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Acer Chromebook CB3-431 Linux

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi All,


I recently just got a new Chromebook (Acer Chromebook CB3-431 Linux) upgrading from a C720 i had Linux on it, and i want to do the same with the new one has anyone had any experience with this Chromebook I'm struggling to find any info on it like i did for the C720. Any pros/Cons? I've heard I have to install custom firmware I've never done

 

Thanks for your help 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 hour ago, mok said:

Next time research the product and its capabilities before buying it?

I did research into it? im also asking if anyone who has done this could help me understand the process? 

 

I thought this forum was pro-help the user? 

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2 hours ago, Mrcrysis2000 said:

Hi All,


I recently just got a new Chromebook (Acer Chromebook CB3-431 Linux) upgrading from a C720 i had Linux on it, and i want to do the same with the new one has anyone had any experience with this Chromebook I'm struggling to find any info on it like i did for the C720. Any pros/Cons? I've heard I have to install custom firmware I've never done

 

Thanks for your help 

Check your compatibility here:

https://wiki.galliumos.org/Hardware_Compatibility

 

Installation instructions:

https://wiki.galliumos.org/Installing

 

GitHub Bug Tracker page for your specific platform and audio issues:

https://github.com/GalliumOS/galliumos-distro/issues/270

 

Community place to ask for help about your audio incompatibility and other questions:

https://www.reddit.com/r/GalliumOS/

 

Good luck!


I beatbox 

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Im sorry iv never done a chromebook linux conversion. Iv been put off by the Mmc flash memory they ship with. I am pretty interested in the models with intel CPUs because of the battery life. I want to ask, would you recommend a chromebook over a more expensive windows laptop and has the Mmc memory ever been a problem? Can you remove/replace the Mmc memory? can you remove/upgrade the RAM?


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You can upgrade the ram, if you know how to solder but you can only get so much more like 8GB max in most cases.

 

If you watch some YouTube videos you'll see how easy it is to install Linux. It's not scary.

 

I would recommend just buying a Windows laptop.


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