How to install chromium browser in fedora 19

To install chromium browser in fedora you need to add a repo file to the yum.repos.d dir as it is not available in rpm fusion repos. So download the repo file from the link below:

Right click on the fedora-chromium-stable.repo and save it to you hard drive by selecting “Save Link As”.

Now open terminal and cd to the location/dir where you downloaded the file. After that run this command:

sudo cp fedora-chromium-stable.repo /etc/yum.repos.d

And now time to install it:

sudo yum -y install chromium

And that’s it.


Boot Chromium OS on your laptop

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:

[cc lang=”bash” escaped=”true” nowrap=”false” noborder=”true” line_numbers=”false” lines=”1″ tab_size=”4″]

boot: chromeos-usb.A root=/dev/sdc3



[cc lang=”bash” escaped=”true” nowrap=”false” noborder=”true” line_numbers=”false” lines=”1″ tab_size=”4″]

boot: chromeos-usb.A root=/dev/sdb3


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.

Chromium OS Menu

Chromium OS Settings

Chromium OS Files

Chromium OS Files

Congratulations, you have successfully boot to Chromium OS.

[Tested on Samsung Series 9 Ultra book]

Install Chromium in openSUSE and Ubuntu

Google Chrome beta is already released for Linux, but in this post i am not going to explain something about Google Chrome. Its about Chromium. But if you want to download and install Chrome beta version, download from here.

Note: I think, there will be no flash plugin installed, one need to install it manually and copy it to browsers plugin directory.

Now lets jump to Chromium, what is chromium, if there is already Chrome?

So to elaborate a bit, Google Chrome is the same software offered by Google, while Chromium is offered by open source community, they release fixes and patches on daily basis. And further more there is no need to install flash plugin, installing it from the community repos will automatically install every thing for you. Currently i am using Chromium 4.0.283, and i love it. Its fast, simple and easy to use.

NOTE: There is no big difference between Google Chrome and Chromium.

To install in Ubuntu:

1- Add this repo(URL) to software sources.

Software source -> Third party software(Tab) -> click add

deb jaunty main

deb-src jaunty main

Ubuntu will prompt for reload, just cancel it, because we need to add OpenPGP key.

2- Open terminal and run this command:

sudo apt-key adv –recv-keys –keyserver 0xfbef0d696de1c72ba5a835fe5a9bf3bb4e5e17b5

3- Now update the system repos with:

sudo apt-get update

4- Now lets install chromium:

sudo apt-get install chromium-browser

And you are done, you can find Chromium in Applications -> Internet -> Chromium Web browser

To install in openSUSE:

1- Open YaST, goto software repositories, click add button, choose community repositories from the choices, and click next. Now select Contrib repo and click OK.

2- Now open software management from YaST, and search for ‘chromium’ without quotes and mark it for installation, click Accept button and you are done.

More easy than Ubuntu in openSUSE.

Good luck with it and enjoy.