[clug] Standard Linux on Chrome book

miloska miloska at gmail.com
Tue Mar 31 17:05:45 MDT 2015


not up to date, but I did this on a first generation chomebox.

Back then the suggested process was to keep the chromos and install ubuntu
next to it.

- ~8G space for ubuntu
- stick with the chromeos kernel

=> very limited space and limit kernel functionality (no NFS, no iotop).

The bright side that it was super fast - I'm not willing to use any desktop
with rotating disks since.

I *think* some stuff changed since and you can boot up your own kernel, but
do a research before buying.

I ended up having a RPi for general tasks (headless) and using the
chromebook with chromeos.


On Wed, Apr 1, 2015 at 9:53 AM, jm <jeffm at ghostgun.com> wrote:

> Looking at
> http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2015/03/cortex-a17-chips-allow-arm-chromebooks-to-limbo-down-to-149/
> Got me thinking about using a standard Linux distro on a Chrome book.
> Has anyone tried this? Is it possible to get everything functioning
> correctly? Normally there seems to be problems with getting everything
> working (eg peripherals, sleep modes) on standard laptops with Linux. As
> these laptops are build to work with a Linux based distro already my
> thinking is that this shouldn't be a problem.
> Jeff.
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