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    Samsung Chromebook

    Hi all,
    I'm about ready to buy the Samsung Chromebook. There are several on EBAY for under $200. Some of the refurbs have CHROME OS on them.
    If I'm going to run a kali based linux, I'm assuming I'm going to write over the existing OS?

    Also, the processor is Exynos 5 Dual. I'm guessing this is a decent processor. I hate having a 11.6" screen, but my funds are lacking.

    Thanks all,

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    Currently no, we don't overwrite the OS on the machine, it's like running a live usb drive, except you will use either a USB stick or an SD card (or microSD) on ARM boards. At some point, they will be installable, but that is still in the works and no ETA.

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    ok, thanks steev. So, I think I'll get a windows machine? I'm just getting started in all this.

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    chromebooks have the latest technology plus you can install Kali on it via crouton. Crouton is just as good as the real thing if not better. I was skeptical about crouton at first but apt-get works fine, 'sudo apt-get download kali-linux-wireless' and you will be ready

    I have it installed on my Acer Chromebook and its fairly awesome. Much better than the usb version in speed.

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    Samsung Chromebooks do have an EFI boot supported ISO.

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    I'm not sure what you're even saying here? EFI boot supported ISO? Our image uses a gpt partition layout, but it's not EFI. The Samsung Chromebooks use u-boot for the boot loader, and probably in the future it will move to coreboot, but they are not currently using EFI.

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    Im on kali on my chromebook now. There is a samsung ISO that boots off chromebooks.

    I may of read it wrong but as far as i understand there is.

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    So I have crouton installed along with kali kde

    Quote Originally Posted by L-dog23 View Post
    chromebooks have the latest technology plus you can install Kali on it via crouton. Crouton is just as good as the real thing if not better. I was skeptical about crouton at first but apt-get works fine, 'sudo apt-get download kali-linux-wireless' and you will be ready

    I have it installed on my Acer Chromebook and its fairly awesome. Much better than the usb version in speed.
    all installed well I just cant for the life of me figure out how to launch the kde interface. If someone could tell me how that would save me a great deal of trouble thanks in advance

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