Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Setting up crouton and elementary OS on a chromebook *simplified*

This is just a simplified way of following the steps on the google docs instructions out there on the web. If you don't want to bother editing and creating files then this is the way to go. I've only done this on x86 chromebooks. ** Your chromebook must be in developer mode **

1. Download crouton at github. Here:

2. Open a new terminal with Ctrl+Alt+t and type shell and hit enter to enter the shell.

3. Run sudo sh -e ~/Downloads/crouton -t xfce,keyboard,extension and wait for it to finish running. At the end, it’ll prompt you to enter a new user and password for the account.

4. Install the elementary os repo and update apt: 
sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:elementary-os/stable
sudo apt-get update

5. Install the packages we need: sudo apt-get install python-software-properties elementary-desktop gtk2-engines-pixbuf

6. Download the elementary os startup script and xinit_pantheon script in your browser then move them in the shell: sudo mv ~/Downloads/startelementary /usr/bin/startelementary && sudo mv ~/Downloads/xinit_pantheon /usr/bin/xinit_pantheon && sudo chmod +x xinit_pantheon && sudo chown root:root xinit_pantheon

7. Done. Enter sudo startelementary In the future just open a chrome OS terminal (ctrl + alt + t) and enter shell then run the script by entering sudo startelementary

8. EXTRA. Remove unneeded apps install elementary os tweaks: sudo apt-get purge xfce xfce-goodies xfce* shimmer-themes netsurf-gtk empathy telepathy* indicator-messages brasero geary maya-calendar elementary-scan shotwell totem onboard gnome-orca espeak && sudo apt-add-repository ppa:versable/elementary-update && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install elementary-tweaks

1 comment:

Scott Pham said...

hi there--the startup scripts you linked to no longer work. Do you know where else I might find them?