Hp Chromebook 11 Install Windows

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I concluded in my previous post about the HP Chromebook 11 that it’s a good device for casually browsing the internet, but it’s no replacement for a regular laptop or desktop for getting stuff done.

On another computer, create a Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 installer with Rufus as 'GPT for UEFI' Plug the USB Drive into the chromebook; Plug a USB keyboard or mouse in for installation; Turn on the chromebook, and let it boot the USB drive; Note: If you need to select a different boot device, press any key in 'Select Boot Option'. Installing windows on hp Chromebook Hp 11-v010wm. Need info to install Windows on Chromebook listed above.

Since that post I’ve not used the Chromebook very much, so with a vacant weekend I’ve decided to blow the dust off of the Chromebook and try to squeeze some more functionality out of it.

  1. Install Windows. Power on your device and press Ctrl + L at the login screen to enter BIOS screen. At the BIOS screen, press Esc to enter boot media device selection. Choose your flash drive. The device should boot from your flash drive. Click on InstallNow to complete a fresh install of Windows on your PC.
  2. Watch movies on a Chromebook. You may think Chromebooks wouldn’t be ideal for watching movies, but you’d be flat-out wrong. The HP Chromebook 15 sports a surprisingly crisp 15.6-inch FHD touch screen to stream the latest episode of The Mandalorian. And dual Bang & Olufsen speakers make the audio pop.
  3. This guide shows how to install Ubuntu with the Unity desktop on a HP Chromebook using Crouton. I have cut out any waffle and I have left out all of the other switches that you can use with Crouton so that this is a basic streamlined approach to installing Ubuntu and Unity.

Enter Arch Linux for ARM.

This guide will take you through installing Arch Linux ARM on a USB stick that can be booted by your HP Chromebook 11. I’ll also explain how to go a step further and remove Chrome OS from your HP Chromebook 11 and install Arch Linux ARM directly on the eMMC (internal memory).


  • HP Chromebook 11
  • USB Stick (2GB should be enough)
  • Some time (an hour or so)

Pre-install steps

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First of all, your Chromebook must be in Developer Mode. To do this, either boot while holding esc + refresh + power, or press those three keys while the Chromebook is booted.

When the device reboots it will present you with a scary message, where you should then press ctrl + D to enable Developer mode. It’ll take a couple of minutes to download and install the Developer Mode files, but when it’s done and it reboots, you can then boot Chrome OS by again pressing ctrl + D at the boot screen.

Next, you need to join your Wifi network, and then you can choose to ‘browse as guest’ or sign in to your Google profile. If you’re going to be installing to the eMMC later, it’ll be easier to just browse as guest.

When you’re logged in to Chrome, press ctrl + alt + T to open the crosh terminal. Here you can become root and enable USB booting:

Using my install.sh to install Arch

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Insert your USB stick, and dismiss any of the File Browser windows that open. Now, in your terminal execute the following commands, where /dev/sda is your USB stick:

You’ll be prompted through the process, it shouldn’t take very long.

After the install.sh has finished creating the USB stick, you can reboot your Chromebook, and then press ctrl + U at the boot screen to boot from USB.

Login as root, with no password. You can turn on Wifi and connect to your Wifi network using the following:

If you want to finish here, I would suggest using my post-install.sh to install Mate and lightdm, then get on with enjoying your new Arch install.

If you’re feeling hardcore, why stop here? Let’s install to the eMMC!

Installing Arch to the eMMC on the Chromebook

Just like with installing to the USB stick, you need to download the install.sh and then invoke it, but this time specify /dev/mmcblk0

The installer will set up the partitions as before, install Arch, and then configure the Kernel so that your Chromebook can boot in to Arch.

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Regarding the modification of the PKGBUILD for trousers:

This is the only package you need to modify. When prompted, press y to edit, open in nano or your preferred text editor, find the line that reads:

and replace it with

Doing real work on the HP Chromebook 11

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Now that you’ve got Arch installed you can start using the Chromebook to do some real work. I use Geany as my text editor, have git, ruby, gem, jekyll and many other important applications installed.

I even authored this blog post from Arch on my Chromebook!

Let me know if you have any problems, or if you can improve the process in any way.

This post was written way back in 2014. There's a chance that it's no-longer correct, or it has been superseded by a newer post. I commend you for making it this far through my archive!

Take a look in the Archive to see if I've written a newer post on the subject.

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