Step-by-step | How to Install Ubuntu GNU/Linux in Chromebook

March 4, 2019 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

ChromeBook Ubuntu Installation Guide

You are Welcome! This Tutorial Shows You Step-by-stepHow to Install Ubuntu GNU/Linux Desktop on a Chromebook.

And the Ubuntu Installation on a Chromebook is Easily achieved in 2 Main Steps:

  1. Enabling Chromebook Developer Mode

  2. Downloading and Running the Crouton Tool

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  1. 1. Enabling Developer Mode

    So First, Enable Developer Mode on Chromebook

    ChromeBook Developer Setup Guide
  2. 2. Launching Chrome Browser

    So First, Launch Google-Chrome Browser if Not Already Open as for Default…

  3. 3. Launching the Shell Emulator

    Open a CROSH Tab
    Ctrl+Alt+t on Desktop, Type “shell” and Hit
    (Again Press to Execute Commands…)

    How to Install Ubuntu GNU/Linux in Chromebook - Open Terminal Shell Emulator
  4. 4. Downloading Cruton

    Download Cruton Script

    Cruton Tool
  5. 5. Listing Available Ubuntu Releases

    Now to List the Available Releases do:

    sh ~/Downloads/crouton -r list

    Use the “-r” Parameter in the below Command to Use a Custom Release…

  6. 6. Installing Ubuntu

    Now to Setup Ubuntu GNU/Linux Desktop in Chromebook Run:

    sudo sh -e ~/Downloads/crouton -t unity-desktop

    On a Chromebook Pixel instead:

    sudo sh -e ~/Downloads/crouton -t touch,unity-desktop

    Now Just follow the CLI Wizard and After Wait patiently During Downloading and Setting-up…

  7. 7. Running Ubuntu

    Finally, to Run Ubuntu OS in CromeBook:

    sudo startunity

    This Command will Vary if you Opt to Install another Desktop, so for Example on Xubuntu Use “startxfce4”.
    And you Can Easily Switch Back and Forward between Ubuntu and ChromeOS simply with: +++ / +++

  8. How to Install Ubuntu GNU/Linux in Chromebook - Ubuntu Unity Desktop

    So Now I’m truly Happy if My Guide could Help You to Install Ubuntu GNU/Linux in Chromebook!


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