You can use the Chromebook Recovery Utility
to write Raspbian images (instead of Etcher), and there is an SSH extension, as well as a few terminal options for Chrome OS, and even a RealVNC Viewer for Google Chrome.
So yes, you can use a Chromebook to configure and work with a Raspberry Pi computer.
Which model Pi do you have?
Just took a quick look at the link posted above, and found one problem. The wpa_supplicant.conf
file needs one additional line with the newer version of Raspbian (Buster).
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Edit country=, ssid= and psk= with your information and save the file. Use a the 2 letter country abbreviation in CAPS.
The "country=" line is what was missing in that guide. It was not needed in earlier versions of Raspbian, but changes in regulations now require it. Other than that, the info in that link seems fine. If you need additional help or advice, just ask (I do have a Chromebook).
Oh, and welcome to the forum!
One additional thing I thought of, which is not in that guide, is that your Chromebook should be able to resolve hostnames, so you can SSH into pi@raspberrypi (or email@example.com) for your initial connection (you don't need the IP address).
My mind is like a browser. 27 tabs are open, 9 aren't responding,
lots of pop-ups...and where is that annoying music coming from?