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

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My Chromebook, running linux, wont boot

I have a HP Chromebook G14 (https://www.google.com/chromebook/device/hp-chromebook-14-g4/) which I removed ChromeOS and installed Ubuntu 22.04 on. To do this I followed the steps on https://...
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Audio fixes on Arch Linux for Chromebook (SASUKE board)

There are many questions about Chromebooks audio problems and everyone it's different from the other because it refers to a different model, my model is a Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go (board: SASUKE; ...
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Does formatting efi partition on a Chromebook (with custom firmware) affects ChromeOS?

Recently I got a Chromebook (board: SASUKE), I've been able to install a custom firmware following these instructions. Now I have a messy partition table (I used chrx) and I installed a working Arch ...
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Linuxtv linstalation on chromeos

I need to install this driver to make my DVB-T USB dongle work. I used this tutorial https://rk.edu.pl/pl/obsluga-tunerow-dvb-t-pod-linuksem/ Here is what I did: git clone git://linuxtv.org/...
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Bash prompt with a 'non' normal character not wrapping new line with long commands

So, when typing in long commands, on most of the terminals I use except for UXTERM, the bash prompt will overwrite the text on the same line and won't go to a new line. This is my bash prompt in the ...
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Linux Mint: ALERT! "UUID" does not exist. Dropping to a shell!

I am trying to duel boot Linux Mint with ChromeOS from an SD card. I installed it from a bootable usb and when I run it from the SD card, it stays on the boot up screen for a few minutes, then this ...
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How do i install a package manager to chromeos?

I have a rooted x86 chromebook that I want to install Linux packages to. It has no package manager in it so how would I go about installing one? I have tried crew but it doesn't have the packages I ...
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what does "internal-only" means in mount command and why wouldn't you call the /sbin/mount filesystem?

the followed command, it's used to make executables at the user's home directory mount -i -o remount,exec /home/chronos/user I know that -o argument is for options, in this case remount and make ...
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why I don't manage to install virtualbox on my chromebook?

I am trying to install virtualbox on my chromebook (linux beta) but every version of virtualbox I try to install it seems to be not supported. It appear a message that say: this type of file is not ...
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Has my OS been hacked?

My phone has a malware that creates a virtual disk on the partition, so upon factory reset, it can continue is work. (I believe its a Chinese cryptojacking bug.. Runs a whole bunch of encrypted ...
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Missing dependencies in chromeos linux development environment

I am trying to get the rpi-imager utility working on a chromebook. I enabled the linux development environment, downloaded the .deb package file from the raspi website, and tried installing with apt: ~...
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Permission to read /var/log/ files on separate system (Chrome OS Linux terminal)

I need to access two drives which won't boot to their original systems (Raspberry Pi OS on SD card & Ubuntu 20.04 on HDD). As both of these devices are (mostly) inaccessible, my only option is to ...
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How do I delete a chrx partition on an HP Chromebook?

I tried to dual boot my Chromebook with Gallium, but didn't realize my Chromebook wasn't supported. I only have `1.5 GB of storage for ChromeOS, so everything I've tried hasn't worked. I tried the ...
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writing login information to the keychain failed

I'm running Linux Debian v5.4.109-26094-g381754fbb430 on my Chromebook. Everything has been working until now. On Sunday, I logged into VSC on another device using my account, then when I return to my ...
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Can't install Vivaldi Browser via Linux on Chromebook

EDIT: So after some digging, it seemed the problem was that the Vivaldi installation file was made for armhf architecture, while my system was set to arm64. They are supposed to be backwards ...
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Linux on chromeos encountering many errors:58:51

OK This is a complex maze of error messages so bear with me. When I try to open or doing anything with Linux I get [=======/ ] Starting the Linux container Error starting penguin container: 58 ...
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How to make a Chromebook less demanding of fine motor control?

I am advising a Chromebook user who has difficulty with fine motor control. The user has a Chromebook with a stock Chrome OS install. This system continually demands fine motor control, and when it ...
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Chromebook - How do I access /dev/hidraw0 in linux terminal without rooting?

