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This is a guide to installing GalliumOS on the Baytrail version of the Samsung Chromebook 2, codename "Winky".  Model# XE500C12-K01US.

This was originally published here:

Note: This procedure does not let you dual-boot ChromeOS and GalliumOS.  At the time this was originally written, it was not possible.  It technically is possible now, with a different BIOS and using chrx.  I don't recommend it, because Winky has only 16GB of space, and you wont have much space left with both installed.

Please read all steps before starting.

Enter developer mode.

Be sure to redeem any offers google gives you (like free movies, or 100GB of Google Drive space, etc.) before starting this process.

Back up all your files in your Download folder.

Make sure everything is backed up!!!

Turn off the Chromebook.

Hold [ESC] and the "Refresh" key at the same time, then turn on the computer.

Press [CTRL] + [D] at the same time.

This will wipe the computer and install the developer version of ChromeOS.

Play the waiting game.

Log in.