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Virtual Box Image not working

Anyone emulating chrome os with VirtualBox. I added the hd image and made in SATA. When I run the vm it loads and screen goes black.
I am running it on a asus eeepc 904HA
1.6Ghz atom
1GB RAM
intel GMA 950 (I think this is what is causing the problem)

before anyone replies: I am not going to download vmware.

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jonv

Had the same problem but VirtualBox is also able to open the vmware disk image so download that and you should be good to go.
Edited to add that your eeepc spec is a bit low for any sort of Virtual work but good luck!
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medwyn

I just used the VMDK (Vmware image) with VirtualBox and everything worked pretty well; I tried changing settings but the VirtualBox image never worked for me either.
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dweesjes

www.martijndevisser.com­/blog­/2009­/running­-google­-c...
it works
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FatCookies

thanks, medwyn would you mind giving more details on which settings you used.
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medwyn

these are the settings i used (sorry about the formatting) you'll probably want to increase the RAM settings to make things a little smoother.

General
Name:

c
OS Type:

Other Linux


System
Base Memory:

435 MB
Processor(s):

1
Boot Order:

Floppy, CD/DVD-ROM, Hard Disk
VT-x/AMD-V:

Enabled
Nested Paging:

Disabled


Display
Video Memory:

12 MB
3D Acceleration:

Disabled
Remote Display Server:

Disabled


Hard Disks
IDE Primary Master:

chrome-os-0.4.22.8-gdgt.vmdk (Normal, 2.78 GB)


CD/DVD-ROM
Not mounted




Floppy
Not mounted




Audio
Host Driver:

Windows DirectSound
Controller:

ICH AC97


Network
Adapter 1:

PCnet-PCI II (NAT)


Serial Ports
Disabled




USB
Device Filters:

0 (0 active)


Shared Folders
None
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drr0ss

Make the same configuration as you medwyn before reading posts there, and after "natural intelligence" does not help me, read the posts :-)
And not working for me too with virtual box.
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groovegsus

Same here Vdi image gives black screen but vdmk is working well
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thrik

Not working for me either, pretty frustrating.

Used the guide at TechCrunch ( www.techcrunch.com­/2009­/11­/19­/guide­-install­-google... ), but still didn't work :\
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brett

Did you use the guide there with the VMWare image? That is what it's for. That guide isn't for the VirtualBox image.
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Hardrived

i just downloaded ChromeOS (virtual box imgage), any tips on making the installation successful before I begin?
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FatCookies

sorry, I was just being impatient and didnt realise that the os has no splash screen.
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Robomaster

What did you do to get it working with the VirtualBox image? It's not working for me, just shows a black screen...
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brett

VirtualBox image is just giving me a black screen too. At least the VMWare image works in VirtualBox.
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busygirl

I used the VMWare image for virtual box, and it worked. vitualbox image gave me a black screen like others have mentioned.
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mjmarco

I can't add the chrome-os-0.4.22.8-gdgt.vmdk file in media manager
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Sriram

did everythin as on a previous post,.. but its not lettin me log in.. keeps tellin me "network not connected and offline login fail" help plz!!
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dmiwj

Got that far as well in VirtualBox. Not able to log in due to failed network connection.
Tried Bridged Networking in stead of NAT, didn't help either...>
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jayhawks71

I have the VMware image working on VirtualBox on a MacBook Pro. I had trouble with the network. Changed it to PCnet-PCII (NAT) and was able to get online.
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jackblakely

Like most people here the virtual box version didnt work, the vmware version in virtual box works.
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muxbox

Virtual Box in MAC Snow Leopard. Chromium boots up but no network connection.

Have tried many combinations of network adapter and bridged and NAT mode still no joy. Using 24inch IMAC Duo Core


I will wait a little longer until someone out there with similar hardware show me how its done.
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10MinuteEmail

Doesn't work for me either. Tried all possible combinations for Network. Not able to connect to the internet. :(
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paulb487

The “Network not connected and offline login fail” problem seems to be affecting all platforms and it's behaviour is random; and the fixes are random too. I originally ran the VMWare image on Virtualbox and it worked. I thought this is a bit slow, maybe it's quicker running on VMWare, so I installed VMWare Player and ran the VMWare image, it didn't work. I downloaded the VDI image and ran on the Virtualbox, it didn't work. So it was back to the VMWare image running on Virtualbox, couldn't login. The only way I can login is using the cronos login with the password "password". As soon as you log in you can log into your gmail account using the network connection, so the network connection is working. Tried all the suggestions other people have made about bridged networking, changing the network adapter type, and waiting for 10 seconds, 10 minutes etc but all to no avail.
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nvkudva

It works!!!!!!!!!!. There is a little typo .Error User Name Should be “chronos” with the password “password” (no quotes).
Then you can login.

Thanks paulb487.
Also this link :geeklad.com­/download­-the­-google­-chrome­-os­-virtual­-...
Helped me.
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jimmy1234

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coolharishm

I am not able to open vmdk image with VirtualBox ..please help
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