Just Today: Download of VMware Image of Google Chrome OS

Nov 20, 2009

Google has prepared its Chromium OS, alias Chromium, for download. Anyone hesitant to intall if from source code will find a functioning VMware image from Linux Magazine Online.

The image download is packed at 300 MBytes. Unpacked, Chromium as VMware image then weighs in at about 700 MBytes. Huge file access could result in slow transfer rates. To access the download file, go to our German sister magazine Linux-Magazin Online and click on "Download-Link." Username and password for the packed file are both "chrome." The file works not only with VMware Player but also the free VirtualBox program.

An introduction to Google's new Linux version is also available from Linux Magazine Online.

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  • ChromeOS .vmx file for the .vmdk

    ChromeOS .vmx file for the .vmdk

    Thanks Grobley! This link worked for me!

    http://vivin.net/2009/11/20...-chromeos-from-a-vmware-image/
  • vmx file available here

    A .vmx file is available at this site:

    http://vivin.net/2009/11/20...-chromeos-from-a-vmware-image/
  • error running in VMWare Player 3

    Same error!!
  • Edit the .vmx file

    and change the path of the .vmdk file to represent the path on your local system. If you're running Linux you don't have a drive letter path, for instance. Or if you're running Windows, your path is not necessarily on the d:\ drive.
  • error running in VMWare Player 3

    when trying to open downloaded + unpacked in VMWare Player 3 I got following error:
    Error while opening the virtual machine: File "D:\chromium.vmdk" line 1: Syntax error.

    Any idea how to preceed?

    thanks

    pb
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