GalliumOS on Chromebook

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.

  1. Remove the RW screw from the motherboard.
    RW Screw

  2. Get into Developer Mode
    Take a look at this page that describes the steps to going into developer mode and getting a root shell:
    https://mrchromebox.tech/#devmode

Root Shell

  1. Replace the frimware with a UEFI Firmware
    I like to use the firmware from MrChromebox.tech. Follow these instructions to install the new firmware:
    https://mrchromebox.tech/#fwscript
    Firmware Script

  2. Replace the RW screw

  3. Grab GalliumOS and install
    https://wiki.galliumos.org/Installing

  4. 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.


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