How to Set Up Linux on Chromebook

How to set up Linux on a Chromebook? In this tutorial, I show you how to setup and use Linux on a Chromebook. Installing Linux on your Chromebook gives you ability to install several Linux apps such as Minecraft, Blender, Firefox, Audacity, OBS, and many more (Check below for a full list with install commands).

Set Up Linux on Chromebook(Video Tutorial):

Follow the steps below to set up Linux on a Chromebook:

  1. Open the Chromebook settings and search Linux.
  2. Select the first option.
  3. Select Turn On next to Linux Development Environment.
  4. Select Install to install Linux on your Chromebook
  5. Once the Linux Terminal opens, type the following command to ensure Linux is up-to-date on your Chromebook and hit enter.
    • sudo apt-get update
  6. You can now install any available apps you want to install. Check below for a large list of apps and their install commands. In this tutorial we install Firefox with the following command.
    • sudo apt-get install firefox-esr
  7. Once you have installed a Linux app on your Chromebook, update the app by typing the following command.
    • sudo apt-get upgrade
  8. You can now find the Linux apps on your Chromebook by opening the launcher.

Install any of the following apps using the below commands:

  • Firefox: sudo apt-get install firefox-esr
  • Audacity: sudo apt-get install audacity
  • GIMP: sudo apt-get install gimp
  • LibreOffice: sudo apt-get install libreoffice
  • FocusWriter: sudo apt-get install focuswriter
  • Evolution: sudo apt-get install evolution
  • FileZilla: sudo apt-get install filezilla
  • Blender: sudo apt-get install blender

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