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Guess who?

Unread post by nommies » Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:30 pm

After some useless battles with the missus, I had to go dark.
The missus finally relented, and got me this "AWESOME" Chromebook :-/
I've managed to install Crouton ( I know, miracles), but I miss the grill, and I absolutely detest the Googley eyeballs.
So, updates are done with this book, and I wanna wipe it and make it totes Linux.
Any suggestions?
Btw, I really missed you guys, and now my man-tag is pulled :))

Sincerely,
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Re: Guess who?

Unread post by wuxmedia » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:48 am

oh wow, welcome back :D
IRC is still mostly rusty, titan and me if you fancy?
I honestly am googles lapdog, so I've no suggestions about the chromebook
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Re: Guess who?

Unread post by gutterslob » Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:34 am

nommies wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:30 pm
Guess who?
?? Who?

nommies wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:30 pm
aka noo_b_nomnoms
Ah, nomnomboobs. Welcome back!

I've managed to install Crouton ( I know, miracles), but I miss the grill, and I absolutely detest the Googley eyeballs.
So, updates are done with this book, and I wanna wipe it and make it totes Linux. Any suggestions?
No idea. Chromebooks are alien to me.
Maybe using the exact model number can help refine your search, like "XXX Chromebook best linux distro" or something?

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Re: Guess who?

Unread post by vic » Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:24 pm

Hi, nice to hear from you again. Sorry, Chromebooks are completely unknown territory for me.

https://www.addictivetips.com/ubuntu-li ... hromebook/
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Unread post by ivanovnegro » Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:52 am

Welcome back!

I also have to disappoint you. I am another one that has no clue about Chromebooks. I see a pattern here at the grill. But if you already are able to install Linux, if that is what you did with Crouton or whatever the fuck that is :), than head over and make a new thread and we can suggest you a Linux fix for that thing knowing some of the specs.

I hope you enjoy your stay and we'll spice it up with a nice and shiny distro, preferably lightweight.

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Unread post by vic » Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:15 pm

Or how about go and do a live hopping spree?
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Unread post by wuxmedia » Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:15 pm

^ good idea, I have an old chromebook which could be nice with something super light weight on
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Re: Guess who?

Unread post by rust collector » Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:34 am

meh,

Do you own a boat now?

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Unread post by GekkoP » Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:12 am

Hey there.

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Unread post by vic » Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:18 am

Fuck it. I fell off after the first sentence. :|

https://www.zdnet.com/article/how-to-ad ... hromebook/
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Re: Guess who?

Unread post by nommies » Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:19 am

I think I may be able to use Crouton and a separate hard drive (because there is absolutely no storage on this book) to do a vm....maybe?
I have had no luck in finding anyone who has managed to hack the Chrome out of the book, though, lols!
I think if I brought the Debian install back to bare bones, there might be enough to install a virtual machine, since the actual distro would be on a separate hard drive?
Any who....this is something that might keep me out of trouble for a while :)
Other than that, I've been focusing on my guitars and music- another reason I need more storage space and more Linux- and I have found that little German music company....I think it's called....Thomann? (lols!) They are huge by even US standards, and they are taking a lot of my money lately, lols!
@rust collector No boat,yet :(
@wuxmedia I will give it a try, you know my luck with irc, though :))

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Unread post by nommies » Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:37 am

If I can get it working I will definitely post a how-to. This book has reached its end of life for updates, and Googley's only suggestion was to buy a new book.
Our disposable economy in corporate action, lols!

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Re: Guess who?

Unread post by ivanovnegro » Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:52 pm

nommies wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:19 am

Other than that, I've been focusing on my guitars and music- another reason I need more storage space and more Linux- and I have found that little German music company....I think it's called....Thomann? (lols!) They are huge by even US standards, and they are taking a lot of my money lately, lols!
Yep, Thomann and it is located in my neighborhood.

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Unread post by wuxmedia » Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:25 pm

Got my record player needles from them in France :D
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Unread post by nommies » Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:25 pm

@Ivanovnegro Lucky! The shipping is pricey to the US, so I tend to save up and order multiple items at once, but I love their in-store Harley Benton brand, so I keep coming back!
@wuxmedia LP's are making a comeback over here as well!

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Unread post by wuxmedia » Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:46 pm

shh - LPs never went away!
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Unread post by ivanovnegro » Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:01 pm

^ Exactly.

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Unread post by GekkoP » Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:05 pm

^^ Absolutely!

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Re: Guess who?

Unread post by vic » Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:24 pm

nommies wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:19 am
I have had no luck in finding anyone who has managed to hack the Chrome out of the book, though, lols!
Just tell the missus that you love this awesome Chromebook, just as much as you love her, and thank her for it. Then you use it whilst you are saving up some money and buy a refurbished Thinkpad, any T model will do. Then you Linux your life.
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Re: Guess who?

Unread post by rust collector » Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:02 am

so, what kind of chromebook?

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