A YouTube user has managed to get both Windows 7 and OS X Snow Leopard running on Google’s plain black Chrome OS machine the CR-48. It’s a commendable effort, though with the CR-48’s limited internal storage you’re not going to have much wiggle room left after installing either OS.
Both hacks require flashing a modified BIOS on the Cr-48’s. damis648 who writes a guide on how to put Mac OS X on your Cr-48, explaining the reason for needing the modified BIOS is due to the fact that the BIOS the Cr-48 ships with works differently than both the legacy BIOS and standard EFI.
He has posted the guide and a YouTube video demonstration, as well as drasticactions’ work to install Windows has revealed that the Cr-48 is a very friendly device to operating systems. Under Windows all of the hardware works, including wireless, except for the 3G modem, and everything works in OS X as well, except Sleep, hardware acceleration (QE/CI), and minor issues with the trackpad.
The video below is showing Google (Inventec) Cr-48 running Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.5:
Running Windows 7 (video below):
Trackpad is Wonky
No DSDT modifications.
Bootloader is here…
Guide for flashing BIOS (and kexts and such too): here.