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:
- Create a Boot USB with the Ubuntu version to install with the tool you want (USB Boot Creator from Ubuntu, Linux Live USB Creator for
- Reboot the ChromeBook by pressing and holding ESC+Refresh and briefly press the power button. It will ask you to reboot into
- When it reboots press “Ctrl+D” Or wait 30 Seconds. Youll see a scary screen about not having a verified OS. Its fine. Just hit
- Once rebooted press “Ctrl+Alt-T” to pull up terminal
- Enter this into terminalchromeos-firmwareupdate --mode=todev crossystem dev_boot_usb=1
- Now your in Developer mode and we can boot from a USB, so Plug your USB drive we made in the last tutorial in, and your USB mouse and
- This time when you see the scary screen hit “Ctrl+L” this will pull you into SeaBIOS. When it comes up hit Esc when prompted and select
your USB drive to boot from. It should be 1.
- When Ubuntu boots, make sure your USB mouse is hooked up, and it will ask you if you want try or install it.
The minimum system requirements depends of the OS, then, the minimum ones for Ubuntu are these:
Ubuntu Desktop Edition
- 700 MHz processor (about Intel Celeron or better)
- 512 MiB RAM (system memory)
- 5 GB of hard-drive space (or USB stick, memory card or external drive but see LiveCD for an alternative approach)
- VGA capable of 1024x768 screen resolution
- Either a CD/DVD drive or a USB port for the installer media
- Internet access is helpful
And the performance of the OS depends on the hardware support, which you need to check depending of the Chromebook that you have.