Can I install Linux on a Chromebook?

Episode 1688 (2:12:24)

Rich from Sonoma, CA
Acer Chromebook

Rich has an original Google Chromebook that isn't supported anymore. Can he wipe it and install Linux? Leo says you can, but it's a bit tricky. There is a physical hardware switch you must enable to turn on developer mode. Once you do that, you can install Linux. Look up the model, plus Linux, and you should be able to find step by step instructions. Check out as well.