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I would like to install Google Chrome OS on an old Presario 700 laptop that doesn't have USB boot support. Do you know of a way of installing Google Chrome OS from a CD like you would usually do for Linux installations?

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To boot the Chromium OS on a laptop that doesn't have USB support, use the LiveCD called Super Grub.

A full walkthrough of what to do is found at:
http://www.supergrubdisk.org/wiki/USB_Boot

The important thing to know is that it might not work for you. Success hinges on if your BIOS offers Grub the USB drive as a boot drive. As shown in the link, the USB might be set as the first or second boot drive.

  • er... that's not official Chrome OS - that's just a remastered Linux distro :\ – Sathyajith Bhat May 23 '11 at 5:12
  • You're right. I never noticed before, as the sites that led me to it a while back never pointed out it wasn't Google's OS. Let me fix my answer. – Chris Ting May 23 '11 at 14:03

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