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Old 05-21-2017, 12:24 AM   #1
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Question When installing Linux on a Chronos missing.


I am trying to dual-boot an Acer Chromebook with either some distro of Linux (Mint or Ubuntu - I'll take either at this point). This is being attempted on a 2016 Acer CB3-131 Chromebook. I have tried to install Linux with Crouton and ChrUbuntu and neither method is working as there seems to be a file called chronos in the Downloads directory that is missling. Yup, crouton was downloaded to the Downloads directory, but that file was not part of the package. The ChrUbuntu method did not require crouton, but still thought that the file chronos should be there. Doing a Google search for that chronos file didn't get much in the way of useful information. I searched my Linux Mint (18.1 w/ Cinnamon desktop)laptop and of course did not find that file - not that I really expected to, but it was worth a shot.

Any ideas on what that Chronos file is or where to get it - or the whole Chronos package if that's what it is?
 
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Which instructions are you following (link please), and what is the exact error message you are getting?
 
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Which instructions are you following (link please), and what is the exact error message you are getting?
The instructions, while pretty much found in a variety of places were done following this:
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/install-linux-chromebook/
The error message simply stated that as part of the path to the Downloads directory that /Chronos/ could not be found. Apparently both methods of installing any distro of Linux require chronos, 'cept I still don't know what that is.
 
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The instructions, while pretty much found in a variety of places were done following this:
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/install-linux-chromebook/
The error message simply stated that as part of the path to the Downloads directory that /Chronos/ could not be found. Apparently both methods of installing any distro of Linux require chronos, 'cept I still don't know what that is.
Thanks. It would still be useful to get the exact error message though, and at exactly which point in the procedure it occurs. Small details can be important...
 
Old 05-21-2017, 07:59 PM   #5
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Thanks. It would still be useful to get the exact error message though, and at exactly which point in the procedure it occurs. Small details can be important...
I tried a different set of instructions at Codedonut.com and that worked! I have no idea what the difference was, but I am just happy that I have a disto installed (Ubuntu - not my favorite, but it will do). Now this Chromebook is a little more useful - not up to full blown laptop status, but much better than a plain Jane Google Chromebook!
 
  


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