ChromeBox Ctl CBx1

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ChromeBox Ctl CBx1

Postby zulu99 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:40 am

Yesterday i bought the CromeBox Ctl CBx1
https://ctl.net/products/ctl-chromebox

I bought it from Amazon.
You're not buying the most powerful ChromeBox, but the price is good. I use it as home theater PC, to play multi touch Android games with DroidMote, to use Android apps on a big screen in desktop mode and to have all Linux apps like a normal Desktop PC. I do not know anything more versatile than a ChromeBox to do all this tasks together.


To put the device in developer mode:

1) Insert a paperclip into the hole left of the kensington lock and press the recovery button

2) Power on the device, then remove the paper clip

3) When greeted with the recovery screen, press [CTRL-D] to enter developer mode

4) Press the recovery button (with paperclip) to confirm.


To remove write protection on rootfs:


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/usr/share/vboot/bin/make_dev_ssd.sh --remove_rootfs_verification --partition 2

/usr/share/vboot/bin/make_dev_ssd.sh --remove_rootfs_verification --partition 4


To install DroidMote Server:

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mount -o remount,rw /
curl -Ls http://www.videomap.it/script/install_droidmote_chromeos.sh | sudo sh
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Re: ChromeBox Ctl CBx1

Postby zulu99 » Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:43 pm

USB Boot

By default, USB booting is disabled. Once you are in Dev-mode and have a root shell, you can run:

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sudo crossystem dev_boot_usb=1

and reboot once to boot from USB drives with Ctrl-U.

Legacy Boot

Like USB boot, support for this is disabled by default. You need to get into Dev-mode first and then run:

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sudo crossystem dev_boot_legacy=1

and reboot once to boot legacy images with Ctrl-L.
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