Update for 2017

The source code for crouton needs to be fixed up and pushed again to see if it gets accpeted upstream. We should be near (TM).


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[edit] After some discussions it seems more reasonable to get crouton to be able to build a openSUSE chroot, so I will look into this. If that's to easy/hard/boring I will fallback to some lowlevel kernel/uboot hacking :) [/edit]

With the chromebook R13 [1] the first arm64 based laptop style HW is available. The idea is to enable openSUSE on it. Lot's of things have to be done here:

  • find out how the image has to look like and build an image
  • forward port the patches needed to get graphics et al working
  • enable the mt8173 SoC in u-boot

[1] https://www.amazon.de/Acer-Chromebook-CB5-312T-K0YK-Convertible-Notebook-Multi-Touch/dp/B01N6JR7UE/ref=sr11?ie=UTF8&qid=1484905877&sr=8-1&keywords=chromebook+r13

Looking for mad skills in:

arm64 chromeos bash

This project is part of:

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  • 12 days ago: mkubecek liked openSUSE on chromebooks
  • 14 days ago: ldevulder liked openSUSE on chromebooks
  • 9 months ago: randybb liked openSUSE on chromebooks
  • 9 months ago: mbrugger added keyword "bash" to openSUSE on chromebooks
  • 9 months ago: mbrugger added keyword "chromeos" to openSUSE on chromebooks
  • Comments

    • mbrugger
      8 months ago by mbrugger | Reply

      I'm able to get a basic xfce desktop up and running, code can be found at: https://github.com/mbgg/crouton/tree/opensuse-v2

      Try: sudo sh crouton -r tumbleweed -t xiwi,xfce,cli-extra sudo startxfce4 -X xiwi-tab

      Needs to get merged to the official project though