Last Updated: 2023-02-05
Official website: https://chromeos.dev/
ChromeOS was originally based on Debian, but later moved to Gentoo.
If you run
lsb_release -a in ChromeOS's terminal you will see
Debian instead, that is because the terminal and other linux programs are actually running containers inside a VM on KVM.
Chromeos runs a VM called Termina to run Linux. (Linux apps and Android apps run in a secure sandbox inside of a virtualized environment. They aren’t running natively on the machine — they’re being virtualized and run separately from the rest of the OS.)
Terminalapp is a session inside your penguin container.
crosh: Chrome Shell, this is different from the Terminal app. It is very limited. (Open Crosh:
Ctrl + Alt + T)
- Check system info:
- Check ChromeOS version:
Trouble Shooting: Pixelbook keyboard flashing
Solution: recharge and reset (Press down Refresh button and tap power button).