Re: Debian Wheezy rootfs for Chromebook
It has been ages since I last worked on this, but I finally got some time
to make the script a bit more reasonable and share it in case anyone is
interested in using it for generating a Debian fs for ARMv7.
It uses multistrap and I used it natively on Chromebook when it was still
running Ubuntu. Checked it just now that it can generate something, after
all this bitrot, so it should hopefully still work :)
On Fri, Mar 08, 2013 at 01:06:32AM +0000, Vassilis Laganakos wrote:
> Hi all,
> Just wanted to let you know that I've put (after a bit of delay) a Debian
> Wheezy rootfs for use on Chromebook at :
> and it is *almost* ready to use. You must have read the various blogs that
> describe how to get Ubuntu or Fedora on Chromebook; so if you want to use
> Debian instead, just use this root fs. It is as vanilla as it gets, as it
> comes out of multistrap.
> What you need to do is, when you follow the instructions from the blog you
> prefer (e.g. http://is.gd/JgQtff, http://is.gd/pmOmUj, http://is.gd/PcwBqy)
> for getting something else on Chromebook besides ChromeOS, in the step that
> suggests to download a root filesystem get this one instead.
> Then you need to copy the ALSA ucm configuration files for DAISY, the kernel
> modules and firmware files in the right locations, complete the set of
> instructions you follow and it *should just work* :)
> More info is in the README in the repository above, that should be used in
> conjunction with the info in one of the blogs.
> I will shortly share the script that I wrote that generates this filesystem,
> in case you want to use it for creating your own version; and I will also
> give a summary of how I put that together (if you fancy reading about
The script and the multistrap configuration file live at the same place as
Might not be relevant anymore, but someone might want to use them for
generating fses for other ARMv7 platforms anyway (with a bit of editing :) ).
> Many thanks to Steve McIntyre for the space in the git repo and to hrw for
> the firmware tips ;)