Archive for February 2014
This is helpful, being able to bookmark, browse and use “save as” with the external SD card.
This is a partial work around for the “disappearing” SD card issue. (ChromeOS is the problem not the hardware, as I can still see the SD card from the chroot).
Fortunately, the web browser does support the file: URI scheme allowing access to the File Shelf and External Devices directories.
Directory URL File Shelf file:///home/chronos/user/Downloads/ External Storage file:///media/removable/External%20Drive/
To copy a file from one directory or device to another, use the URL listed above to locate the target file, then right click on the file and select “Save link as…” to copy the file to a new location. (via William Shotts)
The other workaround is to use the command line which still allows for access to the SD card, once you use “shell”.
cp ~Download/somefile ‘media/removable/External Drive/’
My newest Chromebook is the HP Pavilion 14, the older, black model. Fully updated. Today, I purchased a SanDisk SDHC card. The HP Chromebook recognizes it as “External Drive” and I can add files to it just fine. Just one problem: when this Chromebook wakes from sleep, and I click the Files icon, “External Drive” is no longer listed. Any ideas why? Removing and re-inserting the card forces Chrome OS to “see” it again.
A worked example so I don’t forget for the next time.
1. Backup chroot – after logging out of raring:
chronos@localhost:~$ sudo edit-chroot -b raring
2. Upgrade to new Distribution Release:
me@localhost:~$ sudo do-release-upgrade
3. Update your chroot using the latest crouton -u to make sure all of the crouton-related scripts are still in place.
me@localhost:~$ croutonversion -u -d -c
4. chronos@localhost:~$ sudo sh -e ~/Downloads/crouton -t xfce -t chrome -n raring -u
5. Rename the chroot (edit-chroot -m) to match the new release name:
chronos@localhost:~$ sudo edit-chroot -m saucy raring
Works a treat just need to run synaptic or software-center as root or I get errors:
Crouton has 171,342 users?… hmm interesting
More interesting still the ratio of Chromebook users to Crouton installers…
1 in 10? then 1,713,420 Chromebooks
1 in a 100? then 17,134,200
This is exactly how I use my HP Pavilion 14.
Chitika, an online advertising network and Yahoo partner, recently concluded a five-month study of Chrome OS and Linux Web usage growth. The company found that the Chrome OS drives 0.2% of desktop Web traffic in North America.
That represents a doubling of Chrome OS traffic in September 2013, when Chitika’s study began. But in the overall scheme of things, Chromebook-generated Web traffic remains insignificant. Chrome OS Web traffic is about a tenth of desktop Linux Web traffic in North America.