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sledgehammer

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chromebook
« on: July 18, 2014, 09:07:17 am »
Once 7.1 gets here I am going to try my best to put it on my chromebook.  Seems like it would be perfect, now that so much of what I do is in the cloud.  Use Dropbox or equivalent for storage, have lyx, foxpro 2.6, etm on the 16 gig harddrive.  Perhaps a couple of other programs and I should be set.

Has anyone tried putting Vector on chromebook?

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Re: chromebook
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2014, 10:24:49 am »
Hi John,

Is this an ARM Chromebook? The ones made by Samsung?
This command should tell:

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cat /proc/cpuinfo
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Re: chromebook
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2014, 11:17:02 am »
Can't do the cat right now as my son is using it to do his exercises.  But I know it is made by Acer.  I will try the cat later.

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Re: chromebook
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2014, 01:51:34 pm »
as I recall that was the acer c720, a cool xmas gift...lucky duck ;)

you can always use 64 gig thumbs as additional storage

upgrading to 128 from 16 internal storage with os recovery (worth a look for the recovery sd)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jOHHyJMgWk

this is still worth a look, regarding legacy bios
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Acer_C720_Chromebook

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Re: chromebook
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2014, 06:35:40 pm »
Never did figure out how to get to a command prompt, so no "cat" results.  However, I did determine that the Acr c720 is not an ARM, but rather that it uses a dual core Intel processor.

http://www.androidcentral.com/acer-c720-chromebook-review

John
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Re: chromebook
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2014, 09:05:50 pm »
Overthere, thanks for the comment:

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a cool xmas gift.

That reminds me of why I want to get VL on my chromebook....It is used all the time, but not by me.  My girlfriend uses it.  MY kids use it.  I don't use it because it won't run my programs. And buying the big hard drive for it seems a waste of $ when, I think, 16 gigs is plenty of hard drive if I can figure out how to put Vector on it (without destroying its "chromebookness,") and store my stuff in the cloud or on an office network.
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Re: chromebook
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2014, 12:11:42 am »
I thought you may want to know how to back up your chromebookness in the event the vector install caused an issue and if you want to install vector you may need to know how to access the bios...thus the links, but suit your self.
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