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Canonical official Tutorial: Install Ubuntu on a Chromebook

Post by Lucap » Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:22 am

This was put out a couple of days ago.

https://insights.ubuntu.com/2018/01/30/ ... chromebook

Thought it might be of interest to someone to try with Mint though i'm not sure how well a full linux desktop would run on the low end Chromebooks as some only have 2gb of ram.

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Re: Canonical official Tutorial: Install Ubuntu on a Chromebook

Post by Pierre » Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:37 am

as long as that Chromebook is using an Intel Processor,
then there is also potential to use ./wine as well:
https://www.codeweavers.com/products/crossover-chromeos

like the Canonical Announcement - - this stuff is still in it's infancy.
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so, those Chromebooks, are showing some real potential.
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Re: Canonical official Tutorial: Install Ubuntu on a Chromebook

Post by Lucap » Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:59 am

I wrongly thought crouton was for any linux distro but looking at Google it seems to be for Ubuntu.

I'm pretty sure i've seen guides for installing Linux on Chromebooks in the past but they must have used some different type of Boot Strapping?

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