I did install Linux in different ways over the last year on Chromebooks.
One of them is known as Crouton. There is also, I think, Chrubuntu,
which is an implementation of an older Ubuntu for some Chromebooks.
Crouton does not need this, however, as it installs itself
"side-by-side" with ChromeOS and you can switch between the two easily.
Also, some models of Chromebooks have a distro that will run on them as
a full OS. Usually, running a full distro either involves physically
unlocking an access that will let you completely overwrite the built-in
OS, while others (like I do) only mean unlocking the USB-Legacy booting,
and then either booting from USB (3.0) key or the internal, unaltered
On 2016-07-23 09:00 PM, Dave Seguin wrote:
On 22/07/16 10:42 PM, Tom Wright wrote:
Can a laptop that was originally made to run chrome be easily
converted to run Linux?
Do you mean a chromebook? I think it depends on the device.
What is the device make/model?
Is it an ARM or x86 chip?
What distribution do you plan on using?
You could also try searching for something like "<device model> linux".
Also check if installing Linux would void your device's warranty.
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