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If prompted, click Run or Save. If you chose Save , double-click the download to start installing. A Chrome window opens once everything is done. A welcome dialog appears. Click Next to select your default browser. A Chrome window opens after everything is done. You can make Chrome your default browser. On a computer connected to the Internet, download the alternate Chrome installer. Move the file to the computer where you want to install Chrome.

Open the file, and follow the onscreen instructions to install. Once you download the file, you can send it to another computer. Windows To use Chrome on Windows, you'll need: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8. What about 3g modems? Those of you that got it to work, was it only with wired connections? I think some folks have been able to get WiFi working. I don't think it comes with any 3g modem drivers, as far as I know.

Definatly the OS of the future for netbooks!!! Even the XP run like a 90 year-old granpa in the marathon: And you have the chance to have a blue screen. I use Ubuntu 9. I definatly give my vote to this OS. Well done Google you shut the mouth of Bill Gates and his useless Windows 7. Power to free OS!!!! Also very nice post!!! Hexxeh seems to be posting new builds relatively regularly.

Very exciting, but before I try: That is my only Internet connection right now. I guess I would have to be very lucky to make that work since people don't even get wifi to work? Anybody knows anything about this? The app that came with the pre-installed win xp for the 3g modem is called globetrotter connect. I can see the utility of this OS for running the likes of a cheap sub-PC-type machine like the old Psion Organisers or such like, but i'm not sure about running it on a netbook - seems like an exercise in "how to disable as many of your netbook's features as possible, leaving you with just the very basics so you spent all that money for nothing".

Presumably bring up a command window and Need to set ip, subnet mask, gateway and DNS. I was able to load Android too! You can view it by visiting http: I would like that kind on thinstation: Your thumbdrive is fine, you just need to delete all the partitions and create a single 8gb partition. You can use this to reformat:.

I've just starting playing with this OS tonight. This from an USB stick. Not bad at all. Wireless networking does'nt seem to work but I can live with that for at while. Then again I did not try hard to make it work Looking so much forward to get it on a SSD drive. Thanx for the torrent. Are you using my build, or some other build? It does indeed append the gmail. I feel kinda retarded right now. I'm a tech that can't log in to this!

I type in chromium and gmail. What am I doing wrong? Thanks for the information that you have provided. I also got some information about the Installation of Crome with Virtual Box from http: I also installed in a VirtualBox. It is fairly straight-forward as Jorge pointed out. I have tried it booted off a pen drive too. But, I already have a browser on my laptop and Linux boots there in 8 seconds!

BTW, newer Linux distros boot in 5 seconds. I can see non-technical computer use of Google Chromium OS with a handheld device or a green netbook non-techie. Local disk storage and non-browser applications are absolutely essential to software developers.

I guess that I am atypical for this type of OS. What about computer games that are not cloud-based? There are s of Linux and Windows games now that people use. Wait for browser-based equivalents running on the cloud?

There is a perhaps a somewhat irrational fear of storing the "family jewels" on a cloud, however protected it may seem to be. I suppose one could keep this type of data on a local pen drive or portable USB hard drive if you are traveling but how would I access a spreadsheet, for example?

Maybe I answered my own questions about data protection. I suspect that before Chrome OS actually ships, they will provide offline functionality. Most Google cloud applications have offline functionality in some form or another, and the trend will continue. Offline Gmail graduated from labs this week, which is just one part of the strategy to provide offline capabilities to applications in Google Chrome OS.

Thank you very much for this. I've got an Acer Aspire One A and it works very well, and is fast too! Still a lot of work to be done. Google is starting to fall down the trap Microsoft fell into in thinking people will follow enmass if they have enough incentive and if they don't - then sideline the buggers.

Googles paypacket rests on people going online Microsofts paypacket rests on people buying their offline products. This is another attempt by Google to step into Microsofts castle but most people who use a netbook don't use it solely for online services and the cloud and Google are irrelevent in that respect. I don't think people are picking up on the fact you need a good broadband connection to use this software. The point of a netbook is its extreme portability; I use my netbook in the depths of the countryside where a weak GPRS signal often has to suffice.

