[lug] Jeffrey, please add me to your LinkedIn network

David L. Willson DLWillson at TheGeek.NU
Wed Dec 17 19:57:06 MST 2014

Got a link for that process? I know a C270 that could stand to have it's firmware reloaded.

David L. Willson
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This is a good time for a r3VOLution.

----- Original Message -----
> On Tue, 2014-12-16 at 12:00 -0700, Jeffrey S. Haemer wrote:
> > As another option, I use an Acer C720 chromebook ($199) for
> > personal
> > puttering. I'm content to use Google for things like
> > email/calendar/hangouts, and various Amazon cloud services for
> > mp3/streaming video/Kindle books/general shopping. A chromebook is
> > tailor-made for this use case.
> > It's a browser-in-a-box.
> It's actually pretty easy to convert this to a normal Linux distro.
>  You
> have to open it, short a pin with a tiny piece of aluminum foil or
> similar, then run some commands to reload the firmware (which is
> Coreboot plus plugins).  After that you can install from a USB stick.
> I did this recently and installed Fedora 20 on it.  Works fine.
>  Mouse
> pad is a bit finicky at times, but usable.  Note that you can't go
> back
> to the original Chromebook if you do this, but I suppose you could
> get a
> Chromebook distro and install it (if such as thing exists).
> --
> Michael J. Hammel
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