- 5 Steps to Install Linux on ChromeBook
sudo sh -e ~/Downloads/crouton -a i386 -r trusty -t audio,core,gtk-extra,keyboard,x11,chrome,cli-extra,extension,lxde
- The “sudo” part sends the command as Super User (administrator)
- The “sh” says to read & execute the following SCRIPT file (like DOS batch files.)
- The “-e” option is to provide “echo” – print output to the screen.
- The “~/Downloads/crouton” location of the script (“~” says start at the user’s home folder)
- The “-a” option sets the architecture (C7 is i386 ; the ARM processor is armhf ; and if you have an AMD processor, it would be amd64 .)
- The “-r” option is the desired release. I use “saucy” to load up the Ubuntu 13.10 (latest) version. If this option is omitted, it defaults to the the last Ubuntu LTS version, 12.04, precise.
- The “-t” option defines which of the targets will be installed (MUST be separated by commas). For a list of “targets”, use the command “sudo sh -e ~/Downloads/crouton -t help”.
- I used the LXDE desktop. It is a small footprint desktop with menus like the older Gnome and is visually (and operationally) similar to Windows XP.
After everything is downloaded and installed (approximately 30 minutes if you have a fast Internet connection), the system will ask you for the name of the primary user. Enter you choice and then supply your chosen password (twice). After a short while, the system will present you with the options to start the new linux chroot.