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according to what i've read/saw, i have 3 options...
1. developer mode and crouton. This is a script that allows you to run a real linux in chroot... most of the tutorials are for the chrome pixel but well see.
2. developer mode and dual boot. apparently the way to go. As this chromebook has a hard drive, it could be done on the hdd or using an external usb storage.
3. custom bios and do the hell i want... almost no documentation here.
as far as i understand, the problem with this machine is the bios: or at last that's why people can't install windows on it. I think i read or saw something about someone running windows7 on it but can't find it either.
I'll report as soon as i have something to show. Also, there is a google group about flashing the bios of this machine (which will solve everything) but i'm not sure/confident on flashing coreboot without detailed instructions for this specific model.
chromebooks bios are uefi and locked. on developer mode, the bios is unlocked; but the machine is only capable of booting chromeos kernel... or at least that's what i'm understanding.
since this is an x86 architecture, i'm supposed to install strait from tarballs here; and that's where it gets interesting. I'll have to load chromeos kernel to read a rootfs with the installer etc.. and i don't know how to do that yet.
the second option will be running slack as chroot. I kinda like that idea... either way, there is a ton of reading in front of me in order to do this... and as usual, i'm lacking the time.
I managed to boot my C7 from a usb key with slackware... The process is simple, but a pain in the ass.
Basically you copy using dd the chromeOS kernel and put it on the usb drive.. on a second partition load the rootFS and that's it.
the system booted and loaded slackware; but on single user mode. I have no idea what else to do. Please advice.