How to Install Google Chrome OS Linux

HOW TO INSTALL GOOGLE CHROME OS LINUX: Do you want to install Google Chrome OS Linux distro? If yes, then just read and follow the following (very easy) instructions on installing the Chrome OS Linux distro on virtual machine. Note: This is just a Linux distribution with a Chrome theme and not the actual Chrome OS being created by Google.

First, some requirements:

* Download Chrome OS Linux from HERE.
* Download VirtualBox from HERE, and then install it.

How to Install Google Chrome OS Linux:

1. Open VirtualBox, create a new virtual machine, name it, and set the Operating System to "other". Click on "Next".

2. Set the size of base memory (RAM). I think the recommended RAM is 512 MB so I would recommend setting it that way. You can always increase the memory later if you need to.

3. Next, create a new virtual hard disk. Make sure "Boot Hard Disk (Primary Master)" is checked.

4. Pick the type of storage that you would want to use. I choose dynamically expanding storage.

5. Select the size of your virtual hard disk. I recommend you use at least 2GB. Click on next and proceed by starting Google Chrome OS Linux.

6. After pressing the "Start" button, the "First Run Wizard" will appear to help you manage the media to use. You will have to select and add the downloaded Chrome OS Linux ISO image of course.

7. The installation of Chrome OS Linux will start immediately after having selected the installation media.

8. The Chrome OS Linux installer is really easy to use so just go on and finished the installation.

I will be updating this post once I've tested Chrome OS Linux on real hardware (not virtual machine) and will show you the installation process as well.

Enjoy and let us know your thoughts about Chrome OS Linux via comment.


  1. There is also a virtual machine version you can grab and not have to setup the machine and run a live iso. Easier to just grab the vmx version if just running in a virtual machine anyhow.

  2. AnonymousMay 27, 2010

    There is NO Google Chrome OS. This thing is called Chrome OS, and it is in no way related to Google. Also, it sucks.

  3. It is confusing to have a browser and an operating system with the same name.

  4. @ Anonymous:

  5. Isn't this just the open-suze remix? The fake chrome from november 2009?

    Why would google host it on a sharing site? when they have such amount of servers.

  6. This is SuSE with the new version of Chrome browser on it, what fail.

  7. HELP PLEASE! When I install virtual box it says not compatible with bit 32. What should i do?

  8. It seems i get alot of letters and numbers, then it stands still, nothing happends?