Installing Mint on Acer Chromebook C720P

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Installing Mint on Acer Chromebook C720P

Post by vinoman » Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:17 am

What is the best way to install Mint on a Acer Chromebook C720P? My concern is getting the touch screen and touch pad to work properly.
Thanks

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Re: Installing Mint on Acer Chromebook C720P

Post by catweazel » Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:42 am

vinoman wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:17 am
What is the best way to install Mint on a Acer Chromebook C720P? My concern is getting the touch screen and touch pad to work properly.
Thanks
Download and burn the .iso to a USB flash drive and run Mint from there to test it. You'll probably go better with the MATE edition.
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Re: Installing Mint on Acer Chromebook C720P

Post by vinoman » Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:04 am

By doing that I wouldn't have to go into developer mode and use Crouton?

What is the best app for burning iso to usb?

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Re: Installing Mint on Acer Chromebook C720P

Post by kc1di » Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:30 am

vinoman wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:04 am
By doing that I wouldn't have to go into developer mode and use Crouton?

What is the best app for burning iso to usb?
I use etcher it's cross platform and comes as an appimage so no installation needed.
get it here:
https://etcher.io
Easy tips : https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/
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Re: Installing Mint on Acer Chromebook C720P

Post by vinoman » Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:07 am

thanks, I installed Mint Mate on usb with etcher, but trying to boot up chromebook using CTRL + L I couldn't get to bios. is there another way?
Etcher acted like it installed iso properly, but when trying to boot it on another laptop, it wouldn't recognize it.

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Re: Installing Mint on Acer Chromebook C720P

Post by kc1di » Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:56 am

More than likely it not etcher but a bad download. did your check the hash to make sure? try downloading again and re burn the ISO.
You may have to use Crouton to get it to install on a chromebook. good luck.
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Re: Installing Mint on Acer Chromebook C720P

Post by kc1di » Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:59 am

I found this page, (never done it myself) but it may be of help.http://www.fascinatingcaptain.com/blog/ ... ome-drive/
Easy tips : https://sites.google.com/site/easylinuxtipsproject/
Linux Mint Installation Guide: http://linuxmint-installation-guide.rea ... en/latest/
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