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.

Installing linuxEdit

After going into developer mode,

  1. open Chrome, and press Ctrl + Alt + T
  2. then enter the command "shell"
  3. 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)

using LinuxEdit

If you installed XFCE, you can run Linux with the following commands, in "shell" command line terminal:

  • sudo enter-chroot startxfce4


  • sudo startxfce4

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