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How can I get my chrome-os-0.4.22.8-bootable-usb-gdgt to work. Its been uncompresses and I don't know where to go from here. I ran is successfully on VirutalBox www.youtube.com­/watch­?v­=siGoE­_0gwMA­&feature­=pl...

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cstoh

I also got errors

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdg1 * 1 513 4120641 b W95 FAT32
root@cstoh-desktop:/home/cstoh/Desktop/chromium_os_usb# ./image_to_usb.sh --=/home/cstoh/Desktop/chromium_os_usb/image --=/dev/sdg
./image_to_usb.sh: line 11: ./common.sh: No such file or directory
ls: cannot access /images: No such file or directory
./image_to_usb.sh: line 18: [: -eq: unary operator expected
./image_to_usb.sh: line 31: DEFINE_string: command not found
./image_to_usb.sh: line 33: DEFINE_string: command not found
./image_to_usb.sh: line 34: DEFINE_boolean: command not found
./image_to_usb.sh: line 37: FLAGS: command not found
root@cstoh-desktop:/home/cstoh/Desktop/chromium_os_usb#

my source files are here

root@cstoh-desktop:/home/cstoh/Desktop/chromium_os_usb# ls -l
total 320912
-rwxr-xr-x 1 cstoh cstoh 328592651 2010-03-21 02:01 chrome-os-0.4.22.8-bootable-usb-gdgt.zip
drwx------ 3 cstoh cstoh 4096 2010-03-21 06:45 image
-rwxr-xr-x 1 cstoh cstoh 4305 2009-11-19 10:42 image_to_usb.sh
drwx------ 3 cstoh cstoh 4096 2010-03-21 06:48 __MACOSX
-rwxr-xr-x 1 cstoh cstoh 827 2010-03-21 15:10 README.txt
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gogohamster

can't wait to give this a go
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juliashouman

Just updated the www.memac.com­/chromeos list to include the latest Dell Mini v10 Chrome OS build image and instructions. Enjoy!
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zfiffy

when would the real version will be released???????
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ColinGr

Hexxeh, do you need to do anything extra for an sd card? I tried writing the image to an SD card but it wouldn't boot (boot from sd was set in eeepc bios)
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gjain81

great so now i am writing this from chromium, booted my eeepc via a usb, but how do i open my local haard drives? tried typing c: in the chreom search bar and also ls cmd no result but google search any help?
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Commsman

shell access by Ctrl-Alt-F2 - enter username and password as usual
Flip back to GUI with Ctrl-Alt-F1
Cheers
J
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n9n9

goooooood
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juliashouman

Just added USB image files and installation instructions for a USB-bootable devices on memac.com­/chromeos/
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Kinema

Success!!!! I think, it's just like google chrome browser.
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jonasandersson2

The idea with an operating-system is to create a suite of device-handlers that will work on just about every machine.. What good does an "operating system" do, when only supporting drivers from an already installed OS, in this case the few virtual devices that a vmware environment gives? You cant claim the boot-time is seconds, when you actually have to load both this "OS" and the host OS?
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joelunch

I've got it running on an eee 901 but it wont enable the wireless either. the FAQ talks about messing with Connman but I can't find any info on this of use.
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pereznetadmin

Hexxeh,

Your Chromium OS build works great!

Followed instructions for Linux

Booted on my HP P4 MidTower

working now on getting my Linux system with the right build environment

for now I have a build to test

Actually left in running and my wife sat down and started research on WebMB.com and did not even realize she was not using WindowsXP

Very Cool!

Thanks
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JustinCarone

After some fiddling I got it installed on my netbook (Eee PC 1000H). It seems to run fine, the biggest problem I currently have is enabling wireless. Each time I try, wireless fails to enable after a 15 second hang. Anyone else get it installed and have a similar problem?
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jmerilo

Thanks Hexxeh.. will be following your instructions then, when my 4gb Flash arrives.

Thanks!
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jmerilo

can someone pls instruc me how to create an ISO for a live-cd.

Thanks!
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Hexxeh

Without some fairly difficult changes, you can't right now. If you have a USB drive to hand though, that'll work just as well if not better, as changes can be saved.
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freddycolah

Would you mind letting me know what you made the sudo password on your bootable usb version?
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Hexxeh

Yeah it's in the README, password is facepunch.
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Grondinm

using qemu you can convert the vdkm file 2 a file that can then be copied to a usb device of 2gb using DD in linux...here is a link the a file ready for DD

www.megaupload.com­/­?d­=O5L3P6UW
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undume

It works. Thanks!
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medisoft

where is the source code?
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kingpin409

