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ianhnz
26-02-2015, 01:32 PM
I have a crappy old Acer Aspire One, that was useless with Windows 7 starter and not much better with Linux Mint.
Just been reading a bit about the Chromium OS.
I understand they make lappys with it installed.
Would it be any better on my, lame machine and if so, how would I go about it?
I loaded heaps of Linux, on here, so no problem making up a flash drive, if I can find the software?
I'm thinking, what I'm really asking, is there someone in the Papamoa/Tauranga that could help set this up?
Some of you, on here, will know my health is not good and I do get a lota "brian fade". Well thats a nice way to put it......
I'm sure a ram upgrade, from the standard 1gb to 2gb would help.
I asked a local computer shop and I sure it was about $180 to do it.
Said was major job as have to take back off, easy, keyboard out and remove mother board.
I sure you'll understand, with my health, can in no way afford that.
I understand ram chips are not very expensive, but $180 go a long way to buy another lappy.
http://cdn.pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/images/smilies/thanks.gif

Ian

wainuitech
26-02-2015, 02:16 PM
You can test Chrome on a USB drive first to see if it works or Not, download from http://getchrome.eu/download.php

As for the Memory Upgrade -- $180 isn't to bad if that includes the Memory. Most of those netbooks only have 1 memory slot so you'll need to buy a 2GB Module. So you would be paying for both the module and a service.

Said was major job as have to take back off, easy, You reckon ??? its not like a Laptop with a removable panel.

Depending on which Acer One will depend on how long it takes, some do have a removable bottom once you get past the Keyboard removal without having to completely strip it, most its a full disassembly.

Why don't you think the person should charge for his/her time & Skills ?

1101
26-02-2015, 03:02 PM
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/19/aa1_memory_upgrade/
Quite a process to install RAM :illogical

If you're OK with linux, try puppy or lubuntu.
they are better for low spec systems

http://www.puppylinux.com/

http://lubuntu.net/

ianhnz
26-02-2015, 03:27 PM
You can test Chrome on a USB drive first to see if it works or Not, download from http://getchrome.eu/download.php

As for the Memory Upgrade -- $180 isn't to bad if that includes the Memory. Most of those netbooks only have 1 memory slot so you'll need to buy a 2GB Module. So you would be paying for both the module and a service.
You reckon ??? its not like a Laptop with a removable panel.

Depending on which Acer One will depend on how long it takes, some do have a removable bottom once you get past the Keyboard removal without having to completely strip it, most its a full disassembly.

Why don't you think the person should charge for his/her time & Skills ?

Yes of course they should get paid, "A servant is worth of his hire". (
1 Timothy 5:18)
What I meant was it's not worth it, for me, anyways.

ianhnz
26-02-2015, 03:28 PM
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/02/19/aa1_memory_upgrade/
Quite a process to install RAM :illogical

If you're OK with linux, try puppy or lubuntu.
they are better for low spec systems

http://www.puppylinux.com/

http://lubuntu.net/

I have Mint, 12 or 13 I think it is. Later version didn't work. Something to do with ram, I think.

ianhnz
26-02-2015, 03:36 PM
You can test Chrome on a USB drive first to see if it works or Not, download from http://getchrome.eu/download.php

As for the Memory Upgrade -- $180 isn't to bad if that includes the Memory. Most of those netbooks only have 1 memory slot so you'll need to buy a 2GB Module. So you would be paying for both the module and a service.
You reckon ??? its not like a Laptop with a removable panel.

Depending on which Acer One will depend on how long it takes, some do have a removable bottom once you get past the Keyboard removal without having to completely strip it, most its a full disassembly.

Why don't you think the person should charge for his/her time & Skills ?
The get Chrome website seems a bit OTT.
Says, Average download time in regular mode: 417 minutes, in Gold mode - 12 minutes.
Tried 2 or 3 times to download and won't,,,,

Chilling_Silence
26-02-2015, 03:42 PM
I just suggested to PJ in another thread to try ElementaryOS, it's very slick and nice, not terribly high requirements either.

Otherwise, I used to use these back in the day on my netbook:
http://chromeos.hexxeh.net/

ianhnz
26-02-2015, 03:47 PM
I just suggested to PJ in another thread to try ElementaryOS, it's very slick and nice, not terribly high requirements either.

Otherwise, I used to use these back in the day on my netbook:
http://chromeos.hexxeh.net/

Thanks.

