Chromium OS

Chromium OS is an open-source project that aims to build an operating system that provides a fast, simple, and more secure computing experience for people who spend most of their time on the web.

All downloads are located at http://chromium.arnoldthebat.co.uk/. This will be updated daily where builds compile succcessfully..

Build Instructions for USB

  • Linux
    1. Use p7zip to extract the IMG file from the downloaded file.
    2. At the shell, run the following (where sdX is your USB stick and ChromeOS.img is the path to the IMG file you extracted):
      dd if=ChromeOS.img of=/dev/sdX bs=4M
    3. Boot from USB stick
  • Windows
    1. Use 7zip to extract IMG file from the downloaded file.
    2. Use Win32 Image Writer, then select the IMG file and select the USB device from the menu.
    3. Click on “Write”.
    4. Boot from USB stick

All builds based on x86, amd64 and ARM generic board.

If you want to install to your hard drive, follow the instructions here and here. Heed the warnings noted in the links!

Please note: there is a new behaviour with the chronos user password. The password has been removed from build R55-8777 onward and will continue to be removed for better overall security. Older builds have the password of ‘password’.
This means you need to use ‘chromeos-setdevpasswd’ from either shell or console to set your own password from build R55-8777 onwards.

By default, this also disables SSH access so if you also need this level of access, you will need to set a separate password using ‘sudo passwd chronos’. This allows the password for dev access and SSH access to remain separate if needed.

You can also just set a password using ‘sudo passwd chronos’ and this will allow for both dev and SSH access if you need to keep them the same. Do not use ‘chromeos-setdevpasswd’ if you want to keep the passwords the same.

Once installed, you can update from the Dev Server noted here.

Thanks to The Chromium Projects

Chromium OS GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE




2,589 thoughts on “Chromium OS”

  1. Dear all,

    are you able to run Chromium OS into Virtualbox, using the Arnoldthebat’s builds? Because, at least in my case, it doesn’t work. I have downloaded some x86 VDI images, but they won’t boot. The screen just keeps to be black. I can access the “developer console” via Ctrl+Alt+F2, and can login (with username “chronos” and password “password”), but I still get logged out after a few seconds.
    Instead, the VDI images built by Hexxeh work without problems. I don’t know if Arnoldthebat’s builds require VT-X/AMD-V support, in order to boot in Virtualbox. Many thanks if you have any suggestions!

  2. So 2 other users have posted this problem (below) with no response… Is there any way you could help us figure out how to solve this? Any way to specify a destination drive for HDD install? It works fine off the USB, but doesnt want to install to the HDD.

    localhost / # /usr/sbin/chromeos-install
    initctl: Unknown instance:
    Error: can not determine destination device. Specify –dst yourself.
    Running a hw diagnostics test — this might take a couple minutes.
    badblocks: No such file or directory while trying to determine device size
    smartctl 5.42 2011-10-20 r3458 [i686-linux-3.10.18] (local build)
    Copyright (C) 2002-11 by Bruce Allen, http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net

    : Unable to detect device type
    Smartctl: please specify device type with the -d option.

    Use smartctl -h to get a usage summary

    smartctl 5.42 2011-10-20 r3458 [i686-linux-3.10.18] (local build)
    Copyright (C) 2002-11 by Bruce Allen, http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net

    : Unable to detect device type
    Smartctl: please specify device type with the -d option.

    Use smartctl -h to get a usage summary

    smartctl 5.42 2011-10-20 r3458 [i686-linux-3.10.18] (local build)
    Copyright (C) 2002-11 by Bruce Allen, http://smartmontools.sourceforge.net

    : Unable to detect device type
    Smartctl: please specify device type with the -d option.

    Use smartctl -h to get a usage summary

  3. Tried latest build to date (Cx86OS-20140609010101.img) on HP NC8430, but the build does not complete. Stuck on screen stating “starting kernel….” I can type anything on this screen, start Ctrl+Alt+F2 console and login this way, but the Chromium OS does not come up with gui interface. Any suggestions?

