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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-18-2011, 12:50 PM Thread Starter
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Ubuntu on Acer Chromebook

I was doing some digging around on the internet yesterday and I found instructions for installing Ubuntu onto the Cr-48 chromebook. Good news everyone! It works on the Acer one too!

Here's the guide I found.

Chrome OS on the Google Cr-48: Ubuntu 11.04 for the Cr-48 is ready!
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-18-2011, 01:13 PM
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Would this work on a Samsung chromebook too?
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-18-2011, 03:29 PM
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Just curious. Why would you want to install any other OS on a Chromebook? Doesn't that defeat the purpose of the device? If you just want Ubuntu to run on a 16GB SSD and 2 GB RAM machine, why not a regular (less expensive) netbook?
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@kobe yes I believe it works on the Samsung too. I haven't tried it personally, but I have read about other people doing it on the Samsung Chromebooks.

@cloudyone I still use ChromeOS as the primary OS. I installed Ubuntu so I could use this notebook for programming when traveling.
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So you're *adding* Ubuntu, creating a dual-boot machine? That makes sense, if you use Linux for stuff and need it to test things. Making it primary would be silly.
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Maybe I'll take a little look at youtube and see what I can find.
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So, I found video made by someone who was able to put ubuntu in it. He says that the 3G doesn't work on it. He has to boot into Chrome OS to be able to do so.


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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-20-2011, 12:40 AM
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Oh, neat! I was wondering when a full-fledged Linux-y thing would pop up. There's a few Linux distros that focus on cloud computing, but I don't know how useful they'd be on a machine that already focuses on the cloud.
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Can anyone confirm that dual book works on samsung series 5 as well? Thanks thanks.
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Can anyone confirm that dual book works on samsung series 5 as well? Thanks thanks.
Did you mean dual boot? if so they guy in the youtube video ^^^^ said that he has both Ubuntu and CrOS and they both work wonderfully.
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