1. RyuShinobi500

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    I was wondering if there was a clean and simple way of installing Linux Mint over the Chrome OS via USB I have exhausted Google looking for answers and have found many different articles on the subject but all involve varies complex ways of installation with a application named crouton I have decided to see if I could get some advice since the Chromebook in question costs $160 and the last thing I want to do is screw it up I was also wondering if the Chrome OS is a decent one I am looking for something to play the Minecraft demo on and something to program with the only issue is that I do not know if I am limited to the apps in the app store as on Linux Mint if I needed a program I would either look for the .deb file of it or run the terminal command sudo apt-get install [PROGRAM NAME] but I am unsure of this on the Chrome OS this is why I want to install Linux Mint the other issue that arises with the Chrome OS is the fact that it relies on a internet connection for most things which I can provide sometimes but not always anyway thank you for any help that you feel like sharing
     
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    I'd suggest seeing if you can install MrChromebox's firmware on it.

    That would basically turn it into a standard laptop, allowing you to boot whatever you want on it with ease.

    https://mrchromebox.tech/
     
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    Thank you so much for this info it will help me allot

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    I have a quick inquiry to make the article mentions to Bios to run Seabios UEFI I was wondering which bios would be the smarter choice thanks
     
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    I suggest using the Full UEFI firmware if your device supports it. That gives you the most functionality.

    This page should help determine if your device is compatible with it. https://mrchromebox.tech/#devices
     
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    Okay thank you would I go to the homepage to do this as there is no instructions on the mrchromebox.teech page thanks
     
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    You'll likely need to remove a write protect screw or similar, but you basically run the script shown on this page in a shell you get from putting the unit in developer mode.

    https://mrchromebox.tech/#fwscript
     
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    Thank you for your help I have decided to return the laptop it is not the right machine for me as its hardware lacks sufficient power for my tasks I am very sorry for the trouble
     
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