I have a Samsung Chromebook with a bad TPM. Can I get Linux to run on this thing or is it bricked?

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ryan5685

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I've tried all the suggestions about 30 reboots, holding various keys, recovery drives, etc. So I know it's bad for sure. When I came into possession of this device it had some sticky keys so possibly fluid ingress could have fried the TPM but I'm not sure if that's how that works.

My understanding is that the TPM is pretty much designed to prevent people from doing anything to the computer of this sort but figured if anyone would know it would be you guys.

Let me know of any ideas.

Thanks!
 

xXx yYy

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On computers designed to run Windows OS TPM is a hardware thing, integrated in computer's CPU. You can check it's state running console cmd
Code:
tpm.msc

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It's comparable to AVB in Android OS.
 
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xXx yYy

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If your ChromeBook is based on ChromeOS Linux not only WILL run on your ChromeBook - in fact, it already IS running. ChromeOS is based on Linux - and it's quite easy to “jailbreak” it and access the Linux shell.