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Install Ubuntu on a Chromebook



Hello guys I’m Tyler reed and today I’m going to show you how to dual boot Chrome OS, and Ubuntu on a Chromebook so without further or do let’s get started.

Disclaimer: I will not be held responsible for any damage done to your device, if you are experiencing problems please contact me, it could be an easy fix or a difficult one but it can be fixed.

Step 1: Travel to your web store and look for Chromebook Recovery Utility once added just follow the on screen directions to make a recovery USB. (You will need a USB stick/SD card with 4 or more gigs available, it will erase all data on the drive)

Step 2: Now we have to turn OS verification off by pressing esc+refresh+power simultaneously, then when boots you should get a warning, or an OS is damaged message, just press ctrl+d simultaneously, then when prompted press enter. Allow your Chromebook to reboot several times.

Step 3: Once you’ve booted up into Chrome OS you’re gonna want to download crouton Here then, once that’s finished press ctrl+alt+t simultaneously the terminal should open.

Step 4: Now enter “shell” into the terminal and press enter.

step 5: Next type “sudo sh -e ~/Downloads/crouton -t unity” without quotes or if you have a touch device “sudo sh -e ~/Downloads/crouton -t touch,unity” this process will take a while depending on your internet connection, when done it will ask for a username and password, this can be anything you’d like it to be.

Step 6: Now it is very limited so Install Ubuntu Software Center by opening xterm and typing “sudo apt-get install software-center” then press enter, type y for yes and enter your password.

That’s it you’ve done it, now most Chromebooks have a very small hard drive, so don’t do too much via Ubuntu, as always thanks for reading and don’t forget to join the tech side!

Hello guys, I’m Tyler Reed, and my love of tech started when I was around 13 years old. I had just gotten the HTC Wildfire S, which at the time, was perfectly functional, I made tons of videos on it, but my voice was super high pitched and the videos weren't very entertaining, so I deleted them all. Soon after I really got into writing, and tech is where I found my niche, so when I was offered a chance to write for NHTech I jumped on it, I have come very far from where I started and I can honestly say I didn’t expect to get this far. I spend my summers doing nothing, seriously, so I thought I would get into doing something I liked. hopefully one day I will get paid for doing what I love, but honestly doing it for free is okay with me.

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