How can I install Chromium OS on my PC? I do not mean in a virtual machine, but actually a dual boot.

I know you can boot from a USB, but that is not what I'm looking for.

I really want to install Chromium OS right on my PC. I would like to have it dual boot with Windows 7 (32bit).


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From Download Chrome OS VMWare image :

After Google announced the availability of the Chrome OS / Chromium OS source code, one of our engineers (Jon Ursenbach), immediately got to work on compiling the code, trying to see if he could get an instance of Chromium OS running in a virtual machine.

He was finally able to do it! You can download a copy of the virtual machine to use in VMware, VirtualBox, and on a USB drive here (300MB compressed / 700MB uncompressed, registration required)


See this article:
How To Install Chrome OS Into Hard disk Alongside Your Existing Operating System.

  • that isn't helping - that's for vmware or usb - i want to use neither of those. I want it on a disk or a usb where i can actually install it on my computer. Commented Aug 7, 2010 at 17:50
  • @TutorialPoint: See my edit.
    – harrymc
    Commented Aug 7, 2010 at 18:22
  • have anything changed in the last 2 years?
    – Jader Dias
    Commented Jul 13, 2012 at 14:04
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    @Vam'çá: See this site.
    – harrymc
    Commented Jul 13, 2012 at 14:13

Cloudready can be installed locally, but its not Chromium OS "pure", I just got mine installed on a raw disk PC, I don't know exactly what is the difference to the actual Chromium OS. You just need to boot from USB then install from settings, reboot, done.


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