[chirp_users] CHIRP and HP Chromebook

Gary Craig
Wed May 22 09:26:46 PDT 2019

Found this using Google:
Linux Apps
Since 2013 it has been possible to run Linux applications in Chrome OS through the use of Crouton<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crouton_(computing)>, a third-party set of scripts that allows access to a Linux distribution such as Ubuntu.[84]<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrome_OS#cite_note-84> However, in 2018 Google announced that desktop Linux apps were officially coming to Chrome OS.[85]<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrome_OS#cite_note-85> The main benefit claimed by Google of their official Linux application support is that it can run without enabling developer mode, keeping many of the security features of Chrome OS. It was noticed in the Chromium OS source code in early 2018.[86]<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrome_OS#cite_note-86>[87]<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrome_OS#cite_note-87> Early parts of Crostini were made available for the Google Pixelbook<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Pixelbook> via the dev channel in February 2018 as part of Chrome OS version 66,[88]<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrome_OS#cite_note-88>[89]<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrome_OS#cite_note-89> and it was enabled by default via the beta channel for testing on a variety of chromebooks in August 2018 with version 69.[90]<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrome_OS#cite_note-90>
Google's project for supporting Linux applications in Chrome OS is called Crostini, named for the Italian bread-based starter<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crostino>, and as a pun on Crouton. Crostini runs a virtual machine through a virtual machine monitor called crosvm, which uses Linux's built-in KVM<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kernel-based_Virtual_Machine> virtualization tool. Although crosvm supports multiple virtual machines, the one used for running Linux apps, Termina, contains a basic Chrome OS kernel and userland utilities, in which it runs containers based on Linux containers<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_containers> (specifically LXD).[91]<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrome_OS#cite_note-91>
Chrome OS is built on top of the Linux<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux> kernel. Originally based on Ubuntu<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubuntu>, its base was changed to Gentoo Linux<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gentoo_Linux> in February 2010.[92]<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrome_OS#cite_note-92> In preliminary design documents for the Chromium OS open source project, Google described a three-tier architecture: firmware, browser and window manager, and system-level software and userland<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_space> services.[93]<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrome_OS#cite_note-Security_overview-93>

  *   The firmware contributes to fast boot time by not probing for hardware, such as floppy disk drives, that are no longer common on computers, especially netbooks. The firmware also contributes to security by verifying each step in the boot process and incorporating system recovery.[93]<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrome_OS#cite_note-Security_overview-93>
  *   System-level software includes the Linux kernel<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_kernel> that has been patched to improve boot performance. Userland software has been trimmed to essentials, with management by Upstart<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upstart_(software)>, which can launch services in parallel, re-spawn crashed jobs, and defer services in the interest of faster booting.[93]<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrome_OS#cite_note-Security_overview-93>
  *   The window manager handles user interaction with multiple client windows much like other X window managers<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X_window_manager>.[93]<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrome_OS#cite_note-Security_overview-93>

One of the Linux gurus on here may be able to tell you how to use the Crostini app to install and run chirp.

Be blessed!
May 2019 be our year of change & growth!

Gary Craig  KI5CCD
Webco Industries
Texas Distribution
750 Martin Luther King Jr Dr
Orange, TX 77630-3094
409-886-0807 ext. 107
Fax 918-246-7045

gcraig at webcotube.com<mailto:gcraig at webcotube.com>

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Hello, I purchased a Baofeng BF-F8HP, cable, and HP Chromebook. I have no experience with either program. The software CHIRP lists doesnt download on the laptop. The laptop has Linux capability, but I don't have any idea how to  execute the program. Any assistance would be appreciated. Thanks. Jim
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