  4. Hi!! Thanks for your great work!
    I’ve downloaded the last dayly release, used the image writer to put it on the usb stick and booted the computer from it, after apearing the chromium logo the screen went black and nothing showed up. The computer is an Asus A6JC with an Intel® Core™ Duo Processor T2000 Sequence: 1.60GHz-2.16GHz, 2MB On-Die L2 Cache, 667 MHz and a NVidia™ GeForce™ Go7300 128MB.
    http://www.asus.com/Notebooks_Ultrabooks/A6Jc/specifications/

    can you please explain me what to do?? I really want to use chromium os on this computer. please answer as soon as possible 🙂

      1. Thanks for your answer! I’ll wait for that special build 🙂 thanks very much I would be really thankful if you manage to get Chromium OS working on this computer, thanks in advance!

  5. Hey ssf, I ran your script on the may 27 2014 daily build and it enabled me to access my google drive files from the files.app, but it broke mp3 playback from usb devices (it had worked until then). Now I’ve installed the latest daily (june 14 2014) and and ran you script file, I can play mp3s and the like, but I can not access google drive from the files.app. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.

    1. Hey sixsixfive, but I ran this script https://github.com/MrVaykadji/misc/tree/master/ChromiumOS/mp3-flash-pdf and it fixed my play back issues that I had after running yours on the may 27 daily. I wasn’t able to get gdrive to work on the June 14th daily and went back to the may 27th daily. Your script and the one above has finally given me a fully operational install!!! I’m very happy with the whole thing. Thank you arnoldthebat, sixsixfive, and MrVaykadji for a functional ChromiumOS laptop. Keep up the the great work.

  6. I’m a linux/chromeos newbie, Dell Mini 10 (not V), with a 2GB daughterboard upgrade. I boot using the ” chromeos-usb.A root=/dev/sda3 ” command.

    I can run your daily build from 14 June from a USB stick, but cannot install it to the SSD (Sandisk 64GB). I’ve use ” /usr/sbin/chromeos-install ” but it does not seem to see the SSD. Is there a command I can try?

    Further (leteral thinkink), I decided to install the image to the SSD and use it as an external drive. It boots fine. When I install it within the netbook it hangs at “Booting the kernel”. Anything I could try here?

    1. Try installing from crosh (browser open hit “ctrl alt t” at the same time) using this command “install /dev/sda” if sda happens to be your target internal drive. For me the daily build from May 27 2014 has been the most stable and the one I keep returning to after trying newer daily builds. I’ve found these two scripts at these addresses to be very helpful: http://goo.gl/qeisbf and https://github.com/MrVaykadji/misc/tree/master/ChromiumOS/mp3-flash-pdf Run them in the order listed (the first one broke mp3 playback from usb–an issue with my rig or not?–the second fixed it).

      1. Thanks for your assistance.

        My first attempt yielded “command nor recognised”. So I typed “shell” and then entered the “install /dev/sda”command. This asked me for the destination drive. As I used sda3 when I booted up I’m assuming sda would be my flash drive. What is my internal drive likely to be called or is there a command I can use to find it/

        1. (open chromium and hit “crtl alt t” then type shell at crosh> ) and type df -f at the command prompt. You should see a list of partitions and what device they are on, i.e. /dev/sda is my laptop’s hard drive and /dev/sdb is my thumb drive. If your drive is partitioned, as mine is, you may see, for example:
          /dev/sda1 51G 1.0G 48G 3% /home
          /dev/sda8 12M 24K 12M 1% /usr/share/oem
          /dev/sdb1 233G 80G 154G 34% /media/removable/Multimedia
          (output edited for clarity)
          /dev/sdb is my usb drive and most likely yours as well (unless you have more than one usb drives plugged in. If you do, remove all but the ChromiumOS one, otherwise it just complicates things!) **I’m sure there is a much simpler way to determine what device is your thumb drive and which is your internal drive. The above is just the easiest way for me to explain it.**

          Now, all this being said, if you issue the command /usr/sbin/chromeos-install –dst /dev/sda you will loose all data on your hard drive as the install will re-partition your internal drive in the process of installing ChromiumOS. I’ll apologize in advance if you’re interested in dual booting, I have no advice for that.

