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With Ubuntu’s new release out this week, i wanted to share with you how to get this working in a chroot environment alongside ChromeOS on the Acer C7. I have covered how to put the C7 into Developer mode in a previous post so won’t outline it here. Head over to http://blog.projectz.me/2013/03/26/2143841985/ for instructions on how to get that part done.
Once you have completed Step 3 head back over here
Most of the guides you will see using this utility mine included cover how to get Ubuntu 12.04 the LTS version working, however there is also scope within the command line to get the latest and greatest up and running. specifically the -r switch. Issuing the following command will provide you with a bare bones Ubuntu 13.04 install
sudo sh -e ~/Downloads/crouton -t unity -r raring
this will start the install process wihc on an 8meg link will take about 15 to 20 minutes
The installer suggests a whole load of stuff about starting a chroot shell, ignore it..
obliviously if you chose kde you would type
The Ubuntu GUI will start
Pressing ALT CTRL and F1 (back) while in ubuntu will take you back to ChromeOS
Pressing ALT CTRL and F3 (reload) while in ChromeOS will take you to Ubuntu
As mentioned this is the bare minimum Ubuntu 13.04 install, and it does the job however it is possible to get it a bit closer to what you might find on the CD install on a normal PC to do this you will need to drop to XTerm as gnome Terminal isn’t installed.
sudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get install gnome-terminal
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop ubuntu-restricted-extras nmap ssh
the last two are not essential, i just make use of them
sudo apt-get install unity-tweak-toolsudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-toolsudo apt-get install synapticsudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager compiz-plugins-extrasudo apt-get install p7zip-rar p7zip-full unace unrar zip unzip sharutils rar uudeview mpack arj cabextract file-rollersudo apt-get install gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg libxine1-ffmpeg gxine mencoder libdvdread4 totem-mozilla icedax tagtool easytag id3tool lame nautilus-script-audio-convert libmad0 mpg321
Show username on panel:
UserName is disabled by default in Ubuntu, So here is tweak you can enable it very easily.
Enter following command in terminal:
- gsettings set com.canonical.indicator.session show-real-name-on-panel true
- gsettings set com.canonical.indicator.session show-real-name-on-panel false
Disable overlay Scrollbars:
You can disable overlay scrollbars, if you don’t like that.
Enter following command in terminal to disable overlay scrollbar:
- gsettings set com.canonical.desktop.interface scrollbar-mode normal
If you want to get back overlay bar, enter following command:
- gsettings reset com.canonical.desktop.interface scrollbar-mode