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Crouton Upgrade raring to saucy

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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:
gksudo synaptic-pkexec

PolicyKit error when trying to install/remove programs in the software center

Upgrade raring to saucy

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February 23, 2014 at 6:13 pm

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How may Chromebooks run Crouton?

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Where Are All The Chromebooks?

Crouton has 171,342 users?… hmm interesting

Google URL Shortener - Google Chrome_023

goo.gl stats

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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

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Chromebook shipments in 2014 are expected to increase to 4-5 million units, the sources indicated.

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Hmm that Linux Web Growth looks like the Crouton affect – using Xfce on your Chromebook.

This is exactly how I use my HP Pavilion 14.

Hmm that looks like Crouton – using Xubuntu on your Chromebook

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.

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February 23, 2014 at 1:49 pm

Just 5 steps to add Xfce to your HP Chromebook (via Crouton)

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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).

3. sudo sh -e ~/Downloads/crouton -t xfce -r raring

4. Enter a user name and password when promoted.

5. sudo startxfce4

Done!

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:

How to Install Ubuntu Linux on Your Chromebook with Crouton

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August 23, 2013 at 6:13 pm

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