Which chromebooks work best with debian (available in EU)

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Which chromebooks work best with debian (available in EU)

Postby simonheb » 2017-03-01 22:49


I am looking to get myself a slim and light notebook to carry with me while traveling. I would use it for the occasional browsing, streaming, and a few other things. I want it to run debian. (Currently I'm satisfied using a laptop with 4GB ram and a two core intel processor).

With the recently announced Samsung Chromebook Plus/Pro and Asus C302CA I thought that maybe these are suitable hardware for this. Hence my questions is twofold:

1. What has to be considered hardwarewise. Are only Intel processors advisable?
2. Since the two models I mentioned are apparently not going to be available in Europe, which comparable models are?

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Re: Which chromebooks work best with debian (available in EU

Postby phenest » 2017-03-03 18:45

I bought one once, but it was locked to the Chrome OS. There was something in the BIOS that expected the Chrome OS and nothing else.
NEC Spirit 550 P4 3.8GHz HT - 2GB RAM - nVidia 7600GT - Pioneer BDR-209DBK
ASUS Sabertooth P67 i7 3770K - 32GB RAM - 2x nVidia 660GTX SLI'd
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Re: Which chromebooks work best with debian (available in EU

Postby pylkko » 2017-03-03 19:31

https://wiki.debian.org/InstallingDebia ... Chromebook
https://wiki.debian.org/InstallingDebia ... Chromebook
https://wiki.debian.org/InstallingDebia ... ebook%2014

read these things and you get an idea of the support level. then search for an installation guide. i hear that the acer one is good, but have no first hand exp
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