Posts tagged Chrome OS

How to check out an old version of Chromium OS

You gotta love the combination of open source projects and git. Getting up and running with a project like Chromium OS is pretty straightforward with the guide available on the Chromium Wiki. But what if, for some reason, you’re interested in a version other than the most recent? How do you dig through the combinations of repositories to get it? I recently had to figure this out for a project I’m working on, so I thought I’d pass it along.

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Fixing repo init to check out Chromium OS code

Building Chromium OS is a little tricky. Although the instructions from the project page are pretty detailed, one bump I ran into was this error when I put in the repo init ... command:

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Getting into Developer Mode on the HP Pavilion 14 Chromebook

So I recently added the HP Chromebook to my cohort of tech gadgets, and naturally wanted to put the device into developer mode. While the information posted on the Chromium Wiki about the HP Chromebook was helpful, it turns out that it is incomplete. So below are my abbreviated instructions for getting it into developer mode from start to finish. Another great resource is the HP repair manual, available here.

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