• Asus Chromebox M004U Installation


    Hi everyone. I was hoping I could get some help with my install.

    I bought a new Asus Chromebox M004U. I updated the HD to 64GB, the memory to 6 GB. I ran through the craziness to get it to boot from a usb, and that seems to be working. However I can’t get the 64bit version of Antergos installer to actually boot after the welcome screen.

    I’m currently installing the 32bit version, and the install is going pretty well (got into the “Live CD” environment and the graphical installer is working. I also tried a ubuntu 14.04 64bit and that got into the live desktop as well.

    The current 64bit Antergos goes to boot but then restarts the system. I noticed this thread: [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Acer_C720_Chromebook][0]">[https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Ac][1] … Chromebook which I found after seeing this: [http://www.brazzi64.net/blog/running-minimal-arch-linux-with-xbmc-on-the-asus-chromebox/][0]">[http://www.brazzi64.net/blog/running-mi][2] … chromebox/. It appears that to install a 64bit arch based version on the chromebox you have to use an older iso image.

    The one the website gives is a 2013.10.1 version. Honestly I’m not sure how much I want to try a full arch install, it looks like it would take pretty much all day.

    So a couple of questions:
    1. Is there an (older?) version of the Antergos installer based on the 2013.10.1 version of Arch? Would this even solve my problem?
    2. Will I have trouble running a 32bit version on my 64bit asus chromebox?
    3. Any suggestions on a work around? I’ve tried booting with mem=1024M/1536M/2048M and that doesn’t change anything.

    Thanks in advance and am enjoying Antergos on my laptop already.

    [0]: <a href=
    [1]: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Ac
    [2]: http://www.brazzi64.net/blog/running-mi

  • Hi everyone. I was hoping I could get some help with my install.

    I bought a new Asus Chromebox M004U. I updated the HD to 64GB, the memory to 6 GB. I ran through the craziness to get it to boot from a usb, and that seems to be working. However I can’t get the 64bit version of Antergos installer to actually boot after the welcome screen.

    I’m currently installing the 32bit version, and the install is going pretty well (got into the “Live CD” environment and the graphical installer is working. I also tried a ubuntu 14.04 64bit and that got into the live desktop as well.

    The current 64bit Antergos goes to boot but then restarts the system. I noticed this thread: [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Acer_C720_Chromebook][0]">[https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Ac][1] … Chromebook which I found after seeing this: [http://www.brazzi64.net/blog/running-minimal-arch-linux-with-xbmc-on-the-asus-chromebox/][0]">[http://www.brazzi64.net/blog/running-mi][2] … chromebox/. It appears that to install a 64bit arch based version on the chromebox you have to use an older iso image.

    The one the website gives is a 2013.10.1 version. Honestly I’m not sure how much I want to try a full arch install, it looks like it would take pretty much all day.

    So a couple of questions:
    1. Is there an (older?) version of the Antergos installer based on the 2013.10.1 version of Arch? Would this even solve my problem?
    2. Will I have trouble running a 32bit version on my 64bit asus chromebox?
    3. Any suggestions on a work around? I’ve tried booting with mem=1024M/1536M/2048M and that doesn’t change anything.

    Thanks in advance and am enjoying Antergos on my laptop already.

    [0]: <a href=
    [1]: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Ac
    [2]: http://www.brazzi64.net/blog/running-mi

  • I had the same problem with my Acer 720p.

    see there [url:33rjy3vl]http://forum.antergos.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1641[/url:33rjy3vl] for more info.

    I used Antergos 2013-08-2 64 bit iso to boot and then download the latest CLI installer.

    Cheers.

    O-p

  • Thanks O-p.

    Is there somewhere I can download the older .iso? I looked around on the website and wiki and wasn’t able to find it. Google searches only bring up the new version. The link to the setup file works.

    Is XFCE an installable desktop? I wanted to use a lighter weight DE for the chromebox. I’m also assuming once I get this installed I will be able to sync and get the latest versions of the packages, kernel, etc.?

    I’m leaving for vacation today, but I hope to get back to this next week.

    Thanks again.

  • No, sorry we dont keep any archives of old isos. I may have one on my local system somewhere, I will check and let you know

    Best Regards,
    Dustin

  • Thanks. I’ll keep an eye on this forum topic for an update.

  • I edited my post [url:dhw350wh]http://forum.antergos.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1641[/url:dhw350wh] giving an URL to retrieve Antergos 2013-08-2 64 bit iso .

    Cheers.

    O-p

  • Hey - this worked! Thanks! Now I do have a problem in that I think the repos aren’t setup right. I can’t install programs (such as tilda) and dropbox isn’t coming up in the AUR search via pacmanxg. When I do a pacman -Syyu or -Syu I get:

    failed to update core (no servers configured for repository)

    I get the same for community, extra, multi-libs. the only one that works is antergos. This wasn’t a problem with my standard laptop install.

    Should I just add the repos via:
    sudo pacman -Syy core/community/extra/multi-lib etc?

  • Ok - so removed a # from one of the US servers and voila - it works. I still am not getting the AUR list, however, which means I can’t get dropbox installed yet.


    Edit: Installed yaourt - now AUR works. Thank you internet.

  • Now I’m having sound issues. At first there was no sound. After searching around I added a .asoundrc file reading thus

    pcm.!default {  
    type hw  
    card 0  
    device 3  
    }  
    
    

    Now I have sound, but not in chromium, at least when I go to youtube or vimeo. Firefox does work with youtube, but man fullscreen HD playback seems to really slam the system.

    When I go to tthe Audio Mixer I see HDA Intel HDMI, but I only have a bunch of switches for 3 IEC958 things - no idea what that is.

    Anyway - at least I can get mplayer to work when I point it to the alsa mixer.

    BTW I am running the XFCE desktop that was installed via the CLI installer.

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