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Old 01-12-2016, 04:54 PM   #1
Kale420
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Unhappy HELP ME, please. Frustration is getting to obscene levels!


SO, I installed Linux today about 5 hours ago and I have not been able to do anything productive since. I am on a Asus Chromebox m004u and I cannot download anything. I am stuck on the desktop that was installed with the linux program I installed. I am seriously dejected and having bad thoughts. What am I doing wrong???

I would love to be more detailed but I just don't know where I am actually at on linux, except for a desktop theme that is gray and melancholy. Any info at this point would be helpful.

thank you much,
Kale420
 
Old 01-13-2016, 09:57 AM   #2
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You might start by telling us which Linux distribution (e.g. RHEL, CentOS, Fedora, Ubuntu, Slackware) and which version of the distribution you installed.
 
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Old 01-13-2016, 11:22 AM   #3
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Might also help if you would tell us what you are trying to download and from where (ie. in a browser, using an ftp program, ...)?
 
Old 01-13-2016, 11:39 AM   #4
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I have made a search on google, and this does not seem to be a straight-forward install:

http://dareneiri.github.io/Asus-Chro...Linux-Install/

Cheers!
 
Old 01-13-2016, 11:52 AM   #5
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I see that you are trying to use Ubuntu on the Chromebox. This is do-able, but it's difficult to know what happened to you from your description of a grey screen! Have a look at these guide to installation and see if you can spot where you went wrong
http://www.extremetech.com/computing...rome-os-device
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xsqrQw1kbs

If you can't see the problem, then tell us
1. Did the installation complete?
2. What do see when you reboot? Does it ask you to log-in? If so, what do you get next? Does it look like the screen-shots here, and if not, what's different?
http://unity.ubuntu.com/about
 
Old 01-13-2016, 11:59 AM   #6
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Lastly, You might want to edit your thread title to be more relevant- descriptive of the problem you are having. Because frankly. Your thread title pushes away responses. I own a ChromeBook myself.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/...Ask_a_Question

Mention if you used Crouton install instructions with a link to install instructions or if you are running off of external sd card with a seabios install.

Lastly. After every linux install I do.

I open a linux terminal with apt based distros like Ubuntu and do first

Code:
sudo apt-get update
before trying to install anything from Ubuntus synaptic package manager or Ubuntu software center. That command connects your system/install to Ubuntu repositories and downloads the latest version of application installs available that you can install later on. That might be the only step you have missed.
 
Old 01-13-2016, 01:50 PM   #7
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A serious thank you!

That's about how bad it was and how unknowing I am. I didnt even provide which version. I gave up, deleted chroot and moved on. Thanks for taking time out of your day to respond . I wasn't meant to program or mess around with them . Feeling much better Cheers !
 
Old 01-13-2016, 04:06 PM   #8
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You can try again with normal PC hardware. You will have better results.
 
Old 01-13-2016, 10:52 PM   #9
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Installing a crouton chroot isn't that hard. Read the instructions at the crouton source. There is also a lot of help on the Google+ crouton communityh, probably more than you'll get here, because it's about crouton, not Linux in general. I ran a crouton chroot on my chromebox for a long time, but I finally gave up and just installed Debian in place of ChromeOS. Works great.

But you have to remember that Linux is not Windows, and that's a feature, not a bug. You do things differently in Linux, especially installing software.
 
  


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