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Installing GalliumOS on the Dell Chromebook 13 7310 (Lulu)

This tutorial is written to describe how to upgrade the SSD in your Dell Chromebook 13.

Create ChromeOS Recovery Image/USB

Note: This step is not needed if you are planning to install GalliumOS exclusively (ie, non-dual boot) on the new SSD.

Install the new SSD

  1. Power off the chromebook completely; disconnect the AC power.
  2. Close the laptop and flip the laptop over exposing the bottom of the laptop.
  3. Count the number of screws on the bottom of the laptop. There should be eleven.
  4. Un-screw all 11 screws with a small screwdriver. Note the location of each screw.
  5. At the top of the laptop, gently pry the back cover off at the hinge with your barehand/fingernails. It should come off fairly easily. Set the laptop down carefully.
  6. Note the screw holding the SSD drive. Carefully un-screw the screw and place the screw in a safe spot.
  7. Gently pull the exsiting SSD out of it's slot.
  8. Gently install the SSD. Place the screw back in it's location securing the SSD. Do not overtighten.
  9. Re-attach the bottom cover to Chromebook starting with the bottom of the frame. It should just snap back in.
  10. Screw in all eleven screws. Make sure they are tight.


Power on the chromebook and either restore ChromeOS using your recovery USB drive or install GalliumOS