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linux on chrombook but slightly different

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by Stupidchromebookboi, Sep 4, 2018.

  1. Stupidchromebookboi

    Stupidchromebookboi New Member

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    hi so i currently own a chromebook and an external HDD. I am currently trying to install linux on the External HDD so that if i dont have it plugged in the only thing on the chromebook is chrome os, but if i plug the hard drive in it will automatically default to linux. Is this possible, and if so how would i go about doing it? Thanks much in advance


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  2. wizardfromoz

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    Maybe yes, maybe no. I don't know a whole lot about chromebooks but I can give you some ideas.

    However I am in Australia and have to go for the evening, back tomorrow someone else may have some good input, no doubt :)

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    One time i put a usb with ubuntu on the stick into a chromebook. It just booted to the login screen for chromebook. So i dont think it would work. But it does on windows :)

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    Change boot order on a Chromebook

    Plug in your live Linux USB into the other USB port. Power on the Chromebook and press Ctrl + L to get to the BIOS screen. Press ESC when prompted and you will see 3 drives: the USB 3.0 drive, the live Linux USB drive (I am using Ubuntu) and the eMMC (the Chromebooks internal drive). Choose the live Linux USB drive.
     
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    I have a Samsung chrome book I was almost going to have a Linux powered chrome book by something I did involved a password I couldn't get past.
     

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