[chirp_users] CHIRP and HP Chromebook

Dan Clemmensen
Wed May 22 09:29:08 PDT 2019

The short answer is "sorry, it won't work." BUT that is oversimplified.
CHIRP is written in Python and is supported on three OSs: Linux, Windows,
and MacOS. Not on chromebook.  You have three options: 1) Learn how to run
Python on Chromebook natively, 2) Learn how to run Linux on Chromebook, or
3) use a really inexpensive (less than $40) Linux computer in addition to
your Chromebook. Of the three the last one by far easiest unless your skill
level is a lot higher that it appears from your question, but I may be
miss-judging. So:
     a) Purchase a Raspberry PI (or other fine little Linux computer).
     b) Purchase or re-purpose a microSD card of at leas 4GB.
     c) get on the web and learn.

The other two approaches involve placing your Chromebook in developer mode
and doing a fair amount of learning and magic, For Linux the magic is
called "Crouton". That's the "Linux capability" you mentioned. If you
follow the Crouton instructions, you will get to a Linux command line
prompt. From there, you can follow the CHIRP generic Linux instructions to
download and run CHIRP. If you to your Linux prompt and can then get no
further, please comeback here for help.

On Wed, May 22, 2019 at 9:07 AM O O <jwiersma14 at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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