Chrome OS is an operating system designed primarily for running web applications.

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How-to Write ChromeOS image to USB?

I have downloaded the chrome os build by hexxeh but I am confused what to do next as the link to write it to the usb on the website no longer works so I need to find another way. How can I do this? ...
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Dual boot enrolled chromebook

My wife got this Chromebook (Samsung 303C) from work which is enrolled to her educational institution for centralised management. I'm cool with that. I'd like to install Ubuntu on a SD card to be ...
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How do I remap the Caps Lock key in Chrome OS?

I have a Chromebook and have attached an external keyboard to it. How do I remap the Caps Lock key on the external keyboard to another modifier? (The keyboard settings - ...
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Natural scrolling for an external mouse on a Chromebook?

Chromebook settings allow one to enable "Australian scrolling", which is equivalent to Mac OS X's "natural scrolling", but only for the trackpad. The setting does not seem to have any effect for ...
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multi-booting chromium os in a laptop with two oses already installed and only one hard disk

I've been wondering if their is a way of installing chromium os from this without wiping my only hard drive which I spent years filling it up with documents, videos and stuffs. Wiping it clean is ...
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Is there a way to install Latex, Sage and Gap on a Chromebook?

I just acquire a HP Chromebook 14", and I know it's limited for the installation of new applications. I would like to install Latex, Sage and Gap on it (and also some packages), but I did not find ...
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Internet Connection Sharing with ChromeOS

Is it possible to share my Chromebook's Internet connection with other devices? I have looked around my settings at chrome://settings, but I can only find an option to share a wireless network ...
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Upgrading Chromium OS to Chrome OS mount error

I'm trying to upgrade Chromium OS to Chrome OS with http://goo.gl/4suhf. Unfortunately, when running this script (inside Chromium OS), it says: wget stuff unpacking zipfile RootFS Start: 286720 ...
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Arch Linux (Acer C7 Chromebook) How to load a newer kernel than 3.4.0?

I installed Arch Linux on the x86_64 Acer C7 chromebook using these instructions (external link). I then edited this script to exclude debian-related stuff that doesn't come with arch linux: ...
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Samsung Chromebook will not connect to WPA 2 Enterprise Wi-Fi

I am trying to set a brand new Samsung Chromebook to the company Wi-Fi, with WPA-2 Enterprise. I believe I've tried every setting, (there are not that many network settings options on a Chromebook) ...
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Can I use a chromebook as a ssh workstation?

For my work I develop and run a lot of software on remote clusters. Mostly I'm just using bash/vim over ssh and run only a terminal emulator and web browser locally. I was considering getting a ...
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ChromeOS recovery not permanent

I have a Samsung S3 enrolled in a domain. One day it prompts with Chrome OS is missing or damaged. Please insert a recovery USB stick or SD card. (note: the blue USB port will NOT work for recovery) ...
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Is there any way to monitor ChromeOS updates?

My chromebook has been acting up recently and it's always updating. I can't debug the issue because I can't tell if the issue is with the update or if I've narrowed the problem down. Is there any way ...
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Chromium OS Image Creator

I downloaded and unzipped the image for Vanilla for usb from hexxeh. I downloaded and installed the Image Creator for Mac. When I run the image creator and select the local image, i am requested to ...
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Can Chromebooks be used to execute Java or other programs?

I am planning to buy a Chromebook for academic purposes however I cannot seem to find a concrete answer for my question: Is it possible to execute Java programs, Groovy Scripts, etc on a Chromebook ? ...
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Unable to format and use flash drive

A long time ago I had to use a flash drive to recover a Chromebook, a tool from Samsung/Google formatted the flash drive with the needed Chrome OS. Now that I need the flash drive for something else, ...
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How do I use a URL path instead of a file path in an Open File dialog in Mac OSX or ChromiumOS?

In Windows 7 (and perhaps earlier), the default "Open File" dialog box allows you to type a full URL into the "File name" section as if it were a file path, e.g. "http://www.example.com/pic.gif" ...
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How to run mobile app on chrome os?

As a portable app doesn't need installation like a program but only exe to click on, I wonder if it is possible to run a portable application on chrome os?
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Windows 8 Chrome OS 'Metro' Mode

I have already tried asking these questions on the chat and it cleared a few things up, but I am still looking for some answers. I have two questions: I have seen articles where they mention a test ...
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Chrome OS Not Booting

I've been trying to install Chrome OS on my flash drive through Hexxeh's builds. Every time I put it on my flash drive and reboot my computer I select to boot with my USB and a screen comes up with ...
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How can I access files on Windows Server from a Chromebook?

Is there anyway to access a network drive (ntfs) on a Windows server from a ChromeBook?
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Custom Extensions on Managed Chromebooks

I am a developer looking for the best way to set up different schools with their own custom, private extensions (ie School A should be the only one with access to Extension A). Theoretically, I am ...
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Cannot install 3.4 Linux headers on Acer C7 Chromebook running ChrUbuntu 12.04

So, I'm trying to install Virtual Box on my ChrUbuntu, however, it complained about headers being missing. So, I used the script here: #!/bin/bash set -x # # Grab verified boot utilities from ...
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Can I run mediawiki and wordpress on a chromebook by using developer mode?

On my chromebook, is it possible to download and install apache, php, and mysql from developer mode's terminal, for the purposes of running mediawiki and wordpress?
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How do I automatically login into the Chrome OS as guest mode?

