The image is slightly below 2GB in size, so it should fit on almost every microSD that still hasn't worn out in 2016. While SD card performance is not a big issue for this OS, we would still recommend you use a Class 6 or Class 10 microSDHC if you want to remove any potential storage-related performance bottlenecks.
To flash the image, extract it until you got the .img file in your current directory, then follow the instructions below.
FOR FULL FUNCTIONALITY YOU NEED TO REPLACE THE FILE /etc/chrome_dev.conf
This is most easily done on linux by opening the file manager as ROOT and copy and pasting the file from where you have saved it to and copy to the ROOT partition in the folder /etc/ , once this step is complete your image will have full functionality
HAVING PROBLEMS SIGNING IN FOLLOW THESE STEPS press alt + Ctl + f2 to get to the dev console sign in with username “chronos” and password “chronos” sudo su enter password “chronos” again run this command “date -s “01/21/16” ( or whatever is the current date) Exit dev console and you should be fine to login
Depending on the speed of the microSD and your PC, the flashing process might take a while. Especially when flashing from the command line using dd, don't be afraid since there will be no progress bar or any other status information; the command prompt will just appear again after the image has been written.
After it has been flashed:
Insert the microSD into the RaspberriPi and turn it on. Currently we are using no splash screen and therefore you will see black screen for a while during boot until the logon screen appears, so this doesn't mean that there is anything wrong.
This is an early build, so we are aware of the fact that there are all kinds of bugs. Many of these have already been addressed in our latest code for which we will release new test builds soon. But feel free to report anything we might not have noticed yet. We are aware of the fact that the performance is not perfect in this build (we are using the lowest possible frequencies on all CPUs for this image, but not in the upcoming ones) and that the amount of open tabs may be limited (this has been fixed or upcoming builds as well).
We have mainly tested the image using the standard Fast Ethernet connection that the RaspberryPi provides. Since we are using the vanilla, upstream RaspberryPi kernel, most, if not all Wi-Fi adapters that are supported by the other big distributions should work here as well. If you are using a Wi-Fi adapter that does or does not work, please let us know the model so that we can add it to our compatibility list.
Netflix and similar DRM based services are currently not supported. This is among the top requested features and we will try to get this to work as soon as we have stabilized and optimized our builds.
If you'd like to try and build the code yourself, you can find it here (the code on github does not necessarily contain our latest improvements yet): https://github.com/tohipfortheroom/Chromium-OS-Overlays
Any bug reports, feedback or suggestions for improvement are appreciated and can either be sent to: "tohipfortheroom at gmail.com", "haggster82 at yahoo.com " or posted into the official subreddit at https://www.reddit.com/r/ChromiumRPI . You can also try to catch us on IRC in #ChromiumRPI (Freenode).
CHANGELOG 8% overall performance increase Media Codecs are natively installed Many other small things
Some other reported and known issues: