Bodhi Linux runs on Samsung's ARM-powered Chromebook

2012-Dec-19 | Tags: bodhichromebooksamsung

Linux on ARMBodhi can best be described as a lightweight Linux flavor coded to run across a wide range of hardware. Recently, the versatile operating system was modded by Bodhi dev Jeff Hoogland to run on Samsung's stalwart $250 Chromebook - which is powered by Samsung's ARM-based Exynos Cortex-A15 processor.

Although Hoogland released an earlier version of the port, Liliputing's Brad Linder confirms the install process is still fairly straightforward.

First off, the Chromebook must be placed into developer mode, which effectively wipes out local data while keeping the operating system intact.

Samsung Chromebook

You then connect to the internet, activate a terminal, download and run the Bodhi installer which painlessly walks you through the rest of the process - much like installing Ubuntu via  the ARM ChrUbuntu utility.

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