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The following is a work in progress, of getting arch working on Acer's new C7 200$ Chromebook. From opening the box to an arch linux command line.
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[[ja:Acer C710 Chromebook]]
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{{Related articles start}}
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{{Related|Chromebook}}
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{{Related|Acer C720 Chromebook}}
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== Installing Arch onto an Acer C7 Chromebook ==
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{{Poor writing|WIP guide, need to improve "Disabling The Hardware Write Protection"}}
Currently Archlinux does work on the C7 but the install process is a bit convoluted.
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=== Enabling Dev Mode ===
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First step is to enable Dev mode on the system so we can run some unsigned code.
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=== Re-Partitioning ===
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Next you need to make room for Arch by re-partitioning the Chromebook.
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=== Create your own arch image via a VM ===
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* install vbox
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* create img
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* convert img
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* install arch into vbox
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* unconvert img
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== Problems AKA: Work In Progress ==
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This page is a work in progress guide to running [[Arch Linux]] on the Acer C7 [[Chromebook]].
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Over seven [http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/models/chromebooks/chromebook-c models] exist.
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== Installation ==
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Go to the [[Chromebook]] page, read the [[Chromebook#Introduction|Introduction]] and continue by following the [[Chromebook#Installation|Installation]] guide.
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== Post Installation Configuration ==
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For information on general Chromebook post installation configuration (hotkeys, power key handling ...) see the [[Chromebook#Post installation configuration|Post installation configuration]] on the [[Chromebook]] page.
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== Disabling The Hardware Write Protection ==
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{{Warning|This section is a work in progress following it while this warning still exists will probably leave you with a non working system.}}
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You would need an aluminium foil to short the hardware write-protection jumper.
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=== Disabling steps ===
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* bridge write protect jumper
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** disconnect power cord and battery
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** void warrenty by removing base cover screw (pictured)
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** bridge jumper with tin foil (pictured)
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=== Enabling steps ===
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** remove power, battery, base cover and foil, replace base cover, battery, power
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== See Also ==
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* [http://www.chromium.org/chromium-os/developer-information-for-chrome-os-devices/acer-c7-chromebook Official developer information, straight from Chromium.org]
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* [http://github.com/jay0lee/chrubuntu-script The ChrUbuntu script official Github]
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* [http://chromeos-cr48.blogspot.com/2013/05/chrubuntu-one-script-to-rule-them-all_31.html The official ChrUbuntu script site for the older script. It has tips on cgpt commands and other info.]
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* [http://johnlewis.ie/neutering-the-developer-mode-screen-on-your-chromebook/ Source for BIOS modification (for different device, this page shows correct procedure for C7)]
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* [http://www.chromium.org/chromium-os/developer-information-for-chrome-os-devices/acer-c7-chromebook#TOC-Entering-Developer-Mode Acer C7: Entering Developer Mode]
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* [https://johnlewis.ie/mediawiki/index.php?title=Flashing_stock_firmware_to_a_coreboot_build_on_Acer_C7_(C710) Original C710 flash guide]
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* [https://johnlewis.ie/mediawiki/index.php?title=Flashing_coreboot_build_to_stock_firmware_or_different_coreboot_build_on_Acer_C7_(C710) Return to stock guide (untested)]

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Reason: WIP guide, need to improve "Disabling The Hardware Write Protection" (Discuss in Talk:Acer C710 Chromebook#)

This page is a work in progress guide to running Arch Linux on the Acer C7 Chromebook.

Over seven models exist.

Installation

Go to the Chromebook page, read the Introduction and continue by following the Installation guide.

Post Installation Configuration

For information on general Chromebook post installation configuration (hotkeys, power key handling ...) see the Post installation configuration on the Chromebook page.

Disabling The Hardware Write Protection

Warning: This section is a work in progress following it while this warning still exists will probably leave you with a non working system.

You would need an aluminium foil to short the hardware write-protection jumper.

Disabling steps

  • bridge write protect jumper
    • disconnect power cord and battery
    • void warrenty by removing base cover screw (pictured)
    • bridge jumper with tin foil (pictured)

Enabling steps

    • remove power, battery, base cover and foil, replace base cover, battery, power

See Also