Fedora Linux runs on the $249 Samsung Chromebook too

2012-Nov-01 | Tags: chromebookfedoralaptop

Linux on ARMAnother day, another story about someone figuring out how to turn the $249 Samsung Chromebook into a fully functional laptop with a desktop Linux operating system. This time it's Fedora's turn in the spotlight.

Developer Christopher Hewitt has posted instructions for loading Fedora 17 with the Xfce desktop environment on an SD card so that you can dual boot Chrome OS and Fedora on the laptop.

You can read a step-by-step tutorial at Google+ or Chrome Story.

Samsung Chromebook

The basic method is pretty much the same as Google developer Olaf Johansson used to install Ubuntu on the Chromebook.

When the setup is complete, you can reboot from Chrome OS into Fedora by pressing Ctrl+U to boot from the SD card.

Facebook Twitter RSS E-Mail

Linux on ARM