I'll have a look

1101
26-02-2015, 04:29 PM
Puppy is only 160M . designed for old PC's & laptops , older & slower than you Acer . At least it would be a quick download.
:-)

actually that Acer wont have a CD ? , so you'll want something that can run from a USB mem stick ?

gary67
26-02-2015, 04:45 PM
Puppy can be installed from USB and can be run live from a USB instructions Here (http://www.pendrivelinux.com/put-lucid-puppy-on-usb-flash-drive-from-windows/)

ianhnz
26-02-2015, 06:05 PM
Puppy is only 160M . designed for old PC's & laptops , older & slower than you Acer . At least it would be a quick download.
:-)

actually that Acer wont have a CD ? , so you'll want something that can run from a USB mem stick ?

Just looking at website http://puppylinux.org/main/Download%20Latest%20Release.htm
and it says RAM of 2 GB is required by the ISO! Only have 1 gb

ianhnz
26-02-2015, 06:09 PM
I just suggested to PJ in another thread to try ElementaryOS, it's very slick and nice, not terribly high requirements either.

Otherwise, I used to use these back in the day on my netbook:
http://chromeos.hexxeh.net/

I tried this off USB.
Seem to start up okay.
Reset time, no problem.
Could n't find wifi, but cable plugged in.
Found browser and checked NZ Herald site, all good then went to Gmail and locked up.
Tried Esc, Alt F4 and a few others, but stayed locked.
Had to turn power switch off and restart.
Not sure what happened????

wainuitech
26-02-2015, 06:25 PM
Faulty memory can cause that.

gary67
26-02-2015, 06:55 PM
Puppy can run fine on 1 Gig of ram I used to until I upgraded

1101
27-02-2015, 11:34 AM
Just looking at website http://puppylinux.org/main/Download%20Latest%20Release.htm
and it says RAM of 2 GB is required by the ISO! Only have 1 gb


http://puppylinux.org/wikka/MinimumSystemRequirements
" People have succeeded in running Puppy with a 333MHz CPU and 64MB. However having 256MB RAM and a 512MB swap file is more realistic."

Your were looking at a different(wrong) version.

dugimodo
27-02-2015, 12:08 PM
Not all hardware works with puppy - it's free to try though so no real issue. I had an old celeron Asus EePC and it just wouldn't work, some sort of graphics driver issue.

ianhnz
27-02-2015, 05:02 PM
I've now removed Mint and install Ubutu 14.04, so about speeling. Spell check not work. Grrrrr
Have not been able to find the Chrome OS.
Anyone have a link, for loading on flash drive?
Thanks

Poppa John
27-02-2015, 06:11 PM
I've now removed Mint and install Ubutu 14.04, so about speeling. Spell check not work. Grrrrr
Have not been able to find the Chrome OS.
Anyone have a link, for loading on flash drive?
Thanks


Sounds as if you are having the same trouble/problems as me!!!!!!!!!!! PJ

Agent_24
27-02-2015, 06:35 PM
I'd use Lubuntu on an old laptop. It's what I use on my EeePC 701, with the ForcePAE kernel option....

gary67
27-02-2015, 08:32 PM
Not all hardware works with puppy - it's free to try though so no real issue. I had an old celeron Asus EePC and it just wouldn't work, some sort of graphics driver issue.

I sometimes run it on my HP mini 110, originally with 1Gb ram and now 2 Gb. I ran it on an older model of the same laptop too. I often use it for testing stuff out as it boots so fast off a USB drive

wainuitech
27-02-2015, 09:37 PM
I've now removed Mint and install Ubutu 14.04, so about speeling. Spell check not work. Grrrrr
Have not been able to find the Chrome OS.
Anyone have a link, for loading on flash drive?
Thanks The link is in Post #2. select the USB option, On the page, click Regular download, page changes, scroll down a little theres a timer, wait till it reaches O and a couple of words appear, type them, click download by Browser Button ( once words appear/entered) -- Down it comes -- Bit slow, 977MB

wainuitech
27-02-2015, 10:08 PM
Ignore above -- the download is very unstable & asked for a damn password :( . Chill posted links to older versions - 2 years old. Scroll down the page. http://chromeos.hexxeh.net/

ianhnz
28-02-2015, 09:08 AM
I've now removed Mint and install Ubutu 14.04, so about speeling. Spell check not work. Grrrrr
Have not been able to find the Chrome OS.
Anyone have a link, for loading on flash drive?
Thanks

Still not able to find the Chrome OS.
Anyone, please????

Driftwood
28-02-2015, 10:12 AM
Have you checked the link in post #22

ianhnz
28-02-2015, 10:22 AM
Have you checked the link in post #22


Yes I didn't but could find a link to download in.

You have to remember, I not well, so have to use the KISS principle.

Well theres one, http://hexxeh.net/ but can't can't make head nor tail out of it.

Driftwood
28-02-2015, 11:02 AM
Just re-read the entire thread.
If you were able to run mint 13 ok it may be better for you than something unfamiliar.
Then add the Chrome browser.

If you are struggling with it, maybe a friend or family member could help.

wainuitech
28-02-2015, 11:16 AM
Still not able to find the Chrome OS.
Anyone, please???? Instructions have been given before. Its not exactly a easy to find- you have to look or be dedicated about it.

BUT -- Try this, CANT make it any easier. Found the Latest build.

Go to http://chromium.arnoldthebat.co.uk/index.php?dir=daily%2F ALL the builds. Right up to 29th Jan this year. Dont know if your CPU is a x86 or X64, read whats on the top of the page, so heres the direct link ( i hope) to the latest X86 - download it.

http://chromium.arnoldthebat.co.uk/daily/Cx86OS-20150129010101.img.7z Save it someplace you will remember.


Now download the image writer and install it, http://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/files/latest/download Follow instructions from http://www.geckoandfly.com/17354/google-chrome-os-bootable-usb-chromium/ number 3.

Boot from USB Drive following instructions on screen as you go, and you have Chrome OS.

EDITED:
To simplify even more :

Chrome OS link. http://chromium.arnoldthebat.co.uk/daily/Cx86OS-20150129010101.img.7z

Image Writer link : http://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/files/latest/download


Sorry Cant supply USB Drive :p

ianhnz
28-02-2015, 11:22 AM
Instructions have been given before. Its not exactly a easy to find- you have to look or be dedicated about it.

BUT -- Try this, CANT make it any easier. Found the Latest build.

Go to http://chromium.arnoldthebat.co.uk/index.php?dir=daily%2F ALL the builds. Right up to 29th Jan this year. Dont know if your CPU is a x86 or X64, read whats on the top of the page, so heres the direct link ( i hope) to the latest X86 - download it.

http://chromium.arnoldthebat.co.uk/daily/Cx86OS-20150129010101.img.7z Save it someplace you will remember.


Now download the image writer and install it, http://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/files/latest/download Follow instructions from http://www.geckoandfly.com/17354/google-chrome-os-bootable-usb-chromium/ number 3.

Boot from USB Drive following instructions on screen as you go, and you have Chrome OS.

EDITED:
To simplify even more :

Chrome OS link. http://chromium.arnoldthebat.co.uk/daily/Cx86OS-20150129010101.img.7z

Image Writer link : http://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/files/latest/download


Sorry Cant supply USB Drive :p

Thanks.

Downloaded those two.

I let you know.

ianhnz
28-02-2015, 11:23 AM
Just re-read the entire thread.
If you were able to run mint 13 ok it may be better for you than something unfamiliar.
Then add the Chrome browser.

If you are struggling with it, maybe a friend or family member could help.

Family, no good and all my computer, friends, are on here???

ianhnz
28-02-2015, 01:11 PM
Thanks.

Downloaded those two.

I let you know.

Just downloaded both files.

The Cx86OS-20150129010101.img Not sure what to do, with it.
Windows does not recognise it, thought was compressed to tried 7 Zip that says unsupported command.

Downloaded about 3 or 4, all the same.

HELP, Please??????

wainuitech
28-02-2015, 01:39 PM
Just downloaded both files.

The Cx86OS-20150129010101.img Not sure what to do, with it.
Windows does not recognise it, thought was compressed to tried 7 Zip that says unsupported command.

Downloaded about 3 or 4, all the same.

HELP, Please??????

When you download the file it comes in a zipped format. Once you extract it using your fav zipping program, I use Peazip, but the article says you can use 7Zip.

Then you fire up the other program linked, ----- Image Writer.

Step 1. In the top window you point it at the image file
Step 2. Select the USB drive ( double check in my computer that you have the right drive letter) then click Write ( step 3)

You'll see a progress bar as it burns to the USB drive, then boot from that drive once finished.

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wainuitech
28-02-2015, 01:54 PM
Just tried the unzipping on a different PC that has 7Zip-- it works as fine -- Right click the zipped file - Extract here - it will then extract the .img file to the same location.

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Then follow above post to burn to USB.

ianhnz
28-02-2015, 05:42 PM
Just tried the unzipping on a different PC that has 7Zip-- it works as fine -- Right click the zipped file - Extract here - it will then extract the .img file to the same location.

6242

Then follow above post to burn to USB.

Finally downloaded the file and it comes out as, meOS-Vanilla-4028.0.2013_04_20_1810-r706c4144.img
An img file, that I can't open.
Sorry, but enough is enough.
Bye now????????????????

Agent_24
28-02-2015, 06:00 PM
You need to use the image writer program to put the IMG file on your flash drive.

Very similar to burning an ISO file to CD.

wainuitech
28-02-2015, 06:31 PM
Finally downloaded the file and it comes out as, meOS-Vanilla-4028.0.2013_04_20_1810-r706c4144.img
An img file, that I can't open.
Sorry, but enough is enough.
Bye now???????????????? I've already twice posted how to do it, and provided links to the program.

YOU DONT OPEN THE IMAGE Nowhere was it mentioned you open the image - you burn it with the Imageburner that I linked.


Then you fire up the other program linked, ----- Image Writer.

Step 1. In the top window you point it at the image file
Step 2. Select the USB drive ( double check in my computer that you have the right drive letter) then click Write

Just In case you dont know already, you WONT get a OS like Windows, MAC etc, all you'll get is a web page, Chrome OS is designed to work from Cloud Computing, Eg: google Doc's etc.


The entire Chrome project revolves around the cloud computing model. That fancy term simply means that all of your data and applications are stored online, in the "cloud," so that you can access them from any computer, anywhere.

CliveM
28-02-2015, 07:34 PM
I am impressed with your patience Wai :)

wainuitech
28-02-2015, 08:51 PM
I am impressed with your patience Wai :) Thanks Clive :)



OKAY IAN ----From the beginning, EACH step with Pictures and links, Got SWMBO to do it / Test - and she has no clue as to what I'm doing here.
Note: previous link to the OS has been taken down when a newer one was posted, so all links below at the moment are working.

1.st -- if not already done so download the IMAGE WRITER and install it --- Direct download http://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager/files/latest/download. If you get an error when opening the first time close the window and it will work fine next time

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2. Download the latest img /zipped file of Chrome OS. Again DIRECT link http://chromium.arnoldthebat.co.uk/daily/Cx86OS-20150228010102.img.7z Save it to someplace ( desktop is good). The page for the images, currently second up from bottom of list: http://chromium.arnoldthebat.co.uk/index.php?dir=daily%2F

Once downloaded you will have a zipped file like this: ( may look different if you dont use Peazip, BUT it will be a zipped file.)
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RIGHT CLICK the Zipped file, using 7zip, select extract here.
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You will then have two files, the zipped and the extracted.
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Plug in the USB drive you want to add the image to, it should pop up saying what the drive letter is, if not then open Computer and look to see what its saying,

Now go back to Image Writer, in the top box you need to add the Image file, click on the Blue folder at the end of the window,navigate to the desktop where the image file is and select it. On the right of the folder will be a drive letter, make sure its the right USB drive if you have more than one attached, if you only have 1 USB drive attached the letter on the right will auto detect:
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Once the image is loaded, drive in, click Write -- It will do the rest, once done remove the USB drive and boot from it -- There is Chrome OS.

AGAIN got SWMBO to follow these instructions and she did it without any more of my help.

ianhnz
01-03-2015, 04:39 PM
Sorry guys, but I did say I was unwell and am struggling.

I am again downloading the file from
http://chromeos.hexxeh.net/download/vanilla?&version=4023.0.2013_04_19_1815-r8d17ae3f&type=usb
I will unzip it load onto a flash drive, something I have done heaps of times, with linux.
So thank you for your patience, and will let you know what happens.

ianhnz
01-03-2015, 05:18 PM
I really do have to give up now.
I tried to download, said was finished, but icon greyed out
File is "Unconfirmed 316539.crdownload".
Admitted defeet

Chilling_Silence
01-03-2015, 05:48 PM
Just means it hadn't finished downloading. Try it again, you'll get there mate!

wainuitech
01-03-2015, 05:58 PM
Sorry but its VERY obvious you are not following instructions, in the post above, #37 there are direct links to the ISO and program files, which as of right now, Sunday 5.50PM are working fine, yet in the reply above you posted a link to another site that's at least two years out of date, there's been lots of updates since then.

Why even ask then wont follow instructions that are written, tested and made as simple as possible. ?

Sorry but I personally cant give any more help with this topic if instructions wont be followed.