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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 ...
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In the chromebook era, should I fear keyloggers?

Suppose we go to a cyber cafe that uses chromebooks. Since the OS is designed to make it difficult to install software keyloggers (by tampering the OS), and it is also difficult to install hardware ...
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supply password in crosh (chrome os shell) ssh?

I have a CR-48 and I'm attempting to connect to SSHdroid. I understand the standard command for connecting to SSH is ssh root 192.168.2.bla but how do you supply a password along with that command ...
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On a CR-48 how do I remove ChromeOS and install Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What CR-48 firmware lets you install Linux? I am assume I would flash a custom firmware and boot from a live usb. Then? Do I errase all the partitions?
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What CR-48 firmware lets you install Linux?

This would be to remove Chrome OS and replace it with Ubuntu. Right now I am dual booting, but it uses CRos Kernel. Luigi seems to no longer be around.
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ChromeOS: kill a hung ssh session

I have a hung crosh terminal. I was in a ssh session and the wireless connection dropped. The screen froze. Normally, I open an other one, ssh into the remote machine again, and kill the sshd, and ...
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Chrome OS (CR-48) mic boost?

The built in mic is way too quiet. It seems to be line level and needs boosted. Is there a way to do this?
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how to create VMDK file in Virtualbox for adding USB as a new OS?

I have a USB which has OSes on it. Now I want to create VMDK file to use them in VirtualBox. I read many articles but never found how I can use them. In an article I found the way that: C:\Program ...
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How to use Chrome OS 0.4.206 beta Virtual Machine zipped VM 32 Bits - (x86) on ubuntu 10.04 desktop system?

I bought the CD Chrome OS 0.4.206 beta Virtual Machine zipped VM 32 Bits - (x86) from Linux CD. The CD is unbootable while the CD Ubuntu Desktop Edition 10.04 that I got free from Shipit is bootable ...
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How do I replicate autohotkey hotstrings in Chrome OS

Google gave me a Cr-48 about a month ago. I like it. Its simple and powerful. The temptation to fuss and muss has been removed. However, one of the things I miss a lot is hotstrings that I set up in ...
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How do you determine the MAC address on a CR-48?

You get a CR-48 in the mail. You want to use it but the wireless network only allows access to specified MAC addresses. How do you determine the MAC address?
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Chrome OS VM Image

I'm looking for a VM image of Chrome OS that uses google's servers to auto-update. I've found a chromium VM image, but I'm looking for google's version, not the vanilla open source one.
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Replacement AC adapter for my CR-48?

I managed to lose the AC adapter on my Google CR-48. Yeah, already, I know. I have a couple more places to check, but does anyone know where I could find a compatible AC adapter? 19.5v 2.0a is not ...
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Chrome OS instead of Splashtop OS

I have an HP Mini 110 with Splashtop OS as an 'instant on' OS. I've updated to the newest version which has a Chromium browser...and not too much else You know what would be really cool? The newest ...
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My 1GB flash drive shows only 970MB… any way to squeeze out a few more MB?

I'm trying to burn Hexxeh's Chormium OS Diet onto my 1GB flash drive. Hexxeh advertises that it should fit on a 1GB flash drive. But it will not fit. It turns out that my Mac shows the flashdrive ...
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How can I install Chrome OS to a CD so I can install it on an x86 machine

The x86 machine is Sun hardware and it is currently running Solaris and it has a GRUB menu. I would like to preserve my existing Solaris OS if convenient.
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What kind of filesystem is Chrome OS going to have?

I've read that it has no local storage. Does this mean no local files whatsoever, or does it just mean that there will be a limited amount of local storage that will be synced to the web somewhere? In ...
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How will Chrome OS provide music?

I don't have many desktop apps installed; one of the few I have is Spotify. How will Chrome OS provide music for its users?
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Chrome OS for Macbooks?

Will Chrome OS work with Macbooks in the future? Or is it only for PCs?
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How can I put a bootloader on my flash drive so that I have the option to boot Flow OS when it's in?

Currently I have GRUB on my Hard Drive, which gives me the option to boot into Ubuntu, Windows, etc. When I put in my Flow OS flash drive, however, it boots into it without asking, which makes sense. ...
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What are the differences between ChromeOS and Jolicloud?

Jolicloud seems to be the first Cloud OS. How does it compare to Chrome OS? What's the difference between them? Just mixed local/cloud vs absolutely cloud?