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Chromium OS for Raspberry Pi 3B / 3B+, now updated to r72

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:10 pm
by also1412
Update: 24 Jan 2019
The repo has been updated today with Chromium OS r72, prebuilt image available under:
https://github.com/FydeOS/chromium_os_f ... i/releases


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Greetings from Fyde Innovations.

A few years ago there were several projects to port Chromium OS onto Raspberry Pi, some of which got merged into the upstream official repository. However it seems they didn't attract too much attention from either the Pi / CrOS community over the years.

I'd like to introduce one of our actively maintained open source projects - Chromium OS for Raspberry Pi. Github link for source code and BIY instructions here
https://github.com/FydeOS/chromium_os_for_raspberry_pi

If you are only interested in the pre-built image, look out for the public releases:
https://github.com/FydeOS/chromium_os_f ... i/releases

Today we have just pushed a new release for Chromium OS v70 to work with Raspberry Pi 3B / 3B+, with updated documentation and a pre-built binaries.

I hope this can help anyone who wishes to run Chromium in a more graphically efficient way. If anyone is interested in picking up the development of Chromium OS for Pi, this may be another source of reference.

Re: Chromium OS for Raspberry Pi 3B / 3B+

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:15 pm
by Andyroo
Bit baffled :oops:

I thought Fyde was a Chinese fork of Flint?

I know Flint got bought out by Neverware back at the start of this year so who now looks after Flint?

Re: Chromium OS for Raspberry Pi 3B / 3B+

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:03 pm
by code_exec
also1412 wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:10 pm
Greetings from Fyde Innovations.

A few years ago there were several projects to port Chromium OS onto Raspberry Pi, some of which got merged into the upstream official repository. However it seems they didn't attract too much attention from either the Pi / CrOS community over the years.

I'd like to introduce one of our actively maintained open source projects - Chromium OS for Raspberry Pi. Github link here https://github.com/FydeOS/chromium_os_for_raspberry_pi

Today we have just pushed a new release for Chromium OS v70 to work with Raspberry Pi 3B / 3B+, with updated documentation and a pre-built binaries.

I hope this can help anyone who wishes to run Chromium in a more graphically efficient way. If anyone is interested in picking up the development of Chromium OS for Pi, this may be another source of reference.
Well done, the latest version of Chromium OS on the Pi was something I wanted to happen. Just wondering: will it fit on an 8GB microSD?

EDIT: Seems like these are instructions to build Chromium OS for the Pi, not a prebuilt image. Since my laptop has 8GB RAM and 64-bit Ubuntu 18.10, I'll try building Chromium OS when I have time.

Re: Chromium OS for Raspberry Pi 3B / 3B+

Posted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:08 pm
by code_exec
Andyroo wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:15 pm
Bit baffled :oops:

I thought Fyde was a Chinese fork of Flint?

I know Flint got bought out by Neverware back at the start of this year so who now looks after Flint?
Seems like Neverware have no plans to port Cloudready to ARM :(

https://neverware.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/ ... pberry-Pi-
https://neverware.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/ ... spberry-Pi

Re: Chromium OS for Raspberry Pi 3B / 3B+

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:50 pm
by also1412
code_exec wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:03 pm

Well done, the latest version of Chromium OS on the Pi was something I wanted to happen. Just wondering: will it fit on an 8GB microSD?

EDIT: Seems like these are instructions to build Chromium OS for the Pi, not a prebuilt image. Since my laptop has 8GB RAM and 64-bit Ubuntu 18.10, I'll try building Chromium OS when I have time.

There is a "release" tab in the repo, this is what you should look out for:
https://github.com/FydeOS/chromium_os_f ... i/releases

Re: Chromium OS for Raspberry Pi 3B / 3B+, now updated to r72

Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:54 pm
by HawaiianPi
Read the release notes before trying this...

  • This release is of a test build, which is by design very insecure, as quoted from Viper: "You must never log in to them with credentials you care about. It will automatically start ssh with root access via well known credentials."

Re: Chromium OS for Raspberry Pi 3B / 3B+, now updated to r72

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:44 am
by also1412
It won't 💥, it's just worth mentioning don't copy over your public key that you use somewhere else to authorized_keys or modify the default password to something you use somewhere else.