20180418 ChromeOS Has Been Criticized As A Limit

Keith I MyersKeith I Myers2018-04-18 22:18:29-0400 – Updated: 2018-04-18 22:18:29-0400ChromeOS has been criticized as a limited operating system in the past by many tech reviewers however things are about to change with the introduction of ChromeOS Containers. This is due to something known as “Project Crostini”. If you are a Pixelbook…

Getting Started with ChromeOS Containers via Project Crostini

Shared with: Public, Keith I Myers, Joseph Cappellino, Dor Kleiman, Roberto Mezquia Jr+1’d by: Joseph Cappellino, Roberto Mezquia Jr, Kyle Salewski, Christopher Rios, Kent Seaton, Dor Kleiman, Anders Nordin, Carlos Miguel Pereira, Dominico Hodnett, Carl Draper, Carlos SanchezReshared by: Secnethia Henley, Robert Partridge, Dominico Hodnett, Carl Draper, Carlos SanchezDor Kleiman – 2018-04-19 04:43:53-0400“You should not have Firefox running” – s/not/now/Keith I Myers – 2018-04-19 08:50:09-0400+Dor Kleiman Fixed, thanksRoberto Mezquia Jr – 2018-04-19 12:29:52-0400Sweet… Can you get Android studio to run on this? And Adobe Illustrator? Keith I Myers – 2018-04-19 12:32:31-0400+Roberto Mezquia Jr – Android Studio should run without issue, I will admit that I have not tried this yet. Adobe Illustrator on the other hand will likely not work as they only offer it for Windows or MacOS – In theory it may be possible to get running in Wine within the container but I like to avoid this when possible. Roberto Mezquia Jr – 2018-04-19 12:34:06-0400+Keith I Myers crap, yeah I forgot about that lol… If you get bored, can you confirm Android studio for me please? My Pixelbook is already in dev mode and on beta… So I’m sure it’s only another few steps to do but I’m not too familiar with Linux Keith I Myers – 2018-04-19 13:06:35-0400+Roberto Mezquia Jr – Stay tuned, I am already working on instructions to get it working.Roberto Mezquia Jr – 2018-04-19 13:07:08-0400ImageKeith I Myers – 2018-04-19 13:33:18-0400+Roberto Mezquia Jrhttps://kmyers.me/blog/chromeos/getting-android-studio-running-on-chromeos-containers-via-project-crostini/Joseph Cappellino – 2018-04-19 14:28:19-0400I did something similar, but installed IntelliJ instead. It comes bundled with a version of Android Studio as well. But, that’s as far as I got. I cannot vouch that anything else is working (compiler, git integration, Android emulator, etc). +Keith I Myers might be able to get into more details about that.Keith I Myers – 2018-04-19 14:52:29-0400+Joseph Cappellino – There is no reason most of the features (git, compiler) will not work. Adb may need to be done over wireless as the USB ports do not seem to be exposed. The emulator may be problematic but I have not tested this – Nested Virtualization is always a mess. Dor Kleiman – 2018-04-19 15:27:37-0400Do you know if these containers share a kernel with chromeos, or if they’re rubbing in vms? Keith I Myers – 2018-04-19 15:32:02-0400+Dor Kleiman – That is a great question. It looks like they are not using the same kernel (close though)

ChromeOS
crosh> uname -a
Linux localhost 4.4.125-13322-ge7f21383b904 #1 SMP PREEMPT Mon Apr 2 04:19:56 PDT 2018 x86_64 Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7Y57 CPU @ 1.20GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux

Debian on ChromeOS
kmyers@stretch:~$ uname -a
Linux stretch 4.14.30-04182-g0e6f8e69810b #1 SMP PREEMPT Thu Mar 29 10:16:51 PDT 2018 x86_64 GNU/LinuxDor Kleiman – 2018-04-19 15:57:31-0400I suspect it’s running on the same copy of the kernel as the one used for Android emulation. Keith I Myers – 2018-04-19 16:08:25-0400+Dor Kleiman – Android Emulation (ARC+) uses the same kernel as the host machine (4.4.125-13322-ge7f21383b904) in my case

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