Installing Chrubuntu on SD Card (to avoid messing with your Chomebook factory settings.)

January 17th, 2013 by admin Leave a reply »

In a previous post, I posted about putting Ubuntu on your ARM based Chromebook, well if that seems too risky for you, Jay Lee, the guy at this blog post, has created a script to put the OS on a SD card and allow you to dual boot it or ChromeOS, which is exactly what I have been looking for. My chromebook just keeps getting more functional!! If you would like a more visual approach, here is a nice blog post with some nice pictures he’s provided to kinda let you see what you are doing, enjoy.

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2 comments

  1. Sarah says:

    Do you find it to run slower on external sd? I set mine up on a 32gb card it’s class 4. I notice it’s a little sluggish. Do you think it’s worth it to upgrade to class 10?

    • admin says:

      I have not tried that myself, but I have heard that you usually don’t get the 10MB advertised speeds with those. I have not used my Ubuntu extensively but it doesn’t seem too slow, mine is a 16GB class 4 and it seems to work fine. I guess it depends on the cost difference for you, theoretically that would be around two times faster so you would think it would be pretty snappy. Maybe someone will chime in on this with their experience.

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