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I want to run a plain Ubuntu install, but the BIOS does not easily allow for booting into USB drives. I currently have the Chromebook in developer mode and I found a USB command on the chromium developer info website, but I not sure how to enter the command in.

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I know this reply came a bit late, but if you're still looking to replace ChromeOS completely with plain Ubuntu, have a look at this article:

Warning, this involves hardware hacking and will most certainly void your warranty. I've detailed my personal experience here:

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