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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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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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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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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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ChromeOS CLI terminal app?

I assume ChromeOS has a CLI terminal application. Does it open up in a browser tab, or is it an independent window? Does anyone have any screenshots handy?
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Configure VirtualBox to connect to Internet through proxy

I'm currently trying to run Chrome OS in VirtualBox 3.0.1. Windows XP Pro is the host system. The actual behavior is Chrome OS starts up fine, reaches the login screen. Once so, when trying to log ...
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Experimenting with Virtualization

I want to try Google OS. For that purpose I am planning to install virtualization software. I have the option to use VMWare Palyer or VirtualBox. I am absolute beginner, and even though I understand ...
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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 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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Where can I find a Google Chrome OS ISO image?

Where can I get a Google Chrome OS .ISO file? I know I could install ubuntu and build from source but I don't want to do that. Are there any ISO's available?
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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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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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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 difficult to install software keyloggers (by tampering the OS), and it is also difficult to instal hardware ...
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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 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 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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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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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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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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Which Linux distribution is Google Chrome OS based on?

I'm interested to know which Linux distribution the upcoming Google Chrome operating system will be based on. Does anyone know?
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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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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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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?
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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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where could I download the latest build of chrome os

Because when I search it on google. I only see the gdgt website with a download link for the first chrome os that has been release. Do you know where I can download a modified version of chrome os?
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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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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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Install Chromium OS to SECOND internal drive on EEE 901?

I am trying to install the Chromium OS on an EEE PC 901, and I have succeeded in using Image Writer for Windows 0.2r23 to copy the IMG file to an SDHC card. Since the OS speed is limited by slow card ...
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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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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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What filesystems would Google Chrome OS work with?

When Google releases their Chrome OS, my first prerequisite would be to work with my current files. What filesystems would it work with? (have read-write access). Would it support Windows partitions? ...
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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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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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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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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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USB bootable of Chromium OS

Anyone has a USB bootable of Chromium OS? When do you think it would be released? Does anyone have a review about it already?
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IDE for Chromebooks without Developer Mode Acess

I am starting a computer club at my school, and I am running into a problem with Chromebooks. The new freshmen are given Toshiba Chromebooks, where developer mode access to blocked. We are going to ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Change resolution with Chrome_OS VMware Appliance?

I just downloaded the VMWare appliance for Chrome OS.i686-0.4.223. There seems to be no way to change the screen resolution from 800x600. VMWare tells me that the VMWare Tools are out of date. I ...
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Is it possible to turn off automatic updates on Google Chrome OS?

Our school has about 12 Asus Chromebooks (Google Chrome OS). Our internet connection is 1 Mbps down / 0.5 Mbps up and whenever the computers are switched on, the internet speed crawls to a standstill. ...
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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 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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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 ...