[CHROMEOS] HOW TO - Install Kodi on ChromeOS using Crouton
Crouton is a tool used to install linux inside of a Chromebook. More info here: https://github.com/dnschneid/crouton

Quote:xbmc was setup with crouton long ago, but it was never updated to kodi naming, and was basically broken. I have fixed it, and set it up to use the ppa for ubuntu releases. I've been working on it for a couple months, but it was just merged today and included in the newest release.

Getting Started

the directions for using crouton are located at the github page, but can be simplified as:
  1. Developer Unlock your Chromebook
  2. Download crouton file
  3. enter chromeos shell
  4. run crouton create command
  5. Start crouton with start command

Developer Unlocking your chromebook is a chromebook specific process, details here
Quote:Note that developer mode, in its default configuration, is completely insecure, so don't expect a password in your chroot to keep anyone from your data. crouton does support encrypting chroots, but the encryption is only as strong as the quality of your passphrase. Consider this your warning.

Once your chromebook is unlocked, you can download the crouton file here: https://goo.gl/fd3zc <-- official link

  • Open a shell by pressing CTRL + ALT + T, then typing 'shell'
  • Then start the install process with 'sudo sh ~/Downloads/crouton -t kodi -n kodi'
  • The chromebook will work for about 10-15 min downloading and setting up the ubuntu chroot.
  • At some point it will ask you for a username and password, i commonly use kodi:kodi.

You're DONE!

You can start kodi by typing 'sudo startkodi' from the shell

You can switch back to ChromeOS by pressing CTRL + ALT + SHIFT + -> (right arrow in place of F2)
If you exit kodi, it will close the chroot and return you to ChromeOS.


You can find TONS more info, as well as actual descriptions of crouton's features on the github page.

I've created a wiki page for kodi located here: https://github.com/dnschneid/crouton/wik...dia-Center
I'll update it with more info as i come up with it.

Feel free to ask questions below Smile

MODS, does this qualify to be moved to the how-to forum?
Also, is this something that could/should be covered in a blog post?
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