tohipfortheroom
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Release Chromium OS Raspberry PI 2 0.3

Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:09 pm

Flashing instructions:

DOWNLOAD HERE
http://www.mediafire.com/download/d33q4 ... 4.0.20.zip

The image is slightly below 2GB in size, so it should fit on almost every microSD that still hasn't worn out in 2016. While SD card performance is not a big issue for this OS, we would still recommend you use a Class 6 or Class 10 microSDHC if you want to remove any potential storage-related performance bottlenecks.

To flash the image, extract it until you got the .img file in your current directory, then follow the instructions below.

On Unix/Linux/BSD:

- Connect the microSD to your PC
- Check what device name got assigned to it, e.g. by executing "dmesg" and then checking the latest output
- Most people will do this on Linux and on almost all systems running with one SSD/HDD with no other storage attached, the microSD will be /dev/sdb
- It is extremely important that you verify that you know the correct name of the microSD card device since otherwise you might overwrite one of your other devices
- Once you have identified the correct device, type: dd -if=theimage.img --of/dev/sdX (replace "theimage.img" with the actual name of the ChromiumRPI image file and the "X" in /dev/sdX with the correct letter of the microSD device)

On Windows:

- Get a disk imaging program, such as Win32diskimager which can be downloaded on http://sourceforge.net/projects/win32diskimager (we'd suggest you get the zip version instead of the installer in order to avoid potential Sourceforge drive-by crapware)
- Select the image within the imaging program, select the target drive
- Flash

FOR FULL FUNCITIONALITY YOU NEED TO REPLACE THE FILE /etc/chrome_dev.conf

With This File http://www.mediafire.com/view/3xc1rbrij ... e_dev.conf

This is most easily done on linux by opening the file manager as ROOT and copy and pasting the file from where you have saved it to and copy to the ROOT partition in the folder /etc/ , once this step is complete your image will have full functionality

HAVING PROBLEMS SIGNING IN FOLLOW THESE STEPS
press alt + Ctl + f2 to get to the dev console
sign in with username “chronos” and password “chronos”
sudo su
enter password “chronos” again
run this command “date -s “01/21/16” ( or whatever is the current date)
Exit dev console and you should be fine to login


Depending on the speed of the microSD and your PC, the flashing process might take a while. Especially when flashing from the command line using dd, don't be afraid since there will be no progress bar or any other status information; the command prompt will just appear again after the image has been written.

After it has been flashed:

Insert the microSD into the RaspberriPi and turn it on. Currently we are using no splash screen and therefore you will see black screen for a while during boot until the logon screen appears, so this doesn't mean that there is anything wrong.

This is an early build, so we are aware of the fact that there are all kinds of bugs. Many of these have already been addressed in our latest code for which we will release new test builds soon. But feel free to report anything we might not have noticed yet. We are aware of the fact that the performance is not perfect in this build (we are using the lowest possible frequencies on all CPUs for this image, but not in the upcoming ones) and that the amount of open tabs may be limited (this has been fixed or upcoming builds as well).

We have mainly tested the image using the standard Fast Ethernet connection that the RaspberryPi provides. Since we are using the vanilla, upstream RaspberryPi kernel, most, if not all Wi-Fi adapters that are supported by the other big distributions should work here as well. If you are using a Wi-Fi adapter that does or does not work, please let us know the model so that we can add it to our compatibility list.

Netflix and similar DRM based services are currently not supported. This is among the top requested features and we will try to get this to work as soon as we have stabilized and optimized our builds.

If you'd like to try and build the code yourself, you can find it here (the code on github does not necessarily contain our latest improvements yet): https://github.com/tohipfortheroom/Chromium-OS-Overlays

Any bug reports, feedback or suggestions for improvement are appreciated and can either be sent to: "tohipfortheroom at gmail.com", "haggster82 at yahoo.com " or posted into the official subreddit at https://www.reddit.com/r/ChromiumRPI . You can also try to catch us on IRC in #ChromiumRPI (Freenode).


