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

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E: Unable to locate package google-chrome-stable

I am running $ cat /etc/*-release PRETTY_NAME="Debian GNU/Linux 12 (bookworm)" NAME="Debian GNU/Linux" VERSION_ID="12" VERSION="12 (bookworm)" VERSION_CODENAME=...
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Where do I extract and install the .txz file of the Shotcut Video editor?

I recently installed Shotcut on my Chromebook via the Linux Virtual Environment (Debian) on the Terminal. While the program works for the most part, it is also asked me to update to the latest version....
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FATAL: do_vbutil_kernel: Missing required config file

I'm trying to compile Xen on my ARM Chromebook following this tutorial : https://wiki.xenproject.org/wiki/Xen_ARM_with_Virtualization_Extensions/Chromebook I've reached almost on the end of tutorial ...
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I can't access my external HDD on ChromeOS Flex

lsblk isn't listing my HDD. NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT vda 254:0 0 62.6M 1 disk /opt/google/cros-containers vdb 254:16 0 10G 0 disk /dev/net/tun pmem0 259:0 0 704M 0 ...
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How to turn on developer mode on chromeOS

I'm trying to enable developer mode on chromeOS. I know the Esc+Refresh+Power then do Ctrl+d but when I do that my Chromebook says "Chromebook last booted in developer mode etc." then logs ...
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How do you install RDesktop on Chromebook?

I have an HP Chromebook x360 with a Linux Virtual Environment (Debian 11 Bullseye) that I want to connect to my Windows XP. While I do like the Chromebook for that is, I do not like the in-built ...
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Can Mono and Wine be used in the same OS? What are the side effects of using both?

For context, I was using a Linux version of BizHawk (A multi system TAS emulator) on Chromebook via the Linux Terminal that required Mono. There was an error (the error being that it crashed when I ...
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External keyboard configuration on ChromeOS?

I have connected an external keyboard to my Acer Chromebook via USB but a few keys seem odd. Windows key was expected to open the search, but it acts like Alt.
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How do you connect Wine (Linux/Debian) to a Windows Remote Desktop?

How do you create a remote connection from Wine/Linux to Windows OS? I had been wanting to connect to the Linux Environment on my Chromebook for some time. I want to try to play games on my Chromebook ...
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How do I resolve "No protocol specified, error: can't display: :0."?

have installed ChromeOS Flex on my PC. It runs great, and I have turned on and installed Linux via the Developer menu in Settings. But, I cannot run installed Linux applications. When I open them via ...
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flatpak , gnome-keyring initial state, Collection login doesn't exist

env is arm64 + Linux penguin 5.15.... aarch64 at upgrade time on pithos app, i needed to install gnome-keyring. Pithos is the FIRST flatpak app running on this new chromebook (dev linux working fine). ...
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What storage/device type are HDD/SSD when shared with Linux on ChromeOS?

On Linux, I'm used to accessing e.g. HDD data through lsblk. However, sharing my WD HDD external drive with Linux on my chromebook (appears under /mnt/chromeos/externals/) lsblk or lshw will not yield ...
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Launching vmshell failed: Error starting crostini for terminal: 22 (LOAD_COMPONENT_FAILED)

I was trying to open the terminal (penguin) in my Chromebook, therefore I clicked on the icon. It loads for a few minutes and then gives out the following error: Launching vmshell failed: Error ...
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cant echo or touch into file.txt Read only File system

Hi I cannot touch or Echo into file because it says Read only file system (these are the permissions from the Root directories) how to change file system so I can write files and so forth?
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ChromeOS won't update

This is the error code: I'm not sure what it means or what to do. I'm on a ChromeOS laptop ---- START OF UPGRADE ---- + grep -q VERSION_CODENAME=stretch /etc/os-release + export DEBIAN_FRONTEND=...
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Apt search sees signal-desktop apt install doesn't

I'm trying to install signal-desktop on chrome-os chromebook with linux(debian) terminal All tutorials on how to do it copy and paste instructions from official website: # NOTE: These instructions ...
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How to build a newer version of u-boot for the cpu exynos 5250 of the Google / Samsung ARM chromebook "SNOW" model XE303C12

I'm trying to build a recent copy of the u-boot loader to use with my old google-samsung ARM chromebook snow. Until now I've used the copy created by the company virtualopensystems,located here : http:...
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Getting Linux working on ChromeOS Flex on older devices

I installed ChromeOS Flex on my late 2008 Macbook. Unfortunately I cannot enable Linux mode yet. These threads on reddit (1 and 2) that suggest changing ChromeOS Flex to developer mode would fix it. ...
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My Chromebook, running Linux, won't boot

I have a HP Chromebook G14 (see specs) from which I removed Chrome OS and installed Ubuntu 22.04.  To do this I followed the steps in the How To: Install Ubuntu on Chromebook and REMOVE Chrome OS ...
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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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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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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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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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