I only use my Google Chromebook to browse the net. I don't want to be bothered with logging in order to open the Chrome browser. sean...@chromium.org suggests the following solution in ...
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Chromebook VPN support

Can a VPN be used in the Chrome OS? I have not been able to determine if a VPN can be used on the various models. I am looking for either pptp or openvpn support.
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Changing language default in chrome os

I am curious if the default language during setup can be chosen by the user, or can it be changed in any other manner? I ask because I am in a Latin country and need to use English.
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Chrome page load trouble (ERR_TIMED_OUT)

Anybody know how to increase time of Page Load Timeout in Google Chrome? I tried to find an solution in chrome://flags like in firefox about://config but no success.. I'm sure that problem is in ...
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VNC access to Chromebook?

My grandmother is beginning to use a computer soon. We are giving her a chromebook so that it will be easier to keep the settings right, and not get lost. However, for support purposes, and helping ...
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loading windows os as default on Acer Chromebook

I have a Acer Aspire One D257. It loads up chrome os by default.On the top right hand corner there is a option to switch account and move to windows 7 starter. Is there a way , I can load windows by ...
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Adding static route on Chromebook

I am trying to add a persistant static route on Chrome os. I have enabled developer mode and can add the route in shell by issuing the command: route add -net 10.20.0.0 netmask 255.255.0.0 gw ...
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Better wifi strength meter?

Is there a way to better visualize my wifi signal strength? I get that the icon with the bars is sufficient for most people, but I want to know how much is noise, how much is signal, and generally a ...
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Send email from Omnibox?

I use Launchy to very easily send one-line emails on my Windows PC. I just type alt-space, then "wife", tab, then the text of the message. However, I can't figure out an easy way to do this or the ...
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How do I open an application in Chrome OS from chrosh?

I am trying to open a pdf located in Downloads from command line (instead of double-clicking on the File Manager or opening file:///home/chronos/user/Downloads in the address bar). How can I do it ...
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Installing Windows on Chromebook Pixel

I know it's not supported, but is it possible? I just don't want to spend $1300 and end up with chrome os... Chances are it is possible, since there are blog posts over how to install Ubuntu on it, so ...
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I am having problems duel booting Chromium OS(hexxeh) and W8

I have a Lenevo YogaPad 13 with w8 on it. I just downloaded the latest Chromium OS build from Hexxeh http://chromeos.hexxeh.net/ and would like to duel boot it with w8. I followed the instructions he ...
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Hosts file for Chromebook?

Is there a way to modify the hosts file in Chrome OS? ­­/etc/hosts The file is read only, so trying to modify it using sudo vim does not work. I have read that disabling root filesystem ...
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setup Chromium OS package manager?

Using bash under root I tried to install some packages and whenever I tried I got !!! Invalid PORTDIR_OVERLAY (not a dir): '/usr/portage' !!! main-repo not set in DEFAULT and PORTDIR is empty. !!! ...
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Is there anyway to get the date showing on ChromeOS

I am running ChromeOS on a Samsung Chromebook and was wondering if there is any way to get the date to appear alongside the time on the bottom right hand corner of the screen. There doesn't appear to ...
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Not able to use pen drive after cleaning it using command prompt [duplicate]

I had downloaded Chrome OS Vanilla and wrote it to an 8 GB pen drive. After I checked it out I tried to remove it. I plugged in my pen drive and it asked me to format it. There was only one option of ...
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Set up Chrome OS Vanilla without internet in Windows 7 via USB

I had downloaded Chrome OS Vanilla and wrote it on my USB stick in my Windows 7. After booting from it, the setup screen appears. I cannot continue from there since there is no internet connection. I ...
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Is there a version of Chrome OS I can reliably install onto old Dells?

We currently use Ubuntu to breathe new life into old machines (3 years old), but we use Google Apps for everything so it makes sense to have the 'full' experience of Chrome OS. Is this possible?
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ChrUbuntu (Acer): How to load kernel 3.8.0-16 instead 3.4.0?

I have an Acer C7 Chromebook with an Intel CPU, and I had installed there ChrUbuntu. I updated (Chr)Ubuntu to 13.04 daily version using dist-upgrade. But I found that I still use Google v.3.4.0 Linux ...
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how can I quickly get to Manage saved passwords in chrome?

you have to goto preferences, then show advanced settngs, then click on Manage saved passwords. can I create a shortcut button or key command to open that quickly. I want to use it over and over and ...
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Chromebook local network file access

What are the options I have to mount network file shares to a Chromebook running stock Chrome OS with developer mode? I noticed /proc/filesystems doesn't contain nfs but it has fuse.
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Chromebook: Map Search Key to ctrl, ubuntu

I've got ubuntu running on chromebook using crouton. How do I map the search key to the ctrl action. Similar to this, swapping the caps lock key and the ctrl key. /usr/bin/setxkbmap -option ...
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Google chrome constantly refreshes every second to home page

Google chrome keeps refreshing the page to Google.com (my home page). Even when I get a chance to go to a different site before it restarts it will redirect me from the new page back to the home ...
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Add key in known_hosts file in ChromeOS

With the very limited ChromeOS crosh shell, how do I add a host key to my known_hosts file in ChromeOS.
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Cannot format my USB Flash Drive after installing Vanilla Chrome OS

I recently installed Chromium OS (Hexxeh's vanilla build) on my 16 GB flash drive. Later on, when I tried to format it, it was showing a total space of 1 GB. I tried deleting partitions in disk ...
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Code and compile locally on a Dev-Mode Chromebook

My school has given me a Samsung ARM Chromebook, and I am encourage to go into developer mode and mess around with it. I know how to access crosh and shell, and I found that vi is installed locally ...