[clug] Standard Linux on Chrome book

da ro charlesaymard at gmx.de
Tue Mar 31 23:19:37 MDT 2015

As Tony said, I just talked about this at the last meeting. I just put up
my slides online: you can get download them here:
I'd also be happy to answer any questions out of my experience.


On 01/04/15 10:05, miloska wrote:
> Hi,
> 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
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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