Asus Eee PC 900 with old pre-installed Chromium OS beta

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  • Forrest Smith

    Michael,

    I just looked up the EeePC 900 and it looks like, unfortunately, they used an older processor in that machine. The Celeron M lacks a feature called PAE, which Chrome and Chromium rely upon at their core.

    Unfortunately, I don't know if you're going to have any luck with that machine - hopefully you can find something with a one-year newer processor?

  • Michael Lind Mortensen

    Hmm. Crap. Is this something specific to your Cloudready installer or the newer versions of Chromium OS? Because, as I said: It's successfully running Chromium OS now (just an older version). So unless the core of the OS changed, it seems to work just fine with Celeron M?

  • Forrest Smith

    I could be midjudging the processor - to be honest my understand is based on the Pentium M processors, I had just assumed the Celeron M was the same architecture.

    When you say running an older version, do you mean a previous version of CloudReady? Or are you failing with CloudReady and succeeding with some other version of Chromium?

  • Michael Lind Mortensen

    Yeah, so the system is running Chromium OS Flow at the moment (this here: http://lifehacker.com/5473768/chromiumos-flow-adds-hardware-support-customized-menus-and-more?trending_test_c&utm_expid=66866090-62.YkETBcIMTk2uX1oytHipyg.3&utm_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.dk%2F) .. It's just a bit too old. I considered updating to their newer Vanilla (http://chromeos.hexxeh.net/), which may work. But I wanted to try out Cloudready first. But so far, I'm getting the "Your system is repairing itself" message over an over again, despite having a clear proof-of-concept through the installed Chromium OS Flow.
    But, I should say, I don't know for a fact the newer Vanilla build will work on the laptop.. maybe the OS core really has changed? I guess I could install that and then report back if that worked?.. That should give you guys some feedback on whether it's worth doing some debugging on your end.

  • Forrest Smith

    Michael,

    I think the issue is that both the Flow build and the Vanilla build are non-standard. Those were made by a hobbyist a few years back, and he may have done the leg work to disable the PAE-requirement on the OS.

    As far as I know, for CloudReady and Google's source of Chromium OS, PAE has alwasy been required.

    If you make any progress I'd love to hear more, but sadly you may be stuck with Flow for that machine.

  • Michael Lind Mortensen

    I'll give Vanilla a try and report back :-)

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