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by KBD
Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: MX 16 on a Chromebook
Replies: 34
Views: 1092

Re: MX 16 on a Chromebook

Don't mind at all It's a Samsung N145 Plus. I upgraded it to 2GB of memory and now a 2TB internal hard disk. I love that those netbooks were upgradeable. I also increased the ram in one of mine to 2 gb and 320 gb hard drive. I burned up a hard drive in one of my netbooks, and the internal power sec...
by KBD
Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: MX 16 on a Chromebook
Replies: 34
Views: 1092

Re: MX 16 on a Chromebook

KBD, Did you try booting from a cold start? After installing MX-16 on my netbook (on a newly installed internal HDD), I can boot my old drive externally using a SATA USB adapter but, for some reason or other, a restart of MX doesn't result in the machine booting up the externally connected USB driv...
by KBD
Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: MX 16 on a Chromebook
Replies: 34
Views: 1092

Re: MX 16 on a Chromebook

I'm not terribly agnostic, because when things go wrong, I think systemd hinders debug and the effort required to implement corrections. I also prefer design models embracing distributed "free market" design, control, and authority! I'm a "KISS Principle" believer and systemd do...
by KBD
Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: MX 16 on a Chromebook
Replies: 34
Views: 1092

Re: MX 16 on a Chromebook

Yes. Enterprise is the motive force root of commercial development! I worked at Intel (20 year veteran) when EFI was rolled out and I know some of the people that helped Redhat with EFI. I'm a hardware guy, though. I still keep in touch with one of the BIOS/EFI guys, though we now live 500 miles ap...
by KBD
Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: MX 16 on a Chromebook
Replies: 34
Views: 1092

Re: MX 16 on a Chromebook

BTW somewhat related to MX: Fedora is 'the canary in the coal mine' for systemd. Systemd seems to be causing both shutdown and startup problems for Fedora. I'm noticing ridiculously long boot up times compared to a fresh install, and also hanging on shutdown. I've been mostly agnostic about systemd ...
by KBD
Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: MX 16 on a Chromebook
Replies: 34
Views: 1092

Re: MX 16 on a Chromebook

they are probably installing a efi stub into the "fallback" location of the esp partition. I forget what that is supposed to be, but there is a way for grub-install to do it. That is interesting. I had thought about installing MX-16 without grub, then updating grub in Fedora to pick it up...
by KBD
Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: MX 16 on a Chromebook
Replies: 34
Views: 1092

Re: MX 16 on a Chromebook

Yes--strange that Fedora has something special going on there! It helps that Fedora has Redhat behind them, and Redhat had to solve the UEFI and secure boot situation quickly for Enterprise. Liking Fedora so far, but apt package management in Debian is like 100 times quicker than Fedora, can't beli...
by KBD
Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: MX 16 on a Chromebook
Replies: 34
Views: 1092

Re: MX 16 on a Chromebook

I just found this note, here: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Chrome_OS_devices/Custom_firmware The current major limitation of this firmware is the lack of proper UEFI NVRAM support, resulting in the impossibility of modifying UEFI Variables. This means that it defaults to booting from extern...
by KBD
Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: MX 16 on a Chromebook
Replies: 34
Views: 1092

Re: MX 16 on a Chromebook

That's great news. Congrats! I'm not surprised though. As I recall, Red Hat was an early dev and adopter of EFI. BTW, my daughter's C720 SD slot permits nearly flush insertion of the card. In my Samsung netbook, it sticks out. :( There must have been different versions of the C720. Glad to hear the...
by KBD
Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: MX 16 on a Chromebook
Replies: 34
Views: 1092

Re: MX 16 on a Chromebook

See Edit to the first post in this thread. I finally got the sucker working with Fedora.

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