July 24, 2021•153 words
In this article I'm going to be talking about how to get GalliumOS on a HP Chromebook 14 (FALCO). It's not super hard, but it does take time.
Remove the RW screw from the motherboard.
Get into Developer Mode
Take a look at this page that describes the steps to going into developer mode and getting a root shell:
Replace the frimware with a UEFI Firmware
I like to use the firmware from MrChromebox.tech. Follow these instructions to install the new firmware:
Replace the RW screw
Grab GalliumOS and install
After install, update GalliumOS
Use the built in GalliumOS updater. After it updates it gave me an error about an unsigned kernel. To solve this I rebooted the chromebook, ran
sudo apt autoremove -y, and then re-updated using the GalliumOS updater.
That's about it! See, it was easy.