There is an open source installation available on Chromium project site (Google Chrome OS is a modified version of Chromium OS) to install Google Chrome OS on
The awesome dude(s) at hexxeh build each nightly build of Chrome OS for you and even have an installer for Windows, Mac, and Linux that installs it onto a USB stick and makes it bootable! Yippeee!
Note: For running Chrome OS from USB stick, we are going to use Chrome OS Cherry (formerly Diet Chromium), a slimmer Chrome OS that supports...
The first question in your head is "why would I want to install Chrome OS, even on my old laptop, when there are perfectly adequate awesome full-fat Linux distros to choose from?"
If you get to like the Chrome OS, or you would like to try it out for a longer time without having to use the USB stick every time, you can as well install it directly into your system through the following two ways: install Chromium OS as the only operating system...
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.
All you need is a USB stick with at least 4GB free space and this post in order to run Google’s OS from your flash drive.
Do you want to install Chrome OS on your hard disk,alongside your existing operating system?
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.
Whether you want to install Chrome OS on your own netbook or you just want to try it out before you buy yourself a Chromebook, you’ll need to do a little work to get it