Talk:Chrome OS devices

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Spring cleaning?

I'm trying to spruce this page up a bit as this page has incredible SEO for Chromebook info searches and many more Chromebooks have sold since it was first drafted. The has a page for itself and I was wondering if the 550 should also have one as it seems that alot of mods and such are done to that model? I won't touch the specific 550 parts without the go-ahead, I am just suggesting. UserError (talk) 08:11, 18 September 2013 (UTC)

Don't ask just do it. So long as it's non-destructive no one will mind. (unless they're a hard ass, and in that case who cares!)GrayHatter (talk) 22:34, 18 September 2013 (UTC)

removed old content

I removed the "Samsung Series 5 550" topic as this info is well known and not specific to this model alone. Dhead (talk) 20:44, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

Samsung Series 5 550

Reminder- Needs to be moved to its own page given the boatload of new development surrounding this model including with coreboot / seabios.

Developer Mode

Developer mode on the Samsung Series 5 has two levels of access, "dev-switch on" and "dev-mode BIOS". With the first level you enable a command line shell, which lets you look around inside the GNU/Linux operating system, but does not let you run your own versions.

The second level of access installs a special BIOS component that provides the ability to boot your own operating systems from either removable (USB/SD) or fixed (SSD) drives. Both levels of access are completely reversible, so don't be afraid to experiment.

The second level (described above) is what we want in order to install Arch.

The switch is behind a little door on the right-hand side of the chromebook (as linked above). To enable the developer switch you open the door, use something pointy (paperclip or toothpick) to move the switch towards the back of the device, and reboot.

Warning: Be gentle with the developer switch! Some people have reported that the developer switch breaks easily.