Get the kodi install script
cd; curl -L -O https://mrchromebox.tech/setup-kodi.sh && sudo bash setup-kodi.sh
Pick the option to install the
Custom UEFI Firmware
Backup your firmware when prompted, using a USB drive
Create a USB boot disk for Ubuntu 16.04. I like using Etcher
Put in the USB drive and reboot
Install Ubuntu option and install as normal.
On the partitioning page, pick the LVM option, so you can expand the root disk easily later.
After selecting partitioning layout (I chose automatic), you may be prompted to continue in UEFI mode. Do this, continue in UEFI mode.
Now, you'll probably be stuck in EFI mode. Also, my keyboard (an Apple USB keyboard) wasn't working, so I had to go find another. If you're at the EFI promot, type 'exit' to return to the UEFI settings menu, then select Boot Maintenance Manager. From there, select Boot From File.
I then picked the first option and navigated through the prompts till I found the
grubx64.efi file. Choose that and Ubuntu will boot.
Once you're into ubuntu, you can copy the
.efi boot file to the right location with:
sudo su mkdir -p /boot/efi/EFI/BOOT cp /boot/efi/EFI/ubuntu/grubx64.efi /boot/efi/EFI/BOOT/BOOTX64.efi
Then reboot. For some reason I had to hard-shutdown the first time, but after that, everything was golden.
Extend root partition to the SDCard
Note: doing this means the computer won't boot without the SDCard
Plug in the SDCard
fdisk -l to find the SDCard
/dev/ name, then run
fdisk /dev/sdb or whatever the name of your device is.
d # delete the primary partition n # create a new partition p # primary # use the defaults to fill the disk t # choose the type 8e # for lvm w # write the changes
If you get an error message, eject it, put it back in and try again
Now extend the disk with:
pvcreate /dev/sdb1 # to create a logical disk vgextend ubuntu-vg /dev/sdb1 # to extend the volume group vgdisplay # to figure out how much free space is left, copy the first integer in the `Free PE / SIZE` field lvextend -l +15263 /dev/ubuntu-vg/root # where 15263 is the Free PE value resize2fs /dev/ubuntu-vg/root # to resize the filesystem
Done. Don't try to boot your computer without the SDCard plugged in. It won't work :)
Going back to ChromeOS
Boot to a live linux CD or use your linux install and open a terminal
Download and run the firmware util:
curl -L -O https://mrchromebox.tech/firmware-util.sh && sudo bash firmware-util.sh
Select option 9 ->
Restore Stock Firmware (Full)
Say no, unless you have the backup still and choose 1 for the
Asus CN60 firmware
per the guide here: http://kodi.wiki/view/Chromebox#ResettingtoStock
enables ssh, set a password here when prompted
On the login page, press CTRL + ALT + F2
use the login root with the password you configured in development mode
as suggested, run the
chromeos-setdevpasswd as suggested and set the
chronos root password
Hit the escape sequence CTRL + ALT + F1 and you'll be back at the login screen
Login to the chromebox and hit CTRL + ALT + t to get a crosh shell
shell to get into bash and you can sudo with the password you set with the
chromeos-setdevpasswd command, above