Last updated September 29, 2020 by Brian Hall
Chromebooks are good for installs as they are cheap and all you need is a browser and a terminal anyway.
To get a standard terminal you have to put the Chromebook in developer mode. This will also erase your login info and any local data.
Turn the Chromebook off
Turn it on while holding esc and ⟳ (escape and reload)
Wait for the next screen that says something like “Chrome OS is missing or…”
Wait for next screen
The Chromebook should restart and you can sign is as guest or enter your gmail etc to set up the laptop.
ctrl-T to get a terminal
shellat the prompt to get a standard shell
The next time you start your Chromebook-
- Press Ctrl-D to continue (don’t press the spacebar!)