          Please note, if you are using a computer with an AMD processor, the daily builds will likely not work, it’ll boot and stick on a black screen saying something about decompressing the kernel etc. I had to dig up an old intel based rig to get this stuff running. I think arnoldthebat has other builds that’ll support additional hardware, but I don’t know for sure.

          1. BTW to install, you might need to be root (red=root vs green=chronos). Issue the command sudo su (if prompted for a password it’s password).

          2. I didn’t get to the chromeos-install commanad as I still don’t know my destination. With df I get, edited,

            /dev/root (mounted as /)
            .
            ./dev/sda1 (/home)
            /dev/sda8 (/usr/share/oem)
            /dev/mapper/encstateful (/var)

            I use chromeos-usb.A root=/dev/sda3 to boot so I asssume my flash drive is sda. My ssd is a Sandisk 64GB and is seen in bios and other Linux or Windows live runs.

            Does it look as if my internal drive is not being recognised? It has a single NTFS partition. Would it help if it was partition in some way? I have partioning programs but don’t know the setup for chromeos.

  7. Hi,
    I’ve been using your Camd64 images on USB for a little while on an acer c720 (because I have full Gentoo on the internal SSD), I decided to grab the latest daily today (Camd64OS-20140618010101.img.7z) and it’s got a little problem – it boots ok and lets me login with my google account and syncs up, but then any time I leave the mouse or keyboard alone for a couple seconds the screen turns black until I move the mouse again. And by a couple seconds I mean literally only 2 seconds or thereabouts. It doesn’t do this at the login screen however just the desktop after login. Any way to know when this bug was introduced besides testing every earlier version in turn until it doesn’t happen?

    Also as a side note and kind of related to this, is it possible to list the chromium build version / git commit hash alongside the downloads?

    Cheers,
    anomaly

      1. Thanks for the reply. Is it possible to have the build versions or git commit hashes added to the download links page?

      2. Sorry a bit of a noob. Which version would that be, and how do I know how long it is secure? Also do I contact the google chrome os dev team about this issue, or someone else?

  8. Hi ArnoldtheBat

    I have an old Compaq Presario SR1130NX that I would like to repurpose with Chromium OS.

    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00183274&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=425917

    But when I tried with the latest builds :

    Cx86OS-20140623010101.img

    I would get: Kernel panic – not syncing: VFS: Unable to mount root fs on unknown- block(8,19)

    kernel_thread_helper+0x6/0x10

    and just stays there. Upon googling, I read that it might be an graphics support issue so I tried your
    http://chromium.arnoldthebat.co.uk/special/Cx86OS_R34-5196_Multi.7z
    http://chromium.arnoldthebat.co.uk/special/Cx86OS_R34-5196_Multi_2.7z

    But I was still stuck there. And after continued googling, I tried selecting usb as boot device, hitting escape, and typing in
    chromeos-usb.A root=/dev/sdb3 (I also have tried other versions like sda3, sdc3, and I have tested the build on my laptop and I was able to complete the installation to my hard drive.) It’s only on this computer that I can not get to the Chromium Splash screen.

    Is it possible that my computer’s graphics and processor isn’t supported by your builds?

    Please let me know. Thanks

    1. Hi ArnoldtheBat
      I see that you are getting many requests. If you don’t mind, can you create a step by step guide filled with tips on how to build upon your builds. I know that you are only one person and there are multiple requests, maybe if you can create a doc, we can try for ourselves. Please let me know. thanks

        1. Hi ArnoldtheBat
          Is there a non-technical version where people unfamiliar with source code and programming can attempt this or would this process require a high level of programming skills in order to get it to work? Please let me know. Thanks

  9. I would like to install Chromium OS on my old laptop (ASUS EEE PC 1201HA) is it possible? I chose to download the version Cx86OS-20140625010101 but when I booted I only got a black screen.

    Thanks!

