This was the Chrombook of my mother. An ASUS CB5-311 with an ARM CPU. This thing is pretty fast and can be used for 12 hours straight on one charge. But Google decided to EOL it and not release updates anymore.
I'd like to not throw it away. What options are left? Chromium OS builds seem to be tricky, because of the ARM CPU. Is there a way to install a "normal" Linux? I mean a proper installation not chrooted with crouton.

@brejoc you can install Linux ‘inside’ chrome os - not great for EOL. Or install a dual boot Linux, Ubuntu works but Gallium is tuned for chromebooks There are a lot of steps, this is good overview: Use chrome browser on Mac/win to download usb chromeos recovery, there is a browser xtension for it


@brejoc only problem I had was I dual boot and gallium updated the boot loader and default option set wrong partition. Part name wasn’t clear so maybe take notes when installing.

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