Installed Chromium OS freezes immediately after boot, and correct way to include WiFi firmware?
Max Sandholm <max@...
2013-05-19 16:44:43 GMT
I downloaded the latest Hexxeh Vanilla build(April 20), and tried to run it on an HP Mini 100e. That model isn't for retail, only educational, but for some reason a local hypermarket was selling them for 100€. It's not my primary laptop. Anyway, I wrote the USB stick and tried to boot it, and it booted to the first screen with language and network setup, and froze after about 10 seconds. Before freezing, if I checked the network menu, it said there were no connections, and WiFi was disabled. Nothing worked(tried Ctrl+Alt+F2, Ctrl+Alt+Delete, Alt+SysRq+buttons, etc) after the freeze except forcing it off by holding the power button down. This problem turned out to be caused by missing WiFi firmware, so I booted the stick on my primary laptop(on which it worked fine), copied /lib/firmware/rtlwifi/*(it needs the rtl8192se firmware) from the HP's existing Ubuntu installation into the same location on the stick(remount / rw, mkdir, cp files), and booted again on the HP, and it worked. No problems, touchpad, camera, sound, screen brightness, everything works fine. So having a USB stick sticking out of the side is impractical, so I typed "install" in crosh, and it installed(from sdb to sda). I booted from the hard drive, and it froze just like it did in the beginning with the stick, only this time, if I quickly clicked the network menu, it'd show a list of WiFi networks before freezing. I took out the hard drive and put it into a desktop to examine, and the WiFi firmware files were there(I guess only rtl8192sefw.bin is needed, but I copied over all of them anyway).
So my questions are: how should I proceed from here to get Chromium OS on the hard drive working like it does on the USB stick? And what is the correct way to get the correct WiFi firmware in Chromium OS? I guess just copying the files into Chromium OS's installation isn't quite right.
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