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by nathan2423
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: MX18 On A Chromebook Acer C720 [Solved]
Replies: 31
Views: 797

Re: MX18 On A Chromebook Acer C720

OK I am back to solved again, this time after checking to be sure that the internet worked. I reinstalled using a re-made MX18 snapshot, but I think the different result has to do with the way I booted it. The first time, I chose the "Boot Maintenance Manager" option and "Boot from file" and then na...
by nathan2423
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: MX18 On A Chromebook Acer C720 [Solved]
Replies: 31
Views: 797

Re: MX18 On A Chromebook Acer C720

Thanks for advice --- dropping back to 4.19 and then 4.13 makes no difference
by nathan2423
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: MX18 On A Chromebook Acer C720 [Solved]
Replies: 31
Views: 797

Re: MX18 On A Chromebook Acer C720 [Solved]

KBD and others I have run into one more thing that has me stumped. Maybe this is due to using a snapshot rather than a new install but -- Something seems to be wrong with my proxy settings or something similar, because my wireless card seems to be working, and I can see upload and download info goin...
by nathan2423
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: MX18 On A Chromebook Acer C720 [Solved]
Replies: 31
Views: 797

Re: MX18 On A Chromebook Acer C720 [Solved]

Total and complete success. ChromeOS completely gone, MX18 booting from hard drive like a normal PC - and the sound even works without any fiddling! Thanks to all here who gave so many valuable suggestions! In retrospect I probably should have gone to Mr. Chromebox ( https://mrchromebox.tech/ ) in t...
by nathan2423
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: MX18 On A Chromebook Acer C720 [Solved]
Replies: 31
Views: 797

Re: MX18 On A Chromebook Acer C720

Possible breakthrough for me. I got past a boot loop exactly as described here: https://www.reddit.com/r/chrultrabook/comments/5k1how/ugh_did_i_brick_my_c720/ I then went ahead and installed the full rom Mr. Chromebox. Prior comments that booting from the usb is a pain (have to hunt for the right fi...
by nathan2423
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: MX Help
Topic: MX18 On A Chromebook Acer C720 [Solved]
Replies: 31
Views: 797

Re: MX18 On A Chromebook Acer C720

Continuing thanks guys. I thought I typed a reply earlier but I must have lost it before hitting submit. Unfortunately for me I have done something wrong. I have Seabios giving me the ability to select the boot device, and I now see the correct MXsnapshot opening screen to choose boot options, but n...
by nathan2423
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: MX18 On A Chromebook Acer C720 [Solved]
Replies: 31
Views: 797

Re: MX18 On A Chromebook Acer C720

Thanks very much for all the suggestions. I know my boot medium is good because it is working fine on other machines. You guys have given me lots of things to try, but I do want to confirm one thing: At the boot prompt, all I have to do is input the cheatcodes directly? It's not expecting any other ...
by nathan2423
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: MX18 On A Chromebook Acer C720 [Solved]
Replies: 31
Views: 797

Re: MX18 On A Chromebook Acer C720

Thank you felix!

That seemed to do something, but just took me back to a "boot" screen.

Is it a problem that I am using a snapshot rather than an original install iso? I will have to wait to download one of those if that is what I need.
by nathan2423
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: MX18 On A Chromebook Acer C720 [Solved]
Replies: 31
Views: 797

Re: MX18 On A Chromebook Acer C720

I will record what I am doing in case anyone else tries the same. Got through installation of the johnlewis script with no issues. Pressed CLT-L, picked the USB to boot from, and then first problem - got : graphics initialization failed Error setting up gfxboot Welcome to Mx-Snapshot to start the sy...
by nathan2423
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: MX Help
Topic: MX18 On A Chromebook Acer C720 [Solved]
Replies: 31
Views: 797

Re: MX18 On A Chromebook Acer C720

Right - the C720 is definitely an intel processor, so that should not be an issue. The main issue that I am concerned about is that John Lewis seems to be out of the chromebook business and I am not sure where to start with getting the bios adjusted to boot from USB (and then install to the SSD).

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