Install Chrome OS on PC

How to Install Chrome OS on PC with Play Store Support

Chrome OS is surely not as feature-packed as Windows 10, but one can’t deny that it breathes a new life into old machines. In fact, I would go as far as to say that, if you are a general user then you should use Chrome OS over Windows 10 for its amazing performance and battery life. And with the Play Store support, you can actually run Android and Linux apps on your PC. How cool is that?

So in this article, we bring you a detailed guide on how to install Chrome OS on PC with Play Store support. In addition, you can also access Linux GUI apps on your PC so that is an added advantage. With all that said, let’s now go ahead and learn how to install Chrome OS on PC with Google Play Store support.

Install Chrome OS on PC with Play Store Support (2022)

Before we start our tutorial, let’s get the requirements and downloads out of the way. Once you meet all the requirements and download the relevant files, the setup will go smoothly. You can click on the links below to move between different menus.

Requirements for Installing Chrome OS on Windows PC

  • UEFI support in the motherboard
  • Support for legacy BIOS has also been added, but there are a few limitations. You can read the documentation here.
  • Intel-based CPU and GPU
  • Support for AMD CPU and GPU has also been added, but currently, it only supports AMD Ryzen 3XXX and AMD Stoney Ridge processors
  • A USB flash drive with at least 16GB of storage space

Install Chrome OS on Windows: Required Downloads

1. First off, download the Linux Mint Cinnamon image. You can also use other Linux distros such as Ubuntu or Debian, but since Linux Mint is pretty lightweight, I am using it in this tutorial.

2. Next, download Rufus (Free) so that we can flash Linux Mint Cinnamon on the USB drive.

3. After that, download the official Chrome OS recovery image from here. If this link is not working then you can download the image from here as well. Open the website and search for “rammus”. Now, click on the latest recovery image to download it (right now it’s 87, but it may change in the future). Here, I am recommending “rammus” because it works on modern Intel processors. However, you should follow the below rule and download the specific image based on your processor.

  • “rammus” is the recommended image for devices with 4th generation Intel CPU and newer.
  • “samus” is the recommended image for devices with 3rd generation Intel CPU and older.
  • “zork” is the image to use for AMD Ryzen 3XXX.
  • “grunt” is the image to use for AMD Stoney Ridge.

4. Now, download the most important file: Brunch. It’s a framework built by a developer named sebanc so huge thanks to him for making this project possible. The framework creates a generic Chrome OS image from the official recovery image so it can be installed on any Windows PC. To download the file, click here and look for the latest stable build and then click on “Assets”. Now, download the “tar.gz” file.

5. Finally, download the “install.sh” script which magically installs Chrome OS without manually typing the commands. The script has been written by Kedar Nimbalkar. To download it, click here and press Ctrl + S to save the file. If the above link is not working then you can click on this alternative link to download the “install.sh” script.

Now that we are done with the downloads, let’s jump to the steps, shall we?

Install Chrome OS on PC with Play Store Support

Before moving to installation steps, I want to give a quick rundown as to how we will install Chrome OS on PC with Play Store support. First off, we will boot Linux Mint through the USB drive on our Windows computer, and from there, we can run the script and install Chrome OS on our PC. Keep in mind, this process will completely wipe your hard drive including personal files and folders. So create a backup before you proceed. With that out of the way, let’s move to the steps.

Flash and Manage Files

1. Connect your USB flash drive and open Rufus. Next, click on the “Select” button and choose the Linux Mint Cinnamon image. Now, just click on “Start”. You will get a few prompts so click on “Yes” and “OK” to continue the flashing process.

2. After Rufus is done with flashing, close it. Now, create a folder named “Chrome OS” on your desktop. Move the “install.sh” file to the “Chrome OS” folder.

3. Next, right-click on the Brunch file and choose “Extract to Brunch…”. All the files will be extracted in a folder on the desktop.

4. Now, move all the extracted Brunch files to the same “Chrome OS” folder on the desktop.

5. Similarly, extract the official Chrome OS recovery image and you will get a folder on the desktop. Open it and rename the file to rammus_recovery.bin. If you have downloaded another image then rename it accordingly. For example, if you have downloaded the “samus” image then rename it to samus_recovery.bin.

6. Finally, move the “rammus_recovery.bin” file to the “Chrome OS” folder. By the end, you should have these 6 files inside the “Chrome OS” folder.

7. Now, move the whole “Chrome OS” folder to the USB drive on which you just flashed Linux Mint Cinnamon.

Boot into Linux Mint Cinnamon

1. Plug the USB flash drive into the PC on which you want to install Chrome OS. If you are installing Chrome OS on the same PC then keep it plugged in.

2. Next, restart your PC and press the boot key continuously to boot into the UEFI/BIOS menu. If you don’t know the boot key of your PC then you can find it from the below table.

3. Once you have entered the BIOS, move to the “Boot” tab and select “UEFI” from the Boot List Option. If this option is not available then don’t worry, move to the next step.