CHANGELOG
8% overall performance increase
Media Codecs are natively installed
Many other small things

Some other reported and known issues:

- The amount of available, free disk space is limited to ~200MB. You can extend this space if you want to save bigger files in the test image. For this, refer to the relevant subreddit link: https://www.reddit.com/r/ChromiumRPI/co ... y_sd_card/

- Time doesn't sync and many things aren't possible without setting it manually first. This has been fixed in our internal builds as well. Refer to subreddit link: https://www.reddit.com/r/ChromiumRPI/co ... gle_sites/

- The first logon session may freeze at some point, a reboot should fix this, but for most people this issue doesn't occur

- Some websites may not render properly (such as theverge.com)

- You tell us

cjan
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Re: Release Chromium OS Raspberry PI 2 0.3

Fri Jan 22, 2016 12:09 am

after extract, got chromiumos_image.bin ???

tohipfortheroom
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Re: Release Chromium OS Raspberry PI 2 0.3

Fri Jan 22, 2016 12:15 am

just change the .bin to .img and flash

cjan
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Re: Release Chromium OS Raspberry PI 2 0.3

Fri Jan 22, 2016 4:57 am

can not detect wifi, useless.

tohipfortheroom
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Re: Release Chromium OS Raspberry PI 2 0.3

Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:01 am

cjan wrote:can not detect wifi, useless.
We have mainly tested the image using the standard Fast Ethernet connection that the RaspberryPi provides. Since we are using the vanilla, upstream RaspberryPi kernel, most, if not all Wi-Fi adapters that are supported by the other big distributions should work here as well. If you are using a Wi-Fi adapter that does or does not work, please let us know the model so that we can add it to our compatibility list.

cjan
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Re: Release Chromium OS Raspberry PI 2 0.3

Fri Jan 22, 2016 7:59 am

tohipfortheroom wrote:We have mainly tested the image using the standard Fast Ethernet connection that the RaspberryPi provides. Since we are using the vanilla, upstream RaspberryPi kernel, most, if not all Wi-Fi adapters that are supported by the other big distributions should work here as well. If you are using a Wi-Fi adapter that does or does not work, please let us know the model so that we can add it to our compatibility list.
it was most popular one EDIMAX EW-7811UN.

hansamann
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Re: Release Chromium OS Raspberry PI 2 0.3

Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:00 pm

I assume changing .bin to .img and then using dd is not important. For me, the screen stays dark forever during/after boot.

tohipfortheroom
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Re: Release Chromium OS Raspberry PI 2 0.3

Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:45 pm

are using the model B 2?

DirkS
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Re: Release Chromium OS Raspberry PI 2 0.3

Fri Jan 22, 2016 4:08 pm

tohipfortheroom wrote:are using the model B 2?
Or even a Pi 2 Model B?

hippy
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Re: Release Chromium OS Raspberry PI 2 0.3

Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:02 pm

tohipfortheroom wrote:If you'd like to try and build the code yourself, you can find it here (the code on github does not necessarily contain our latest improvements yet): https://github.com/tohipfortheroom/Chromium-OS-Overlays
I note there is an "overlay-raspberrypi" and "overlay-raspberrypi2" so does that mean there could be an as easy to install Chromium OS .img coming for the Pi B+ ?

tohipfortheroom
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Re: Release Chromium OS Raspberry PI 2 0.3

Fri Jan 22, 2016 6:15 pm

yes and no, the original pi's hardware is very limiting and most likely chromium will not run well on the original pi

rooey
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Re: Release Chromium OS Raspberry PI 2 0.3

Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:57 pm

Have been waiting for this with bated breath for some time...

Managed to get it working pretty easily.

There's no support for the "Raspberry Pi USB WiFi Dongle" (BCM43143 chipset)

Can't wait for future builds.

For those not familiar, to do anything useful you'll need to bring your own keys to this release: Google API keys howto

You will also need to CTRL+ALT+F2 and log in as chromium (pass chromium), sudo to root and set the date (date -s mm/dd/yy).

jelabarre59
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Re: Release Chromium OS Raspberry PI 2 0.3

Wed Feb 17, 2016 1:18 am

Currently we are using no splash screen and therefore you will see black screen for a while during boot until the logon screen appears
.
What sort of delay are we talking about here, 10 minutes? 30? 40? I had plugged in a card and waited 40 or so minutes, never saw anything. Even tried re-writing the card. Tried a brand new 16GB card. Only thing to try now is writing through a different machine.

bryantckw
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Re: Release Chromium OS Raspberry PI 2 0.3

Thu Mar 17, 2016 9:55 am

Hi,

Can you confirm the step below. It's any missing step or sequence incorrect.

1. Download Chromium OS image file from the link you provided.
2. Write Image into SD card.(Windows OS)
3. REPLACE THE FILE /etc/chrome_dev.conf
4. Insert SD card into RPI 2. (Connect Lan cable/Wireless)
5. power on RPI.
4. press alt + Ctl + f2 to get to the dev console and follow step to change password and date.

styroman
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Re: Release Chromium OS Raspberry PI 2 0.3

Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:03 pm

I have two wireless dongles from Dlink that I couldn't get to work. DWA-121 and DWA-131. Are these incompatible or was I doing something wrong?

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