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Has anyone succeeded in installing a plain vanilla Ubuntu (or other Linux distribution) install on the Acer C7 Chromebook? I am aware of the ChrUbuntu project but would prefer a plain vanilla Ubuntu install if possible. I am not sure how the special google firmware influences a standard Linux install?

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Here you go, this should help! liliputing.com/2012/11/… –  user113445 Dec 8 '12 at 15:27

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fyi: there is a fix for the problem of the internal mic not recording after the Ubuntu install; read the bug fix here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/alsa-driver/+bug/1093395

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what's that have to do with the question? He wants a non ChrUbuntu way of installing ubuntu, not a fix for that bug –  Journeyman Geek Feb 15 '13 at 10:07

Chrubuntu IS a plain vanilla Ubuntu installation as far as I can tell after a couple of weeks of daily usage. I'm using it with the MATE desktop; I am not a big fan of Unity, but it runs very, very well. I've installed some pretty demanding games (Bastion, Portal, Half-Life 2), and they play at full speed. I did install video upgrades for the Sandy Bridge Celeron from the ubuntu-x-swat PPA, and I have very few complaints about this $200 computer which did not come with a Windows tax.

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I know this reply came a bit late, but if you're still looking to replace ChromeOS completely with plain vanilla Ubuntu, have a look at this article: http://johnlewis.ie/pre-built-coreboot-firmware-for-chromebooks/

Warning, this involves hardware hacking and will most certainly void your warranty. I've detailed my personal experience here: http://askubuntu.com/a/361561/97517

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