HP Chromebook 13 cannot boot into linux or anything at all, and stuck in bios

Trying to install latest version of mint and have tried a few micro sd cards and usb drives, i can get to the part to press escape to enter settings, but cant get to anything useful past that. If im lucky i might see the mint logo occasionally. Getting error messages like: stdin: not a typewriter, lots of things with error -22 and -95, and when i try to boot verified image A the whole thing crashes, any ideas?

You’re supposed to press esc to enter settings, and then choose the disk you want to boot from explicitly.

The verified boot A you’re seeing is ChromeOS’ GRUB bootloader, which isn’t what you’re trying to boot.