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Chromebooks are laptops or tablets running the Linux-based Chrome OS (designed by Google) as its operating system. The devices are primarily used to perform a variety of tasks using the Google Chrome browser, with most applications and data residing in the cloud rather than on the machine itself.

Most , if not all, Chromebooks have a locked bootloader that will prevent them from booting any external operating system (Windows, Linux, BDE or any other). The process to unlock it differs from brand/model and it is impossible to provide a unique and generic method to do it. The Internet is full of useful information to accomplish this feat on the condition that you know the Chromebook manufacturer and model. The list below is non-exhaustive and only provides some recurrent tips that are required to unlock the bootloader and boot another operating system: