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So say I want to create a USB bootable for Linux to run on my Chromebook.

  1. I am aware that there are many ways to do this for example Pendrive, Rufus, or chrosh.

  2. I then have to enable my Chromebook to be USB booting by typing sudo crossystem dev_boot_usb=1 dev_boot_legacy=1 in developer mode in chrosh.

  3. Now when I restart my Chromebook and it shows that OS verification is off, I press Ctrl+L to boot from my USB.

Can someone confirm that steps 1 through 3 are correct, thanks?

Now my question is, when I boot Linux form a USB, will the data on the OS be saved on the USB or the chromebook system drive? By data i mean all the applications and files that I have on the linux OS. If so, how would i change it to make the data save on the USB and how much storage would i need on the USB. As you all might know, Chromebooks have a very small memory space.

  • Step 1 is correct, no idea about step 3 because I don't have a chromebook. – Tooniis Jul 30 '17 at 19:24
  • what data do you mean? Your personal files? – Tooniis Jul 30 '17 at 19:24
  • Do you need to keep ChromeOS? Or would you be fine with removing everything Chrome from your entire system? – Amolith Jul 30 '17 at 21:10
  • BY data i mean all the applications and downloads i do on linux – Irfan Jul 31 '17 at 5:01

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