4. After that, move to the “Security” tab and disable “Secure Boot”. Keep in mind, every BIOS has its own interface so the menu placement might differ from one PC to another. Nevertheless, look for “UEFI” and “Secure Boot” under Security, Boot, or System Configuration tabs and makes the changes accordingly. Keep in mind, disabling Secure Boot is mandatory.

5. Finally, move to the “Exit” tab and choose “Exit Save Changes“. Immediately, after that, start pressing the boot key again. You will be asked to choose your boot device. Select the “USB drive” and hit enter.

6. You will boot straight into Linux Mint Cinnamon. If you are prompted with a splash screen, choose the default option: “Start Linux Mint“.

Install Chrome OS on PC

1. Now that you have booted into Linux Mint, click on the network icon at the bottom-right corner and connect to WiFi or Ethernet. The Chrome OS installer will need an active internet connection to download some missing libraries and dependencies.

2. After that, open the “Home” folder on the desktop and move to the “File System” tab.

3. Here, click on the search button and type “Chrome OS” to find the folder that we moved earlier.

4. Now, open the folder and right-click inside the folder to open the Terminal. Here, type sudo sh install.sh and hit enter. It will start downloading some libraries and dependencies.

5. After a while, it will ask if you want to continue with the installation. Keep in mind, this will completely wipe your whole hard drive. To proceed with the installation, type yes and hit enter. It will now start installing Chrome OS on your PC.

Note: If you get any syntax error during installation then move to the Troubleshoot section below to find the solution.

6. After the installation is done, open the start menu of Linux Mint located at the bottom-left corner and click on the “Turn off” button. Here, choose “Shut Down” to turn off your PC.

7. Now, remove the USB flash drive and then turn on your Windows PC. This time, your PC will boot straight into full-fledged Chrome OS. In case, Chrome OS is not installed on your PC hard disk and has, in fact, installed on the USB drive then follow our troubleshooting guide below.

Note: Before logging into your Google account, keep in mind, you are officially not allowed to run Chrome OS with Play Store support on non-certified machines. In some ways or the other, you might be violating Google’s terms and conditions. So, I would recommend you to sign in with a secondary Google account so that your primary account remains safe.

8. Now, you can run Android apps straight from the Play Store on your PC, how awesome is that? Not to mention, the Android framework is based on Android 9 so you are quite updated too.

Note: If you are having issues with WiFi, Bluetooth, or any other hardware device on Chrome OS then go through the Troubleshooting section for help.

9. Apart from that, you can also set up Linux on your Windows-turned-Chrome OS machine. You can find the best Linux apps for Chrome OS from the linked article.

Troubleshooting Chrome OS on PC

If Chrome OS got installed on the wrong device i.e. on the USB stick then follow this simple tutorial to resolve the issue. Generally, the hard disk is named as sda, but on some older computers, it is named as mmcblk0 or something else. And because of this ambiguity, Chrome OS gets installed on the wrong device. So to fix the problem, here is what you need to do.

Open the GParted application on Linux Mint (from the start menu) and check the name of your hard disk drive (on the top-right corner). It should be sda. If it’s something else then note it down and open install.sh file using Vim editor on Linux Mint (just search in the start menu). Replace sda with the actual hard disk name in the last line.

For example, if the hard disk name is mmcblk0 then /dev/sda in the last line should change to /dev/mmcblk0. Now, save the file and execute the install.sh file and it should install Chrome OS on your hard disk. In case, you are unable to edit the install.sh file on Linux Mint, go back to Windows and download Notepad++ (Free). From there, you can edit the file easily. Make sure to open “Edit” from the menu bar and then choose “EOL Conversion”. After that, choose “Unix” and save the file. Now, execute “install.sh” in Linux Mint and you will have no issues.

In case, you are getting an entirely new error like syntax error near unexpected token `$’\r’ ‘ while running the script then open the chromeos-install.sh file using Notepad++ on Windows 10. chromeos-install.sh file will be available under the “Chrome OS” folder that you moved to the USB drive. After that, follow the same steps as above and change the formatting option to Unix on Notepad++. Open Edit -> EOL Conversion -> Unix and save the file. Now, go ahead with the installation.

If you are having issues with WiFi, Bluetooth, touchscreen display, etc. then you can try adding support for your specific hardware device from the Crosh terminal. Just open Chrome and press Ctrl + Alt + T to open the Crosh terminal. After that, enter shell and hit enter. Now, run sudo edit-grub-config. Here you can add support for your hardware device. You can find the complete list of commands from here.

For example, if you have an RT3290/RT3298LE Bluetooth device then you can add “options=rtbth” (with quotes) at the end of “cros_debug” and before loop.max…. Now, press Ctrl + X and press “Y”. Next, hit enter to save the file. Finally, restart your computer, and this time Bluetooth should work fine.

Similarly, if you want to fix WiFi then first you need to find out the manufacturer of the wireless card. If it’s Broadcom then add to the same line like this: “options=rtbth,broadcom_wl”. This will fix both Bluetooth and WiFi issues. You can remove rtbth if Bluetooth is already working for you. Similarly, if it’s Realtek then add “options=rtbth,rtl8188eu” or “options=rtbth,rtl8821ce”. Basically, you can add support for hardware devices in this fashion: “options=option1,option2,…” (without spaces) to activate them.

