ChromiumOS Special Build – R55-8777

Update: 12/11/16: The Update Servers are now available. To update from older builds (post version R46-7323), just go to ‘About Chromium OS’ and click on ‘Check for and apply updates’.


New Special Builds out today!

Download 64 bit build from https://chromium.arnoldthebat.co.uk/special/Camd64OS_R55-8777.0-Special.7z

SHA1: 85f76ad132be7674e0d4a310075062310cfecec9

Download 32 bit build from https://chromium.arnoldthebat.co.uk/special/Cx86OS_R55-8777.0-Special.7z

SHA1: 8feabfa588ddd67205796f2efaf886677f5e3d50

Fixes:

  • Sierra wireless EM7355 WiFi added
  • Marvell Yukon 88E8040 NIC added
  • Altheros AR8152 NIC added
  • Realtek RTL8192E WiFi added
  • Realtek RTL8723BS WiFi added
  • Fix for the lack of space when booting from USB. This means a minimum 8GB USB stick is now required.

Enhancements

Known Issues: https://github.com/arnoldthebat/chromiumos/issues


Download 64 bit Vanilla build from https://chromium.arnoldthebat.co.uk/special/Camd64OS_R55-8777.0-Vanilla.7z

SHA1: c7a5828cdd7c6fd533e22e128a15014c72324960

Download 32 bit Vanilla build from https://chromium.arnoldthebat.co.uk/special/Cx86OS_R55-8777.0-Vanilla.7z

SHA1: c670d95265b14917a8315a9194d2bbe332d91c31


Please note: there is a new behaviour with the chronos user password. The password has been removed from this build and will continue to be removed for better overall security.
This means you need to use ‘chromeos-setdevpasswd’ from either shell or console to set your own password from this build 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 the passwords the same. Do not use ‘chromeos-setdevpasswd’ if you want to keep the passwords the same.




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ChromiumOS Special Build – R54-8659

Update 14/08/16 – Dev server updates are now available. To update from older builds (post version R46-7323), just go to ‘About Chromium OS’ and click on ‘Check for and apply updates’. This is with regard to Special builds only and not the new Vanilla builds noted below.


New Special Builds out today!

Download 64 bit Special build from http://chromium.arnoldthebat.co.uk/special/Camd64OS_R54-8659.0-Special.7z

SHA1: 9d8461bf2a5c1c7523d676bc3e9418df82f864ec

Download 32 bit Special build from http://chromium.arnoldthebat.co.uk/special/Cx86OS_R54-8659.0-Special.7z

SHA1: 0a06c1e04c165d3f3415d6725143331e10a1e954

Fixes:

  • Improved media codec support – MP3, H264
  • Improved AC97 soundcard support

Enhancements

Known Issues: https://github.com/arnoldthebat/chromiumos/issues

The Update Server will be made available in the next week or so.


In addition to the Special Builds, there are now enhanced Vanilla builds. These allow Google Drive integration and certain enhanced media codecs. This should allow the users with working daily builds more functionality and usability.

These Vanilla builds will also update automatically as and when I get the Update Server ready.

Please do not log issues with the Vanilla build since they are a courtesy build and will only work on devices with Freon supported graphics and CMT supported touch pads. WiFi and Ethernet will also have reduced support.

Download 64 bit Vanilla build from http://chromium.arnoldthebat.co.uk/special/Cx86OS_R54-8659.0-Vanilla.7z

SHA1: 4d5b6e4f10a43cc6ed2b2b41ec8270a7728ed99f

Download 32 bit Vanilla build from http://chromium.arnoldthebat.co.uk/special/Cx86OS_R54-8659.0-Vanilla.7z

SHA1: 2e8d8c5c8a26bc2ec06fd47e061ef24110b0acfd




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ChromiumOS Special Build – R52-8268

Update 08/06/16 – Dev server updates are now available. To update from older builds (post version R46-7323), just go to ‘About Chromium OS’ and click on ‘Check for and apply updates’.


New Special Builds out today!

Download 64 bit build from http://chromium.arnoldthebat.co.uk/special/Camd64OS_R52-8268.0-Special.7z

Download 32 bit build from http://chromium.arnoldthebat.co.uk/special/Cx86OS_R52-8268.0-Special.7z

Fixes:

  • None – Maintenance Release

Enhancements

  • R52 Chromium Release
  • Kernel version 4.4
  • Google Drive Integration
  • Improved Linux Firmware Support as per https://gitweb.gentoo.org/repo/gentoo.git/tree/sys-kernel/linux-firmware/linux-firmware-20151207.ebuild.
  • Improved Wireless support due to disabling APManager

Known Issues: https://github.com/arnoldthebat/chromiumos/issues

The Update Server will be made available in the next week or so.




