Posts Tagged ‘ChromeOS’
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.
1. Enable Developer Mode:
Note: wipes your Chromebook.
Start with the Chromebook off
Press hold esc and F3, then press the power button
Control + D
Turn off OS verification by pressing enter
This will then reformat the drive for you (takes about 15 minutes).
Note: Whenever you boot your Chromebook, you’ll see a warning screen.
You’ll need to press Ctrl+D or wait 30 seconds to continue booting.
2. Grab the latest release from goo.gl/fd3zc.
Download it, pop open a shell (Ctrl+Alt+T, type
shell and hit enter).
sudo sh -e ~/Downloads/crouton -t xfce -r raring
4. Enter a user name and password when promoted.
To switch from ChromeOS to Xfce and back use:
Ctrl+Alt+Back and Ctrl+Alt+Forward plus Ctrl+Alt+Refresh
Very detailed walk through and screen shots here: