Crouton project page is at https://github.com/dnschneid/crouton

Download from https://goo.gl/fd3zc


Then set up a chroot by opening a terminal, typing shell and then running:

$ sudo sh ~/Downloads/crouton -t unity-desktop -r trusty -n trusty-unity-desktop


Then the environment can be logged into by running:

$ sudo startunity

Set up steps

Install extra browsers

First of all install the packages via the Software Centre.


  • Chromium

  • Adobe Flash Plugin


To get Flash player to work for Chromium install:

# apt-get install pepperflashplugin-nonfree


To get the Flash Player to work for Firefox needed to install Adobe Flash Plugin.

Set up keyboard

In the system tray select ‘Text Entry settings…’ to change to UK English keyboard.

Set up Netbeans

Netbeans needs the Java SDK.

# apt-get install openjdk-7-jdk


Then download the installer, make it executable and run it.

Install extra packages

These packages are useful for development:

# apt-get install mercurial emacs


Set up printers

Follow the instructions at:




Then run the ‘Printers’ app under ubuntu – and under ‘Find printers’ put in the printer’s IP address as the browsing does not seem to work as it seems to rely on Samba.