- Install Ubuntu On Chromebook
How To Install Ubuntu On Chromebook
Chromebook runs on the Chrome OS, which is based on the Linux kernel, but it is a closed source. You can install Linux on the Chromebook in three ways – Dual boot Linux with the Chrome OS, Remove Chrome OS and install the Linux, and Install Linux inside the Chrome OS and then switch between the Chrome OS & the Linux using crouton. Now, let’s see how to install Ubuntu on Chromebook.
Step-1: Go to the developer mode
- Hold the refresh and Esc keys while you press the power key.
- Now, the Chromebook will reboot and enter the recovery mode.
- The message saying that the Chrome OS is missing will appear on the screen.
- Press the Control and D keys together to open the OS verification screen.
- Next, press the Enter key to turn off OS verification.
- Again, press the Ctrl and the D keys together to go to the developer mode.
- Wait until the computer restarts.
- Later, configure the Chrome OS developer.
Step-2: Install Ubuntu on Chromebook
- From a browser, visit the Github webpage of crouton.
- Download crouton on your Chromebook.
- On the Chrome web browser, press the Ctrl, Alt, and T keys together to open the crosh terminal in a new tab.
- Input the command shell and press Enter.
- Next, type the below command line and run it.
- sudo sh ~/Downloads/crouton –t xfce
- At the end of the installation, you will be asked to create a username and password.
Step-3: Start using Ubuntu
- Once the installation is done, enter the below command to start Ubuntu.
- sudo startxfce4
- The above code varies for different device models.
- You have now logged into the Ubuntu session.
Step-4: Switch between Ubuntu and Chrome OS
- Press the Ctrl, Alt, Shift, and Back keys at once to switch to the previous OS.
- The Back key is not the Backspace key.