“Chromebooks are everywhere. Google’s little Linux based PCs have been booming since their introduction several years ago in everything from homes to businesses, and even educational settings. Many users, especially Linux users, can’t get past the fact that the devices are hopelessly hamstrung by their ChromeOS operating system which both cuts down on the number of apps the device can run and makes it dependent on an Internet connection to get anything done.”
See How to Install Any Linux Distro on a ChromebookThis seems like a great idea for anyone already confident in their use of GNU/Linux. Liberate the Chromebook from the straight-jacket of Chrome OS. It is a GNU/Linux OS but anchored to the browser. This procedure should permit full use of the hardware to run general applications. Amen.
NB: TFA quoted on the right is about Intel-based ChromeBooks. Some variation of the process should work on ARMed ChromeBooks
Unfortunately, I don’t own a ChromeBook but I do have a legacy system of PCs and servers in my home which I will soon convert to running GNU/Linux on ARM. I started today to purchase components needed to revitalize my own IT including UI and storage. Over the next weeks I will document the complete migration from x86-64 to ARM64 in this blog.
A neat item I’ve ordered is a nice quad port PCI-e V2 x2 SATA 3 card driven by a Marvell 88SE9235 chip. That will allow me to replace my current stack of 512MB SATA2 drives with some nice newer faster 1TB SATA3 drives on ARM. This will complement the Lemaker Cello or Huskyboard motherboards running AMD A1120 CPU. One or both should become available in the next month.