20140514

Falco and the Trusty Croutons perform in the Cloud


Recently I acquired an HP Chromebook 14, known as Falco. Yep its cool quiet and white. A nice change from the black and other dark colors of the Windows era of notebooks and netbooks. And no, just because it's white, it does not look like a Mac either. I'd say a nice high-bread. However the aesthetics is not what this post is about. This post is how to compliment Falco with a guest OS called Crouton (Chromium OS Universal Chroot Environment), and that guest OS will be Ubuntu who's current release is called Trusty Tahr. And now to tie that all together I call it "Falco and his Trusty Crouton".

  1. http://plus.google.com/+EdChen0/posts/doUgsKVwDn3
    1. Install the Crouton Chrome Extention from goo.gl/OVQOEt
  2. http://www.everydaylinuxuser.com/2014/03/how-to-install-ubuntu-and-mindcraft-on.html
    1. Backup Chromebook to USB
    2. Switch to Developer Mode and setup your chromebook with a profile.
    3. Open Chrome and let it sync your profile. This might take a few minutes.
  3. http://tomwwolf.com/chromebook-14-compendium/chromebook-crouton-cookbook/
    1. Download Crouton Install at goo.gl/fd3zc to your Download folder, in ChromeOS.
    2. Open a Chrosh Terminal via "ctrl-alt-T"
    3. Enter 'shell'
    4. Insert an 'ext2' formatted 8GB+ USB storage or SD card into the chromebook.
      1. Give the removable storage the name 'falco'.
      2. www.partition-tool.com/landing/home-download.htm is a link to PartitionMagic to format and read ext2/3/4 on Windows.
    5. Enter the following 3 seperate lines into the terminal, CASE sensitive.
      1. Enter "cd /usr/local"
      2. Enter "sudo mkdir /media/removable/falco/chroots"
      3. Enter "sudo ln -s /media/removable/falco/chroots/ chroots"
    6. Create/Install Crouton
      1. sudo sh -e ~/Downloads/crouton -r trusty -t unity,extensions,chrome,keyboard -e
      2. Enter your Chromebook password.
      3. Enter it again.
      4. Enter a pass phrase for trusty; different from your Chromebook password for added security.
      5. Enter the pass phrase again.
    7. To run chroot from your Chromebook, press "ctrl+alt+T" and type;
      1. shell
      2. sudo startunity
    8. To switch screens from Trusty to Chromebook;
      1. ctrl+alt+F1 (F1 is the key to the right of esc) 
      2. ctrl+alt+F2 (F2 is the second key to the right of esc)
    9. Ubuntu package load; Open a terminal in Ubuntu Trusty and enter the following lines one at a time.
      1. sudo apt-get install ubuntu-standard
      2. sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop
      3. sudo apt-get install synaptic
      4. sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
        1. To accept the license agreements press the ">" right direction key
      5. sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
    10. www.noobslab.com/2014/04/thinkstweaks-to-do-after-install-of.html
    11. www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWUf45ZPAQM
      1. sudo apt-add-repository ppa:pipelight/stable
      2. sudo apt-get update
      3. sudo apt-get install pipelight-multi
      4. sudo pipelight-plugin -enable silverlight
      5. sudo pipelight-plugin -enable widevine
      6. sudo apt-get install openjdk-7-jdk
    12. www.itworld.com/open-source/402077/how-run-linux-chromebook
      1. sudo apt-get install gimp
    13. news.softpedia.com/news/How-to-Install-a-Google-Drive-Client-on-Ubuntu-381532.shtml
      1. sudo apt-add-repository ppa:thefanclub/grive-tools
      2. sudo apt-get update
      3. sudo apt-get install -y grive-tools
    14. www.enqlu.com/2014/03/how-to-install-classic-menu-indicator.html
      www.enqlu.com/2014/03/things-to-do-after-installing-ubuntu.html
      1. sudo apt-get install indicator-multiload
      2. sudo apt-add-repository ppa:diesch/testing
      3. sudo apt-get update
      4. sudo apt-gt install classicmenu-indicator
    15. www.enqlu.com/2014/03/how-to-install-skype-42-in-ubuntu-1404.html
      1. sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu trusty partner" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/canonical-partner.list'
      2. sudo apt-get update
      3. sudo apt-get install skype
    16. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/wine
      www.howtogeek.com/105271/how-to-run-windows-software-on-ubuntu-with-wine
      1. gksu software-center
      2. dash: Wine Configuration/Applications/WinVer
    17. www.ubuntuformus.org/showthread.php?t=1824277
      1. LTSpice for linux, just download and install the Windows version from www.linear.com
    18. www.noobslab.com/2013/10/nemo-file-manager-with-extensions-for.html
      1. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/mint
      2. sudo apt-get update
      3. sudo apt-get install nemo
      4. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:linrunner/tlp
      5. sudo apt-get update
      6. sudo apt-get install tlp tlp-rdw
      7. MORE in the bookmarks for noobslabs.com
    19. SEE BOOKMARKS FOR THE REST OF THE INSTALL.....

Session Startup Automation
ChromeOS Keyboard Shortcuts
Chromebook formating USB drives
Chromebook & Chroot Directory Shares
Crouton Persistence
Crouton Automation Tasks
Chroot Backup/Recovery/Delete
& other terminal commands for Chroot.

IDE for Crouton;
tomwwolf.com/chromebook-consortium