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I'm trying to install Ubuntu on my CR-48 by following this guide - Clicky. I've gotten up to the part where it says "Acquire an Ubuntu Filesystem". I'm currently on an Ubuntu box, but I don't understand how to transfer the files from my desktop to the lappy. If someone could provide instructions or something of the sort, I'll love you forever. Thanks.

EDIT: ChromeOS is kept intact. This does not break any of Google's Terms and Conditions.
Edited by Ipwnnubletz - 12/18/10 at 11:50pm
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isn't the point of the beta testing CR-48 to test the software and OS?
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Yep, that's the main point. But since the instructions were released by Google themselves, so why the hell not, right? Plus, this is OCN.
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isn't the point of the beta testing CR-48 to test the software and OS?
Agreed.
If you arent breaking the ULA with google by doing that(im betting you are), and you arent breaking any ToS on here(Mabie) by posting about this, then you are certainly not deserving of getting a CR-48 for beta testing because you arent beta testing it.
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Oh, you guys misunderstood. It's a dual boot config. Chrome OS is kept intact, while Ubuntu is only booted from Developer Mode.
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Sounds like asking for trouble since the netbook only has a 16GB SSD. I don't know how much space ChromeOS asks for but I never had Ubuntu happy with less than 5GBs. Also, I've always felt anything beyond using a disc or Flash drive to install was an unnecessary complication.

Second: Not to harp on this but....why the hell did you sign up if you aren't even going to just test ChromeOS out? I love how I seem to be the only person who would just test like they asked and I'm the only one that will not get one.
     
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...Not to harp on this but....why the hell did you sign up if you aren't even going to just test ChromeOS out? I love how I seem to be the only person who would just test like they asked and I'm the only one that will not get one.
I am testing. But since the CR-48 itself is meant to be hacked with the built in developer mode, it's only natural to want to install something on it. You can boot into either ChromeOS or Ubuntu. Ubuntu is just a side project, I will still be submitting regular reports to Google about the OS itself.
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Agreed.
If you arent breaking the ULA with google by doing that(im betting you are), and you arent breaking any ToS on here(Mabie) by posting about this, then you are certainly not deserving of getting a CR-48 for beta testing because you arent beta testing it.
google gave out the instructions for the ubuntu install. if they didnt want you to install dual boot ubuntu they wouldnt of told everybody
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Didn't see they were handing out install Ubuntu guides anywhere. Sorry.

But I just figured that would kind of defeat the purpose of the testing. I mean if you get discouraged or frustrated enough with Chrome I wonder who would continue to use it when they can just use buntu?

OP: Can you install programs like Jolicloud or is the whole netbook completely just the OS?
     
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Sounds like asking for trouble since the netbook only has a 16GB SSD. I don't know how much space ChromeOS asks for but I never had Ubuntu happy with less than 5GBs. Also, I've always felt anything beyond using a disc or Flash drive to install was an unnecessary complication.

Second: Not to harp on this but....why the hell did you sign up if you aren't even going to just test ChromeOS out? I love how I seem to be the only person who would just test like they asked and I'm the only one that will not get one.
No you're not. I have a clever idea for porting android apps to chrome. Think ill get one to try it with? Nope.
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