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Can I download Chrome OS to the raspberry pi?

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 3:23 am
by jn3579
Can I download Chrome OS to the raspberry pi?

Re: Can I download Chrome OS to the raspberry pi?

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:00 am
by jbeale
Short answer: no.

Slightly longer: not in any format of interest to an end-user.

"Hexxeh" was working on porting Chrome OS to the Raspberry Pi. He got as far as getting it to boot: http://www.engadget.com/2012/06/20/chro ... pberry-pi/
but AFAIK it was never very usable. The latest news is he has stopped work on it. http://blog.hexxeh.net/welcome-to-2013

If you're still determined to try it, check out http://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/qu ... -chrome-os

Re: Can I download Chrome OS to the raspberry pi?

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:10 am
by masterluke
Sure you can download it.. just don't try to run it. :mrgreen:

Re: Can I download Chrome OS to the raspberry pi?

Posted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 5:43 pm
by mrpi64
Someone could try to build a port for the Pi using code from the Chromium OS perhaps.

Re: Can I download Chrome OS to the raspberry pi?

Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:44 pm
by coachgodzup
Hi everybody,

have anyone tried this build already?

http://arnoldthebat.co.uk/wordpress/chromium-os/

There are some build for ARM devices, too.

Re: Can I download Chrome OS to the raspberry pi?

Posted: Sat May 24, 2014 5:21 am
by moocow1452
With the new Driver, would it be possible to make a better port?

Re: Can I download Chrome OS to the raspberry pi?

Posted: Sat May 24, 2014 1:18 pm
by pluggy
What's wrong with the chromium browser, which is in the Rasbdian respository ?

OK, the icon isn't quite as sexy......

Re: Can I download Chrome OS to the raspberry pi?

Posted: Sat May 24, 2014 1:38 pm
by fruitoftheloom
pluggy wrote:What's wrong with the chromium browser, which is in the Rasbdian respository ?

OK, the icon isn't quite as sexy......
chromium browser does not equate to chrome / chromium OS

Re: Can I download Chrome OS to the raspberry pi?

Posted: Sat May 24, 2014 1:43 pm
by fruitoftheloom
moocow1452 wrote:With the new Driver, would it be possible to make a better port?
Chrome / Chromium OS is built for ARMv7 or x86, the Pi is ARMv6 so like Android would take a lot of work to be usable..

Re: Can I download Chrome OS to the raspberry pi?

Posted: Sat May 24, 2014 1:55 pm
by pluggy
fruitoftheloom wrote:
pluggy wrote:What's wrong with the chromium browser, which is in the Rasbdian respository ?

OK, the icon isn't quite as sexy......
chromium browser does not equate to chrome / chromium OS
Ignore the bloke in Barnoldswick, he can't read..... ;)

Re: Can I download Chrome OS to the raspberry pi?

Posted: Sat May 24, 2014 2:22 pm
by fruitoftheloom
pluggy wrote:
fruitoftheloom wrote:
pluggy wrote:What's wrong with the chromium browser, which is in the Rasbdian respository ?

OK, the icon isn't quite as sexy......
chromium browser does not equate to chrome / chromium OS
Ignore the bloke in Barnoldswick, he can't read..... ;)
Do not understand, all I was pointing out this thread reads Chrome OS, you posted about a Browser....where is Barnoldswick ?

Re: Can I download Chrome OS to the raspberry pi?

Posted: Sat May 24, 2014 2:37 pm
by pluggy
I didn't see the OS bit, I read it as Chrome (implied the browser).

https://maps.google.co.uk/?ll=53.916573 ... 4&t=m&z=14

Re: Can I download Chrome OS to the raspberry pi?

Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:39 am
by moocow1452
fruitoftheloom wrote:
moocow1452 wrote:With the new Driver, would it be possible to make a better port?
Chrome / Chromium OS is built for ARMv7 or x86, the Pi is ARMv6 so like Android would take a lot of work to be usable..

Guys in the Chromium OS Dev Mailing list implied that it could be done with a reset compile, especially since Hexxeh did a lot of the work beforehand if one was willing to fish it out of the git history, so it might be a step easier or is that work still irrelevant?

https://groups.google.com/a/chromium.or ... vxDVg0y_A4

Re: Can I download Chrome OS to the raspberry pi?

Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:21 am
by ghans
It should be relevant , but without someone to actually
continue Hexxeh's efforts the discussion is moot ..


ghans

Re: Can I download Chrome OS to the raspberry pi?

Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:10 am
by DougieLawson
What does GNU/Linux with Chromium give you that GNU/Linux with Raspbian doesn't? It's the same question as GNU/Linux with Android and mostly a waste of time.

Re: Can I download Chrome OS to the raspberry pi?

Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 10:40 am
by fruitoftheloom
Like Android, Chromium OS would not be classified as running on a Certified Device, so even if could get it to install some of the Google Chrome OS Features may not be available, not everything Google release is open source.....