Google CHROME partitions for use with Win 7.

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    I know, this is a little off-topic, but maybe not, since the Chrome notebook runs the same style OS that Android uses, and i was hoping others would like to add to the discussion on how to make the notebook work in conjunction with their droid phones, and be able to run Win-7 as a side program.

    I just bought a Chromebook, and began toying with it, but am not versed in how to parition this OS in order to use Win-7,or whether it can be done with little fuss, or do I need to look elsewhere?

    The Chromebook is all solid state, no HDD, and has 2 GB of main memory, but when I was working with a flash drive backup of Win-7, my attempt to partition the drive met with failure.

    I would love to have use of both, if possible. And since the Chromebook does have WiFi and Bluetooth, would there be a way to use either to load the Win-7 OS through these?

    The manual supplied with the notebook leaves a lot to be desired, and it is only for those that do NOT play with the OS, or use it in any other manner than what it is sold for.
    So,I turn to the real knowledge base and request assistance from those I know have what it takes to make things DO what they want, and maybe, I will have this knowledge as well.

    I would love to have a computer that works as a computing android, and have the ability to use my phone and computer as a symbiotic relationship, instead of a 'bastard son' relation, that only works some of the time. I would love to be able to perform dev work on the same platform as the phone, and not have to worry about compatibility issues arising from a dual boot machine, or one that is designed to support Windows, but just 'works' with Unix from time to time.
     
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    There were others working with different versions of the Chromebook, and most were the upgrade versions, not the low-tier C710 version we bought.
    The higher end units have H.D.Ds, and this model is solid state, no drives, just memory.
    They were playing with the code on chrubuntu, and there are links to get certain games to load/run as well.
    But there are also Linux 'issues' with the WiFi adaptor and USB. I believe they have a patch worked up too.
    That link/patch can be found here:
    https://launchpadlibrarian.net/126065672/ar9462-dkms_1.4-3.5_all.deb