Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Coreboot on the chromebook


Do not ask me why; because I haven't actually found a good reason, but I've decided to install John Lewis coreboot on my slackware running chromebook.

The process is fairly simple (scary as it could brick your device), and  smooth... however, immediately everything broke on the software level.

I tried 2 times to fix the boot sequence of my gpt formated drive with no luck.... so without hesitation I formated and installed slackware 14.0 from a bootable usb drive.. and then realized I had a customized 3.4 kernel with all drivers provided by chromeOS.. now I had a 3.2 something I think with no trackpad and some other hardware support … nothing that a quick update/upgrade didn't fix.