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  • Mark Mapstone

    btw - I am using an old Toshiba Satellite laptop and cloudready-00:1e:33:8c:a3:49 45.1.20

  • Tom Miller

    There is a posting in these forums for installing a Linux after installing CloudReady. It involves using the Part utility to reduce the size of the largest of the multiple partitions by 50 MB.  Then installing grub/Linux in the hole.  The "alternate" Linux, eg CloudReady is listed as "unknown".  But still dual boots CloudReady and a Linux distro.

    The CloudReady distro is not exactly a "Chrome OS" the way your thinking of it.  There is a way to "sideload" a Linux into a Chromebook but that isn't covered here.  CloudReady is a software version of the Chrome OS but is not a Chromebook.

    Perhaps this is what your thinking of: http://www.howtogeek.com/162120/how-to-install-ubuntu-linux-on-your-chromebook-with-crouton/


    Tom Miller (not an employee of Neverware)

  • Dan Worwood

    I also have been trying to get crouton working on my computer but with no success. I have tried installing xfce, unity, and unity-desktop but none of them seem to work when trying to start them. From reading other posts, it seems like people have been able to get linux terminal apps working but I have yet to find a post where someone was able to get desktop apps working. I followed this tutorial http://www.howtogeek.com/162120/how-to-install-ubuntu-linux-on-your-chromebook-with-crouton/ 


    Has anyone had any success with this, if so, what am I doing wrong?

  • Tom Miller

    I have confirmed that you can dual-boot CloudReady and another Linux Distro that uses a Grub loader by using a linux partition editor to shrink the largest partition enough to install another Linux in there. I have installed the CUB Linux after setting up CloudReady on an HP 3105m Notebook.

    The largest partition created by CloudReady appear to be less than 3% full so shrinking it doesn't endanger the data it represents.


  • Tom Miller


    It is possible that the main thing you are doing wrong is not using a Chromebook but trying to use CloudReady.

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