1. craigwann's Avatar
    I've been running a custom made Chromebook using one of Hexxeh's Chromium builds on my e-machines em250 for the last month. I'm really loving it so far. It's easy to install, just download, flash to thumbdrive, boot, single terminal command to copy to hard drive. Great synergy with my Nexus S 4G. The two really are great companion devices.

    I think we need another forum section for homemade ChromiumBooks!

    I have to say, ChromeOS is great!

    You can get the Chromium install here: Chromium OS builds by Hexxeh

    Use the most recent nightly build.

    Update: Here's the very detailed and easy-to-use step-by-step guide I used. It includes links to the chromium nightly builds and the linux terminal commands needed to copy the OS from the flash drive to the hard drive. http://www.extremetech.com/computing...-os-chromebook

    Update: Here's the guide for duel-booting. I have not tried this myself: http://chromeos.hexxeh.net/wiki/doku.php?id=multiboot
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    06-22-2011 03:17 PM
  2. newboyx's Avatar
    Can this be set up to dual boot?
    06-25-2011 03:32 PM
  3. igotsanevo4g's Avatar
    I was going to do this, but then my CR 48 came.

    I do agree that ChrOS matches the nexus well though.

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    06-26-2011 12:26 PM
  4. craigwann's Avatar
    The short answer is yes, you certainly can duel boot, but it's going to take a little linux experience. I think it would be well worth your time, but just a warning: anytime you create a custom boot, be prepared for the chance you might lose your current OS. Always backup before repartitioning.

    Here's the guide: multiboot [Chromium OS builds by Hexxeh]

    Good luck!!!
    06-27-2011 10:23 AM
  5. newboyx's Avatar
    Thanks

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    06-27-2011 06:34 PM
  6. JobiWan144's Avatar
    The short answer is yes, you certainly can duel boot, but it's going to take a little linux experience. I think it would be well worth your time, but just a warning: anytime you create a custom boot, be prepared for the chance you might lose your current OS. Always backup before repartitioning.

    Here's the guide: multiboot [Chromium OS builds by Hexxeh]

    Good luck!!!
    How do you do a backup? I have a Windows 7 PC that I'd like to set up for dual boot. I don't really have any Linux experience (apart from rooting and flashing my Android phone, of course). I've been dreaming of doing this over a weekend, and I feel ready to take the plunge.

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    10-22-2012 05:25 AM
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