I also use offline software like OpenOffice and will store browsed information for later use when there is no signal. To my mind the "everything is in the cloud" concept has a fatal flaw, in that a netbook has to be able to run "standalone". I downloaded it and installed on USB drive. But when I reboot and try to boot from the pen drive, it says "Boot Error" Do I need to try writing again? You may want to try again.

If you have multiple USB drives on the machine, be make sure you select the right one. If not, you can get all sorts of boot errors.

The dd utility happily wrote a boot image into that volume. Anyone else experiencing a slow trackpad? I have tweaked it using the OS properties and it is still slow. The trackpad issue is due to a bug, we are working on it. Is there a way to update a build that lives on a USB drive? If I replace the disk image, are all my personal settings saved i the cloud?

If I install a build from that source, what will I have and what will I lose? I have tried two different images, both from Hexxeh. So far, I haven't had any unexpected problems that aren't covered somewhere on the net. It takes several minutes to acquire my AP, but that has already been discussed. It doesn't load any drivers for my Intel GMA graphics, but does display at x with no problem. My native resolution, using GMA drivers, is x I don't know if the video driver issue is causing this, but everything I do with the mouse and keyboard is in slow motion.

If I type in a URL into the browser, I have to wait a couple seconds for my characters to appear in the address bar. Using the terminal, my typed characters appear onscreen seconds after I typed them. Clicking various GUI elements also have the same delayed effect as the above input from the keyboard. I'm having fun exploring this latest cutting edge OS.

Does anybody know how to change the keyboard layout? I assume that it would require building my own disk image, since the system is read-only after install. You should be able to do it from the terminal.

Entering username "chronos" auto-expands to "chronos gmail. No WiFi, but hardwire Ethernet seems to work. Can't get past that due to the login problem.

But I'm not giving up yet! Yeah, different builds use different passwords and such. This particular build I put together myself. I tried "installing it" twice now, testing also on an Acer Aspire One with the same result. Hi, thanks for the guide! I tried to boot my usbdevice on my Asus Eee PC but It gets stuck showing "chromium os" on a blue background, no login fields. Is it a hardware problem perhaps? Any idea of how to get past it? I have one hell of a question for the guy who put up the torrent.

How do you compress an image file of roughly 3 GB into a zipped file of roughly MB. Are the setup files that highly compressible types or is it some secret compression technique that you used for it. Nah, no secret compression technique. There is a lot of empty space on the partitions in the image, which is what causes it to compress so much. Good article and worth comments. For some people it could be annoying, techies like me. I was expecting more than just a browsers with Chrome OS.

Abhishek you are quite fast in the web. Any way you've chosen a best place to publish your site url. Its needs a media player, music and video is a huge part of waht alot of people do with their computers, laptops etc. I used the Vmware Image, now the OS boots, and logins, but No internet access, how to configure that, I can use a direct ip of a proxy, but dont know where to put in the configurations: Xander installer was fine on w7 for me, think it might need to be readable by windows though, try formating the flash drive as fat32 first.

Tried compatibility modes vista,xp and as Admin You could submit a question to Image Writer support indicating you are having problems using the app in Win7. Just figured there'd be somebody else running Win7 here that might've encountered the same. I'll post if they get a workthrough. Thanks for posting this!

After I entered the key for my wireless router, it's connected smoothly to the internet every time. SL Trust is always something given, it cannot be demanded or proven. SL You have my assurance I am not sending login credentials or email addresses anywhere. However, if you still distrust the image, you may wish to take imma's suggestion and just set up a new Google account for testing it. I'll probably post an update to my blog GeekLad in a few days. I'm working on a shell script to simplify compiling it on a Ubuntu system, which will make it a bit easier for others to compile it as well.

I have successfully compiled the ChromeOS and then converted the image to vdi and used it in my VirtualBox. So, it works like a live CD. And no installation is needed - It just comes up. And there is nothing other than the browser! So, I don't know why it should occupy so much space, just to bring up the browser. If ChromeOS is having nothing other than the browser, then we can have the same browser on any other OS. What is there other than browser in Chrome OS!?