Install Chrome OS Flex

If the reason you’re thinking of installing Chrome OS on your Windows 11 PC is that your laptop is getting bogged down with age, you should definitely take a look at Chrome OS Flex. We have a dedicated guide on how to install Chrome OS Flex on Windows PC that you can follow to get Chrome OS running on any laptop out there.

Install Chrome OS on PC in 2022 and Enjoy Android and Linux Apps

So that is how you can install Chrome OS on PC and get all the perks including Google Play Store and Linux support. I tested Chrome OS on my decently-specced Windows laptop (Intel i5) and it was simply flying without any hiccup. The performance difference was amazing, to say the least. To learn more about the advantage of Chromebooks over Windows laptops, you can go through our in-depth article.

And in case, you have made your mind to stick with Chrome OS then make sure to take advantage of Linux apps. It’s pretty good and works like a charm. Also, if you miss Windows apps then you can use Wine to run Windows apps on Chrome OS. Anyway, that is all from us. If you are facing any problem while installing Chrome OS on your PC then comment down below and let us know. We will surely try to help you out.

529 Comments

  1. Hello I have ubuntu and win 10 installed on my HP laptop and now I want to install chrome os flex on top of ubuntu. that is I only want win 10 and chrome os flex as my 2 os . Please help me.

  2. I previously used rammus and error occurred saying ‘The requested device was not found’ and when i plug USB it boots into Linux mint. Can any one tell me why this happened

  3. Which recovery image should i use? i have a legacy pentium processor : Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E6700 @ 3.20GHz (2 threads, 3.20GHz)

  4. Everything went fine. But after I remove the USB drive to boot ChromeOS, it says “Operating System not found”
    Please help!!

  5. Installed on a Lenovo Miix 310. All went well except on the Welcome/start screen it can’t see any networks (wifi card is a Intel/Qualcomm according to the internet) and I can’t get any further (no ethernet ports). So I can’t open a terminal screen to change things. How to get past the welcome screen without wifi?

  6. Successfully installed on Asus X200MA Laptop. Had to enable the “alt_touchpad_config2” option for the touchpart to get recognized.

  7. So each word is copied from a YouTube video? Eh?
    Damn man, I thought you were a genius and expert in this area! Didn’t know you also steal from YouTube.
    I hope your seniors also know about this.
    But whom am I kidding, as long as you all mint money, who cares!
    Anyways, this thing doesn’t work and try to write things which you performed yourself.

  8. Hey guys i am running chrome os on my lenovo windows in built system. but after 1 month use now i want to revert it. I need help to change my system from chrome os to windows 10 again. can anyone tell me steps how to completely remove chrome os (rammus recovery) so i can make it my laptop windows again.

  9. Please help me out, how to install chrome os on AMD G-T56N, processor, actually chrome os installed successfully but when it boots the message displays that processor is not supported.

  10. Help me out.

    My goal is to make my own quasi android tv boxes from old tiny mini pc’s i have laying around and a couple of intel compute sticks.
    I’ve successfully and easily installed this latest chrome os/brunch on Dell 7450 (i5-7400 with intel HD 630 GPU)

    PROBLEM:
    i’ve ran Dp 1.2 and hdmi 1.4 to 4k monitors and tried internal monitor but when i try to play like 50Gb UHD HDR films Or even 12gb UHD HDR it barfs no matter what i do, on kodi, vlc, or whether its streaming from nas vis DLNA or from external ssd.

    QUESTION:
    ###Does this project/os support 4k UHD HDR high bitrate video on ANY hardware?
    What must i do to get 4k uhd high bitrate and or 7.1 tracks to play properly on this? Does chrome os just not like 4k?
    Or does chrome not like high bitrate audio or whats the deal here? Anyone able to play UHD mkv Rips with this????

    I need this to OS output as if it were like an android box etc but on my old junk. Mostly play 1080 tv but also needs high bitrate 4k too…

    1. I use a UHD high resolution laptop. Go to device in the settings, slide the fonts size to 125% and everything should work fine. I am impressed with the hipdi support of Chrome OS.

  11. thanks for the tutorial .. my old thinkpad twist now is running chrome os
    but the touchpad is not working.. its not working even when im booting on linux mint cinamon the touch pad is not working but working on windows, other than thats everything is working well 🙂
    is there any suggestion to make the touchpad working on chrome os

    1. You should try installing the specified linux touchpad drivers for you laptop. You can easily get them from the manufacturer’s website

  12. The installation went great and I have an operational Chrome OS but I’m missing the Linux support. And developer doe snot seemed to be turned on. I’m using the latest images. I need to port forward so I can have clients access the media server I’m planning to install on it.

    HP Laptop
    Intel CPU

  13. Hi, thank you for sharing the info. I followed the instruction and managed to boot from USB drive. Now my Acer laptop stucks at logo. I did some search and changed “quiet splash” into “nouveau.modeset=0” to see boot sequence. Now I can see it stucks at
    Started LSB: disk temperature monitoring deamon.
    Really appreciate your help. Thank you.

