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  1. #1
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    Install on NEW Hisense Chromebook

    Is there any reason the either Chromebook version will not work on the new Hisense or the other new Chromebook coming out this week? Yes, I know they have obviously not been tested but just curious.

    Hisense from Walmart:
    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Hisense-Ch...essor/44389793

    Amazon Chromebook
    http://www.amazon.com/Haier-Chromebo...rds=chromebook

    This is my first experience with Chromebooks and Kali. Hope it will work.

    Thank you,
    LillieJJ

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    you should use developer mode to list the hardware specifically the Processor,GPU,Wireless
    I experienced the same issues with the Samsung ARM Chromebook 2 Model XE503C32 it took me awhile to get Kali running on it
    from what I've seen the HiSense is using 1.8GHz Rockchip RK3288 Processor and GPU is supposed to be ARM 760 Mali quad core GPU

    Processor Information - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rockchip_RK3288
    Kernel source is located here - http://www.cnx-software.com/2014/04/...x-chromium-os/
    CrossCompile Toolchain or you can use gcc-linaro-arm-linux-gnueabihf (better in my opinion url - http://releases.linaro.org/14.04/com...hain/binaries/ ) - https://android.googlesource.com/pla...roid-4.4.2_r1/
    Rockchip FlashTool - https://github.com/linux-rockchip/rkflashtool
    RockChip U-Boot (you might need it but it's not a must) - https://github.com/linux-rockchip/u-boot-rockchip
    RockChip 3288 website - http://www.rk3288.com/
    ArchLinux ChromeBook Wiki - https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Chrome_OS_devices

    if you don't want to compile the RoofFS from scratch you can just use some ArmHF image as a base and add the kernel to the correct place afterwards,
    some kernel patches needs to be applied you can look at the build scripts for examples https://github.com/offensive-securit...-build-scripts

    Best of luck to you
    Last edited by roadkill; 2015-04-15 at 11:32. Reason: added ArchLinux ChromeBook wiki

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    Roadkill,
    Thanks for you input. I will keep you posted.

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    I'm just dying to get my hands on a HiSense ChromeBook the hardware got me curious as this processor is used in various streamers...

  5. #5
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    Roadkill,

    Just to clarify. When I prepare the USB stick and boot with it. That will allow for installing on the computers hard drive? Correct? Not just run from the stick.

    I see the Hisense is finally available at Walmart so I plan on getting one this weekend.

    Thanks again.

    JJL

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    well usually for Chromebook I don't install on the internal hard drive just use it from micro-sd card and boot from that
    Google updates also contains firmware updates so I might need ChromeOS...

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