Peter Smulders

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  • Peter Smulders commented,

    As a technically aware old fart, I'll contribute that the OP is right in that the first screen should really say "this is a rather single-minded installer, that is meant for very straightforward in...

  • Peter Smulders commented,

    @Alexander: even easier option: hook up the drive through IDE-to-USB (I assume your new computer is devoid of IDE connectors) and boot from a USB CR installer. Figure out which drive is which and d...

  • Peter Smulders commented,

    Well... USB is the only supported way. :) Since you are obviously not afraid of exotic expeditions, maybe you could try VirtualBox: Set up a minimal virtual machine Hook up the target hard drive a...

  • Peter Smulders commented,

    Maybe the chrome flag #enable-site-per-process can be used?  

  • Peter Smulders commented,

    Sounds like a valid use case and as long as you have some kind of backup, I suppose you should be allright.

  • Peter Smulders commented,

    Hmm. I would say this warrants some investigation, because many users will be pushing the bottom limit of the specs. Will get back to this.

  • Peter Smulders commented,

    "since OTA updates are disabled for [USB] devices.' I wasn't aware of that. Does anyone know if that is switcheable? USB devices are dreadfully slow compared to even spinning metal disks, but the a...

  • Peter Smulders commented,

    I beg to differ. 16GB will error out; not in the checks beforehand but at the point one of the dd commands tries to allocate enough space to copy a partition to. Without some guidance or documentat...

  • Peter Smulders commented,

    To reiterate the point: I took out the HDD from this machine and the installation proceeded without problems, suggesting that the mere presence of a HDD is enough to throw off the installation proc...

  • Peter Smulders commented,

    I would recommend against storing large amounts of data locally (i.e. Downloads folder, etc) unless you have copies of those files elsewhere. The whole philosophy of ChromeOS is to be device indepe...