  10. Hi Arnold,

    I have an Acer Aspire 5730G notebook with Nvidia 300M graphic card, I have tested the following items but not working
    1- Camd64OS-20140625010101.img.7z —> no boot
    2- Cx86OS-20140622010101.img.7z —> IT has graphic issues It boots up but the screen is blinking and I can not see the setup wizard
    3- Both special editions —> No boot at all
    Is there any version which I can run on my computer?

    Thanks,
    Meysam

  11. Hello everyone, I have recently used chromium os vanilla build by Hexxeh .I am trying to update chromium os to chrome os and i followed this website (http://zzsethzz.blogspot.com/2013/02/install-chromium-upgrade-it-to-chrome.html) and i am following the instructions from this website (http://zzsethzz.blogspot.co.uk/p/blog-page_14.html) as I was following the instructions just as i wan about to download it said that there was not enough space . I tried to type in another temporary directory as it asked but still nothing happened . If anyone has the solution please tell me soon. Thank You

  12. hey im having an asus x53u with windows 7 i did everything wrote to usb but then i choose boot from it its stuck on booting kernel whats wrong it stays there like forever what to do?

  13. Hey! First, thanks for doing this! You’re doing an awesome job on making Chrome OS builds, you rock.

    Secondly, the latest version of the Cx86 (or July 5) doesn’t work for my ASUS 1201HA laptop. When I boot up I get this screen for around 10 minutes
    http://i.imgur.com/hIOww8a.jpg
    And then a full black screen till I shut down the computer.

    Any steps I could do to make it work? Or are there any special build for this laptop? Would love to hear from you. Windows 7/8 is too slow for this laptop so Chrome OS would be awesome.

    -Bram

  14. Anyone else having issues with wifi kicking back an error message saying Bad Password? I updated to the latest nightly, reinstalled the firmware for my wifi and rebooted. I selected my network and when prompted for the password it tries to connect, but fails with “Bad Password” (I’ve double checked it on another machine and I typed it correctly). Is there a password file I can delete, allowing me to start over?

  15. Hi Arnold,

    How generic are your builds? I’ve been using your build successfully, but I wanted a few more modules and packages. I’m building based on chromium.org instruction using amd64-generic as the target. When I md5sum the bootx64.efi and bootia32.efi I get different results to my build, I’m not very familiar with the EFI boot mechanism so I apologise for my ignorance. I’ve also been getting the odd kernel panic when it does get past the EFI boot.

  16. I saw you were also making special builds, made for a specific notebook?
    I still have my Asus 1201HA eating dust becuase it can’t run anything. Is there any way of you creating a special version for this laptop? Here are the specifications:
    CPU
    Intel® Atom™ Z520 Processor
    Chipset
    Intel® US15W Chipset
    Network chip
    I thought it was an Atheros one but I am not sure.

    If you have the time to do this special request I would feel very honoured. You can contact my any time at my email, hope to hear from you! And again thanks for doing this!

  17. Hi all, newbie here trying to install this for my parents PC. Having issues with booting from USB. Bought PC from local university (dell optiplex 745), everything’s wiped clean. When I try to boot from USB I get a bunch long list of kernel #s, etc. which seems like an error. I can’t seem to get to the install screen. I downloaded the .img from this site, extracted using 7zip, wrote to usb (16gb) using win32 disk imager. I seem to be following the steps but can’t figure it out. any help is appreciated.

    1. @jarjar

      In the same second the USB stick boots, press esc. Then you will see the boot: prompt. Now type ‘chromeos-usb.A root=/dev/sdc3’ without the quotes.

  18. Hey I’m a noob at this and wanted to try this OS for my parents and it seem that after i restart my PC and boot Chromium from usb flash drive some text apears on the screen for a fraction of a second and it’s gone … the only words that i saw were : “Booting from kernel.” or something like that

    Any idea what can i do to boot it properly ??

    1. It happened also to me. I think it’s related to the graphic card. Once I had another machine to try, it worked like a charm 🙂

  19. Great images but for whatever reason cant get install to HDD to work, boots off USB key and works fine installing is a no go… very random

  20. Dear @arnoldthebat,

    Could you please compile a special edition (with nvidia and ati drivers) amd64 version too?