  14. Does this install support tablets? I would love to install this on a tablet, but i want to make sure it has onscreen keyboard support beforehand

  15. i tried my best to install but couldnt
    my laptop freezes after i write the code sudo sh install.sh
    then i have to force restart my laptop
    i have hp compaq presariocq42
    kindly help!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Total waste of time. Installed on both laptop and Windows tablet. After shutdown the machine and turned it back on, got the error no bootable drive. I downloaded cloudready and installed via usb flash, everything work.

    1. I am also getting a similar error after shutdown from Linux Mint and removing Pendrive. I am getting an error saying : The selected boot device failed. Press to Continue.

      PLEASE HELP!!

  17. Lot of comments hah
    But I have a problem, I hope some one shoulf help .

    I have Acer lap with Genuine windows 10,
    If I boot my lap with crome OS , what happen to windows, Does It wipeout , shall I able to boot my oc with widows again ,
    I need to install Crome OS in the same Hard drive witch is Windows installed ,

    1. By this method, your hard drive will be wiped out completely so make sure to backup your important data to avoid data loss.

    2. Yes you will be able to revert back to windows since oem windows installation has key embedded in hardware. If you bought the key separately then you can punch the key in and volla you are good to go

  18. I have baytrail chromebook i got the audio fixed but when i plug in headphones both speaker and headphone working at the same time

    1. You have to go into the audio menu and select only one or the other, otherwise, it’ll go haywire and produce no sound or all the sound.

  19. I have baytrail Chromebook i got the audio fixed but when i plug in headphones both speakers and headphones sounds are working

  20. I have executed this install perfectly and it ran perfectly as well. But on boot up, i only get a flashing cursor, nothing else, Ideas accepted.

  21. my laptop can’t load the chrome os saying welcome. after shutting down the linux and pulling out the flash drive, windows 10 boots up. I tried to restart from the linux step, but the flash drive is shredded in more than 7 partitions. any help? the laptop has ryzen 7 3700u and i tried zork 92 and 90.

  22. Is it possible that we install Chrome OS only on a partition rather than wiping the whole hard disk thereby running Chrome OS and Windows side by side?

  23. intel nuc 10the gen i5 does not like the chrome os. I went to all parts and when tried to install in the terminal “sudo sh install.sh” I get an error that E: it does not exist? I tried many way and nothing I do works. I have edited the install.sh in notepad to reflect my ssd which is nvmeOn1 from sda and still get the same error message. I was able to install this on an verold intel celeron n4000 mini pc without issue. If anyone can help me I appreciate it.

    1. Maybe it’s my same problem, i Just executed commands One by one (obv not the echo/prints/ecc..), in alternativ If i don’t Remember wrong an sh script has to be setted as executable from shell before run it, but i’m not sure

  24. Hi everyone I keep having this problem I am trying to install chrome os on my dell inspiron 1012(32 Bit) and the instalation on linux works but when I power of the laptop and then power it on again I only get a black screen with a flashing line in the top left corner

    The specs of my laptop are :

    CPU: intel atom N450
    RAM: 1gb of DDR2
    HDD: 250gb

    Can some one please help me I have tried this like 10 times (not kidding ) with samus version 80 and 90,ramus version 80 and 90 and nami 81 and also with brunch testing versions and also with stable version but it won’t work.

  25. I receive a message “chrome os recovery image rammus_recovery.bin not fund….
    not able to proceed, what I’m doing wrong?
    I’ve installed the 32 bit versione of linux since the pc is 32 but only…
    thanks!

    1. You have two options:
      Either open the install.sh in your linux mint with vim editor or in windows with notepad and then change where it is written “rammus_recovery.bin” to “samus_recovery.bin” and then follow the procedure again.
      OR
      You can change the name of the file ‘samus_recovery.bin’ to ‘rammus_recovery.bin’ in the file explorer before transferring it to the flash drive.

  26. I get an error “Not enough space to create image file” installing rammus 91 on 380gb partition. No secure boot, legacy BIOS. Any ideas?

  27. Everything went smoothly, when installed on my benq joybook s35. Shutdown the computer and removed usb, but the computer refused to boot up sopted at blank screen. My joybook s35 (intel u2300) was made in 2011, was it too old to run Chrome OS? You assistance will be greatly appreciated.

  28. Hi team,
    I tried to install chrome os on dell latitude e6410 with i5 processor, but I cannot find secure boot option in BIOS, i proceeded to install but stuck at last step of installation, can anyone help me on this, please.

    1. Nah google wont ban you i use chrome os for daily use now on my 2011 latitude e6320 and ive use it for a month. the only bad thing is samus cant update cuz it end of life

  29. Hi Arjun,

    Thanks for the brilliant tutorial. Worth its bits in Bitcoin!
    Any updates on the account issue? Using a secondary Google Account really defeats the purpose of using a Chromebook. Synching manually is not an option for efficient workflow. Would hate to see my Account terminated.