As my study, hidraw device is hidden from /dev in the Chromebook. Is it possible to access or list the device ( such as stylus) without rooting? Thanks!
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vmshell failed: Error starting crostini for terminal: 4

I'm using Google Pixelbook w/ Google Chrome Version 88.0.4314.0 (Official Build) dev (64-bit), when I try to start Terminal (Linux) I get following: [== ] Checking the virtual machine image ...
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How can I boot a Chromebook Lenovo Yoga e11 that has a 'broken' eMMC?

I have a chromebook that has a broken eMMC drive on the mother board. I removed the screw protection from it so there is no OS verification. One problem is that I can't enter ChromeOS to enable boot ...
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Bypass X forwarding to sommelier during XRDP session (via xorg) on Crostini

On my Pixelbook, I'm using XRDP to RD into an xorg session of XFCE. It works pretty well except that certain Linux apps called upon within the remote desktop session launch in Chrome OS (DISPLAY=:0) ...
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How to install ddrescue on Chrome OS via crosh or terminal?

I see that dd is installed in Chrome OS. I can access it both from crosh and the terminal. ddrescue is not installed. There is no apt-get command. How do I install ddrescue with either crosh or ...
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How to install apt-get on ChromeOS?

I'm new to Linux. I want to have apt-get on my machine, but similar posts suggested to use wget, or dpkg. I don't have any of those utilities, only sh. Is there a way to solve this problem?
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How do I force my Chromebook to boot from linux install on the internal hard drive?

Background I installed Linux on the internal hard drive of my Chromebook and now, every time I boot up, I am forced to press the ctrl-l combination to select which media device I would like to boot ...
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Airmon-ng not working on Crostini

When I try running airmon-ng I get no output and this error: ls: cannot access '/sys/class/ieee80211/': No such file or directory This is on a linux terminal on my Pixelbook, I installed aircrack-ng ...
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How do I remove chrx on an ASUS Chromebook C202SA?

I already tried recovering with a recovery USB stick, but it does nothing. Now I'm stuck with 19.8 MB of storage. I can't even figure out what partition(s) to delete. Any help would be appreciated.
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Rotate display or touch-screen without X

My Samsung Galaxy Book 10.6" has an issue on Linux based OSes (Ubuntu 17,18,19, Debian and ChromiumOS) where the digitizer (touch screen input) does not match the display - tapping the top right ...
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Running .bsh error (ZereneStacker)

I am trying to run the program ZereneStacker on Linux (I am using a Chromebook Samsung 3). I downloaded the program's .zip from here and extracted it. According to that download page, the .zip file ...
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Is Chrome OS supposed to restart on login screen?

Is Chrome OS supposed to restart if you take too long (less than 30 seconds) to make a decision (click something, type in a field) on the login screen ? The screen goes black and everything reloads. ...
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ChromeOS - Autorun script located on a USB drive

I am developing a piece of software that is eventually going to run on ChromeOS and will come in the form of an Android app (apk package). We have been asked to come up with a distrubution system that ...
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Dysfunctional Keyboard in Elementary OS SeaBIOS Dual Boot

I just used Fascinating Captain's guide to dual boot Elementary g OS on a Dell Inspiron Chromebook using SeaBIOS. Everything went smoothly until I was in Elementary OS and found that my keyboard didn'...
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Error when editing sources.list while installing RStudio on Chromebook Linux (beta)

I am following this great guide for installing RStudio on a Chromebook using Linux (beta). I am using a 2017 Samsung Chromebook 3 (XE500C13K). After appending the /etc/apt/sources.list file with deb ...
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LINUX: tar: You may not specify more than one '-Acdtrux', '--delete' or '--test-label' option [closed]

sudo tar xuzf splunk-7.2.4-8a94541dcfac-Linux-x86_64.tgz -C /opt I get the following message: tar: You may not specify more than one '-Acdtrux', '--delete' or '--test-label' option Try 'tar --help' ...
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How can I make a bootable ISO from a bootable USB drive?

