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Linux - Laptop and Netbook Having a problem installing or configuring Linux on your laptop? Need help running Linux on your netbook? This forum is for you. This forum is for any topics relating to Linux and either traditional laptops or netbooks (such as the Asus EEE PC, Everex CloudBook or MSI Wind).

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Old 12-02-2019, 11:37 PM   #1
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Like to Dual Boot New HP AMDA4 Chromebook with mint- Possible?


Just bought an HP 14-db0023dx laptop that is running ChromeOS -
Can I install Linux mint to

1)do a dual boot...
2)or make it boot to a USB stick with mint on it or
3)just blow chrome away and just install mint.

Suggestions are very welcome.
Pointers to 'HOW To" are so very welcome if it can be done.

Thanks in advance.

 
Old 12-03-2019, 02:58 AM   #2
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BigBillinTN,

Welcome to LQ forums.

You might like to have a look at this similar thread whilst waiting for other replies:
https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...ok-4175665126/
 
Old 12-03-2019, 03:53 PM   #3
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I'd either return it or run linux alongside what you have to be honest.

I get the feeling it won't be newbie simple. You may have to play with it for a bit.

There are ways to run linux in ChromeOS but going to a dual boot or replace I don't think will be as simple as boot to some usb.

Most web sites suggest some form of vm sort of deal but you will need to follow a current 2019 guide if you wish to continue. A lot of steps.
 
Old 12-03-2019, 05:14 PM   #4
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BigBillinTN,

Quote:
Originally Posted by fatmac View Post
For learning Linux, that is not the best laptop, it is a very restrictive version, purposefully made that way for people who only really want to get online. These machines will run Linux, but certainly more bother than a pre-used laptop, which will let you learn, & let you re install easily when you break the system, which you inevitably will, whilst learning about what you can do with a full Linux installation.
I second fatmac's advice to buy a used standard laptop for running Linux.

As jefro says, return it if you can.
 
  


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