This was the Chrombook of my mother. An ASUS CB5-311 with an ARM CPU. This thing is pretty fast and can be used for 12 hours straight on one charge. But Google decided to EOL it and not release updates anymore.
I'd like to not throw it away. What options are left? Chromium OS builds seem to be tricky, because of the ARM CPU. Is there a way to install a "normal" Linux? I mean a proper installation not chrooted with crouton.



Most Chromebooks should be able to install some kind of Linux, even if it isn't a distro "optimized" for Chromebook.

I blew away chromiumOS on my CB3-131 and installed straight up alpine linux on it. Onboard audio didn't work (USB DAC works fine), but to my most other things (graphics, WiFi, etc.) did work. It definitely varies from model to model, but you could get lucky.

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