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brothergc
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Acer C7 cromebook

Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:55 am

I saw that this was just released
http://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/de ... -acer.html
wondering if one could wipe crome os and install say linux mint ?
 
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Re: Acer C7 cromebook

Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:10 am

Yes, you can wipe Chrome OS and install Linux Mint. The only thing about C7 Chromebook is the below average battery life 3.5-4 hours.
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Re: Acer C7 cromebook

Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:15 am

biffzinker wrote:
Yes, you can wipe Chrome OS and install Linux Mint. The only thing about C7 Chromebook is the below average battery life 3.5-4 hours.

so would it be any different from say a run of the mill lappy ? ( installing mint that is ) I am thinking of doing this . I have a 60gb ssd doing nothing but colecting dust . so I pick up a usb dvdrw and plug that in with a copy of linux mint 32bit
 
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Re: Acer C7 cromebook

Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:26 am

Perhaps not reading this: http://chromeos-cr48.blogspot.com/2012/11/looking-for-acer-c7-chrubuntu-tester.html. Had a CR48 Goggle sent me forgot I had to flash the BIOS to boot Windows/Linux. You would be stuck booting Ubuntu and unable to replace the hard disk looks like.
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