when I try to create a new disk label for GPT localhost ~ # parted /dev/mmcblk1 mklabel gpt ...
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Can aura run on other linux distros?

Is it possible to run the Google Chrome OS's Aura GUI in other linux distros like fedora or ubuntu?
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Can't boot into legacy SeaBIOS

I have a Acer CB3-111 Chromebook, and am trying to run Debian wheezy Following tutorials online, I managed to: Put machine into developer mode Enable legacy SeaBIOS (crossystem dev_boot_usb=1 ...
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Chrome OS: Crosh Window and Hostname

I have a couple of questions regarding Chrome OS: By default Ctrl+Alt+T opens a crosh window within the Chrome browser. I have the Crosh Window extension, which I would like Ctrl+Alt+T bound to - ...
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How do i make a backup image of ChromeOS on an AcerC720?

I have tried using ImageBurner and the Recovery app in ChromeOS yet distro doesn't complete the operation and the image is never finished. I've tried USB drives by Transcend, HP and Jetflash and it ...
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Atom - compatible processors for a kernel

Does anyone know any Atom N270-compatible processors (what I mean is not that they run on the same socket, but that they can share a kernel with nothing going wrong). Btw, this also means that they ...
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Chrome OS on non chrome hardware

I want to see how it is to hi a on Chrome OS for a week, so how can I install a fairly up to date Chrome system on my hardware? I know it may not be supported, so is there projects that work like it ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 big problem with privilegies

I have HP 14 chromebook (with haswell celeron processor and 4 Gb of RAM, 4G), all is okay when I installed Ubuntu 13.10 saucy with crouton script I didn't get any errors. But when I'm trying to ...
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How do I fix iptables in ChromeOS?

Using the shell in chrosh in ChromeOS I followed some (apparently terrible) advice to flush my IP tables. using the command sudo iptables -F I am now unable to connect to the internet at all. All ...
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Python 2.7 on Samsung ChromeBook

I notice that there is a /usr/bin/python which is symlinked to /usr/local/bin/python2.7 on Samsung Chromebook (GOOGLE_RELEASE=4319.79.0). But there is no file there and hence the directory entries ...
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What software do all linux distributions have in common?

A little context: I recently installed Arch Linux on a chromebook through a bizarre hack in which I used an install script to install Ubuntu and then overwrote the Ubuntu rootfs with an Arch rootfs. ...
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Running Python on ChromeOS

Is it possible to run the Python interpreter on a ChromeOS machine? I've found various editors you can use, but I would like the ability to run python applications as well. I would like to purchase ...
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How to tell Chromium-browser to run a url as single instance not multiple instances?

I have a web application which crawls data and any browser download it first the second one will not get that crawl informations. While using Chromium-browser in a PC i start as below: $ ...
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ArchLinux pacman updates on Arm

I have ArchLinux embedded in userspace on my Samsung Series 3 Chromebook. The version of GCC I have installed via pacman is 4.7.2. I'd like a newer version, and the package database here shows that ...
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ChrUbuntu (Acer): How to load kernel 3.8.0-16 instead 3.4.0?

I have Acer C7 Chromebook with Intel CPU, and I had installed there ChrUbuntu. I had updated (Chr)Ubuntu to 13.04 daily version using dist-upgrade. But I found that I still use google v.3.4.0 linux ...
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Chromium OS says “Your system is repairing itself. Please wait” and then reboots

I downloaded ChromeOS-Vanilla-3851.0.2013_03_17_1641-r7af8fe3d.zip from chromeos.hexxeh.net, then extracted and "burned" to a 4GB USB drive with dd ...
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How to load kernel module in Chromium OS?

I've installed the Chromium Vanilla by Hexxeh to a USB drive, but I can't use it on my computer because it lacks the carl9170 driver, which is needed by my adapter (a D-Link DWA-160.) I've managed to ...
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USB key not responding when inserted

I just attempted to create a USB key for Chrome OS. I followed the instructions found here. This is what I did: 1- Downloaded a .zip version of the build. 2- Extracted the .zip file which gave me a ...
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How can I get a package manager on a Samsung Chromebook?

I have enabled developer mode, and I can access the shell, but I don't have the emerge command, I remember reading that ChromeOS is built on Gentoo. How can I get a package manager on ChromeOS?
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Installing GNU Make on ChromeOS

Playing around with the new Chromebook, was trying to get Make working to the end of installing other software. However, can't seem to get Make anywhere near to install; ./configure doesn't generate ...
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Install Chrome Linux from PXE boot

I've got a PXE boot server from which I can boot a selection of LIVE CD's. Mostly different Ubuntu distributions. Setting it up for ubuntu was relatively easy. I have copied the caspar directory from ...
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Install Chromium OS without USB Disk

You seem to need a 4GB USB disk or flash drive to install Chromium OS onto before you can install it to your hard drive. Is there a way to install Chromium OS onto your hard drive without a handy 4GB ...
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How to dualboot Win7 and Chrome-OS on Netbook

I have tested Google Chrome OS (aka Chromium OS) using a USB pen drive, or more precisely Chrome OS Lime by Hexxeh. Since I like it I would like to install it along side of my pre-installed Windows ...
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Unable to boot Chromium OS from USB drive

I have tried both my own builds of Chromium OS and Hexxeh's daily Vanilla builds, and neither work. I copy them over to my flash drive, but when I try to boot from it, nothing happens except my ...
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Bash won't execute files

I have a foo.sh file in my current directory. If I try to run ./foo.sh, I get: -bash: ./foo.sh: /bin/sh: bad interpreter: Permission denied But if I run /bin/sh ./foo.sh then it runs fine. How can ...