Chromium OS Universal Chroot Environment (by dnschneid)

Crouton Alternatives

Similar projects and alternatives to crouton
  • wireguard-docs

    📖 Unofficial WireGuard Documentation: Setup, Usage, Configuration, and full example setups for VPNs supporting both servers & roaming clients.

  • chromebrew

    Package manager for Chrome OS

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts. Hence, a higher number means a better alternative or higher similarity.


Posts where crouton has been mentioned. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects - the last one was on 2021-01-22.
  • question | 2021-01-22
    Follow these instructions. | 2021-01-22
    You can use your sd card for linux, but it's a huge pain in the ass with severe drawbacks in my experience. To get access to the sd card from the chroot, you need to find the root directory and gain access to it with an exec command.
  • Chromebook dev mode?
    See here for details. It's pointless if your chromebook already supports running linux apps, though (plenty of newer ones do).
  • Chrome Os black screen ? | 2021-01-17
    If you have developer mode turned on, give Crouton a try, the game experience on it will be a lot better :)
  • Signal for Chromebook? | 2021-01-15
    You would likely need to use crouton for an older Chromebook.
  • I keep getting an error message? Chromebook | 2021-01-13
    You're working off an outdated guide, see the instructions on the crouton GitHib repo (
  • What They Don’t Tell You About Setting Up A WireGuard VPN | 2021-01-12
    If you're connecting to a WireGuard VPN from a Chromebook, I suggest using the official Android WireGuard app. My efforts to run WireGuard under crouton failed, because crouton uses a chroot, so I was stuck with the Chromebook's old Linux kernel (4.19) and unable to add kernel modules or network interfaces from within crouton. Similarly, crostini doesn't allow updating or using custom kernel modules, but it does provide a great way to SSH into VPN-accessible servers while the Android WireGuard app is active.
  • I Hate Chrome Os | 2021-01-11
    If you do hate Chrome OS, Just install a linux distro. there is an app for that:
  • How to find cpu info
    Unfortunately, I'd bet the legacy boot is broken just like on Apollo Lake, so you would probably need updated firmware. So with your current Chromebook, it might be better either to use crouton or Crostini.
  • How Do I Downgrade Python 352 To 3512
    In the readme file there is a section to install a version other than xenial (16.04).
    I simply followed the instructions at
  • How did 5 up do this? Never seen this before.
    Here's a guide to put into Dev mode (you have to do this first) and then Crouton.
  • Why can't I execute the kali installation on my Samsung Chromebook 4 (Intel) via crouton/crosh? | 2021-01-05
    Have a look at this first.
  • Error trying to install Kali Linux | 2021-01-03
  • 2021 Will Be The Year Of The Linux Desktop


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dnschneid/crouton is an open source project licensed under GNU General Public License v3.0 or later which is an OSI approved license.