    1. ur account will not be terminated i use my main school account and main google account on it for a month and its smooth on my old latitude e6320 (im young so i cant get money to upgrade)

  30. I have intel atom n450 processor with 2gb ddr2 ram
    which version to download for chrome os for this?

  31. Hi everyone I keep having this problem I am trying to install chrome os on my asus A52jr and the instalation on linux works but when I power of the laptop and then power it on again I only get a black screen with a flashing line in the top left corner

    The specs of my laptop are :

    CPU: intel core I5 460m
    GPU: discreet gpu AMD radeon mobility hd 5000 series
    RAM: 4gb of DDR3
    HDD: 500gb

    Can some one please help me I have tried this like 10 times (not kidding ) and it won’t work

      1. Try Brunch version brunch_r81_k4.19_stable_20200510.tar and Chrome OS Nami Build 81. Itried and it run successfully.

  32. Working on a Lenovo 120s with 30gb HDD. Windows was occupping all the space even with Win Home, replace de SSD was not an option because it has an eMMC disk.

    Now I have 16 GB free and Chrome OS running as charming! Thanksss

    1. yes , you can easily switch to windows .
      while installing windows delete all partition and create new partition .

  33. Is there any way to install it on a ryzen 5 2500u? it’s a raven ridge so i guess i can’t use the images for stoney ridges. help pls

  34. Has there been an identified discrete video card that can be installed in a desktop PC that will work with ChromeOS?

      1. i installed it on my hdd .no error during installation but when i boot i get stucked at chrome logo , every time i reboot it just stucks at chrome logo .. please help me

  35. Hi, after successfull installation, the chrome os cannot started and my pc rebooting all the time.

    Do you have any solution for this?

    Thank you.

    1. I have dell inspiron 1545 with Pentium (R) Dual-core CPU T4200 @2.00 GHz……which recovery should I download…

  36. I had my doubts when I attempted this method cos previously I had tried FydeOS (unsuccessful installation) and then managed to install the half baked Cloudready which comes without the Google Play Store support after like 20 tries! So when I looked at this method, I was expecting no less hiccups but lo and behold, ONE try and installation complete! I’m truly amazed at how the installation went butter smooth on my Acer Aspire V11 Touch with Pentium N3530 (3rd Gen). All hardware working absolutely fine. Btw, I installed the Samus image file. A big thanks to the author above for publishing this article as well as the many devs whom have worked to give us this magic. It has given my dying laptop a new lease of life. Thanks and keep it up guys!

  37. is there a way to re-insall windows again from USB boot? it seems after installing ChromeOS using your method theres no way to boot from USB if I want to run another OS in parallel or if I want to completely wipe it

  38. Installing went great. Perhaps my laptop is to old. AMD Turion 64 x2. System boots to a black screen

  39. I’ve Intel Core i3-2367M processor which clearly is a 2nd gen processor so which recovery to download for this ?

  40. every time it start it show , brunch framwork and then google window appear, it take more time approx 30 second to boot, how to remove brunch framework appearaence

  41. Everything is fine but play story is not working,
    Even though I have on the play store but it is not connecting Error 7 schwing

    1. Me too
      PC Specifications
      Model: HP 2000 Notebook PC
      HDD: 500GB
      CPU: Intel Core i3-2328M @ 2.20 GHz
      RAM: 2GB DDR3
      Wi-Fi: Available on ChromeOS
      Installed Recovery Image: Samus

  42. I was able to install everything however, when I turno on the PC, I get stuck on a tGRUB screen.
    Nothing happens, even a command line appears.
    Any help?

  43. Hi, I have according your method to install Chrome OS.
    When I finished the step 6 ( 6. After the installation is done, open the start menu of Linux Mint located at the bottom-left corner and click on the “Turn off” button. Here, choose “Shut Down” to turn off your PC.)

    I shutted down to trurn off PC. Afterwards, I turned on the PC, but it did not boot into install the CHORME OS.
    the PC was stopped at the starting. No logo, no other information.

    What should I do?
    Thank you

  44. pls if anyone can help me in figuring out how to use this method on the raspberry pi 4.
    And is raspberry pi 4 for stuck with only fyde OS or chromium os
    if not I would be pleased to know why

  45. pls if anyone can help me in figuring out how to use this method on the raspberry pi 4.
    And is raspberry pi 4 for stuck with only fyde OS or chromium os
    if not I would be pleased to know why

  46. The installation went perfect as you have described thank you for this. I put chrome os on a Intel nuc i3 (first gen).
    But I am still on version 87 and when I ask it to scan for updates it tells me that chromeos is up to date! But version 89 is already there, can I somehow push the update or do I need to reinstall it?

  47. Läuft alles stabil , nur Touchscreen funktioniert beim Surface pro 7 nicht. Wie kann ich es beheben ?

  48. How do we apply system updates to the latest version of chrome os?

    my automatic updates do not work, what is the best way to update the system to the latest version??

  49. Hello,
    I have completed all the steps but when I load the chrome os through the grub2win it stuck at loading brunch framework and restart again n again.
    Please help.

      1. Hi, Mine is also Loading Brunch Framework – it ran a Brunch framework recovery the first time, and now keeps restarting at this screen. Please help!

