There seems to be no simple method to install Ubuntu to Chromebooks, which I know can be done, but it seems like too much hassle. Isn't there an easier way? I don't want to run them side by side, if anything I'd like to replace it or at least have a true dualboot with my Ubuntu being the primary boot.
I have an HP Chromebook 14 and have Ubuntu 12.04 installed on it. It's great! I can switch between Chrome OS and Ubuntu. For a laptop that began as a glorified browser, it's now a fully functional "real" operating system! I currently use it for web development. Here are two different links with step by step directions for installing Ubuntu on your Chromebook. Personally, I used Life Hacker's directions, but the other is just as good.