Chromebooks are quite hot now days as the big brands are offering different spec machines with Google ChromeOS installed on it. Ever wondered to give this a try?, i am sure you have that itch feeling to test this out. But wait, ChromeOS is not available to use, so what?. Long live open source.. We have an open source version of ChromeOS called Chromium OS. That’s the beauty of open source. Let’s give this a go.
1st of all you will need to download a build. We will use USB build. So go to this site and download a build of your choice (USB version).
After download, extract the img file inside. Plug in your USB and follow these steps to write the build img to USB. The only difference is, that it has .img extension but that does not make any difference. Just follow the steps and you will be good to go.
After done with the writing to USB, boot your system from the USB. Now the only trick here will be, that you need to press ESC key as your system starts booting. You will see:
Now what you need to do is type this:
Depends on your USB letter at the time when you wrote the img file into it.
Note: If you did not follow the steps above for booting, normally you will get a screen with Kernel Panic.
After that, the system will repair itself and restart, press ESC key when system restart. And this time it will boot to Chromium OS. A screen will appear asking for different options to set, like most importantly WiFi, Google account etc.
Don’t panic for some time, it will take a while to boot/show login screen etc most probably a min or less.
Congratulations, you have successfully boot to Chromium OS.
[Tested on Samsung Series 9 Ultra book]
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