Crouton is a method to run GNU/Linux on Google Chromebook through ChRoot command. To use Crouton, you need to enable developer mode on your Chromebook.
After going into developer mode,
- open Chrome, and press Ctrl + Alt + T
- then enter the command "shell"
- Following are examples of commands to install Linux:
sudo sh ~/Downloads/crouton -r trusty -t xfce-desktop
sudo sh -e ~/Downloads/crouton -t touch,xfce
- sudo is command for running in administrator mode
- trusty is the name of a (release)version of (distro)Ubuntu
- xfce is a Graphical User Interface (GUI)
- xfce-desktop is XFCE GUI with all the customized desktop applications for it
- touch is for adding touch screen functionality
- -e signifies that, you want to encrypt your Installation.
- -k signifies that, you want to specify, where the cryptographic key for the excrypted installation is kept.
- -r signifies that, you want to specify, which Linux distro release you want to use.
- -t signifies that, you want to specify the target environment (User Inteface)
If you installed XFCE, you can run Linux with the following commands, in "shell" command line terminal:
sudo enter-chroot startxfce4
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