I don't see any development tools such as a terminal, compiler, etc. In that case, how to use this OS for development? Much of the disk image is empty space if you check the file system from the terminal window.

I don't think a compiler is included, so you really need to perform the development on the machine you use to compile it. I just tried it and was somewhat unimpressed. I don't see the utility of this project when there are plenty of full-blown Linux OS's that can run off of a flash drive, unless they are trying to compete with Splashtop-like features on laptops where you don't have to boot into the real os but still do basic web surfing.

If you can only use it when you are connected to the internet, what's the point, if they cannot expand it beyond a simple cloud OS then I don't see this being a very successful venture. However, Google may give the open source community valuable publicity and help the average user see Linux in a more favorable light.

What would be really cool is if they could make this distro bootable to small devices like phones and tablets like the nokia n and provide a full featured web experience without high resource usage. I take it all back; I am using ChromiumOS on my wife's Asus eee hd and it is awesome, I can actually stand to use the thing; it does all you really need from a netbook.

My mom has an Asus netbook with Windows XP and it runs atrociously slow and takes forever to boot. It really yearns for something as fast and simple as Chrome OS. I think Chrome OS is going to redefine the netbook as we know it. But after i formatted,it shows only mb! Chrome OS eat my space.. Any how to recover..? Use Windows Disk Management to delete all the partitions and create a new one that uses the entire drive. Just look it up on Google. Installed per directions worked fine on my new ha but the wireless doesn't work, so there is basically nothing I can do with it.

Installed onto an 8gb SDHC card. I ran the chromeos-installer but it doesn't boot of the SSD once I'm done. Am I missing a step setting a partition active or something? I'm not that familiar with booting from SSD drives. Is it treated like a USB drive or more like a hard drive? If it is the latter, you could try running the Chrome OS hard drive installer.

When prompted for the password, type password. However, do so at your own risk. This will wipe everything from the drive.

I haven't run the installer, so I'm not sure what will happen if there are multiple disks on the machine. I don't know if it will prompt you where to install it, or if it will do it's own thing.

If you do run it, please feel free to share your experience here. That's exactly what I did. When I did, it wouldn't boot. Again, just odd that it would boot and run fine off the thumb drive but not boot off the SSD. I tried making different partitions active ChromeOS built 4 partitions but it didn't help. Oh well, I can settle for booting off the thumb drive for now. Thanks again for posting this! Good enough for me. I'll test it for my Netbook but also the Dell version. Look a bit further up in the comment thred for comments made by ManMadeHuman and Camron on how to fix this.

Yesterday it worked fine alebit slow and a bit clunky, due to it running off a stick , but today it refuses to work properly at all. First attempt would only load the calculator gadget in full screen and wouldn't allow me access to the browser - every other attempt and it can't seem to get my resolution right, like it's running in "Safe Mode" or with the wrong drivers.

My major gripe with it is probably the panel system - I never much like the blocking of pop-ups in Chrome and this seems to be an extension of that. As a developer, the little screen space you get would be very restricting, however I can understand that this is supposed to be point. Similarly, are all smaller apps going to run in panels? Should they be kept open down the bottom all the time? Won't that get busy? Why aren't there shortcuts on the main screen?

Are we going to get shortcut keys? When I Click write after I choose the img and the usb drive letter I get the error 8 and doesn't proceed further. Also I tried 0. I used chrome os in the virtual box The notepad,Contacts and To-do lists are working perfectly It looks like they fixed the calculator.

Contacts doesn't really work for me, and to-do list still brings up a Google. I'm stuck on the login screen Any clues on how to deal with this?

Thanks for the great tutorial and image file. I think you may be out of luck if the keyboard doesn't work. Perhaps you could try using it on a docking station or with an external keyboard. I've loaded Chrome onto an 8gb thumb drive, and it runs pretty well, but Chrome would have fit on a 4 gb drive and now my 8gb shows up as "needs to be formatted" in windows explorer.

Is there any way to use one drive as bootable chrome and flash storage? Otherwise it's bye bye to Chrome for me. Chrome currently runs too quietly on my speakers and the headphone jack just turns of the speakers but doesn't play anything in the headphones. Is there volume control in Chrome? Do these exist anywhere? You should be able to create a new partition in Windows. Just run Disk Management just search Google for disk management windows.

