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Get Google Chrome OS-catch you have to compile it!

 
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pctechie



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 1:39 am    Post subject: Get Google Chrome OS-catch you have to compile it! Reply with quote

Yes you have to compile it from source code
Source
Getting and Building a Chromium-Based OS

Contents

1. 1 Prerequisites
2. 2 Get the source
3. 3 Build Chromium OS
4. 4 Make changes
5. 5 More information

Welcome to Chromium OS!

Our goal here is to give you an idea of how to get started.

Note: For all instructions, make sure you download the client into a local directory. Placing the source and compiling on a network partition will drive you nuts.

Note: These build instructions will evolve over time as the build system is improved. Make sure to periodically check back for the latest information.

Prerequisites
You need to have Linux. We currently support the following:

* Ubuntu (Hardy 8.04 or newer, Karmic 9.10 recommended)
* An account with root access (needed to run chroot and modify the mount table)
* Chromium prerequisites (needed to build a Chromium-based browser as part of building Chromium OS)
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M-Saunders
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 10:06 am    Post subject: Re: Get Google Chrome OS-catch you have to compile it! Reply with quote

pctechie wrote:
Yes you have to compile it from source code


Not any more!

http://www.engadget.com/2009/11/20/google-chrome-os-available-as-free-vmware-download/

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

update Very Happy
Chromium OS compiled - VMWare image made and available for download thanks to jmmL at http://ubuntuforums.org
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chrome OS Cherry USB image! Enjoy! http://bit.ly/5sNQmI

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Latest News (04/12):

ChromeOS Cherry released with new Broadcom/Ralink support and many bugfixes! Broadcom WiFi works, but you need to wait about 5 minutes after booting to connect to a network
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried it, wasn't impressed. Couldn't for the life of me work out where I was supposed to change the keyboard to UK English.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've seen mixed thoughts of this operating system.
Some say it's a Ubuntu-based OS which, after seeing the repos list, I could agree with but others say it's an openSUSE mod.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hb_Kai wrote:
I've seen mixed thoughts of this operating system.
Some say it's a Ubuntu-based OS which, after seeing the repos list, I could agree with but others say it's an openSUSE mod.


The Chromium Projects wrote:
Adding a New Package

Here's how you add a new package to Chromium OS:

1. Get your build working, so that you can create a debian package.

Note: Start with minimal code, so that your changes are easier to review and incorporate into Chromium OS.

2. Create a debian folder with control, changelog, and rules files. The control file contains the metadata about the package; the rules files describes rules for building the package. Look at other examples to see how to create these files.

3. Once you have your build system working, create a make_pkg.sh file in the base directory of your package. Look at other examples to see how to create this file.

Note: If your package is a third-party package, it must go into src/third_party and be accompanied by its license.

4. Create a README file that describes the purpose of the package. If your package is a third-party packaage, document any custom patches that have been applied.

5. Add any extra dependencies your package might need.

6. Modify build_platform_packages and edit the build_image.sh file, so that the build system will build your package.

Once you're done, make sure your changes to do not break the build system. Then create a changelist and get it reviewed (see Contributing Code for details).


Definitely a Debian based system, not OpenSUSE, so it is highly likely that it started with either Ubuntu 8.04+ or Debian Sid.
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