Crouton/ChrUbuntu Dual Booting a Chromebox/Ubuntu and Using Rise

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I've just received my first Chromebox, and I want to set it up to dual boot with Ubuntu. Reason being, I want to play around with getting bluetooth notifications pushed via Rise, so I need ChromeOS to use Eddystone, but want to have a backup player that I can drop into my signage network if  hardware fails/I'm not able to mirror the monitoring processes I have for my Ubuntu signage.

Firstly I'm installing a larger SSD, and using the recovery media to install the OS on the larger drive. My initial thoughts were to use Clonezilla and mirror the drive, and then use GRUB2 to switch OS's as needed, but it's looking like my assumptions were wrong that it would be that easy...

I've found two ways to put Ubuntu on the machine otherwise, one is via ChrUbuntu , and the other is via Crouton.

I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with either of these options, suggests another course of action, and if Rise will run in ChrUbuntu or Crouton? I'm leaning towards ChrUbuntu as it looks like I can set it to  boot directly to the Ubuntu variant and have my backup player, and then perform a restart to start developing on the ChromeOS side of things.
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Hi Mark,
We've tested on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and cannot say for sure the same will happen for ChrUbuntu nor Crouton. Thanks!
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It all works with ChrUbuntu.