Is it possible to install Ubuntu on a Chromebook? If so, what are the minimum system requirements? Will Ubuntu preform as well on the Chromebook as on a Windows laptop?
Well, if you search for Crouton you fill find tutorials to install Ubuntu on a Chromebook. In this page, you will find one for the Chromebook Pixel:
The minimum system requirements depends of the OS, then, the minimum ones for Ubuntu are these:
And the performance of the OS depends on the hardware support, which you need to check depending of the Chromebook that you have.
Crouton does a virtualized Ubuntu, which is advantageous as then it will use the chromebook's proprietary kernal and all the drivers should already be there.
If you wish to embark on the journey which is installing Ubuntu alongside chromeOS in a partition, try the following in developer shell:
WARNING MUST BACKUP BEFORE DOING THIS -- IT'LL CREATE A NEW PARTITION THAT YOU BOOT INTO WITH CTRL-L AT THE SCARY BOOT UP SCREEN
From the extensive guide: