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Questions about ChromeOS, mainly about running it *within* Ubuntu.

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With MrChromebox in UEFI mode, possible to dual boot Xubuntu with Chrome OS? [duplicate]

I am new to this community. I have a Chromium Os current release (12 cgpt partitions) running with MrChromebox bios in UEFI. I can increase the size of unused partitions 6 and 7 to 10+ GB total, or ...
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How can I remove chrome os entirely install Ubuntu on a Chromebook (Acer Chromebook CB315-3h)?

I was wondering how I can install Ubuntu on a Chromebook (Acer Chromebook CB315-3h). I don't want the crouton chroot. I want to remove Chrome Os entirely, and install Ubuntu. Currently I'm trying to ...
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I firstly installed ChromeOS with Brunch and then Kubuntu on my Laptop. Now grub doesn't recognize Chrome OS. How to add Chrome OS to Grub?

I am new to the Linux world. I recently installed Chrome OS with Brunch on my laptop. Later I installed Kubuntu but grub does not recognize the ChromeOS I installed earlier. It only allows me to boot ...
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how do I uninstall chrome OS with only my chromebook

I've been trying to get any linux for a while now but chrome OS keeps blocking it, I really just want to access the games on linux/ubuntu but I can't because of chrome OS. can you help me?
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If possible, how to run a chromeOS app in ubuntu without virtualization?

I have a chromeOS app with GUI I want to run in my linux PC. I'm willing to use containers for this purpose, if needed. If not possible, what prevents it?
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Chromium OS refuses to execute binary (crouton) from Download folder

When ever I try to load ubuntu like using the command: sudo sh ~/Downloads/crouton -t unity I will get the error: sh: 0: Refusing to exec /home/chronos/user/Downloads/crouton from noexec mount if ...
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Chrome OS and Ubuntu dual boot

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. I want to use Chrome OS alongside my Ubuntu. All the videos I have seen include involvement of Windows 10 and Linux Mint and those are about triple booting. Can someone ...
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Didn't type password into CLI with ChromeOS, now I can't do any commands in Ubuntu [duplicate]

I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 with Chroot and CLI on ChromeOS. When I was prompted to answer a password, I hit Enter (without typing a password) and when I try to do commands it asks for a ...
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How to uninstall Chrome OS and install Ubuntu? [closed]

I recently bought a Lenovo s345 Chromebook without investigating what a Chromebook is. I thought that I could just install Ubuntu in a normal way like I always do, but I hit a wall. How to uninstall ...
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Transfered from Chrome OS to Ubuntu, is on Version 16.04, don't know how to update

I tried to follow the instructions, but quickly I realized that I do not have a update manager as I installed Ubuntu on my Chromebook with Chrome OS. I have no idea how to be on version 18.04 or 20.04 ...
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New to linux, installed ubuntu by crouton onto hp chromebook... need help [duplicate]

So I installed Ubuntu to use on my Chromebook by Crouton. I am using the Gnome shell because this is what I am learning in class. My problem is, I cannot upgrade it and am stuck at 16.04.6. I do not ...
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Replace ChromeOS with Ubuntu on Acer Chromebook 15 (cp315-1h-p8qy)

A colleague has asked for my help installing Ubuntu 19.10 onto her Acer Chromebook 15 (cp315-1h-p8qy). I haven't found a tutorial for removing ChromeOS from this specific model, but other tutorials (...
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How do you install SeaBIOS on an Acer Chromebook 11 c720p-2600?

I have tried multiple times to install SeaBIOS to an Acer Chromebook 11 c720p-2600. I have also failed multiple times. Can anyone tell me how to install SeaBIOS to the Chromebook? I want Ubuntu on my ...
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Is the Chrome OS Files app available to install on Ubuntu?

I was wondering if there was a way to install the Chrome OS (Chromebook) Files app on my Ubuntu Disco system without having to build it from source? (Image URL: https://news-cdn.softpedia.com/images/...
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High Temperature on Ubuntu Server 18.04 (ASUS Chromebox)

I installed Ubuntu Server 18.04 on my ASUS Chromebox2. When issuing the command cat /sys/class/thermal/thermal_zone*/temp it returns the following: 43000 96500 42000 The numbers shown, indicate the ...
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How do I remove ChromeOS from my HP chromebook?

