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Old 08-06-2017, 03:45 PM   #31
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I would also suspect a hardware issue, maybe a wifi or ethernet driver. To get some distros to boot on this laptop I had to disable the ethernet driver at boot with the following: modprobe.blacklist=r8169 as a boot option. If you can figure what driver to blacklist will allow you to boot.
 
Old 08-07-2017, 03:58 PM   #32
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To get some distros to boot on this laptop I had to ...
Just to be more specific, by "this laptop" you mean a Chromebook. Is this correct?
 
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I would also suspect a hardware issue, maybe a wifi or ethernet driver. To get some distros to boot on this laptop I had to disable the ethernet driver at boot with the following: modprobe.blacklist=r8169 as a boot option. If you can figure what driver to blacklist will allow you to boot.
Chromebooks are set up to update (drivers included) automatically. There is no way (that I can see) to go into something like Device Manager and get some of the drivers' names. How would you accomplish this on a Chromebook? This will give me more device names to blacklist as r8169 didn't help much.
 
Old 08-07-2017, 07:03 PM   #34
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Drivers

OK, I compiled a list of drivers I can blacklist. Which drivers are good candidates to be added to modprobe's blacklist?
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Old 08-07-2017, 07:24 PM   #35
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I don't have a clue as to which driver it could be and the driver names under linux could be different from the ones in chrome. Two things you could try is add "nomodeset" and "noacpi" without the quotations as boot options.
 
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BTW, you ensured to have a way to restore the original operating system, aka the ChromeOS, into your Chromebook?

Just in case you fail to install the Slackware on it, resulting with some useless data all over your 32G "hard-drive", you know...

Finally, you are pretty sure that inside is an real hard-drive and not some flash or MMC?

And a BIG FAT WARNING: consider that a Chromebook is basically a big tablet with keyboard, rather than a netbook.

Then, there is a huge chance that a standard Linux kernel, like on shipped by Slackware, and Slackware itself, to not be able to work properly in this particular device.

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Old 08-09-2017, 10:30 PM   #37
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BTW, you ensured to have a way to restore the original operating system, aka the ChromeOS, into your Chromebook?

Just in case you fail to install the Slackware on it, resulting with some useless data all over your 32G "hard-drive", you know...

Finally, you are pretty sure that inside is an real hard-drive and not some flash or MMC?

And a BIG FAT WARNING: consider that a Chromebook is basically a big tablet with keyboard, rather than a netbook.

Then, there is a huge chance that a standard Linux kernel, like on shipped by Slackware, and Slackware itself, to not be able to work properly in this particular device.
I found out that loading Slackware on a USB drive wasn't going to work so I got GalliumOS instead. I'm working with that. GalliumOS was made exactly for this purpose. It was pretty easy to get it up and running.

Thank you for all that info on Chromebooks, though!
 
  


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