booting up

Re: booting up

Postby Swarfendor437 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:42 am

You are going to struggle it would appear:

"rbanffy on Mar 8, 2015 [-]
After fighting an eMMC-based "Windows Chromebook" for the last couple weeks, I think I can answer how its specific implementation of UEFI works with one word: "poorly".

arthurfm on Mar 8, 2015 [-]
What were you trying to do with it?

rbanffy on Mar 9, 2015 [-]
I was trying to install Ubuntu so that it boots off the eMMC. No luck there, but Fedora can boot from a tiny USB stick that barely protrudes from the chassis."

[extracted from: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=9163657]
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Re: booting up

Postby nuacht » Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:39 pm

Swarfendor437 wrote:You are going to struggle it would appear:

"rbanffy on Mar 8, 2015 [-]
After fighting an eMMC-based "Windows Chromebook" for the last couple weeks, I think I can answer how its specific implementation of UEFI works with one word: "poorly".

arthurfm on Mar 8, 2015 [-]
What were you trying to do with it?

rbanffy on Mar 9, 2015 [-]
I was trying to install Ubuntu so that it boots off the eMMC. No luck there, but Fedora can boot from a tiny USB stick that barely protrudes from the chassis."

[extracted from: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=9163657]

there wouldnt be any how to guide for this job i am not sure i am confident doing it myself
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Re: booting up

Postby Swarfendor437 » Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:28 pm

Hi nuacht,

Sorry if I have not been as blunt as I should be - basically, emmc sucks big time and because everything is 'hardwired' into the motherboard I cannot see you progressing further. What the poster was stating about the Fedora on USB would be to create a bootable Zorin USB and boot your Chromebook off of that. I don't know enough about persistence (where you can store data permanently on your USB thumb drive), only live boot - but then you could use a second thumb drive to store/save data. Check out Rufus:

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/pr ... st-any-os/
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Re: booting up

Postby nuacht » Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:59 am

Swarfendor437 wrote:Hi nuacht,

Sorry if I have not been as blunt as I should be - basically, emmc sucks big time and because everything is 'hardwired' into the motherboard I cannot see you progressing further. What the poster was stating about the Fedora on USB would be to create a bootable Zorin USB and boot your Chromebook off of that. I don't know enough about persistence (where you can store data permanently on your USB thumb drive), only live boot - but then you could use a second thumb drive to store/save data. Check out Rufus:

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/pr ... st-any-os/

thanks for the assistance
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Re: booting up

Postby nuacht » Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:00 am

Swarfendor437 wrote:Hi nuacht,

Sorry if I have not been as blunt as I should be - basically, emmc sucks big time and because everything is 'hardwired' into the motherboard I cannot see you progressing further. What the poster was stating about the Fedora on USB would be to create a bootable Zorin USB and boot your Chromebook off of that. I don't know enough about persistence (where you can store data permanently on your USB thumb drive), only live boot - but then you could use a second thumb drive to store/save data. Check out Rufus:

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/pr ... st-any-os/

do all modern computers use this sucky emmc
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Re: booting up

Postby nuacht » Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:54 pm

Swarfendor437 wrote:Hi nuacht,

Sorry if I have not been as blunt as I should be - basically, emmc sucks big time and because everything is 'hardwired' into the motherboard I cannot see you progressing further. What the poster was stating about the Fedora on USB would be to create a bootable Zorin USB and boot your Chromebook off of that. I don't know enough about persistence (where you can store data permanently on your USB thumb drive), only live boot - but then you could use a second thumb drive to store/save data. Check out Rufus:

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/pr ... st-any-os/

another update i have somehow installed it to my lenovo but when i turn it on the mouse doesnt work and some of the buttons on the keyboard work i guess i am slowly making progress what now ?
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Re: booting up

Postby Swarfendor437 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:37 pm

nuacht wrote:
Swarfendor437 wrote:Hi nuacht,

Sorry if I have not been as blunt as I should be - basically, emmc sucks big time and because everything is 'hardwired' into the motherboard I cannot see you progressing further. What the poster was stating about the Fedora on USB would be to create a bootable Zorin USB and boot your Chromebook off of that. I don't know enough about persistence (where you can store data permanently on your USB thumb drive), only live boot - but then you could use a second thumb drive to store/save data. Check out Rufus:

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/pr ... st-any-os/

do all modern computers use this sucky emmc


Basically cheap Chrome Books - any notebook/ebook that only has 32 Gb storage is likely to be an indicator that is a cheap and tacky emmc (Sorry to be rude about kit that you own, but they should never have been thought up in the first place (just like Celeron and Sempron processors). All they are really designed for is to browse and social media, and email and that's "as good as it gets". :(
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Re: booting up

Postby Swarfendor437 » Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:38 pm

nuacht wrote:
Swarfendor437 wrote:Hi nuacht,

Sorry if I have not been as blunt as I should be - basically, emmc sucks big time and because everything is 'hardwired' into the motherboard I cannot see you progressing further. What the poster was stating about the Fedora on USB would be to create a bootable Zorin USB and boot your Chromebook off of that. I don't know enough about persistence (where you can store data permanently on your USB thumb drive), only live boot - but then you could use a second thumb drive to store/save data. Check out Rufus:

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/pr ... st-any-os/

another update i have somehow installed it to my lenovo but when i turn it on the mouse doesnt work and some of the buttons on the keyboard work i guess i am slowly making progress what now ?


Hi could you please start a new thread in respect of your lenovo notebook and provide Model number and spec. Thanks. ;)
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