How to Install Linux on a Chromebook





Introduction: How to Install Linux on a Chromebook

In this video I show how I was able to install Ubuntu Linux on a Samsung Chromebook. This will allow you to run Ubuntu Linux on your Chromebook and keep a version of ChromeOS.

Step 1: Video and Command Lines

These are the command lines I used in the video:
sudo sh -e ~/Downloads/crouton -r list (lists the linux builds)

sudo sh -e ~/Downloads/crouton -t help (lists the linux desktop interfaces)

sudo sh -e ~/Downloads/crouton -r trusty -t lxde (installs the build and desktop interfaces)

sudo startlxde URL for Crouton:

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can we do this with Debian distros?

Yeah I'm running Debian Wheezy on my Chromebook and I'm loving it. For an interface, I'm using KDE. This only requires slightly different instructions:

sudo sh ~/Downloads/crouton -r debian -t kde -n debian

Oh and I did forget to add. The start up command changes to:

sudo startkde

Looks like a useful skill to have....can these be hackintoshed?

I'm not sure, Macs are linux "based" but I'm no expert in that, be really cool if they could tho!