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Crouton: Ubuntu Chroot On Google Chrome OS

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Published on 08 March 2013 01:48 AM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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Being mentioned a few times recently by Phoronix readers has been Crouton, a new project that easily setup an Ubuntu chroot environment atop Google's Chrome/Chromium operating system.

Crouton sets up a Chromium OS centric Ubuntu chroot that should also be compatible with Debian as well. Crouton is short for ChRomium Os UbunTu chrOot enviroNment. For end-users this comes down to an Ubuntu environment while still running on the Chrome OS kernel.

This chroot should work with any Chrome OS device that is running in developer mode. Of course, if you want Ubuntu Linux on the device itself and to wipe Chrome OS completely, there are projects like ChrUbuntu for loading up Ubuntu on the ARM Chromebook.

For those wanting to try out Crouton or to find out more information on these scripts, visit the GitHub repository.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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