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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:
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:
Really easy and it works great!
Geek Note: Long term I’m going to use Crouton to install Xfce which uses the chroot command to run Xfce on top of the Chrome OS, which is already based on Linux. Unlike dual-booting, that means you can switch between Chrome OS and Xubuntu with a quick keyboard shortcut, no reboots necessary.[ Edit 20.08.13: This works great:) ]
crouton: Chromium OS Universal Chroot Environment
crouton is a set of scripts that bundle up into an easy-to-use, Chromium OS-centric chroot generator. Currently Ubuntu and Debian are supported (using debootstrap behind the scenes), but “Chromium OS Debian, Ubuntu, and Probably Other Distros Eventually Chroot Environment” doesn’t acronymize as well (crodupodece is admittedly pretty fun to say, though).
From me on Amazon:
I wanted a quiet replacement for an existing PC, so I bought this for £199 and can’t believe how good it is.
I have connected it to my 24in Samsung monitor and it automatically configured its self :-)
Loads of ports so I have connected all my external kit from the old PC:
A Saitek keyboard (USB) Note: Media keys work!
A Logitech mouse (USB).
A Logitech 3.1 sound system (headphone socket).
24in Samsung monitor (HDMI).
Preparation: I enabled Chrome syncing on my main Google account, so when logging on to the Chromebook for the first time, everything came across automatically (Extensions, Passwords, Tabs etc.,).
Network: Has WiFi but also Ethernet which is convenient.
Video: Happy to report that Netflix, BBC iPlayer and YouTube work fine.
Screen: The 14inch screen is quite nice, and can be used at the same time as an external.
Sound: Fine for watching Netflix etc..
Trackpad: Nice and responsive.
Software: Obviously you should know that you are getting Chrome and web apps, that’s fine for me.
Summary: All in all no idea how they produce this for £199.
GeekNote: Long term I’m going to use Crouton to install Xfce which uses the chroot command to run Xfce on top of the Chrome OS, which is already based on Linux. Unlike dual-booting, that means you can switch between Chrome OS and Xfce with a quick keyboard shortcut, no reboots necessary.[ Edit 20.08.13: This works great:) ]
Note about Amazon Title: Processor Type is an Intel Celeron also no DVD-RW.
Note 20.08.13: Also redeemed the Google Drive storage offer of an extra 100GB for 2 years (normally $4.99 a month). After the 2 years your data is still available you just cant add more.
I used the Google Ninja support form, as the File manager Offer button kept saying “Invalid”.
Note: The battery may not last all day as some Chromebooks do, but as I’m using it as a desktop replacement that is not a issue, YMMV.
The HP Pavilion Chromebook gives you fast and easy access to the things you love and depend on, from a world of Google apps and services to your photos and social networks. And since it’s the first Chromebook with a 14-inch diagonal design, you get full-size comfort without giving up full-on mobility.
- Google Chrome OS
- Intel® Celeron® 847
- 35.5 cm (14″)
- 4 GB Memory
- 16 GB SSD