by Omar Romero

GalliumOS on an Acer P720 Chromebook

How to completely remove ChromeOS and install Linux GalliumOS

I was recently given an Acer C720 Chromebook. It’s a generic-looking little laptop with 2G of RAM, an Intel Celeron 2955U 1.4 GHz CPU and 16G of Solid State storage. Not the top of the line by a far cry, but I imagine that it ran ChromeOS fairly well back in 2013 when it was released.

First thing I did was research how to permanently remove ChromeOS and install Linux on it.


Why not? It’s in my nature. When my wife complains that I’m ‘fixing’ something that works I respond: “Well, if it works, it can work better. Right?”.

ChromeOS does not appeal to me, I do not like having all my data shared with, and read by Google. Also, it would be a good opportunity to learn about Linux. And finally, I plan to use this little laptop to teach myself Python and SQL.…

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