Not sure what is pertinant so I copied everything…. So, if you have a Series 3 Chromebook and have been struggling to install a regular Linux distribution on it, here are the steps you need to get it done: 1. Installing Cinnamon desktop on a Chromebook using Crouton is still possible, and this article guides you through this process. The Cinnamon start instructions are based on Tenn1518's repo. If you only have WiFi, you may have to install wireless drivers to get access to the Internet by using another drive to install it.
If it finds one, it jumps to that image, which then looks for a valid kernel, and so forth. I am also assuming that you are willing to risk bricking your Chromebox; definitely proceed at your own risk. This is not what we want. You have two options here, the first being that you can hit the spacebar to wuss out, remove yourself from the menu, and pretend you never wanted Linux to begin with. Wait for it to boot up. You could also install the complete Cinnamon desktop, as available in the Ubuntu 18.
So if you have anything you want to save, do it now. Since Crouton doesn't support Linux Mint, Ubuntu 18. The first thing we will need to do is to activate the developer mode on your Chromebook. Hey Dominic, Double-check that Dev Mode is indeed enabled on your Chromebook. Then press the On button in the upper right corner of our keyboard.
While this flag is not required, it is highly recommended. Log in your Chromebook account or the Chromebook guest account. Note: Do not be alarmed if you notice a screen with a red exclamation point. Hit Enter when prompted and watch the fun begin! The first boot flag 01 sets the Chrome Developer screen to only one second. Your Chromebook will enter Dev Mode.
A timer is set in the top left hand corner of the screen to 30 seconds. So, you want to install Linux on your Chromebook. Release the power button when the screen goes black — but continue to hold the other two buttons until the chrome error screen appears and then release them also. The third boot flag 80 enables the Legacy boot screen and the fourth boot flag 400 sets the legacy boot screen as the default boot screen. But what I did not like about it was the lack of an Ethernet connection.
Am I supposed to do something specific when entering Linux to stop this happening? Either way, we have the perfect tutorial for you. You can read more about Crouton and installing Ubuntu on a Chromebook using it in an article I posted a while back: Crouton used to have a target which allowed easy Cinnamon installation, but that's no longer available. The problem with Crouton is that it only works in a risky setup called Developer Mode. Once completed, sign in to your Chromebook when prompted to do so. If you have a desktop machine somewhere in your house that you usually use to play games, you can also play those games on your Chromebook. . That means there will be no package updates available.
The script takes care of all of the downloading and configuration. Notes: Some Chromebooks have an actual physical switch you need to toggle before you can enable Dev Mode. Click Shut down in the lower right corner of the screen. Bodhi Linux Now, let's install Bodhi Linux. So you should have your Chromebook in Developer Mode now.
Second, we will download Unetbootin from the Mint Software Manager. From there, you can search for whatever applications you want to install. Before you post please read I may not be any help but!!! So, I would really like to wipe out Chromium from the small 16gb sd internal card and install Linux Mint 18 Sarah on it for him! You can also install Tilix or some other terminal emulator. You can consider using your to save important files that you do not want to lose in the process. Note that developer mode, in its default configuration, is completely insecure, so don't expect a password in your chroot to keep anyone from your data. Follow the prompts on your screen tap the Space bar and then press Enter to disable Developer Mode. Instead, click on the X to exit this bad dialogue box.
Then click Shut Down to turn off your Chromebook. Installing some basic applications Cinnamon is pretty bare-bone when installed on a Chromebook. However, Unetbootin can have problems if it is not properly formatted. You get Nemo, the default Cinnamon file manager, but quite a few essential applications are missing. You're waiting for a prompt that asks you to enter a username. First, you should know what Crouton does. Do you already have Linux on your Chromebook? Step 13: Follow the on-screen prompts.