How can Linux/Ubuntu be installed safely on ChromeBook?

Is installing Ubuntu on my Chromebook potentially dangerous to anything on my Chromebook? I got it as a gift, so I don’t want to destroy anything that is important on the laptop.
Also, which is better for being able to safely install Ubuntu: ChrUbuntu
or Crouton?
I’m using the Samsung Chromebook 3 (as described by the quick-start manual).
Does that make any other differences as well?

Here is Solutions:

We have many solutions to this problem, But we recommend you to use the first solution because it is tested & true solution that will 100% work for you.

Solution 1

Chrubuntu is a true dual boot and loads that way. Chrubuntu no longer works and will not be updated. It’s potentially dangerous to install Chrubuntu on Chromebooks with newer models of Intel processors.

Crouton runs side by side with Chrome OS. Crouton is the better choice if you’re not familiar with Ubuntu and just need a separate OS to launch some apps you need. You can run a music player app like Rhythmbox in Crouton and then switch back to ChromeOS in a matter of seconds for quick seamless browsing while it plays. Crouton also has less potential problems with glitchy device drivers for Chromebook hardware than Chrubuntu.

chrx is a currently maintained project for dual booting various Linux distributions alongside ChromeOS. The default distribution is GalliumOS. GalliumOS is derived from Xubuntu and developed specifically for compatibility and optimized performance on Chromebook hardware. The downside of chrx is that it doesn’t support ARM processors and firmware updates are required or recommended for newer models of Intel processors, so it’s also more dangerous than Crouton.

Note: Use and implement solution 1 because this method fully tested our system.
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