Monday, December 27, 2010
See USB/SD Card Files on CR-48 Chrome OS Laptop
1. Enter "about:flags" (without the quotes) in the Chrome address bar.
2. Enable the "Advanced File System" experimental feature. (This will require a Chrome restart.)
3. Open a terminal on the CR-48 by entering the CTRL-ALT-t key sequence.
4. At the crosh command prompt, type in "shell" (without the quotes) to get a bash shell.
5. Enter the command "cd /home/chronos/user/Downloads/" (without the quotes.)
6. Enter the command "ln -s /media" (without the quotes.)
7. Use the ALT-TAB key sequence or the window switcher button to return to Chrome.
That's it - now if you plug in a SD Card or USB drive, you can now attach a file to Gmail (or upload via any other web form) by choosing the "File Shelf" directory which will now let you go to Downloads->Media where you will see your SD Card or USB device mounted. This seems to work well for most USB storage devices/SD cards, but it appears that Chrome OS will only find the first partition on such devices. (It even came in handy for uploading the picture for this post!)