I searched web and found a VMWare virtual disk of ChromeOS here. So I downloaded it.
Not wanting to install VMWare, I converted it to a raw disk image and loaded it to XEN with HVM, it worked. But it basically unusable for me mainly because of mouse movement was too slow. I will try with a different vnc client later to see if it improves.
Here's how to convert vmdk image to raw:
$qemu-img convert -f vmdk chrome-os-0.4.22.8-gdgt.vmdk -O raw chrome-os.img
Then just specify the image file in 'disk' line of domain config file, like:
disk = [ 'file:/root/chrome-os.img,hda,w' ]
Here's screenshot of chrome OS:
Here's chrome OS login screen, I have a Fedora 12 hvm domain and a Ubuntu 9.04 32bit domainU also running on this machine. The domain0 itself is Fedora 12 64bit with pvops kernel 22.214.171.124.
I had to use standard VGA driver(stdvga=1), the default Cirrus Logic driver give me a screen like this after I login:
Have you tried out my latest Google Chrome OS build?
Youtube Video of Google Chrome OS (ChromiumOS) in Action on VMware Workstation and Sun VirtualBox as a Virtual Machine
Download my latest build of the Google Chrome OS (Chromium OS) VMware virtual machine VMDK image file from the following URL:
The latest build is enming.teo-24Nov2009-0528.
There are bugs in my previous build of chromiumos (Chrome browser-related). It is not fully functional. You should not use my previous build as seen in the following Youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Icl59WmC56I
The current build works on Xen properly. You should download the latest image.
It is very easy to convert a VMDK image file to a Xen HVM domU image file if you want Google Chrome OS to work in a Xen environment as a fully virtualized guest operating system.
This is the guarantee that my latest build of chromiumos VMware virtual machine vmdk image will work with Xen (conversion required), VMware Workstation & Player, and Sun VirtualBox.
Hi, En Ming,
I will try your image during thxgving weekend.
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