    Thanx in advance!

  21. Hi Arnold,

    thanks a lot for your hard work! I have done some research to find out why the new builds do not work on VirtualBox. By accessing the developer console as Robby pointed out, and having a look at /var/log/Xorg.log.0 I have realised that the problem is that the vesa driver is not included in the image.

    After searching in the internet I found a japanese blogger that has identified the same reason as the root of the problem and has solved it by enabling the compilation of the vesa driver (http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=y&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fpcmemo.take-uma.net%2Fchromium%2520os%2Fchromiumos_build_virtualbox&edit-text=&act=url). Is it possible to enable it in the next build please?

    Thank you in advance!

      1. Was the special build to fix VirtualBox images ever created? I don’t see anything that jumps out at me.

  22. Hey arnoldthebat.

    Will there ever be a build for the ASUS 1201HA? Or is this not possible?

    Would love to hear from you, thanks in advance!

      1. Thank you very much for your reply, I really appreciate it! I can’t thank you enough for doing this. Your work is very appreciated.

  23. On your Cx86OS builds from crosh I can enter shell and it works as expected, but on your Camd64OS I get “Unknown command: ‘shell'” error. Do your Cx86OS builds have developer mode enabled but not your Camd64OS builds?

  24. Hi,

    I’m trying to get this to work on an HP t5730 (thin client)

    I’ve written the image to usb (works on two laptops), so far so good.
    How ever, when I put the usb in the thin client, it will only show the HP splash screen, and stops working from there.
    I’ve checked the boot order, usb is set first and usb is enabled.

    Is this a known problem, with a possible solution / work around, or does it end for me here?

  25. I would love to grab your Chromium build to use on my ThinkPad X201 but the down speeds are brutal. I’ve tried a few different builds but they are all clocking around 4-6 hours for download and barely getting 14.7kbps. Are there alternate mirrors?

    1. No alternate mirrors, and no-one else seems to be having the problem! I regularly pull > 10MB/s as Im syncing servers. Can you try a speedtest to any server in France as a test? It could be peering providers

      1. I have problem with down speeds. Now is 6KB/S.
        Speedtest from Brazil (Telefonica – optical fiber) to Lyon (Orange) is 20.76 Mbps.

  26. Hi, first of all thanks for your work 🙂
    I have a question for you : do you know why the file manager never synchronizes with Google Drive ? Downloads is OK but no folder (and I have a lot) appear in Google Drive.

    Thanks
    Best regards

  27. Enjoying this on my Samsung XE500C21 Chromebook, but when I’ve tried to update using

    “update_engine_client –update –omaha_url=http://chromebld.arnoldthebat.co.uk:8081/update”

    it continues with the same version…

    I’m stuck on 38.0.2073.1 (280401) (64-bit) from 6.30.2014 and it goes through the download process as well as “finalizing” then asks to reboot.

    Sorry for the newbie question, but seems that I’m following the directions correctly for a nightly build download.

    THANKS again for all your hard work!

  28. Hi Arnold,

    I am having difficulties getting openvpn to connect. I have tried

    as root:
    openvpn –config blahblah.ovpn
    openvpn blahblah.ovpn

    as chronos:
    /usr/sbin/openvpn blahblah.ovpn
    sudo openvpn –config blahblah.ovpn

    SIOCSIFADDR: No such device
    tun1: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
    SIOCSIFDSTADDR: No such device
    tun1: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
    SIOCSIFMTU: No such device
    Sun Jul 20 13:59:47 2014 Linux ifconfig failed: external program exited with error status: 1
    Sun Jul 20 13:59:47 2014 Exiting due to fatal error

    I managed to get it to work only once. And I cant seem to reproduce a successful connection.

    I’m guessing it has something to do with permissions. Because the problem in most linuxes is solved by running openvpn as root.

    I have even tried sudo su
    then
    su root

    What am I doing wrong?

  29. Hi arnold
    I have installed the last build (20140723) on my eeepc 901, wifi is not working. But it was working on the build 201402xx. What can i do now that i cannot loging without wifi network.

