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Re: [OCLUG-Tech] Convert Chrome laptop to Linux?

  • Subject: Re: [OCLUG-Tech] Convert Chrome laptop to Linux?
  • From: Jean-Francois Messier <jf [ at ] messier [ dot ] ca>
  • Date: Sat, 23 Jul 2016 21:20:18 -0400
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 ChromeOS.

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Can a laptop that was originally made to run chrome be easily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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