  50. Hi
    the instalation is preaty easy but I have a big problem, my touchpad dont work (on Windows name Elan clickpad) i try with options in grub-edit but it also dont work. The interesthing thing is the touchscreen work well. Is there any solution to add this touchpad to work? I use samus branch with Medion P2214t pc

  51. Hi, I´m facing issues to install on surface 3Pro using Linux Mint 20.1 cinnamon-64bit . I staretd the default option (start Linux Mint), and it asks for a username and password.
    Is anyone facing same issue or have a sugestion to undertake this problem?

  52. Finally I got Linux installed or booted But will not open terminal within the chrome folder,? Can you suggest?

  53. Finally I got Linux installed or booted to it but can’t connect to WiFi says activation of network connection failed, any suggestions????

  54. I cant get past the download linux, every link I click on theres nothing downloading, any suggestions?

  55. Hello everybody,
    I do really hope that somebody is gonna help me…
    I have an Acer Cloudbook 14. I had to use GalliumOS for the installing procedure of ChromeOS cause Linux Mint did not see the laptop eMMC. GalliumOS booted in Legacy with edd=off and noapic in grub settings.
    BTW, after the installing procedure of ChromeOS, I immediatly modify boot configuration in UEFI, non secure boot, and this is the point where my troubles start.
    Grub is loading fine but then, ChromeOS starts just one time over 10 times, the other nine times grub tries to load ChromeOS but it fails, the notebook starts again, Acer logo, and GRUB again.
    This happens a lot of times, then, suddenly, ChromeOS starts…
    I tried everything but I cannot fix this problem..
    Can anyone help me?!?!? Please, Please, Please!!!
    Thank you,
    Paolo

  56. thanks for this topic
    but a big question, is it directly work with cpu or compile it such as x86
    if it will compile and work through x86 , I think using phoenix os is very simple and faster just by one click

    please describe it more in topic and upgrade it

    1. Phoenix OS is a Android type and it has to purchase and not officially supported by Google and I have a lot of trust issues because I used phoenix OS and its made by Chinese and it has connected to Chinese services

  57. Tried with Ubuntu.
    Getting the following error while running install.sh
    not able to locate cgpt package.

    1. Type each line after it is executed in terminal. I had the same error. After running it 1 by 1,issue resolve.
      sudo apt-get update
      sudo apt-get install figlet
      sudo apt-get install pv
      sudo apt-get install cgpt
      sudo bash chromeos-install.sh -src rammus_recovery.bin -dst /dev/sda

  58. I have installed chrome OS but now I am facing problem of hearing sound.Internal mic is working properly

  59. Any idea if the the “zork” version will work on Ryzen 7 4700U? Anyone tested that? I would really appreciate your help!

  60. Linux mint flash on USB failed the “Error: Invalid download signature”
    how to resolve this

  61. Installation went well but I receive “Operating system not found” message after re-start. Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Pi2515 and there is no UEFI in BIOS. There are several partitions created which is bootable and how to set up?

    1. I had the same error and issue. I think my laptop is 32bit,hence not supported with this method. Might need to downgrade to v76. Yet to try myself.

  62. So you are a mangastream fan as you are here searching for alternatives to this website. Mangastream was one of the most favorite websites of all Manga comic readers around the world. But now it is no longer on the internet due to some reasons.

  63. Just turned and old Intel NUC into a chromebox using this method, worked great. I used the “fizz” recovery image.

  64. Gave this a go on my old Asus X550CA which has a i5-3337U which I believe is a 3rd gen Ivy Bridge so got the samus file.
    All seemed OK but when it rebooted it went straight to the BIOS and there was only something like this in the file system option PCI(1F|2)\DevicePath(Type 3, SubType12)HD(Part1,Sigd822ec6c-98c5-42a8-8de1-d3eexxxxc4a2)

    Its is as if it has not created the partitions to boot from.

    I have installed CloudReady and that is OK but thought I would try full ChromeOS
    I am a bit out of touch with Linux and other OS (but not a stranger to doing sh / command line stuff) and at one point in the past had a PC with (as far as I can remember) 3 versions of dos, 3 versions of windows, Linux, BSD and BeOS installed.

      1. Same here, also have the i3 version and keeps booting back to bios.. looks like no chrome os for us

        1. The issue is you both are I have to enable ufi and legacy mode boot enable and disable the secure boot and try the Ramas recovery because I have install recovery on 3rd gen i3 3220 ond 2 gen i3 2350M

  65. I tried in hp 245 g6 it is installed but when i shut down my laptop and then restart there is only showing chrome os and chrome image but it is not starting
    can anyone solve this problem ?

  66. interesting 3x rootfs and 3x kernel partition
    why not one

    If it were easier to put it next to a win I would even use it

  67. It says cgpt needs to be installed first and then when I type: “sudo apt-get install cgpt” it replies with “E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with –fix-missing?” and when I try that it comes up with another error.

  68. Hi, my install works great but how can I disable the dev mode please ? And if I can, can I install and run Netflix and Disney+ ? Does anyone try ?
    Thanks

  69. Hi, my install works great but how can I disable the dev mode please ? And if I can, can I install and run Netflix and Disney+ ? Does anyone try ?
    Thanks

  70. Hi, my install works great but how ca I disable the ve mode please ? And if I can, can I install and run Netflix and Disney+ ?
    Thanks

  71. Has anyone faced the issue of chrome OS just hanging on the chrome OS welcome screen, everything is reacting to inputs like caps lock lights and all, but the screen is stuck on chrome os logo?

