I have a Samsung XE303C12 Chromebook which apparently has a failed TPM module. It won't boot into ChromeOS, and when I try to recover the OS, I'm told that an error has occurred. I hit
Tab and the
0x05 TPM error in read-only firmware.
My questions are:
- At this point it looks like a lost cause to get ChromeOS back on here, and I'd rather something like LinuxMint anyway. So that's what I'd like to attempt. Can I even install Linux when the TPM module is malfunctioning?
- I can't put the Chromebook into Developer/Unverified mode since I can't boot into ChromeOS. I've tried to hit
Enterbut it just reboots to the same failure screen. Do I have to overwrite the bootloader to do this? I'm okay with that.
- Is this a lost cause since the TPM module is (apparently) dead?