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Old 07-21-2015, 05:40 AM   #1
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Question installing ubuntu 15.04 on acer chromebook cb3-111


Just bought an Acer Chromebook CB3-111 and want to install ubuntu 15.04.
There seems to be several ways but they look complicated. Has anyone done this and what is the easiest method ?
 
Old 07-22-2015, 02:09 AM   #2
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Consult he ubuntu wiki for further details.
 
Old 08-11-2015, 06:59 AM   #3
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Installing Linux on Acer Chromebook (CB3-111)
Ubuntu wiki is not clear cut, so I tried HowTo Geek instructions. It works after a fashion.
I installed Ubuntu (12.04 64-bit) via Crouton. I installed three times because I made a mistake the first time , thought I had made a mistake second time, so I was even more careful third time.
I could not access Ubuntu via ctrl/alt/forward, so fiddled with key combinations until I struck ctrl/alt/t. Bingo !.
But ... cannot swap between ChromeOS and Ubuntu via ctrl/alt/forward\back. I can wear that as using ChromeOS is not the goal.
First problem is it boots into the 'OS Verification is off' screen. Crtl/d gets me to ChromeOS and Enter password. (Sorry, your password could not be verified. Please try again. Hit Shift/Alt to switch keyboard layout (which it does not)) I must enter initial (correct) password four times every time. Then ctrl/alt/t to get the crosh> prompt, input shell <enter> then sudo startunity<enter> to finally get Ubuntu. If I disable wi-fi I can only enter as Guest, which does not seem to be able to access files (Libre Office documents or spreadsheets which are kept in the Downloads Directory)
Next problem is how to access full user rights mode when wi-fi is not available, because wi-fi is not easily available (or secure) everywhere and not necessary most of the time.
All this input must surely be unneccessary. I want a better experience with Linux, so am not ready to ditch Windows on my Desktop yet.

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