    1. Just checking in to say I also don’t have WiFi or ethernet on an Eee 901 with the Cx86OS_R47-7451.0.U-Special build. No biggie but reporting it just in case.

  30. I installed the daily img with Rufus to make a live USB. It used DD to make the Bootable USB which is a little different than usual. It finished I booted and got a Screen that Flickers. It Flickers more intensely the Farther right on the screen you look. Do you know why?

  31. I have a Toshiba Satellite L305-S5955 which by the looks of Toshiba’s Driver site, has an Atheros Wireless Card (either that or an intel). I’ve been through just about every option on the 1-32 choices of installing the full version of Chrome, no luck with Wifi on any of them… aside from going crazy, what would be a good USB WIFI adapter I could purchase that is KNOWN to work with the full Chrome builds? And which Chrome build should I use.
    One more question… when testing to find a build that fixes the wifi issue, is it dependent on the Chromium build I download or the 1-32 Chrome OS images I select? If my final goal is to in fact have a full working Chrome OS on my HD…

    Thanks!

    D

  32. Thanks for the images looking to try on a Samsung series 7 laptop, finding all AMD64 images produce GPT error on installation, is this a known error? They work perfectly off USB though, which seems odd?

  33. Hello I INSTALLED via usb Chromium OS and the latest weekly Knowing I WOULD come Install Flash player AND OTHER plugins Thanks

  34. Hello,
    Much like you, I have a studio 1555. Everything appears to be running fantastically, but the issue I have is that I cannot seem to enable the wifi, even through the shell. I have a dell 1397 card, it that helps.

  35. To get the United Kingdom keyboard layout in the developer console, remount / as rw (and consider running passwd at this point to change the passwords of the chronos and root users; chromeos-setdevpasswd didn’t work for me) and save the following as /etc/init/keyboard-configuration.conf:

    # console-setup – set console keymap
    #
    # Set the console keyboard as early as possible so that the administrator
    # can interact with the system during file system checks. The keymap may be
    # set on any virtual console as long as it isn’t in raw mode; loadkeys will
    # go and look for one such, and fail if it can’t find one.

    description “set console keymap”

    start on starting system-services

    exec loadkeys /usr/local/share/keymaps/i386/qwerty/uk.map.gz.

    Make sure permissions are set correctly (644, root:root) and reboot.

  36. Hi! Downloaded and installed…updated via dev server…crazy.
    It works Perfectly.
    I even managed to install latest chrome plugins i needed by hand since the script are not working for me (downloaded deb of chrome browser dev on ubuntu machine, extracted libpdf and pepper from /opt/google/chrome and copied in the chromium os install, all went with no hassle, and so far no weird behaviour).
    I have a couple of silly questions though:
    1) Is there a way to hide the dev build number in the login screen? It looks sooo lame since the pc I installed chromium on is a sort of web kiosk for my parents and that string in the top right corner looks very out of place 😛
    2) What about translations? I live in italy and I noticed the italian translation is there but is somewhat incomplete, (i.e. files app notifications appear partly in italian, partly in english)
    I’m looking for a way to add translations to the system but I don’t know where exactly to look. Selecting Italian(italy) from language settings says translation is not available, which I believe it is because they are there for chrome os images, but not for chromium os.
    Those are of course VERY minor annoyances in a system otherwise perfect. Parents happy, me happy.
    Thanks a huge lot for your effort to bring the chrome os experience to everyone.

    1. Hi

      Glad you are enjoying the builds. Im not aware of a way to hide the build number on the current builds.

      The translations are a work in progress from the main chromium repository so you will have to wait on that one, sorry!

  37. Hi,

    I can’t seem to boot to any of youir builds. When I try to boot, a black screen shows up and a bunch of “^@” ‘s show up. I can do Ctrl Alt F2 and that works fine but the gui doesnt seem to work. I don’t know what ^@ means, but I would appreciate it if you could give me some advice..

