After four months there’s finally a new release to download. The build routine has become a lot faster and easier to use. It can be executed on 64-bit systems only, however, so I had to install a fresh Ubuntu 9.10 first in order to create it. There are some obvious changes and a lot of changes under the hood, so it definitely makes sense to try out this one. You can configure your network connection before trying to login with a Google account now, which was a long-awaited feature in the community. You can also sign up for a new Google account from the login screen now.
I’m offering to versions for download now: one for use on USB drives and one for use with VMWare Player. Unfortunately, I didn’t manage to make it run in VirtualBox, but I haven’t tried it on many systems, so it may be worth a try to use the VMWare version in VirtualBox. Please leave comments on your progress (no registration required).
Oh, yeah, and here is the link to the download page…
Happy New Year to all of you! In order to celebrate the year 2010 contemporary I compiled a new Chrome OS release from the repository today. It works fine for USB drives. Unfortunately, on some machines, I’m experiencing problems running it in VirtualBox after conversion. Please try it yourself. The download size could be decreased to 175 MB. You can find the download link here: Chrome OS image file download.
I added a description of how to convert an .img file to a .vdi file for Sun’s VirtualBox into my article Download: Chrome OS image for USB drives. It’s really easy and lets you use my newly created Chrome OS build from December 2nd in VirtualBox as well as from a USB stick.
Every month I create a fresh build of Chrome OS which can be run from USB drives on almost any machine. Contrary to the very first release from November recent releases support various wireless network controllers. You can download it either from one of my servers or via the BitTorrent network. Once a new version is released, all previous versions are removed, so please don’t link them directly but link to this page. Continue reading “Download: Chrome OS image file”
Google released the Chrome OS source and now everybody can create his own build. But how do you get your build image file on a botable USB stick? This tutorial describes the process step by step for machines running on Windows or Linux. Continue reading “Tutorial: How to boot Chrome OS from a USB drive”