Chromebook Developer Mode

Its possible to get python and idle onto chromebook, but the chromebook must be in developer mode, use crouton to install Ubuntu LTS with XFCE

Steps to turn on Developer Mode on Chromebook are:

  1. Turn off your ChromeBook

  2. Holding Esc + Refresh (F3) buttons while pressing Power button. Then release Power Button.

  3. Your screen will display Recovery screen. Here, press Ctrl+D to turn on Developer mode. Wait for a few minutes.

Download and Install crouton

Enter the chromeos terminal by press Ctrl+Alt+T

Shell and only works in developer mode

sudo install -Dt /usr/local/bin -m 755 ~/Downloads/crouton

Installing Ubuntu LTS with Xfce

sudo crouton -t xfce

Sudo chroot-enter startxfce4