Cannot start linux on Acer Aspire 3 A315-22
1. I would presume that you converted from Windows 10 to CloudReady?
2. There are threads recently on the Linux subject
for the official take.
Vinsent Levitsky For further context on Linux Beta / Crostini:
From the screenshot you sent, it looks like your CPU has unmitigated vulnerabilities for Spectre, hence Crostini will not run. This is due to enhanced security checks being implemented for Crostini from upstream Chromium since v91/92. (1) The potential solution suggested by Neverware staff is to look for BIOS updates from your device manufacturer that will patch the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities at the firmware level. Not all manufacturers will provide this. (2) There's also an unofficial DIY workaround suggested by a user in the linked thread above that involves patching / installing microcode updates yourself via command line, but this is a tedious process and will vary per device. (3) Users have documented being able to run Crostini on newer hardware with CPUs that have Spectre and Meltdown mitigations out of the box-- assumption is CPUs manufactured from late-2018 onwards, though not 100% assured.
These are your options for now if you wish to run Crostini on Cloudready. Neverware has stated that fixing Crostini for those affected by the enhanced security checks (i.e. older devices) is not a priority in the near-term.
Forrest Smith Feel free to correct / add to the above if there's been any developments on the Crostini issue in the past month or so.
Also, I forgot to mention on the previous Linux thread that the touchpad didn't work on the (10th gen Intel) Lenovo Ideapad which I successfully ran Cloudready and Crostini on. I'm probably stating the obvious here, but moving to newer hardware to be able to run Crostini won't be a perfect solution. I imagine other newer devices' touchpads, network and sound cards, etc. will have the same complications. If you have some time to spare, any thoughts / insights on this? Will it just be a matter of time (a while, most likely) and we'll just have to wait until Chromium and then Cloudready updates to the next LTS kernel?
Alright, thanks for the update Forrest Smith!
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