How To Dual Boot Ubuntu 12.04 Acer C7 Chromebook

Yes, you can install Ubuntu on the new Acer C7 Chromebook, and dual boot Chrome OS and Ubuntu 12.04.

When the new C7 Chromebook from Acer was announced, I mentioned one thing. Along with being the cheapest Chromebook available as of now, this will also be popular because of the hardware you get for $199. There will be many takers, just to get another OS loaded, like Ubuntu here.

Specs Acer C7 Chromebook

Here is the specs for you:

  • 11.6’’ (1366×768) display
  • 1 inch thin – 3 lbs / 1.4 kg
  • 3.5 hours of battery1
  • Intel® Core™ processor
  • 100 GB Google Drive Cloud Storage2 with 320 GB Hard Disk Drive
  • Dual band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and Ethernet
  • HD Camera
  • 3x USB 2.0
  • 1x HDMI Port, 1x VGA port

Sounds like a good machine to load Ubuntu on? Then head over to and follow the detailed article. You will need to enter developer mode to get this done, but don’t worry, you will get detailed instructions from LiliPuting.

Now, here is a video for your viewing pleasure, Chromebook running Ubuntu.


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Dinsan made Google Chrome his default browser within hours of its release. He fell in love with Chromebooks from the day he first touched one and is currently obsessed with Chromecasts.

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