Chrome OS hits torrents - Guide to install Chrome OS as a virtual machine

Chrome OS, Google’s newly open sourced operating system has been posted for download on several file-sharing sites, and peer-to-peer BitTorrent tracking sites, including Mininova.org and Pirate Bay. Gdgt web site also posted download of Chrome OS disk image. Users must create an account with site to access download. To run Chrome OS, users must launch […]

Chrome OS, Google’s newly open sourced operating system has been posted for download on several file-sharing sites, and peer-to-peer BitTorrent tracking sites, including Mininova.org and Pirate Bay. Gdgt web site also posted download of Chrome OS disk image. Users must create an account with site to access download. To run Chrome OS, users must launch a virtual machine client, such as VMware's Workstation, or for Mac, Fusion 3, then install Chrome in new VM, or free VirtualBox, a Sun-hosted open-source VM. To set it up with VMWare Fusion on a MacBook Pro, see the video below, and to get it running on Windows PC with VirtualBox follows steps below:

  1. Download Chome OS using above links and install VirtualBox
  2. Luanch VirtualBox, and name your Chromium OS build
  3. choose Linux as OS
  4. allocate ample memory to your VM
  5. use existing hard disk
  6. open Chrome OS image
  7. select hard disk image
  8. If all is well, your screen turns dark and you’ll see Chromium splash screen. You’ll then need to log in using a valid Google Account ID, either your existing ID or a newly created one.

Source:→ Engadget