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Default 06-26-2011, 07:57 AM

I followed exactly what Andrew did and ended up with the same outcome. Anything we're doing wrong? :-(

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Hello I just found out that I can put Chrome OS on my never used Dell Mini 9 and became very excited.

It is a stock Mini 9 with a 4 GB ssd

So I download the .IMG file and followed the steps to put in on a bootable USB drive.

I Booted from the USB stick which seems to work fine.

The first problem that comes up is trying to log in.
It will not let me use dell and dell1234
it says that that email or password cannot be verified.
So i logged in with my actual account and that worked fine.

I type "ctrl-alt-t" to get a terminal window

It comes up with a crosh>

I type install

it gives me a warning and (y/N)?

I type Y [enter]

It asked for a password, I type dell1234

then it starts and get through 10 lines and gives me an error

ERROR: cgpt add: GptSanityCheck() returned 3: GPT_ERROR_INVALID_ENTRIES

What did I do wrong?

thanks for any help
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Default 06-28-2011, 11:20 AM

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Just installed the Dell build of Chromium OS on my Dell mini 9.

Booted from USB and it installed to the HDD in about 10 minutes.

Took me two minutes to set up WLAN following the instructions in the Dell readme, and got sound working thanks to the instructions on osdir (go to shell, type alsamixer, unmute headphones and speaker using m key)

I've got a boot time of 16 seconds, not quite the 8 but I think I'll survive!

-One other thing worth noting, i needed an ethernet connection to log in before I could setup the wifi so be careful if you've only got wifi connection.
Hi Peter,

I have just sent you a private message, as I have also just booted this Dell build from a USB stick.

However, although I now have a web browser, I am not sure how to access the 'desktop', as it were.

Probably someting very simple, but has anyone else managed to proceed any further?

Thanks!

Edit: Sorry for what I now realise is a stupid question... it doesn't actually have one, does it!

Everything is of course controlled from the browser, although there are personal desktop 'programs' such as Jolicloud for example which provide a similar 'effect'.

Oh, and I have just found that the sound works OK on my 10v without any modifications at all... on YouTube anyway!


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Default 06-28-2011, 11:43 PM

I still can't unpack the downloaded archive. It keeps erroring out. Anyone else have that problem? I must be doing something wrong.


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Default 07-01-2011, 07:51 PM

looks sweet
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Default alsactl store does not work for me. - 07-11-2011, 03:00 AM

[QUOTE=gjetson;188787]I used the Dell /cto package. Sound and google talk was not working in this release, which is a bit silly, since it was so easy to get this last essential chromium os features up and running:

1. push ctrl-alt-t
2. at prompt, type: shell
3. type: sudo -s
4. type: dell1234
5. type: alsamixer
6. use arrow keys to turn up sound on all devices
7. if you see 'M' on any of the devices (muted), them push 'm' to unmute
8. push Esc
9. okay, you want to make these setting permanent, so...
10. type: alsactl store
**Here I get an error saying that it cannot open the file for writing because it is on a read only state**

so none of this stuff ever happens.

The Chromebooking site seems to be dormant, so I couldn't follow those directions. Am I doing something wrong?

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Default 07-18-2011, 06:16 AM

Thanks for this thread!

I do have the same problem as thePrisoner where the sounds un-mute fix is not permanent but it's not so bad as I just don't shutdown/reboot. I close the lid and sleep and wake functions nicely, and the sounds still work.


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Default 08-01-2011, 09:05 PM

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Thanks for this thread!

I do have the same problem as thePrisoner where the sounds un-mute fix is not permanent but it's not so bad as I just don't shutdown/reboot. I close the lid and sleep and wake functions nicely, and the sounds still work.
Hi had the same problem and found a work around

try this when you get to the alsactl store command

  • Write “sudo mount -o remount, rw /” and press enter ( This has mounted the filesystem with write permissions)
  • Now write “sudo alsactl store” and press enter
I then also did the extra lines posted by gjetson

11. type: vi /etc/init/alsa-default.conf
12. add the following line, just above 'end script':
fi
alsactl restore
end script

If like me you haven't used vi (or for a very long time) then this website might be useful as well

vi editor Quick Reference

Thanks to everyone for the previous posts and hope this helps as well

Cheers

Payneardo
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Default 08-06-2011, 01:02 AM

Thanks Payneardo! It worked!


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Hi had the same problem and found a work around

try this when you get to the alsactl store command

  • Write ôsudo mount -o remount, rw /ö and press enter ( This has mounted the filesystem with write permissions)
  • Now write ôsudo alsactl storeö and press enter
I then also did the extra lines posted by gjetson

11. type: vi /etc/init/alsa-default.conf
12. add the following line, just above 'end script':
fi
alsactl restore
end script

If like me you haven't used vi (or for a very long time) then this website might be useful as well

vi editor Quick Reference

Thanks to everyone for the previous posts and hope this helps as well

Cheers

Payneardo


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Default 08-18-2011, 02:59 AM

Hey guys just wanted to let you know I downloaded the Live USB Hexxeh Chromium OS version. It was pretty cool. It recognized my WiFi and I went to town on it. I did have a few issues with it, but overall, it was cool being able to boot directly into a web browser. I can imagine this Live version to be useful if a HDD dies or some other OS related error.

Of course, I didn't figure out how to read any data on the HDD. I don't even know if it was possible in the Hexxeh Build.

I would love to mount the real OS version on my machine and give it a try as well.

In closing, I think these types of OS's will become commonplace in the near future. Since most people are only looking for a web browser to check facebook(ugh), it makes sense to build an OS around the concept.


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Default 08-28-2011, 11:57 PM

Found this cool link for those interested:
Chromium OS for Macbook Air - Hexxeh's Blog


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