One of the most popular posts on this site shows how to install Ubuntu and Minecraft on an HP Chromebook.
Some people find that guide difficult to follow. I am therefore reworking the article and cutting out any waffle.
The first part of this process is to show how to create the recovery media for the HP Chromebook which is what this article is all about.
What You Will Need
All you will need to create a recovery drive for the HP Chromebook is a blank USB drive and a fair bit of patience.
The recovery drive only needs to be 4 gb in size but as you can see from the image to the left a 16 gb drive is only £5.
You can also use an SD Card.
|Create OS Recovery Media|
To create a recovery partition open up the Chrome browser and type the following:
Note: there is no http://
A “Create OS Recovery Media” screen will appear. Insert a blank USB drive or SD Card and press “OK” to continue.
|Download Recovery Media|
The image will begin to download. The amount of time this takes depends on your internet connection.
|Extracting Recovery Media|
When the image has finished downloading it will be extracted straight to the USB drive or SD Card.
|Recovery Media Created|
When the process is complete a success message will appear stating that your recovery media is ready.
Take your USB drive or SD card and put it somewhere very safe and leave it there until it is needed. (Which will hopefully be never).