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

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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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ChromeOS tabs refresh everytime they are opened

If I have two or more tabs open, the tab will refresh every single time that I switch between them, even if I had it open 5 seconds ago. Any ideas on how to stop this?
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Keyboard Selection in Chrome OS

I'm using the chromebook from acer, the C7, which I bought here in Holland. Ever since I'm on Web Applications or on Super User with the chromebook, I'm having trouble writing short cuts like:I'm or ...
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Installing Chromium OS on USB throws error

I'm trying to install Chromium OS on my netbook via USB. I have the USB, went into Disk Utility, clicked erase. And it erased all data. Format is Fat 32. However, when I run the Chromium OS Image ...
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Setup Chrome OS (Hexxeh) in VMWare Player without network

I downloaded Chrome OS Vanilla in vmx format. When I run Chrome OS in VMWare , on chrome the startup screen the third option is for setting up the network since my virtual machine is not connected to ...
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How can I install Java on a Samsung 3 Chromebook (ChromeOS)?

There don't appear to be any Apps for this, and from what I've seen Google and Oracle don't look like they're going to be getting along any time soon.
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Can't find the Google Chrome User Data Directory in Mac OSX Lion

I need to increase the font in my Inspect Element window in Chrome. I found a tutorial on how to do it: http://k20e.com/blog/2011/08/18/how-to-set-the-chrome-console-font/. According to the Chrome ...
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How to burn .img linux file to DVD?

I would like to install Chrome os ( vanilla http://chromeos.hexxeh.net ) on my old Toshiba laptop. I tried to burn the .img file to my USB. But My toshiba doesn't have any USB option in Startup Bios. ...
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Google Chrome OS ISO

First of all, a few questions as I'm a bit confused :P Is the Chrome OS that is shipped on Chromebooks "Chromium"? I'm wanting to buy a Chromebook, but I want to download an ISO or other similar ...
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How to mount a .img as a hard drive?

I'm trying to install ChromiumOS from the Vanilla build. To install to hard drive, it is recommended to just dd it to a flash drive and copy the files from the finished flash drive to identical ...
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dev_install failed on ARM chromebook

I'm trying this guide for having access to emerge on chromeos. http://www.chromium.org/chromium-os/how-tos-and-troubleshooting/install-software-on-base-images Unfortunately I always got the same ...
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Chromium OS partitions won't appear on GParted

I dual boot Chromium OS with Windows 7 on an Asus U36 PC. To do this I simply installed a Chromium OS build from chromeos.hexxeh.net into a USB, then I copied C-STATE and C-ROOT to my hard drive, ...
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Chromebook with linkbucks virus

I just bought a new Samsung Series 3 Chromebook with the Google Chrome OS operating system. one of the main advantages of this system is that they are supposed to be impervious to viruses. While ...
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ChromeOS - Save file instead of viewing in Quickoffice

When I open any link to an Office document, like .doc or .ppt, ChromeOS automatically opens the file in Quickoffice Viewer. I would like to save the file locally so that I can add it to Google Docs, ...
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How to play mkv files on ChromeOS?

How can I play MKV files on ChromeOS? I have a lot of videos in MKV format on my local network available over NFS/SMB? How can I get them to play, without transcoding, on a ChromeOS machine?
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How can I run with Chrome OS (hexxeh's Build) without setting up network?

I downloaded Chrome OS Vanilla in vdi format. When I run Chrome OS in Virtualbox , on chrome the startup screen the third option is for setting up the network since my virtual machine is not connected ...
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How to enable Virtualization Technology in Samsung Chromebox

I need to enable Virtualization Technology (VT) in my Samsung Chromebox (Series 5) from Google IO 2012 because of Android x86 emulator from Intel. I am on Developer BIOS, but I have no clue, how to ...
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How I can try Google Chrome OS?

I currently have a Windows Server 2008 R2 on my computer. I want to try Chrome OS. Can I install it offline? The last time I tried to install it but it doesn't work for me because I use Broadband ...