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

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

ChromeBook Xubuntu Installation Guide

You are Welcome! This Tutorial Shows You Step-by-stepHow to Install Xubuntu 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 Xubuntu GNU/Linux in Chromebook - Open Terminal Shell Emulator
  4. 4. Downloading Cruton

    Download Cruton Script

    Cruton Tool
  5. 5. Listing Available Xubuntu 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 Xubuntu

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

    sudo sh -e ~/Downloads/crouton -t xfce

    On a Chromebook Pixel instead:

    sudo sh -e ~/Downloads/crouton -t touch,xfce

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

  7. 7. Running Xubuntu

    Finally, to Run Xubuntu OS in CromeBook:

    sudo startxfce4

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

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

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


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