You can also press F8, which provides a keyboard overlay with all the keyboard shortcuts. As far as what it can't do That would be a fairly long list, as there are many things it cannot do in its current state. Oh, well, actually, the disk management suggestion didn't work. I can see the disk and the "unallocated space", but right clicking doesn't give me any options other than "properties", which still doesn't let me do anything.

Any suggestions about what could be going wrong? It should allow you to create a new partition with the unallocated space.

You could try using a more advanced partition editing program. I have the same problem unallocated space - with no options to it using regular disk management. I entered mine and it's been fine since - eee This is true, you will need to configure your wireless security settings if you are connecting via wireless adapter. Thanks for pointing this out.

When I wrote the article I was connected via wired machine, but had no luck with my wireless laptop. I don't know of any way to change the vga modes. It sounds as though Chrome does not like your video adapter.

Just what I was looking for. Wasn't sure if this would work well on the This is just what I wanted to hear. Works like a charm! Ran it from an sd card on an eee pc t91mt; wifi worked as well as, interestingly, the battery monitor , but the OS was very slow. Ethernet works fine, but anyone an idea to make the wifi works? You may want to try the Ubuntu forums for network drivers , as one other commenter was going to attempt. Wifi is working on my Eee A so it may be your wireless router that's incompatible.

Try a different wireless network if possible. What do you mean? I just can't get my wifi on I can't see any wireless network.. And my network is oke with ubuntu I have the RT or something like that Sorry, what I said earlier does not make sense. Chrome apparently supports the radio in the A but not I thought they may be the same radio, and since it works with A, thought the problem might be with your router.

At least you can give thanks that the ethernet works so you can take Chrome for a test drive. In fact, it may not work for you at all. It does have many typical Linux tools built into it although the man pages are not installed. I got my Compaq F to work. WiFi seems to work fine. I needed to enter my network pass key and then I had internet. Running off a SanDisk Cruzer 4GB which is a little slow, but visiting all my web sites was easy and works fine.

I was surprised to find when rebooting to Chrome all my passwords were saved and my history was retained. A 3GB drive might just be big enough, as the file is just under 3 billion bytes. However, I don't have a 3GB pen drive to confirm this. Using Vista bit system. Should I try on my XP? That's odd, it shouldn't say there's not enough room. Perhaps the drive has a partition smaller than 3GB that it's trying to write to? You may want to see what partitions are set up on it via Disk Management just search Google for vista disk management.

You would have to manually write a new USB image. As of now, there is no automatic update mechanism. I'm sure that the production release of Chrome OS will include an autoupdate mechanism.

I installed VirtualBox and downloaded the Vbox image below and it came right up with no issues. Thanks for the great write-up and tutorial.

Downloading the USB image now. I download the file, wrote it to the USB drive as a bootable device, but now when I try to boot, I get a "no operating system found" error. I checked and rewrote the img file to the USB using the instructions from above. It should at least attempt to boot up if you're selecting the right device from your boot menu.

No Operating System found. Would love to get this thing working. I am doing this just to test Chrome OS. After some research, I decided, against my better judgment, to beat the tar out of the bottom of the laptop. All is working now. Who'd a thunk it? There's no easy way to do it, but you may be able to find some Linux drivers for your network adapter or compile a kernel module. I connected my wireless router to my MSI Wind with a cable and was able to log on to Chromium with my normal G-mail password.

Everything worked great and was significantly faster than the VirtualBox version which also kept crashing. The wireless works fine with Ubuntu, so I guess I'll ask in the Ubuntu forums for the location of a possible driver. I tried to model instructions used in Ubuntu for recoognizing the network and described here: Some of the terminal commands were not recognized by Chrome OS so I reached a dead end when I tried to import them.

Trying it out on my Asus EEE and I find it actually makes browsing a better experience for me when compared to firefox under eeeXubuntu. Everything just loads quicker even though far from perfect. Will this work if I put it on an SD card an 2.

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