Here’s how to run the Riak distributed database on a Samsung Chromebook.

  1. Follow the Developer Mode instructions to enable developer mode.
  2. Follow the Crouton instructions to get a Debian-like chroot. I used sudo sh -e ./crouton -t xfce to get something graphical but not huge like Gnome.
  3. sudo apt-get install erlang git build-essential to get the dependencies.
  4. Download the Riak source.
  5. tar zxf riak-
  6. cd riak-
  7. make
  8. make rel
  9. cd rel/riak
  10. ./bin/riak start

That’ll get Riak running locally. I literally just did this, so I have no idea how to get it visible to the world; that might come later.

Riak /stats output