To help you through the process of preparing your Chromebook for flashing a custom firmware i.e. SeaBIOS and making sure it is ready for installation of any other OS. Alright then, let’s get started! Check Compatibility. Before attempting to flash the custom firmware, it is very important to check if your Chromebook is supported by John Lewis’s ROM (SeaBIOS). Head over to the ROM download ...
· Use the “Restore Stock Firmware (full)” option. Type “9” and press “Enter” to run it. Answer the script’s questions, connecting the USB drive containing your BIOS backup file and pointing the script at it. The script will flash the backup BIOS back onto your Chromebook.
Disabling the firmware WP and enabling flashing of system firmware; Enable Developer Mode. Enter Recovery Mode: press/hold ESC and Refresh, then press Power for ~1s; release all 3 keys; Press CTRL+D to switch to Developer Mode; confirm when prompted; Press CTRL+D on Developer Mode splash screen to boot in Developer Mode
Flashing the custom firmware. There are several approaches for flashing a custom firmware: Use MrChromebox's Firmware Utility Script. Use John Lewis' script. Manually with flashrom, in this case you will need to obtain the firmware by yourself or to compile it from the coreboot sources (official or Chromium OS fork).
Mr. Chromebox firmware Haven't used this in a while since i got rid of my last Chromebook. Got a new Chromebook in this week (HP Chromebook 13 G1, skylake so linux apps not supported, so obviously worthless without that), so updated it to the Mr. Chromebox firmware.
MrChromebox.tech : Custom coreboot firmware and firmware utilities for your Chromebook/Chromebox
· Interesting idea, but I bought my Chromebook and Chromebox to be simple and reliable. I can install Crouton if necessary. I have two Linux machines, each with disks and RAM better suited to Linux than a Chromebook. A good article, but I will stay with ChromeOS and keep a fully functioning Chromebook I think. Enjoy! John Lewis. Oct 21, 2015 at 8:52 am . It’s only really power users and …
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