These are notes for myself on the crouton setup for my chromebook
1. Enter Developer Mode
Hold Power+ESC+Refresh, then let go of the power, when the OS verification warning screen appears enter Ctrl-D
2. Setup Crouton
Follow the instructions here to download the latest version of https://goo.gl/fd3zc.
Open a chrome terminal tab using CTRL+ALT+T and then open a shell
Figure out what version of linux you want to run here https://github.com/dnschneid/crouton
Install the crouton extension in chromeos from here https://goo.gl/OVQOEt
3. Setup a chroot
I have been running Ubuntu Unity, Gnome 3 and enlightenment using an Ubuntu Trusty Tahr release.
sudo sh ~/Downloads/crouton -t keyboard,extension,unity -r trusty -n unitytrusty sudo sh ~/Downloads/crouton -t keyboard,extension,gnome -r trusty -n gnometrusty sudo sh ~/Downloads/crouton -t keyboard,xiwi,e17 -r trusty -n enlightenment
After the instalation is complete you will set up your unix username and password for the chroot in the terminal.
Once the chroot is done installing and you have set up your user you launch your chroot using:
sudo startunity sudo startgnome
4. Setup Lightweight Desktop
Click the dash icon in the top left corner and search for terminal, use xterm to install software using aptitude
sudo apt-get install terminator chromium-browser bluefish arduino vlc git retext htop
Download Cura from http://software.ultimaker.com/
cd Downloads sudo dpkg -i cura_15.02.1-debian_amd64.deb
Download and install Papyrus notes
cd Downloads wget http://aseman.co/downloads/papyrus/1/papyrus_1.0.0-1-amd64.deb sudo dpkg -i papyrus_1.0.0-1-amd64.deb
Download and install Github Atom
cd Downloads wget https://github.com/atom/atom/releases/download/v0.189.0/atom-amd64.deb sudo dpkg -i atom-amd64.deb
##5. Update Keyboard to match ChromeOS
xmodmap -e "keycode 94 shift = backslash bar" xmodmap -e "keycode 51 shift = numbersign asciitilde" xmodmap -e "keycode 11 shift = 2 quotedbl" xmodmap -e "keycode 48 shift = apostrophe at" xmodmap -e "keycode 22 shift = BackSpace Delete" xmodmap -e "keycode 133 = Caps_Lock"
* Optional - Install Non Free Software that makes things easier and better looking
sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras
- The keyboard command used when installing the chroot don't do anything
- The chrome extension with chroot chrome window functionality is not working
You can copy and paste in the shell with Ctrl+Shift+C and Ctrl+Shift+V.