Creating a Project Crostini Virtual Machine

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Note : This is currently only supported on the 2018 Pixelbook when on the Developer Update Channel. Your Pixelbook does not need to be in Developer Mode.

Open a ChromeOS Terminal via (ALT + Ctrl + T) and run the following commands. Make sure you replace <virtualmachinename> and <unixusername> with your own.

vmc start <virtualmachinename> --container_name=stretch --user=<unixusername> --shell

The example below will create a virtual machine named “dev” and setup a debian install with the user “kmyers”.

vmc start dev --container_name=stretch --user=kmyers --shell