I used a set of instructions to create a bootable USB drive for ChromeOS. I want to install ChromeOS in VirtualBox. This is apparently impossible to do from a USB drive. I tried mounting the 9GB .img ...
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How do I backup Chrome OS?

I tried to use Acronis Backup & Restore Universal which boot form USB media, but it doesn't work. It doesn't boot from USB removable media. It looks like Chromebooks don't have a BIOS like normal ...
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Unable to find relevant linux headers

I am going through the steps to be able to use my Wacom tablet (CTL-6100WL) and I am to the point where I am installing the linux headers however this happens. (xenial)grace@localhost:~$ uname -r 3....
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How do I access an SD card via command line in Chrome OS?

I'm trying to use the command line in terminal to unzip a massive .zip archive on my SD card. My understanding is that normally, I would locate the SD card in /dev/, mount the card, and then I should ...
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Using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on Chromebook with crouton

I am planning on buying a Chromebook and using crouton (https://github.com/dnschneid/crouton) to install Linux on it. I want to use a normal install of Ubuntu 18.04 'Bionic Beaver' (preferably the "...
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Performance of Linux Apps on Chrome OS [closed]

The support for linux applications makes Chrome OS very interesting to me. But I would like to know more about their actual performance. Apparently, the applications are executed in KVM. The google ...
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Trouble installing Arch on an i686 Samsung Chromebook

Tryong to boot an Arch liveUSB. Can't install SeaBios, but I was able to enable developer mode. Legacy boot is obviously not working right now. My Chromebook: https://flash.newegg.com/product/...
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bash: wget: command not found

I'm using ASUS-Chromebook-Flip-C302CA / Google Chrome OS - Version 65.0.3325.35 (Official Build) dev (64-bit) and I'm trying to follow Visual Studio Code for Chromebooks and Raspberry Pi, yet failing ...
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Steam In home steaming not working on Chrome OS (via crouton)

I installed Debian stretch via crouton, and after navigating through "locales" problems, mounting problems, and video problems, I managed to get it to work very well on my Asus C202. However all ...
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Steam library folder must be on Executable filesystem

I am running Debian 9 via Crouton on an Intel Chromebook. I've had some difficulties with bash and the display, however I resolved these. I installed Steam, and the games work on it, however I only ...
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Switching from Chrome OS to Ubuntu 14.02

I'm trying to switch from the Chrome OS to Ubuntu 14.02 by doing what I normally do: sudo startunity But it's giving me this issue. Has anyone come across this? Any help is appreciated. Error org....
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Failed to install dev-python/six-1.10.0

I have chrome OS. Linux localhost 4.4.64-09100-g30321742b4e0 #1 SMP PREEMPT Mon Aug 21 20:08:24 PDT 2017 x86_64 Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU N4200 @ 1.10GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux and I have problem for ...
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Running script through udev rule on Chrome OS [closed]

Chrome OS does not natively support LUKS. I have manually installed cryptsetup to Chrome OS (not a chroot environment). It works, I have used it to encrypt a partition on a usb I'd like to use to hold ...
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USB flash drives appear and disappear instantly from Thunar (xfce)

I have a HP Chromebook where i used crouton to install xfce on. Everything is working fine and expected. However when I whenever I plug up a flash drive (64bit formated with NTFS or 265MB formated ...
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Getting a list of package names that are available to be installed in Portage

I'm working on a Chromebook. Since Chrome OS is based on Gentoo, the package management system that is available in developer mode is Portage. emerge is the command to use to install packages, but it ...
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USB Mouse not working on Samsung ChromeBook 3

Samsung ChromeBook 3 on Chrome OS beta channel. Developer mode is enabled. USB Keyboards work OK, but USB Mouse isn't working. (I only have one to test but it works ok on other linux PC) The ...
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Use sudo to simulate initial login and run command

I have a Dev-Install environment setup on my Chromebook. Whenever I use it through crosh, I immediately switch to the root user using sudo -i. The reason that sudo -i is used instead of sudo su is so ...
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