Rover have you read these two texts? http://liliputing.com/2012/11/how-to-install-ubuntu-12-04-on-the-199-acer-c7-chromebook.html
That allow you to enter developer mode and that allows you to boot from USB?
I have not read the texts because I am a true noob. i fail to get out of noob level
I drown in such technical texts and fail to remember all the details.
It seems to say that the hardware is so different that it maybe need special versions
of linux for to boot why else would they need a special version of Ubuntu
I got curious and started to read up on it.
wow much more difficult than I ever though.
Here is good advice? http://www.chromium.org/chromium-os/developer-information-for-chrome-os-devices/acer-c7-chromebook
They warn that it is easy to do something wrong if one try to open the machine.
So to start using the Ubuntu CroUbuntu seems to be a good start to learn how them do it first.
One important detail is that one can restall the recovery if it hangs by taking out the battery and
let the machine rest long enough to allow for a restart that do the recovery properly.
Another thing is that if one put it in Developer mode for to boot from USB then
one have to restore it to standard default if one want to boot Chrome the usual way
but Chrome does work in Dev mode too so maybe such is only needed if others
in Family want to access it in a way them used to.
It says that you lose your files if you go into Dev mode so that is important to do back up on first.
I want to buy this computer now coming Sunday the 15April2013 because it is
the cheapest where I live in Sweden. But if it can only boot Ubuntu then
I am not interested. Linux Minti would be good to boot. Both the ubuntu version
but even better the LXDE version LMDE? Debian version being light or lite
But me not having the knowledge I feel unsure what to do.
Hope you are motivated to ask the Ubuntu people if their special version
can allow one to boot LMDE too by keeping the needed hardware files
but changing Ubuntu files to LMDE files instead?