  38. Can you provide me any info, script os anything that helps me to build broadcom-sta kernel module? I tried it on amd64-generic without luck. I tried your special broadcom build, but not booting on my lenovo b590.

  39. Is there any way that a full Chrome browser (that supports apps and extensions completely) can be installed these chromium OS builds on a PC. We are trying chromium on an old dell d530 and works great but we aren’t able to use extensions or apps from webstore. cannot use full chrome browser, just chromium. help.

  40. Hi Arnold, no need to do it. I found the following way that works for every build:

    sudo insmod /lib/modules//kernel/kernel/configs.ko
    zcat /proc/config.gz > .config

    Thanks!

    1. @Quimer

      Using virtualbox i entered those 2 commands after using ctrl-alt-f2 to get to the shell.. not sure what they do but nothing seemed to happen, so rebooted but still gets stuck at the ‘booting kernel’ screen.

      1. @andy
        The above commands don’t fix the VirtualBox problem. You can use them to obtain the kernel configuration that was used for compiling the kernel during the ChromiumOS build. This configuration is saved in a hidden file with name .config in the same directory in which you executed the commands. You can then transfer this file in another computer in order to compile the kernel from scratch or to compile a module that could be linked with the default kernel shipped with that build.

        1. arnoldthebat, hello, i can’t install Cromium OS, I get an error: EARLY CONSOLE IN DECOMPRESS_KERNEL
          DECOMPRESSING LINUX … PARSING ELF … PERFORMING RECALCULATION …done
          BOOTING THE KERNEL
          My system: Intel dual-core T4400, Ram 3Gb, Video: Ati mobility HD 545v
          Can you help me?

          1. I’m sorry, could you tell when will build chrome on my laptop? (video card: Ati mobility HD 545v or Ati mobility 4570)

  41. Hi, Arnold!

    How to expand your bootable images to the whole drive capacity? – I have tried to resize partition “STATE” via GParted on Linux, but I’m not sure if it’s a right way.

  42. Good news I think, I’ve found a solution to the radeon video problem that meant X failed after boot (wnet to console only). I did a little snooping and found this
    https://chromium-review.googlesource.com/#/c/184964/3/gpu/radeon.conf

    If you read the discussion, writing a radeon.conf to /etc/init/ with the following code:

    start on starting boot-splash 8
    task 9
    exec modprobe radeon

    WORKS!!!
    I had installed the multi on my old acer 5542. First the graphic desktop worked fine. Updating to the latest version via the dev upater worked alright but ‘broke’ the graphics. Finally adding the conf file did the trick.
    Bear in mind, you’ll need to remount the hard drive file system (as explained by Arnold elsewhere (xorg -configure attempts; mount -o etc…). Also to create a file you’ll have to use vi, the only text editor I could find in the terminal. It’s tricky, but with these instructions
    http://www.lagmonster.org/docs/vi.html
    I managed.

    Check it out, if worked for me. Delighted with the work you’ve put in Arnoldthebat, I’ve a free Chromebook.
    Thanks

  43. Hi, just discovered your builds and they work great on my old Dell desktop. I figured why not give them a go on a few older laptops I have, but I ran into a few problems that I’m hoping you can help with.

    I saw above, long time ago, some others having problems with RealTek wifi adapters. My one laptop, a Compaq CQ62, has a RealTek RTL8191SE but wifi isn’t available.

    My other laptop is an old Dell mini 10v, I’ve been using the old Chrome OS builds that Dell provided for it, but they are so out of date that I was hoping to upgrade to a newer version. I can’t get your builds to load though, I’m guessing the mini 10v is just too old maybe?

    Any help would be great to get at least one of them working fully, and I’ll be glad to provide any more info needed.

    Thanks.

    1. Alex

      Don’t give up on the Dell mini 10v! I am typing this on the one at the moment using Arnold’s Broadcom specialBuilds. works a treat!

      1. Could you tell me where you’ve found the .ko file for your wireless card and how to compile the drivers? Working on a Medion E1222, using the same wifi card as yours (RealTek RTL8191SE) and I just can’t get the wifi to work!
        Thanks!

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