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Email us, per the contact information from your Kali Linux BootCamp or DeepDive, for a set of comprehensive instructions.
These instructions are only available to Kali Linux BootCamp or DeepDive attendees (WLPC), or members of the Wireless LAN Association (WLA).
Under “what you need to do” follow "Step 2”. The model you need to configure for is G5.
Then when completed, follow “step 3”.
Now you need to reinstall Kali Linux on the ChromeBook. Refer to "Setting Up your Kali Laptop" section (above) for instructions.
There seems to be an issue where, if you close the screen on the Kali Laptop, it “forgets” that it is a Kali Laptop and not a ChromeBook.
This seems to be a problem with Chromebooks in general - especially if you install a different operating system on them. Basically, the NVRAM attribute that says “boot from USD/SD” is being lost.
I want to fix this, asap, but it is going to require some testing and some studying. I propose to fix this in three phases...
Phase 1 - Solution A
We already have a solution:
a) Follow the instructions under “Resetting your Kali Laptop Back to Chrome” (above)
b) Then follow the instructions under “Setting up Your Kali Laptop” (above)
Phase 2 - Solution B
Because Phase 1 - Solution A is quite time consuming and frustrating (requiring you to reinstall Kali), I have come up with Phase 2 - Solution B.
Basically, we follow a similar process to Phase 1 - Solution A, only we install Kali onto an SD card (min 32G).
This is the procedure:
a) Follow the instructions under "Resetting your Kali Laptop Back to Chrome"
b) Insert the SD card into the slot
c) Then follow the instructions under “Setting up Your Kali Laptop”. Only this time, choose the SD card as the repository for Kali Linux NOT the internal 32G drive
Now if the Kali Laptop fails again, you only have to:
a) Remove the SD card
b) Follow the instructions under “Resetting your Kali Laptop Back to Chrome“
c) Then follow the instructions under “Setting up Your Kali Laptop”. But only follow them until the end of installing “mrchromebox’s” hack. Once you reboot after this point, slip in the SD card, and select it to boot
This should radically speed up the recovery process, as you will no longer need to re-install Kali.
Phase 3- Solution C
This one is going to take time.
I want to experiment with other options of "mrchromebox’s" script, but it means I have to disassemble* the Chromebook, remove the write-protect screw, and then try the other options.
This may take a while… so keep checking back. I will update you once I have had a chance to play with this.
(...also I don’t want my Chromebook to run around shouting, “No disassemble Johnny 5!” LOL)