Hi, I have a problem. I downloadedversion for USB, but I have a problem with copying to USB. This is log from console:

kamil@kamil-desktop:~/chrome$ ./image_to_usb.sh --from=./image --to=/dev/sdb
./image_to_usb.sh: řádek 11: ./common.sh: No such file or directory
ls: cannot access /images: No such file or directory
./image_to_usb.sh: line 18: [: -eq: unary operator expected
./image_to_usb.sh: line 31: DEFINE_string: command not found
./image_to_usb.sh: line 33: DEFINE_string: command not found
./image_to_usb.sh: line 34: DEFINE_boolean: command not found
./image_to_usb.sh: line 37: FLAGS: command not found

Can somebody help me? I want try Chromium OS, but I can´t. BTW sorry for my english, i am czech,
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marinos35

same problem here, but my from path is ./
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marinos35

and the reason is that you uploaded instructions and files that will only work for someone that has a building environment for chromeos as it appears at sites.google.com­/a­/chromium.org­/dev­/chromium­-os­/bu...

I will look into it later. For now everyone should just go with hexxeh's version
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Hexxeh

I've compiled my own version here, which can be installed to a USB drive from Windows/Linux/Mac and easy instructions provided for all. Have fun guys and don't forget to use the Digg and Tweet links!

carbon.hexxeh.net­/chromiumos/
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jmerilo

Can this USB version be used to make a live cd?
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AFonseca

Of course, that's its purpose.
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AFonseca

How do I login if I can't access my network connections? They all require passwords and/or customization.
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sdahlsad

Username chronos, no password.
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ronajon

you need to have at least a 4 gig USB drive
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MrMystery

Wondering how the USB version is working out for people? Any major issue that you can find?
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adamovera

I followed all the latest steps and this is as far as it gets:

opening for write /dev/sdc
seeking to 1992294912 bytes in output file
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/home/adam/Desktop/chromiumos-0.4.22.8/src/scripts/file_copy.py", line 100, in
main(sys.argv)
File "/home/adam/Desktop/chromiumos-0.4.22.8/src/scripts/file_copy.py", line 75, in main
os.lseek(of_fd, seek_bytes, os.SEEK_SET)
OSError: [Errno 22] Invalid argument
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Commsman

Using it right now on my ickle eeePC 4G surf. Boots in 20 seconds and everything works including wifi straight out of the box.
Sweet
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cstoh

I also got errors

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdg1 * 1 513 4120641 b W95 FAT32
root@cstoh-desktop:/home/cstoh/Desktop/chromium_os_usb# ./image_to_usb.sh --=/home/cstoh/Desktop/chromium_os_usb/image --=/dev/sdg
./image_to_usb.sh: line 11: ./common.sh: No such file or directory
ls: cannot access /images: No such file or directory
./image_to_usb.sh: line 18: [: -eq: unary operator expected
./image_to_usb.sh: line 31: DEFINE_string: command not found
./image_to_usb.sh: line 33: DEFINE_string: command not found
./image_to_usb.sh: line 34: DEFINE_boolean: command not found
./image_to_usb.sh: line 37: FLAGS: command not found
root@cstoh-desktop:/home/cstoh/Desktop/chromium_os_usb#

my source files are here

root@cstoh-desktop:/home/cstoh/Desktop/chromium_os_usb# ls -l
total 320912
-rwxr-xr-x 1 cstoh cstoh 328592651 2010-03-21 02:01 chrome-os-0.4.22.8-bootable-usb-gdgt.zip
drwx------ 3 cstoh cstoh 4096 2010-03-21 06:45 image
-rwxr-xr-x 1 cstoh cstoh 4305 2009-11-19 10:42 image_to_usb.sh
drwx------ 3 cstoh cstoh 4096 2010-03-21 06:48 __MACOSX
-rwxr-xr-x 1 cstoh cstoh 827 2010-03-21 15:10 README.txt
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DaveAlbright

media.gdgt.com­/secure­/chrome­-os­-0.4.22.8­-bootable­-...
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dave

That link won't work. It's specific to your user account.
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DaveAlbright

run vmware on a usb hard drive. I have used virtualbox and VMware. I have only deployed bootable USB on VMware. the vmware forums have a ton of support for your project as does the help menu inside of the app. I used it to deploy vista package to remote agents. The permissiona nd image control is quite amazing!

good luck!
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TheChris

I found an easy way to get this VM loaded on a USB or SD card.
1. You take a tool like WinImage and convert the VMDK to an IMA or IMG file.
2. Then, do a "restore disk image to drive" and write the IMG or IMA file to the USB drive or SD card.
3. I put it on an SD card and booted up my EeePC to Chromium OS.

You will need to connect your system to a copper, DHCP enabled Ethernet that can get out to the internet so you can login with your Google account. Then, once the system remembers your ID, you can login with the network disconnected so you can choose a WiFi network. The network HAS to be open with NO encryption or WEP and the SSID needs to be visible. I haven't figured out how to get it to work with WEP, WPA, or even a hidden SSID so I've had to resort to MAC access lockdown.

Cheers!

-Chris H
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noumoe

thanks!
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TechMan

Thanks!
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