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  1. #1
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    Aug 2021

    Ubuntu on a MediaTek MT8183 Chromebook


    I am also looking for the answer to this question. The processor is the Mediatek MT8183C ARM64 SoC used in many recent chromebooks by Acer, HP, Lenovo etc. My device, the Acer Chromebook Spin 311 CP311-3H-K5GD gives me a solid 15 hours of battery backup. So far I have tried crouton ( and crostini (Native Linux Environment for developers). Crostini did not work for my purpose(video trimming). In crouton, only debian stretch and ubuntu xenial work out of the box with everything working, all other versions do not have audio or tap to click and that is not good enough for me. I tried booting ubuntu server arm64 but the written usb does not boot. Ideally, I want to backup my chromebook using clonezilla and then format and install ubuntu on the eMMC(its hard drive). I am also open to a dual boot scenario with ubuntu booting from a usb. My chromebook is in developer mode with usb booting enabled. Tried Archlinux( too,but its for MT8173C. It boots but there is only a blank screen. Experts please help.

    Thanks a lot.
    Last edited by QIII; August 27th, 2021 at 04:51 PM. Reason: Default font/size

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    Re: Ubuntu on a MediaTek MT8183 Chromebook

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    Re: Ubuntu on a MediaTek MT8183 Chromebook

    Thanks admin!


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