    ON HP envy x360 ryzen version

    1. I’ve had the white google screen hang every time (4x) I’ve tried it on HP elitedesk 800 g1 w/ AMD 8940 graphics .
      Hily mackeral, I’d really like to hear from someone that had this issue then found a way to fix it. Please kind sirs, help me/us out.

  72. I tried this install on a Fujitsu Amilo Pro V3505 without success.
    Its 32 bit and doesn’t have a UEFI BIOS so I included the MBR fix.
    I tried the latest samus, rammus and reef versions but they all just stop after the GIMP screen.
    I’m guessing that these latest versions are 64 bit only. If so how far do I have to go back to get 32 bit support?
    Any help welcome…

    1. what is this MBR fix plz? .i have non -UEFI laptop .Chrome OS install is successful but when i restart no media found .ty

  73. Not working for samus images. In the terminal after downloading libraries and dependencies its showing “rammus_recovery.bin” not found.

    1. what you have to do is before you move the .bin file onto your USB stick you need to rename the .bin file to rammus_recovery.bin and it should recognise it fine. I did it and worked fine

    2. I installed it on a gateway ne56r34u with a pentium processor. web cam doesn’t work but everything else does. Used the Samus image but changed name to rammus so the install tool worked. Thank you!

  74. OK successfully installed Chrome OS 87 on a Microsoft Surface 3 Laptop everything is working except camera’soes anyone know how to fix this?
    It is not my main machine so not critical but would be nice to have it all working

    Thanks in advance for any help.

    Mike

    1. I’m trying to do the same thing. I downloaded the latest stable Brunch file (r87 stable 20201227), but after extracting, I cannot locate the 5 files listed in step 4 to copy to the “Chrome OS” folder. I’m not sure what I need to copy from the Brunch folder to the Chrome OS folder.

  75. Hi Arjun Thanks for the blog. I have installed rammus successfully onto a Mecer Celeron laptop. Do you have a solution to get the stylus to work? I am dual booting Win10 Pro and Chrome OS. Thanks for this wonderful article.

  76. I thought that everything went through fine, but after final reboot.

    Error: unknown filesystem
    Error: you need to load the kernel first.

    1. I had the exact same problem, I suspect the specs of my pc first but that wasnt the problem, I assume we missed a file or just installed the wrong linux

  77. I successfully installed Chrome OS on my HP Stream with a Celeron N4000 processor using the rammus image. It works really well.

    I had to make some changes. Linux Mint Cinnamon would not recognize the laptop’s eMMC drive. I used Xubuntu 20.10 instead. In the “install.sh” script, I changed “/dev/sda” to “/dev/mmcblk0” after using the command “sudo fdisk -l” to find the internal drive.

  78. Hi guys thanks for the tutorial. So i installed on a USB stick and its boots just fine, but when i tried do install (several times) on a HDD and a SSD when its finish the installation the pc doesnt recognize the HD/SSD as a boot option, any ideas?

  79. When running the “sudo bash chromeos-install.sh -src rammus_recovery.bin -dst /dev/sda” the following error is returned:

    syntax error near unexpected token ‘$’\r’ ”

    Any ideas. Every other command ran flawlessly. This last step and i am stuck.

    1. The file has windows carriage returns in it.
      Use this command to remove them:
      sed -i ‘s/\r//g’ chromeos-install.sh

      1. Having the same issue. Ran the command manually in terminal with the same error. install.sh is saved as a Unix conversion file.
        command: “sudo bash chromeos-install.sh -src rammus_recovery.bin -dst /dev/sda”
        error: chromeos-install.sh line7: syntax error near unexpected token ‘$’\r’ ”

        Any ideas?

    2. Having the same issue. Ran the command manually in terminal with the same error. install.sh is saved as a Unix conversion file.
      command: “sudo bash chromeos-install.sh -src rammus_recovery.bin -dst /dev/sda”
      error: chromeos-install.sh line7: syntax error near unexpected token ‘$’\r’ ”

      Any ideas?

    3. Having the same issue. Ran the command manually in terminal with the same error. install.sh is saved as a Unix conversion file.

      Any ideas?

  80. Installation is successfully.
    ChromeOS is working fine.
    When I shut down , it only shuts chromeOS not laptop. I have to manually long press power button.
    Any solution?

  81. I have followed the same instruction, except the case of Chrome OS folder in D, instead of desktop. Later, I booted through LinuxMint and terminal shown Chrome OS successfully installed. When I reboot with removed USB, blank screen after boot screen.
    Then, I booted with USB, where I see all the files are destroyed including Windows. Now, I need to start from scratch. Any hint to quick recovery?

  82. My installation is not booting, I have a Toshiba Tecra A9 but I couldn’t find a good bin to install. I did the following: 1) Boot linux Mint from a CD/DVD. 2) Install the packages apt-get install pv cgpt. 3) Mount a portable HD in /tmp and from that directory run the chromeos-install.sh (previously I put the bin files there).

