Linux/Chrome on Chromebook using CroutonPosted: June 4, 2017
There are many articles about this on the web. This is just a reminder to me as to what I’ve been doing.
Change boot to developer mode
Doing the following deletes all local data on your system. You can always reinstall the Operating System (Chrome seems to do that remotely). But your data is wiped after you do this.
- Hold down the ESC + ↻ (refresh) key (the refresh key is where F3 would be on a normal keyboard)
- While holding them down push the ⏽ (power) key (top right corner).
- A recovery screen comes up that tells you that Chrome OS is missing or damaged (it isn’t).
- Press CTL+d
- Next you get a verification screen. Press ENTER to accept.
- Chrome then installs the developer system.
- From now on, you will need to press CTL+D (or wait) everytime you reboot using this method.
- Navigate to https://github.com/dnschneid/crouton
- Download the latest version of Crouton https://goo.gl/fd3zc
Open a terminal
- Start Chrome.
- CTRL + ALT + T opens a terminal in a browser tab
- at the
The following installs to an encrypted partition a minimal version of the latest version of the Ubuntu LTS with the xfce and unity and the “Extension” utility that allows you to use a common clipboard between Chrome OS and Ubuntu.
sudo sh ~/Downloads/crouton -e -t xfce,unity,extension
Here are some help options
sudo sh ~/Downloads/crouton -r list// lists available version of Ubuntu
sudo sh ~/Downloads/crouton -t list//list available interfaces
After you’ve installed the versions you want, you start your Linux session by
- Opening a browser terminal tab (i.e. CTL+ALT+t)
- Running to
- Starting Crouton with the interface you want
- To move between Chrome and Linux, use CTL+ALT+SHIFT+➔