I managed to get slackware installed on my C7 chromebook... so, I'm writing this post to brag about that. (go figure!)
My new geek friend Barry S. Schultz posted The Method; which was based on a chromeOS developer Olof Johansson post on google chrome.
- The Chromebook in "Developer Mode."
- Same Chromebook with USB Boot enabled.
- USB bootable media (thumb drive). I used a kingston data traveler 2.0.1 with 16 gb of space.
- A secondary computer, preferably running slackware.
Barry emulate/copy the partition scheme of the C7 hard drive...
Following Barry's post and Olof, I understood that the chromebook won't boot from any media but a chromeOS kernel thumbdrive because it's hardwired to the BIOS.. .that seems uefi AFAIK... so you must create a GPT chromeOS bootable usb key as follows:
On your slack box or your chromebook:
# parted /dev/sdXX
(parted) mktable gpt
As a side note, the C7 will mount the first usb drive as /dev/sdb.