ChromeOS keeps taking up CPU usage to 100%, and messes with me running Linux apps, so I would like to remove ChromeOS and go Ubuntu-only. Linux was installed on this 14-ca052wm Chromebook using ...
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dbus-1.0/dbus/dbus.h:29:10: fatal error: 'dbus/dbus-arch-deps.h' file not found

I am using dbus in my programme, but when i include #include <dbus-1.0/dbus/dbus.h> I am getting error : dbus-1.0/dbus/dbus.h:29:10: fatal error: 'dbus/dbus-arch-deps.h' file not found In the ...
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ChromeOS not booting from USB install media

I am trying to boot Ubuntu from my Chromebook. It is a Lenovo Yoga C630. I have developer and debug mode turned on, with crossystem dev_boot_usb=1 dev_boot_legacy=1 I also ran this from the Ctrl+...
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Triple booting Ubuntu mate, Windows 10, and CloudReady (chromium os) [duplicate]

Is it possible to do this? I don’t care about reformatting, as this laptop has nothing important on it.
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Mouse cursor 360 degree [duplicate]

Is there a way to set mouse work like this: If i move cursor to one side of edge of screen instead of stopping it came out from opposite side of screen. I have pretty good reason for this. I am ...
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Blank Crosh Problem

When loading up crosh in Chrome OS, crosh is just completely blank. No text or anything. I just get the resolution pop up but thats about it. I kinda need crosh to be able to run Ubuntu. How do I fix ...
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Single-Boot Linux Acer Chromebook 15 CB5 "YUNA"

Model: Acer Chromebook 15 CB5-571-C09S “YUNA” CPU: Intel Celeron 3205U 1.5 GHz Processor (Broadwell Dual-Core) RAM: 4GB DDR3L SDRAM HDD: 32GB SSD I would like to SINGLE ...
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Steam LAN "In-home steaming" not working on Chrome OS (via crouton)

I installed Ubuntu xenial on my Chromebook via crouton, and after navigating through "locales" problems not being able to run gnome-terminal, mounting problems on my sdcard, and video API problems, I ...
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How do I make a live USB with a binary file?

I'm running Ubuntu on a Parrot Chromebook and I would like to install ChromeOS to an SD card so I can boot from it when I want but all the other tutorials I'm reading result in installing ChromeOS to ...
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How do I upgrade from Ubuntu 16.04 to the latest? [duplicate]

After trying to add the repositories for 16.10 it doesn't even show up in the sources. After running terminal for the upgrade it stated: org.freedesktop.PolicyKit.Error.Failed: ('system-bus-name', {'...
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How to uninstall chrome OS and install Ubuntu 16.04 fully (not Crouton) on a Chromebook [duplicate]

I want to uninstall Chrome OS and install Ubuntu instead. How would I do this?
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Booting Up Properly

I am somewhat to Ubuntu. Everything seems fine when I install Ubuntu on modern laptops. But when I attempted to use a Chromebook for installing up Ubuntu, the output of the terminal gave me: ...
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How to check if I'm using GRUB-EFI or GRUB-PC?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 in a chroot on ChromeOS, which uses a UEFI system. In order to install WinUSB to create recovery media for Windows, I had to change grub-efi-amd64 to grub-pc. WinUSB performed ...
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Is it possible to dual-boot chrome OS and Ubuntu?

I was wondering if I could dual-boot Ubuntu with Chrome OS and whether I need any special software/configuration to do so.
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How can Linux/Ubuntu be installed safely on ChromeBook? [closed]

Is installing Ubuntu on my Chromebook potentially dangerous to anything on my Chromebook? I got it as a gift, so I don't want to destroy anything that is important on the laptop. Also, which is better ...
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ctrl alt f1 on chromebook virtual console

If I have installed ubuntu on a chromebook how do I bring up a virtual console? (there are no f keys)
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Steam games not working for linux

So i was downloading steam on my Chromebook when i finished downloading everything i launched a game, immediately it crashed and i think it has something to do with this text : OpenGL GLX context is ...
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Best Ubuntu Version for my chromebook (closed) [closed]

Im new to the ubuntu community and have hit a wall. Im running an Asus c300 chromebook and have been playing with it for awhile. Ive run KDE, Xfce, and unity. I like unity best as its easier to ...
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Sound not working on HP Chromebook 11 G4 Ubuntu 16.04 [duplicate]

I installed Seabios and then used a USB to install Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 with no problems; I completely removed Chrome OS. I just realized while playing a game that the sound is not working. Do I need ...
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How can I dual boot Chromium OS alongside Ubuntu?

I am using Ubuntu 15.10. I want to dual boot it with Chromium os. I checked out the official website, but could not clearly understand what each step meant. Hence, I am a little wary of the process. ...
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Problems with Ubuntu via Crouton on Chromebook

I have a few problems and questions. First of all I am using a brandnew Chromebook Acer R11 and used this guide to install Ubuntu next to Chrome OS: http://chromebookblog.de/ubuntu-auf-dem-chromebook-...
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Unpacking and configuring kvm components

In this guide : http://www.linux-kvm.org/page/RunningKVM It says "If you are using a recent kernel (2.6.25+) with kvm modules included, boot into it" What does it mean boot into the kernal?
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How to change the window manager without the login screen?

I know, in general, how to change which window manager I use after logging in. I do this (normally) by choosing from a slightly difficult to find menu/list of window managers. Easy. There must be a ...
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Dual-boot Ubuntu 15.10 on a Toshiba Chromebook 2 [closed]

I'm looking to install Ubuntu on a Toshiba Chromebook 2 but I want a proper dual boot, not the version that installs with Crouton; specifically I want to boot to Ubuntu 15.10. I have looked online but ...
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How do I set Ubuntu as the default OS for Chromebox/Chrome OS?

I installed ubuntu-desktop lts (14.04) on my intel Asus Chromebox using the script at: http://goo.gl/9sgchs. Everything is working great when I manually boot into Ubuntu (i.e. pressing ctrl-L at the ...
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Ubuntu Server on Chrome OS/Chromebook?

You hear everyone talking about wanting Ubuntu on their Chromebook. I'm looking to install the Ubuntu server and completely remove ChromeOS. Is this possible? If so how? Thank you.
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Ubuntu 14.04 crouton Chrome OS wifi and network issue

I've just installed Ubuntu on my Toshiba Chromebook 2 using crouton. It updated to 14.04 very quickly. I have 2 main issues: I'm automatically connected to my wifi network, just as I am when I ...
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Using the ASH widow manager from Chrome OS

I was interested in using google chrome's ASH window manager on Ubuntu. I first tried dz0ny's lightdm-login-chromeos project, but that seems to have been abandoned. I then tried the google-chrome --...
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Will an update to Chrubuntu damage Chrome OS?

I am running Chrome OS 40 and Ubuntu 12.04 on my Toshiba Chromebook 2. I was wondering if updating to Ubuntu 14.04 will update my kernel and break Chrome OS. I've almost updated before, but then I ...
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How do I install ChomiumOS and run it as a separate X ession?

I'm exploring different options on how to install ChromiumOS on my desktop (x86_64) PC which is currently running Ubuntu 14.10. I tried the following methods first: Dual booting the two, but resizing ...
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How to remove Chrome OS Desktop Environment?

I tried to install Chrome OS Desktop Environment but it didn't worked from some reason. I was prompted with a message saying that there is some error, so how can I remove the installed components?
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Is It Possible to Create a Bootable Ubuntu Install Within Chrubuntu? [duplicate]

I'm currently using Chrubuntu on my C720 Chromebook, but want to create a bootable Linux USB key. The problem is that I can't seem to do this from within Ubuntu once I've loaded it and obviously can't ...
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How to write a Chromium OS *.img file to a USB drive?

I have downloaded a Chromium OS *.img file which I want to write to a USB drive, so that I can boot from it. Is there any tool like YUMI for windows? I tried usb-imagewriter and UNetbootin, but they ...
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Cannot Start Ubuntu in Chromebook without Web Browsing First

I just got a Toshiba 13.3-inch Chromebook 2 and have set up Ubuntu Trusty Tahr with Unity through crouton. Whenever I turn the computer back on after having put it to sleep or shut it down, I cannot ...
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How can I make Ubuntu my main OS on a Chromebook?

I was recently gifted a Samsung Chromebook. I want to completely delete Chrome OS and make Ubuntu 14.04.1 my main operating system. When I upgraded 12.04 to 14.04.1 from a standard download, as usual ...
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