1. Axel
    May 18, 2017 @ 2:19 am

    All i ever get is curl: (7) Failed to connect to github.com port 443: Connection timed out
    Failed to download crouton installer.


    • Adam
      January 1, 2018 @ 8:52 am

      What did you enter into the crosh for the installation of the chroot you decided to install?


  2. Mikhail Vladimirovich Petrov
    June 16, 2017 @ 8:41 pm

    Thank you for the tutorial 🙂


  3. Gordon Yu
    June 29, 2017 @ 2:36 am

    When I type in the thing that starts everything, al it says is this:

    crosh> shell
    chronos@localhost / $ sudo sh -e ~/Downloads/crouton -r trusty -t unity-desktop,gtk-extra,extension,keyboard,xbmc,chrome -e

    We trust you have received the usual lecture from the local System
    Administrator. It usually boils down to these three things:

    #1) Respect the privacy of others.
    #2) Think before you type.
    #3) With great power comes great responsibility.

    Sorry, try again.
    Sorry, try again.
    sudo: 3 incorrect password attempts


    • Sirk Nimrac
      July 11, 2017 @ 7:22 am

      @Gordon Yu:
      Did you get that resolved? Sounds like you picked one password (probably, not what you were aiming for), and were trying to put in another password, after it was already set. Unless you figure out what you initially typed, you’ll have to start from scratch.


    • James
      August 15, 2017 @ 3:47 am

      You have to log in on VT2….press (ctrl+alt+F2) ….f2 is the forward arrow at top of keyboard on chromebooks (->) it will be an all black screen…to get back out of it press same thing except the back arrow to the left of it…………….but first….once your in VT2 (the all black screen) it will ask you to log in as local host instead of chronos….type ‘root’ as username and ‘root’ as password…if you didnt set one earlier when you enabled debugging…if you did set one… use that password…but the username will still be ‘root’….without the quotes of course….then type this command once logged in….’sudo chromeos-setdevpasswd’ …….then type in the password you used when enabling debugging when first setting up Dev mode…or whatever your heart desires…and it will ask you to confirm…then your done…its just officially registering it really…its a catch 22 if you try to do this from web browser it keeps you as chronos and its like you need sudo to use sudo to get sudo lol…but this method bypasses that…sorry if its sloppy its late and im ready for bed.. forgive me…i normally dont ever post, period…I just spent hours trying to figure it out surfing the web so figured I would post back what worked for me to hopefully save someone the trouble. Good Luck.


      • Jonathan Pendley
        April 7, 2018 @ 1:29 pm

        i have tried this and tried the password i set and it keeps telling me incorrect login.


  4. Cynthia Cowell
    August 30, 2017 @ 10:46 pm

    can’t open/home/chronos/user/Downloads/crouton

    is what I get when trying.

    Please advise
    Wed Aug 30 2017


    • Gargathe
      June 4, 2018 @ 2:43 am

      You aren’t in developer mode.


  5. Sandro
    October 8, 2017 @ 2:18 am

    Hi so it looks like you need to have a Chromebook with keyboard but after you install Crouton and Ubuntu on it, can you detach the keyboard and use th it as a tablet after and it’ll still work and switch between Chrome and linux I don’t think so because you talk about needing to do control alt although if you take the keyboard off on the Chromebook and use it as a tablet then you won’t be able to switch btwn chrome and linux or can you is there any other way thanks for your advice


    • James
      October 16, 2017 @ 6:23 pm

      What on earth are you talking about? There is no Chromebook that has a detachable keyboard.


    • professionally _ Lay
      June 11, 2018 @ 9:08 pm

      What Chromebook are you referring to, specifically? Thus far, there are zero tablet hybrid Chromebooks, only two-in-ones(360 flips).

      But yes, unless you designate a touch function of some kind to essentially replace the action of ctrl alt del, then you’d need to use the keyboard. I flip my Chromebook over into “media,” or even sometimes tablet mode here n there while using my Linux environment.

      It’s totally workable and actually pretty intuitive, like when using drawing applications like Krita, for example.


  6. Lucas
    November 17, 2017 @ 6:27 pm

    I just get: Choose an encryption passphrase for trusty:
    Please confirm your passphrase:
    Generating keys (move the mouse to generate entropy)…
    Installing trusty-amd64 chroot to /usr/local/chroots/trusty
    Downloading latest debootstrap…
    /tmp/crouton-installer-cache/crouton: 14: /tmp/crouton.B0E/installer/ubuntu/bootstrap: wget: not found
    Download from Debian gitweb failed. Trying latest release…
    /tmp/crouton-installer-cache/crouton: 19: /tmp/crouton.B0E/installer/ubuntu/bootstrap: wget: not found
    Failed to download debootstrap.
    Check your internet connection or proxy settings and try again.



  7. Lord Sisk
    December 17, 2017 @ 5:56 am

    After having installed everything and follow instructions to the letter, it says “UID 1000 not found in trusty”. Any way to fix this?

    Alternatively, my ultimate goal is to be able to check out saved WiFi passwords on my Chromebook through crosh commands. After following all of those instructions to the letter, it tells me that ” !-~ ” isn’t a proper command, though all the tutorials say it is. The answer to either (preferably the second one, but still) would be appreciated.


  8. Jason Brockman
    January 27, 2018 @ 2:28 pm

    Thanks, it is in the processes of downloading, but wanted to thank you! So far so good


  9. Capt Scurvy
    February 22, 2018 @ 8:02 pm

    Great Guide – THANKS!


  10. Illuminati
    March 20, 2018 @ 6:55 pm

    What if I don’t have a lawn? What do I do then?


  11. Scruff.
    May 4, 2018 @ 3:20 am

    can anyone tell me how long this lasts, im getting really tired of waiting.


    • James
      May 4, 2018 @ 3:26 am

      It takes a long time. Go play some halo or something


  12. Scruff.
    May 4, 2018 @ 8:57 pm

    Woke up hours ago playing halo last night.

    Thanks for that advice


  13. Newb
    September 16, 2018 @ 4:19 am

    Is it fine if it says “Can’t open /home/chronos/user/Downloads/crouton?


  14. Cash Fontenot
    September 16, 2018 @ 4:25 am

    Is it fine if it says “Can’t open home/chrome…or whatever?


  15. Jason Drummond
    September 18, 2018 @ 2:56 am

    Is there any place where more general crouton instructions are posted, for those who would like to use Kali, or Debian, or even those who would prefer lxde over Unity?


  16. really angry
    October 11, 2018 @ 4:58 pm

    So i installed linux then i restarted the machine, waited for the beeps, touched nothing, and my machine said “switching to developer mode. this will take a few minutes” and then proceeded to wipe my drive leaving me back at zero. This happened twice. Please advise on how to restart without erasing all the hours i put into this EVERY. DAMN. TIME. Thanks


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