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Chromium OS Raspberry PI 2 0.3

Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:08 pm

Flashing instructions:


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 (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


With This File ... 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

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):

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

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: ... 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: ... 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

- You tell us

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Re: Chromium OS Raspberry PI 2 0.3

Fri Jan 22, 2016 12:11 am

Very nice! Good job.

I'm looking forward to trying this as soon as possible.
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Re: Chromium OS Raspberry PI 2 0.3

Fri Jan 22, 2016 12:20 am

Thanks! its been a group effort with hundreds of developers paving the way to make something like this possible

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Re: Chromium OS Raspberry PI 2 0.3

Fri Jan 22, 2016 7:23 am

Locking this thread due to duplication here :
Please keep to a single thread.......
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