Question Acer Chromebook 14 For Work - storage increase

daveios92

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Hey guys, I have need for information. I couldnt find it on the internet, so I am here to ask you. My friend has this chromebook. She needs linux for school purposes. So my idea was to install new secondary disk (but I dont know if there is way to install one) and install linux there.
Does anyone have experience with this? Please help me
 

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I was afraid of that. Damn. Do you have any suggestions how to run linux there? Ideally from bootable USB? I read something about chroot but my knowledge about chromeOS is miserable.
 

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Mind you, I am not familiar with Chrome Books, nor Chrome OS, but you should be able to:

Get a copy of gparted live for USB.
( https://gparted.org/liveusb.php )
Prepare the USB flash drive with gparted on it.
( https://gparted.org/liveusb.php#windows-method-b )
Boot from the USB flash drive.
Run gparted and scan the hard drive.
( https://gparted.org/display-doc.php?name=help-manual#gparted-to-start )
Resize and move partitions to make room for a Linux installation.
( https://gparted.org/display-doc.php?name=help-manual#gparted-resize-partition )
Add a partition into the freed-up space on the hard drive.
( https://gparted.org/display-doc.php?name=help-manual#gparted-create-new-partition )
Format the new partition as ext4.
( https://gparted.org/display-doc.php?name=help-manual#gparted-format-partition )
Commit changes and exit.
( https://gparted.org/display-doc.php?name=help-manual#gparted-apply-all-operations )
Install your chosen Linus distro into the new partition.
Configure for dual-booting of the Chrome OS, and your chosen Linux distro.
 
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I haven't messed with Ubuntu since 2004 / 2005, and only did a test installation back then. I'm sure that Canonical publishes documentation that details how to use their "try mode".

I would assume that they have the facility to do the "try mode" from a USB flash drive, but keep in mind that this will be slower than running it from a hard drive installation.
 

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The only purpose is to get to know that system (dont know why, but thats not my problem) ... I ran try mode on my PC, booted from bios and it worked...but chrome os uses firmware, not bios, and I found some manual but couldnt figure out head or tail from it...
 

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