How To Run Google Chrome OS From A Thumb Drive

Last week we pointed you toward a virtual machine build of Chrome OS for anyone eager to play around with the (still incomplete) Chrome OS, but if you'd rather try running it from a thumb drive, weblog MakeUseOf has you covered.

Tech blogger Jorge Sierra details how to install Chrome OS on a bootable thumb drive so you can run it like any other live OS — like a Linux Live CD, for example. Keep in mind, however, that the build is still very young (and technically it's still Chromium OS), and even if you follow all of the directions perfectly, you may still run into some problems. For example:

Chromium OS may or may not work on your computer hardware. I did successfully run it on two home-built frankenstein computers (with ASUS motherboards), but it did not successfully recognise the network adaptor on my Dell laptop. All of this work may be for nothing, if it ends up that Chromium OS does not like your network adaptor.

Still, it's a fun little afternoon project, especially if you're eager to try Chrome OS. If you've played with a build since last week's preview, let's hear how it worked out for you in the comments.

How To Run Google Chrome OS From A USB Drive [MakeUseOf]


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    Basically just the Chrome browser at the moment with a little extra functionality.

    Get some sanity back by hitting Ctrl-Alt-T for the Unix CLI. Standard tools like SSH included ...

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