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I have a Google chrome computer, which I'd like to install Dropbox on. Dropbox provides instructions for installing on Linux here, however, I need to figure out how to enter Linux commands on Chromium. This webpage suggests two ways to do it. First, you can get a command prompt through VT-2 by doing this, with the arrow being the right arrow key above the three on the keyboard.


When I try this, I get no response (even when I'm in developer mode).

The other way to get the command prompt is through crosh, like this


This opens the crosh shell for me, but none of the commands for installing dropbox work for me. For example, I get the error 'cd'` is not a command when I try to run the first line (shown below) for installing dropbox. It also doesn't accept 'shell' command or 'sudo'

For installing dropbox on linux.


cd ~ && wget -O - "" | tar xzf -

cd ~ && wget -O - "" | tar xzf -
Next, run the Dropbox daemon from the newly created .dropbox-dist folder.

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The crosh shell is the only level of Linux shell that you can get with a ChromeBook without enabling Developer Mode which means you must heed this warning: Caution: Modifications you make to the system are not supported by Google, may cause hardware, software or security issues and may void warranty.

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Thanks, can you tell me why I can't run the shell commands in my OP? – BrainLikeADullPencil May 13 '13 at 21:26
I did enable developer mode and still can't access the Linux shell other than through the crosh shell. – BrainLikeADullPencil May 13 '13 at 21:53

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