In this post I’ll install Linux Mint on my Chromebook and give you a quick look at the distro. My Chromebook only has a 16GB hard drive so I’ll use an SD card permanently plugged in to boost home drive storage.
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Maybe you tried Linux on your Chromebook and didn’t like it or it just didn’t work as you wanted it to, well, going back to Chrome OS is pretty simple to do.
John’s custom SeaBIOS is able to modify a Chromebook’s BIOS so that it can boot from a USB drive in order to install Linux. Some of you may be wondering, what’s the difference between the RW_LEGACY and BOOT_SLOT BIOS mods?
In my original guide many of you have asked how to dual boot Chrome OS and Linux on your Chromebooks. I’ve come up with this how to along with the video guide to make the whole process easier to understand and follow.
In this post you can use my script to run any fixes and tweaks needed to get your Chromebook working under Linux. To make this script better please feel free to add your suggestions to add a feature.
The first time you build a PC from scratch is an exciting learning experience. I’ve tried to make these instructions as detailed as possible and hope that you will find them useful.
For some the computer case is an afterthought it’s just the casing right? For others it needs just as much consideration as all the other components on the list.
Many custom builders are really not sure what to look in a Power Supply Unit or PSU and end up just buying one without too much thought.
In the old days deciding which hard drive to choose was as simple as looking at the capacity of the drive. Nowadays there are several choices to make like interface types, speeds, storage technologies and physical sizes.
The graphics card has evolved from just rendering graphics on screen to also having a powerful on-board processor. That’s why you’ll commonly see a graphics card being referred to as a GPU, a Graphical Processing Unit.
By now you will hopefully have chosen a processor and motherboard for your custom build PC, it’s now time to decide which memory modules to buy.
Motherboards support so many features and new technologies that picking one can start to become a bit overwhelming. If you’ve read some of my other posts you’ll know I like breaking things down logically into steps. I’ve come up with 8 steps that will hopefully make the selection process simpler.
Picking a processor for your new PC is a difficult but important decision. Intel processors currently have an edge over AMD processors and so I will be focusing on Intel for this build series.
Welcome back! I assume you’ve read the first post in this series: why build your own PC. Hopefully you’re back because you want to learn more or have decided to build a custom computer of your own.
Before you start choosing parts and building your custom computer you should consider whether it’s the right choice for you, after all, why not just buy a pre-built computer?
Elementary OS is a pretty cool Linux operating system and when paired with the Toshiba Chromebook 2, you could say you have an alternative to a Macbook.
For users who want more than Chrome OS, there is the option to install a more complete OS that gets rid of most of the limitations of Chrome OS.