Toshiba Chromebook 2

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To install Arch Linux on this model of Chromebook, you have to run these commands to install a Seabios boot stub:

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$ cd; rm -f flash_chromebook_rom.sh; curl -k -L -O https://johnlewis.ie/flash_chromebook_rom.sh; sudo -E bash flash_chromebook_rom.sh

For a faster boot time you can use a UEFI bootloader (coreboot), even remove all the google components. As shown by reddit user coolstarorg in /r/chrultrabook subreddit.

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$ cd ~; curl -L -O https://coolstar.org/chromebook/setup-firmware.sh; sudo bash setup-firmware.sh

From here, you will be able to follow the Beginner's Guide to install Arch Linux.

Known Issues

  • Sound doesn't work without the appropriate asound.state file (James Fu's backup can be found here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/gb9mhd0z4356n81/asound.state?dl=0 )
  • Newer Arch kernels don't support the Bay Trail MAX98090 soc audio drivers. A regression introduced by 4.5.0 broke it so if you desire a newer kernel then you can install linux-max98090AUR[broken link: package not found].
  • Support for the keyboard layout may be found in the xkeyboard-config-chromebook package in the AUR

See also