Experimental Crostini Support (64bit Home Edition)

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  • Tiago Elias Batista

    Hi 

     

    It is necessary to enable "Linux" on Chrome OS settings, as described in https://www.reddit.com/r/Crostini/wiki/getstarted/crostini-setup-guide

     

  • C. Nero

    How stable and usable is Crostini in yesterday release of v70.3  64bit home edition?

  • Forrest Smith

    Google is presenting it as increasingly stable, but from a CloudReady point of view it should still be viewed as unstable and unsupported. We have not tested Crostini thoroughly on a wide variety of devices. It may not work in some, or many, cases/hardware.

  • C. Nero

    Thank you, Forrest.

  • C. Nero

    v70.3 64bit. Experimental crostini can be enabled.  After reboot, when I try to enable Linux app from settings, it spins for a while and returns with a msg saying install failed.

    Then if you try to uninstall the partially installed Linux app, it fails too.

    Any comments or suggestions?

  • Forrest Smith

    Nero,

    I'm not seeing the same issue. Can you try again on a fresh install? Or in a different user profile?

  • C. Nero

    Yes, I tried this again on two fresh installs, same results.

  • Asif Sanjary

    At last, the Terminal app successfully installed on HP Pavilion 15-p004nx Notebook. Thanks for your continuous support.

  • David Searles

    When I click "Turn On" under Linux (Beta) in Settings, the progress bar advances 25% but then seems to go out to lunch. It does cause the disk light to flicker every 5 seconds but it's been 15 minutes doing the same thing. Could it be formatting a Linux file system or similar?

  • Forrest Smith

    David - did it end up working later? It seems possible for it to take much longer than 15 minutes

  • David Searles

    No but I discovered the problem. The laptop which I thought had a Core i5 turned out to have a Core 2 Duo which doesn't support the required type of virtualization. I verified this with an old desktop I had with a Core i5 on which the Crostini stuff works as expected. I was even able to get a LAMP stack running on it. Sadly, that Core 2 Duo laptop will never run Linux so I disabled the flag so the Settings doesn't offer the Linux Beta settings.

  • Forrest Smith

    Glad you worked it out, though I'm sorry you're laptop won't be able to run it. You could try using our Docker framework on that device, though it won't have the same UI integration. 

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