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ChromiumOS Special Build – R50-7881

Update 06/03/16 – Dev server updates are now available. To update from older builds (post version R46-7323), just go to ‘About Chromium OS’ and click on ‘Check for and apply updates’.


New Special Builds out today! Apologies for the epic delay in getting this released.

Download 64 bit build from http://chromium.arnoldthebat.co.uk/special/Camd64OS_R50-7881.0-Special.7z

Download 32 bit build from http://chromium.arnoldthebat.co.uk/special/Cx86OS_R50-7881.0-Special.7z

Fixes:

  • None – Maintenance Release

Enhancements

  • R50 Chromium Release
  • Google Drive Integration
  • Improved Linux Firmware Support as per https://gitweb.gentoo.org/repo/gentoo.git/tree/sys-kernel/linux-firmware/linux-firmware-20150812.ebuild. This will be updated to the latest build (20151207) on the next version deployment.
  • Improved Wireless support due to disabling APManager

Known Issues: https://github.com/arnoldthebat/chromiumos/issues



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ChromiumOS Special Build – R48-7549

New Special Builds out today!

Fixes:

  • None – Maintenance Release

Enhancements

  • Google Drive Integration!
  • Improved Wireless support due to disabling APManager
  • Google Apps for Work/Education users now work without hanging at login. I’m unable to test Enterprise Enrolment however for device control so please test and feedback.

Known Issues: https://github.com/arnoldthebat/chromiumos/issues

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ChromiumOS Special Build – R47-7451

New Special Builds out today!

Download 64 bit build from http://chromium.arnoldthebat.co.uk/special/Camd64OS_R47-7451.0-Special.7z

Download 32 bit build from http://chromium.arnoldthebat.co.uk/special/Cx86OS_R47-7451.0-Special.7z

Download 64 bit USB build from http://chromium.arnoldthebat.co.uk/special/Camd64OS_R47-7451.0.U-Special.7z

Download 32 bit USB build from http://chromium.arnoldthebat.co.uk/special/Cx86OS_R47-7451.0.U-Special.7z

Fixes:

  • None – Maintenance Release

Enhancements

  • Dev Server updates are now compiled in at build time.

Known Issues: https://github.com/arnoldthebat/chromiumos/issues

Synaptics drivers are still the default for touchpad as per my previous post. CMT is proving challenging to get working on all devices currently without a myriad of config files!

In addition, I need to do some additional tidying to make the builds more portable across build servers. Ill be doing this prior to bug fixing for the next build.

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VirtualBox Vanilla Builds

Ill be retiring the vanilla VirtualBox VDI builds toward the end of September.

The reason is the builds have had a lack of graphics support for some time now so aren’t really workable. I wont remove the builds until they age out automatically however, so feel free to download as needed since the OS still boots and the network will connect.

Special Build deployments with VirtualBox/VMware graphics support will be coming ‘soon’!

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ChromiumOS Special Build – R46-7323

New special builds out today!

Download 64 bit build from http://chromium.arnoldthebat.co.uk/special/Camd64OS_R46-7323.0-Special.7z

Download 32 bit build from http://chromium.arnoldthebat.co.uk/special/Cx86OS_R46-7323.0-Special.7z

New Features:

Updateable USB versions. No need to install to your hard drive anymore since Dev Server updates should now work direct to USB drive! These should start to work from the next special build deployment onwards.

Download 64 bit USB build from http://chromium.arnoldthebat.co.uk/special/Camd64OS_R46-7323.0.U-Special.7z

Download 32 bit USB build from http://chromium.arnoldthebat.co.uk/special/Cx86OS_R46-7323.0.U-Special.7z

Fixes:

None – Maintenence Release

Known Issues:

Synaptics drivers are still the default so whilst these work well, I’ll need to port to CMT soon for OS based support so users can change settings. This means that in settings, the keyboard and mouse are seen as not detected (but still work fine).

Other News:

Dev Server updates are available as per http://arnoldthebat.co.uk/wordpress/2015/07/11/dev-server-now-available-for-special-builds/ .

In addition, stateful updates are working again for the special builds but currently rely on a little editing. In order to fix for now, please update your /etc/lsb-release to reflect the changes below from shell after you have successfully updated your build and prior to reboot

sudo su
mount -o remount, rw /
vi /etc/lsb-release
For amd64 builds
CHROMEOS_DEVSERVER=http://chromebld.arnoldthebat.co.uk:9080
CHROMEOS_AUSERVER=http://chromebld.arnoldthebat.co.uk:9080/update

For x86 builds

CHROMEOS_DEVSERVER=http://chromebld.arnoldthebat.co.uk:9090
CHROMEOS_AUSERVER=http://chromebld.arnoldthebat.co.uk:9090/update

Then type the following and reboot once completed.

sudo stateful_update

I’ll be looking to hardcode the dev server end points for the next special build update so that only an optional stateful_update command is needed.

As ever, please test and feedback!

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