How to Put Linux On a Chromebook



Chromebook is not a web browser, but it is a Linux laptop. You can easily install Linux which coincided with Chrome OS and be able to directly move from one OS to the other OS with a "hotkey", you do not need to perform rebooting. This article will explain how to install Linux Ubuntu on Chromebook using Croutons.

Enable Developer Mode
Before you perform a wide range of "hacking", you must enable Developer Mode on Your Chromebook. Chromebook normally ' locked ' for security reasons, and can only do a "boot" on the OS that has been marked, check it out if there is a disruption and prevent users and apikasi to modify the "core" of the OS. Developer Mode is able to make you switch off all security features and you can set up your laptop.

After you turn on Developer Mode, you can access the Linux terminal in Chrome OS and do what you want.

To enable Developer Mode on Samsung Chromebook or Chromebook Pixel, press and hold the "ESC + Refres and press Power button". You will enter Recovery Mode. Chromebook long have "Tuas" Developer Mode, so you must press the "Tuas".

On the Recovery Mode screen, press "CTRL + D", accept the prompt, and you will enter into Developer Mode.




When you use Developer Mode, local data Chromebook You will be deleted. This process will take approximately 15 minutes.


Whenever you are booting on Chromebook, you will see a warning screen. You must press the keys "CTRL + D" or wait 30 seconds to continue booting.


Install The Croutons
First of all, you must download the Croutons. Click this link to download the latest releases of your Chromebook HERE into Croutons

After you have finished downloading the Croutons, press "CTRL + ALT + T" on Chrome OS to open crosh terminal.

Type "shell" on the terminal and press "enter" to enter the shell mode Linux. This command can only be run if Developer Mode is enabled.

To make Croutons, all you have to do is run the command below. These commands install the Croutons with the "desktop Xfce" and encrypt "chroot" for security.
sudo sh -e ~/Downloads/crouton -t xfce

The actual installation process will take time because the program downloaded and installed, approximately one and a half hours. This installation process and almost everything is run automatically.


If you prefer to install the Ubuntu Unity desktop, replace the command "–t xfce" with "–t unity" that there above. You can run this command to see a list of the type of the installation, including the installation of a desktop without graphics: "sh -e ~/Downloads/crouton"

After passing through the installation process, you can run the command below to enter Your session Croutons (assuming that You installed the Croutons with Xfce).
sudo enter-chroot startxfce4
sudo startxfce4


Switching Between The Two Environment
To switch from Chrome OS and Linux and vice versa, use the "shortcut" the keyboard below:
  • ARM (as Chromebook Samsung 3 Series): Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Back and Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Forward
  • Intel x86/AMD64 (as Chromebook Pixel and Acer Chromebook): Ctrl+Alt+Back and Ctrl+Alt+Forward plus Ctrl+Alt+Refresh
If you want to get out of the "chroot", do "logout" from the "Xface desktop". You must run the command "startxfce4" above to enter the chroot again.

Remove Croutons And Restore Your Chromebook
Once you've decided not to use Linux, you can easily restore your internal storage space again.

Do a reboot on Chromebook normally to see a warning screen. Follow the prompts on your screen (press the SPACEBAR, and then press enter) to turn off Developer Mode. After the mode is turned off, you will be doing Chromebook "clean-up", return the Chrome OS that is clean, safe and "locked", and overwrite all of the changes you make on Your Chromebook software.


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