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!