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November 05, 2013, 04:33:45 PM
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Hello Everyone,

I have a Samsung Chromebook and a few USB-mine-erupters. Is it possible to mine some coins with the chromebook?
I don't want to install Ubuntu just mine from my chromebook with the USB sticks.

Thanks for helping
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November 07, 2013, 11:06:59 PM
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I have not had a chance to get a play with a chromebook but if it can run java programs than you might be able to use BitMinters own miner.
https://bitminter.com/

Give it a try and send feedback please I would really like to know about this since the chromebooks might be on sale during xmas.
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November 11, 2013, 01:13:43 AM
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hmmmm.... Interesting idea...Not worth it IMHO but I have two chromebooks so let me go test it.



Tested it and nope

Because Chrome OS does not support Java  Grin

Also the BE would most likely need drivers for ChromeOS, since they require drivers for windows to work.

Oh well it was worth trying.
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November 13, 2013, 04:07:56 AM
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You can dual boot into Ubuntu or you can run a chroot.
Found a website that seems fairly user friendly(as user friendly Linux is..)
http://www.howtogeek.com/162120/how-to-install-ubuntu-linux-on-your-chromebook-with-crouton/
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November 14, 2013, 07:53:37 AM
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Dont think this can be done Sad
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November 16, 2013, 03:35:36 AM
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Hello Everyone,

I have a Samsung Chromebook and a few USB-mine-erupters. Is it possible to mine some coins with the chromebook?
I don't want to install Ubuntu just mine from my chromebook with the USB sticks.

Thanks for helping

Yes it is possible but you can to make your own mining program...

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November 16, 2013, 02:04:25 PM
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You can dual boot into Ubuntu or you can run a chroot.
Found a website that seems fairly user friendly(as user friendly Linux is..)
http://www.howtogeek.com/162120/how-to-install-ubuntu-linux-on-your-chromebook-with-crouton/


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November 17, 2013, 01:36:31 AM
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The ChromeOS platform is capable of supporting your Block Erupters, but you'll have to write an app. A Block Erupter uses the CP2102 USB-to-serial bridge, and Chromebooks do recognize that chip (I just checked; it appears as a serial device under /dev/USB0). The Chrome Apps platform offers a serial API that you can use to communicate with the device, as well as a socket API in case you need something more sophisticated than XHR for stratum server long-polling.

The rest is a small matter of writing the mining client. While that's not a small task, it's completely doable with ChromeOS platform, and what would be pretty cool about it is that you'd have a cross-platform (Linux/Mac/Win/ChromeOS) controller for CP2102-based mining hardware, and if you ran your Block Erupters on a Chromebook or Chromebox, you'd have the extra peace of mind that malware wasn't going to steal your Bitcoin.
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November 17, 2013, 05:39:54 AM
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Running a mining program through the ChromeOS? Prolly not.

However, like others have said, these do run Linux. And basically anything that can run linux can download and compline CGMiner, which can do what you want.

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November 17, 2013, 03:56:28 PM
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Hello Everyone,

I have a Samsung Chromebook and a few USB-mine-erupters. Is it possible to mine some coins with the chromebook?
I don't want to install Ubuntu just mine from my chromebook with the USB sticks.

Thanks for helping

Seriously don't spoil your chrome book, it is totally unefficient at all..

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November 18, 2013, 09:29:48 PM
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Hello Everyone,

I have a Samsung Chromebook and a few USB-mine-erupters. Is it possible to mine some coins with the chromebook?
I don't want to install Ubuntu just mine from my chromebook with the USB sticks.

Thanks for helping
Seriously don't spoil your chrome book, it is totally unefficient at all..
I don't think he's actually mining ON the chromebook. He wants to use the chromebook to run some ASICs. And yes, they are very efficient, using ~10W on idle.

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November 21, 2013, 12:52:34 PM
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sowbug gave the most elegant solution, I'm not that good a coding so I did a dual boot with Linux, that's easy.
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November 21, 2013, 02:41:41 PM
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Probably cheaper to buy an old netbook (The Dell Inspiron Mini 10v is ideal as it's fanless) and run Linux on it.  Or even the low-end versions of Windows 7 would work (Windows 7 Starter would do it).

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February 20, 2014, 04:02:54 PM
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I haven't heard about it, Not sure this is really possible but wish you good luck! Let us know if it would work
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June 27, 2015, 01:46:21 PM
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The thing is that Chromebooks don't have fan noise, don't heat, take ten secs to start on or off, don't lag even with fifty dynamic tabs, meaning, they have no coins.

So even if it's really low (with a $300 machine as powerful for browsing the web as an $5000 Alienware), they still can mine with a Flash or HTML5 app. they
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