I am completely new to Linux and Ubuntu and tried to install Ubuntu on my Asus C300 Chromebook following a guide. When I am in crosh having typed "shell" and then type

sudo sh ~/Downloads/crouton -t xfce 

I get the following message:

sh: Can't open /home/chronos/user/Downloads/crouton

What should I do in order to continue the installation and get it working on my chromebook?

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    Which guide did you follow, can you paste the link?
    – Filbuntu
    Jan 10, 2015 at 12:49
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    Could you please also explain What crosh is? @Filbuntu: edit approved. It now needs another approval from another reviewer.
    – Fabby
    Jan 10, 2015 at 12:51
  • "/home/chronos/user/" seems wrong to me? either user is chronos and "user" is obsolete or the 1st command is wrong.
    – Rinzwind
    Jan 10, 2015 at 13:10
  • @Rinzwind it is correct, that's just how chronos is structured
    – mchid
    Jan 10, 2015 at 13:29
  • If you want to run both Ubuntu and ChromeOS on the same computer, I can't help you but if you're only wanting Ubuntu, you can follow my answer here and it will replace Chrome(everything Chrome) with the full version of Ubuntu. Note: you can install a version of ChromeOS called Cloudready by NeverWare onto a USB (in the answer) and you'll be able to run Ubuntu natively and boot ChromeOS from a USB stick.
    – Amolith
    Jul 3, 2017 at 12:54

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It seems you have not downloaded the correct package. What you have is a folder called crouton and what you need is a script-file named crouton.

You should change the name of the existing crouton folder or move it to a diferent directory before going further as you won't be able to have two items named crouton in the same ~/Downloads folder.

After you have renamed the crouton folder, download the crouton script file from here (make sure to download it to your ~/Downloads folder): https://goo.gl/fd3zc

source: https://github.com/dnschneid/crouton#usage

Then, run those commands:

sudo sh ~/Downloads/crouton -t xfce

and be patient and "answer the prompts like a good person" . . .

Now, you can go straight into xfce by using the following command:

sudo enter-chroot startxfce4

or, you can run it as a "special shortcut" with this instead:

sudo startxfce4

click here for more info

  • Thank You so Much! It all worked our very well after you helped me :) Hope you're having a great evening! or day depending on where you are in the world :) Jan 10, 2015 at 17:13
  • @LucasDhonyHenriksson no prob. if this works, please click the icon on the left to accept the answer, thanks!
    – mchid
    Jan 10, 2015 at 17:25

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