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TroN-0074 02-14-2014 07:44 AM

Slackware in Chromebook Acer
 
I am considering the idea to get one of those little chromebooks since my ThinkPad T42 decided to retired.

Two of my favorites OS are SlackWare and FreeBSD and I was actually booting the two of them in my ThinkPad along with Arch.

But before buying I wanted to seek advice here from other people that had actually bought a computer like that.

Is it possible to dualboot two distros or more in a Chromebook?

is Slackware available for that architecture?

I will appreciate it. Thank you.

sgosnell 02-14-2014 12:44 PM

The Acer C720 has a standard Intel Haswell CPU, and you can run whatever distro you want on it. There are a number of ways to do this. My preference is to use a micro USB flash drive, and install Linux on it. You can boot from a USB drive or SD card by pressing Ctrl-L at boot time. You do have to enable developer mode, but it's not hard to do. This way, you can boot ChromeOS by pressing Ctrl-D if that's what you want, or Linux, as you choose. You can also reformat and install it to the internal SSD if you prefer. There are some chromebooks with ARM CPUs, but the Acer isn't one of them.


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