How to Install Chromium OS on Your Netbook’s Hard Drive. Chrome OS and Chromebooks are here.
Tip: Install Google Chrome OS on VirtualBox. All you need to do is to download the USB image for Google Chrome OS and prepare your USB stick for booting the Chromium
hard-disk system-installation usb-drive chrome-os.
The first question in your head is "why would I want to install Chrome OS, even on my old laptop
Now the actual putting Chrome OS on the USB flash drive part. There is no official build for this system so we are going to use unofficial builds of the Chromium OS.
At the shell, run the following (where sdX is your USB stick and ChromeOS.img is the path to the IMG file you extracted): dd if=ChromeOS.img of=/dev/sdX bs=4M.
Putting Chrome OS on a USB Drive. Google doesn’t provide official builds of Chrome OS, so we’ll be using unofficial builds of the open-source Chromium OS.
Installing Chromium OS to your USB Drive. Unzip chrome_os_usb.zip, and launch Win32DiskImager.exe.
From this point, you can set up your account and keep Chromium running from your USB. Install to your Hard Drive (optional): On the Chrome Login screen your four account, type in CRTL + ALT + F2 (forward arrow) to bring up the console window.
@l104693: ad 1) It is possible to install it on your PCs hard drive, Google included a shell script to do that.