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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 ...
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How do I unzip a .zip file on a Chromebook

I downloaded a zip file on my Chromebook. I see the file when I got to "chrome://files". How do I unzip it? Clicking on it merely lets me view its contents.
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How do I remove the day from the Chrome OS taskbar?

A recent update to Chrome OS added the day of the week in the taskbar, making the time smaller. Is there way to remove the day from the clock in the taskbar? I want the clock back to its original ...
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Remove key from known_hosts file in ChromeOS

With the very limited ChromeOS crosh shell, how do I remove a host key from my known_hosts file in ChromeOS.
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How do I unmute the microphone on my Chromebook?

I am trying to call a friend with Google Voice on my Chromebook. However, my friend can't hear me because my microphone is muted. Toggling the microphone icon via the Google Voice interface in Gmail ...
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Automatically lock screen of Chromebook when lid is closed

Can a Chromebook be configured to automatically lock the screen when I close the lid? There is a discussion in If someone steals my chromebook while it's off, will him be able to see my cached data? ...
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How do I paste into the “crosh” terminal in a Chromebook?

I pressed Ctrl + Alt + t while having Chrome open to open a terminal in my Chromebook. How do I paste content into this terminal copied from another tab in Chrome? I have tried Ctrl + v to no avail. ...
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What is the difference between Chromium OS Lime and Vanilla Builds?

AFAIK, Hexxeh is the only public, stable build server for Chromium OS, but he offers two builds, Vanilla and Lime. The only explanation for this duality that I can find on his site is that Lime ...
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Chromium OS Lime installation confusion

I Used to download Chromium Vanilla build Virtual-box image from hexxeh. recently i wanted to try Lime build which only gives a .img file. I used the mentioned Windows Image Writer (link given on the ...
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How does Chrome OS handle playing video & audio files off of a network drive, specifically Drobo

So right now my main home setup is: A Windows PC that is my main workstation. A Mac Mini hooked up to my TV A Drobo unit used to share media between the two, normal process is: download using ...
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Compile C/C++ on Chrome OS

with the release of the newest Chromebook and Chromebox (where the latter is an interesting choice for a family PC for people who don't need apps like photoshop etc.), I wanted to check out a ...
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How do you masquerade a hard drive partition as a removable disk?

I am trying to install Chromium OS on my Windows computer as a secondary OS. I have already used Chrome OS on a live USB before by using Win32DiskImager which writes an image to a removable device. ...
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How can I drag the browser window under Chrome OS back on-screen?

I am running Chrome OS in a virtual machine. For some reason, the browser has gone to the bottom right corner and there is no way I can drag it back. Because of this problem, the whole user account ...
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Running Python from a USB stick on Chrome OS

I have been thinking about running using Python on my chrome book. Is it possible to run Python form a USB key on my Chromebook? If so what would the steps be?
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How to install (to disk) ChromeOS?

I have a HP Mini laptop that I wish to install ChromeOS. I used hexxen's lime build as my laptop's wireless was not supported by vanilla, and I used a USB stick. It works fine, but I can't figure out ...
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Chrome OS is not loading on an Inspiron B130

When attempting to load Chrome OS from a USB stick on my Inspiron B130 the Chromium logo comes up and then disappears to a black screen. After pressing Alt-Right I can login to the terminal and ...
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Installing Chrome OS on HP Pavilion

Trying to install Chrome OS on HP Pavillion tx1000. I changed the BIOS to boot from USB before hard drive, and created a bootable USB drive (SanDisk Cruzer 4GB). No matter how many ways I try to make ...
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What parts of Ubuntu are left in ChromeOS?

I read that ChromeOS was built on the Ubuntu kernel. So how much of the Ubuntu is left? Is X still available? What about a package manager?
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Structure of Chromium OS

I have used Chromium OS built distributed by hexxeh (weird hobby of mine). On Friday I gave a presentation (classroom activity, not some big seminar) in college on "Changing trends in Operating System ...
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What should I change in grub.cfg to boot Chromium OS Lime off of a second internal drive?

I have Chromium OS Lime installed on my second internal drive (sdb) and can't seem to get it to boot. While it boots off of a USB when I try booting it from the second drive (SSD), it takes me to a ...
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Install Chrome OS on a Bare Metal Atom box without virtualization

Is there any way to install ChromeOS on a small atom box without the use of Virtualization? I've searched around and I can't seem to find any information other than XenClient installs and other ...
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Is it possible to get Skype video calls working in Chrome OS?

Is it possible to get Skype video calls working in Chrome OS?
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Data Recovery - ChromiumOS reformats drive

System: EeePc 1015pem hard drive size: 320 GB Before Chromium install: 1 recovery partition - Windows 7 starter. 1 NTFS for Windows 7. 1 EFI partition for boot booster. The remaining drive, ...
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Tracking/recovery options for ChromeBook

On my Android and Windows-based laptop, I use a product called Prey that lets me track, lock-down, and (hopefully) recover my device should it ever be stolen. They have options for Android, Windows, ...
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How to boot from USB on Sony Vaio PCG-TR3S?

I have an old Sony Vaio PCG-TR3S that isn't running very well any more. It crashes a lot. I heard of Chromium OS Vanilla and decided to try running that on my old laptop by booting from a USB stick, ...
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Getting Google+ Hangouts to work on a Cr-48 [closed]

I have a Cr-48 Chromebook (currently on the beta channel version 13.0.782.43). Whenever I attempt to use the Hangout feature of Google+ I am prompted to download the Google Voice and Video Plugin. ...
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Does Office 365 work properly on Ubuntu & Chrome OS?

And so maybe I can finally get rid of Windows in our office.
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How to run chromium OS under virtual box on MacOS?

I'm trying to make Chromium OS running under VirtualBox on MaxOS. I downloaded image from http://chromeos.hexxeh.net/ and virtual box. But on start, chrome OS does not boot: just black screen.
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Boot ChromeOS from an Android phones SDCard

How can I have my computer boot from an Android phone (ex. Nexus One) into ChomeOS? Since my Nexus One can act as a Removal Drive, is it possible to create a bootable partition on its SDCard and load ...
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If someone steals my chromebook while it's off, will him be able to see my cached data?

Does Chrome OS encrypts everything under my account? Does it save unencrypted data to the disk?
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setting up ssh keys for cr-48

I have a cr-48 chromebook. I'm here in crosh. I'm trying to ssh into my server so i can work remotely. Anyone know if theres an easy way to setup ssh-key's? So i could possibly just ssh without a ...
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Chromium OS on an EEPROM

I have a HP Mini that runs Splashtop OS as an instant-on OS and Windows 7 as the main OS. I've updated Splashtop through Windows 7 before, so I know it runs on an EEPROM or some other sort of flash ...
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Chromebook offline activities

I read something about the announcement of Chromebook from Google and it seems that is heavily cloud-based OS, but I didn't understood if it works also offline. Which activities can be done without ...