    1. For Raspberry Pi 3 and 3b (+), there are official images but only for the open source version ChromiumOS. I think an Raspberry 4 image was released but unofficial. I tested it for my 3B+ and it worked. But its very slow. VERY slow

  83. Thank you for this guide. Finally, I made my old Dell Venue 8 Pro tablet usable. Win 10 sucked in this tablet. It took few attempts though. Finding the correct recovery image was a challenge. Finally, ‘samus’ image worked. I had to modify the install.sh to change the destination drive. In dell venue pro recognized the internal drive was recognized as ‘/dev/mmcblk2’. After making the change, it worked.
    If anyone attempting in this tablet, couple of things to note:
    1. The USB drive will not boot unless you change the bootloader. See some info in the link below under section ‘Building the 32-bit UEFI GRUB bootloader’:
    https://gist.github.com/franga2000/2154d09f864894b8fe84
    2. The built-in Wifi is not recognized with any linux distro (I tried mint and ubuntu). I had to use a dongle to connect to the Internet. Later, after reimage, ChromeOS recognized it and works well.
    3. There are still couple of issues (minor): the screen auto-rotate does not work with ChromeOS and the built-in camera is not recognized.

    1. Hmm, that’s strange. I’ve the same machine (VP8) but no problems with WiFi/Bluetooth/Screen-Orientation/Digitizer at all…!?

      Which version of the Tab do u have?
      The 5830 (Atom Z3740D, 2gigs RAM or the 5855 (Atom x5, 4gigs RAM)?

      1. Hello, I have a Venue 8 5855 4gb, the camera and gravity sensor do not work. What model are you and which build do you use?

  84. Installed on Lenovo T490, doesn’t work touchpad. Is there any suggestion?
    Tried to add options=alt_touchpad_config, didn’t help.
    Trackpoint is working.

  85. I have done all the steps properly. after shutdown, it says no boot devices found. (I skipped the secure boot step because it was not there in my laptop)

        1. Have the same.Laptop with older amd processor. I te=ried changing the install.sh from /dev/sda hdd to /dev/sda1 (this is name of my ssd in the gparted linux, but i cant install it to the sda1 as its telling me :no such a device…)

  86. I installed this on my Asus T100 Transformer Book and works great now. Especially since a Win10 update blue screened it.

    I’m running v84 of ChromeOS, but see there is a new v85, and v86 is on its way. I’ve checked for updates, but nothing yet. Will my installed version update, or do I need to do a re-installed (which I really hope isn’t needed)?

    1. Sorry,I have a problem to install chromeos on my Asus T100. Which “.bin” you had to use to instead of “rammus_recovery.bin”. Can you teach me,please.

        1. @pippin or @huntantr
          I have T100TA, which bin did you guys used. Please add some details here for others. thanks.

  87. I’d like to point out that the install.sh script used in this tutorial is actually an incredibly hazerdous and irresponsibly written script. That makes way too many assumptions about your hardware. No matter what drive you actually have it located on, it will always, as writen, erase /dev/sda as the partition it thinks you want to install Chrome OS on. I found this out after running the installer and after it seemingly succeeded, I rebooted only to find that the Linux distro I had running on the laptop was still there. And that my boot key, with an Ubuntu based distro and the Chrome OS files on it, had been overwritten. With a bunch of partitions that looked like something out of an Android phone.. Be super careful with this, if you were to run it at the wrong time or Place it could easily be the equivalent of running “sudo rm -r /“ on your machine. It turned out that I had to edit it to run on /dev/mmcblk0 instead of sda, and I imagine a lot of ppl will be using this on machines with emmc storage that would be addressed similarly eg. mmcblkX where X is a number as opposed to drives that are addressed as sdX where X is a letter. Also any script that just wipes out your sda without making this explicit is horribly negligent at best. But still that should be a lesson to always read your scripts before running then and trusting them to do what you’re told they do.. And if you have no idea how to parse a shell script you’re probably better of sticking with cloud ready or just buying a chromebook off the shelf..

  88. hello arjun, installed chrome os now wifi not working tried your techniques(option=rtl8188eu, brunch beta ) , none worked. please help using now with ethernet cable…anyone found any fix fix for this

  89. First of all Great Article, but after installing chrome OS on my PC I really want to go back to Windows 10. Do we have any article on that? Or Will you please help me on this?

    1. Kedar has a video on dual and triple boot with ChromeOS, Windows 10, and popular Linux distros, just go to his channel and you will find it (keep in mind that they should all be the same OS architecture (if you have a 64-bit CPU, all OS need to be 64bit).

  90. Thanks for the great article. Can I install the Chrome OS with playstore on my macbook. I am using late 2013 macbook. Also, I am using apple thunderbolt display LCD with macbook. Will it work when with chrome os?

  91. I downloaded Youtube app and youtube music app from playstore but when I open youtube app it loads for a second and says connect to the internet, when I click on retry it loads and come back to the same screen. Similarly, in youtube music, it asks me to sign in but when I click on sign in, nothing happens. I am not sure whst is the issue, my internet is working fine. