C201 Chromebook : boot sequence after kernel

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Re: C201 Chromebook : boot sequence after kernel

Postby logikarios » 2017-08-02 06:21

jguillen wrote:
logikarios wrote:Guys, this might interest us all :D https://github.com/atopuzov/c201
It's a guide to install Debian Stretch with the mainline kernel on an SD card and run that on C201 Asus Chromebook!


Anyone tried it out?

I will, as soon as I find time! Are you asking out of curiosity or you think it won't work?
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Re: C201 Chromebook : boot sequence after kernel

Postby jguillen » 2017-09-20 13:28

logikarios wrote:
jguillen wrote:
logikarios wrote:Guys, this might interest us all :D https://github.com/atopuzov/c201
It's a guide to install Debian Stretch with the mainline kernel on an SD card and run that on C201 Asus Chromebook!


Anyone tried it out?

I will, as soon as I find time! Are you asking out of curiosity or you think it won't work?


I couldnt make it work. Got a white screen with either both kernel command lines he posted. Have opened an issue, so lets see if Aleksandar can help us a little more. Anyway, seems like there is a working Devuan image:

https://archive.org/details/devuan-jessie-c201-libre-2GB
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Re: C201 Chromebook : boot sequence after kernel

Postby logikarios » 2017-09-20 13:52

jguillen wrote:Anyway, seems like there is a working Devuan image:https://archive.org/details/devuan-jessie-c201-libre-2GB

Yeah, this is the one I'm using and it's running better than the Arch Linux one. I haven't managed to load the proprietary drivers for the wifi yet though; I'm using an Atheros dongle instead.
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Re: C201 Chromebook : boot sequence after kernel

Postby jguillen » 2017-09-21 07:56

logikarios wrote:
jguillen wrote:Anyway, seems like there is a working Devuan image:https://archive.org/details/devuan-jessie-c201-libre-2GB

Yeah, this is the one I'm using and it's running better than the Arch Linux one. I haven't managed to load the proprietary drivers for the wifi yet though; I'm using an Atheros dongle instead.


Have you managed to install a desktop environment and run it?
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Re: C201 Chromebook : boot sequence after kernel

Postby logikarios » 2017-09-21 09:42

jguillen wrote:
logikarios wrote:
jguillen wrote:Anyway, seems like there is a working Devuan image:https://archive.org/details/devuan-jessie-c201-libre-2GB

Yeah, this is the one I'm using and it's running better than the Arch Linux one. I haven't managed to load the proprietary drivers for the wifi yet though; I'm using an Atheros dongle instead.

Have you managed to install a desktop environment and run it?

Yeah! X11 with lightDM and MATE. The same setup works far better in Devuan than in Arch Linux.
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Re: C201 Chromebook : boot sequence after kernel

Postby jguillen » 2017-09-21 15:22

I've managed to compile chromeos kernel with all blobs, so lets see if I can install this kernel with a debian system
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Re: C201 Chromebook : boot sequence after kernel

Postby logikarios » 2017-12-14 09:06

jguillen wrote:I've managed to compile chromeos kernel with all blobs, so lets see if I can install this kernel with a debian system

How did that go?
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Re: C201 Chromebook : boot sequence after kernel

Postby jguillen » 2018-06-11 15:03

Hello everyone,

I finally managed to install linux in my Asus c201 with blobs working. Please, take note than I'm doing all my stuff directly on my asus c201 (using chrome OS), so you dont need any additional computer. We will install devuan to a SD card (/dev/mmcblk1 it may be different for you). These are the steps:

1) You need developer mode enabled [1]

2) (optional) install libreboot [2]

3) boot ChromeOS and access crosh. This can be done by pressing the Control, Alt and T keys simultaneously in Chromium browser. A new window will open showing a terminal-style prompt. Here it is necessary to type shell, followed by sudo -s. You should now have a root shell prompt.

4) download non-deblobbed devuan image [3]
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curl -O https://files.devuan.org/devuan_jessie/embedded/devuan_jessie_1.0.0_armhf_sunxi.img.xz

5) make sure sd card is not mounted
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umount /dev/mmcblk1*

6) we copy image to sd card using dd
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xzcat devuan_jessie_1.0.0_armhf_sunxi.img.xz | sudo dd of=/dev/mmcblk0 bs=2M

7) We mount root folder.
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mount /dev/mmcblk1p2 /mnt

8) We update sources
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chroot /mnt apt update

9) We download Xorg Display Server files
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chroot /mnt apt install -d --no-install-recommends xserver-xorg xinit

10) We download GUI packages (xfce4, lightdm)
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chroot /mnt apt install -d xfce4 xfce4-terminal lightdm

11) We download network management tools (wicd)
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chroot /mnt apt install -d wicd-daemon wicd-cli wicd-setup wicd-gtk

12) We restart OS and boot into SD card (Ctrl+U). use root/toor as credentials

13) We install Xorg Display Server
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chroot /mnt apt install --no-install-recommends xserver-xorg xinit

10) We install GUI packages (xfce4, lightdm)
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chroot /mnt apt install xfce4 xfce4-terminal lightdm

11) We install network management tools (wicd)
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chroot /mnt apt install wicd-daemon wicd-cli wicd-setup wicd-gtk

12) We reboot and start from SD again, just to check everything worked fine
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reboot

13) GUI should start, Enter root/toor credentials

14) To show wifi applet, from terminal
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wicd-client

15) To enable service automatically, from terminal
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update-rc.d wicd defaults


Happy playing ;)

[1] https://wiki.debian.org/InstallingDebia ... loper_Mode
[2] https://libreboot.org/docs/hardware/c201.html
[3] https://mirror.leaseweb.com/devuan/devu ... ron.img.xz
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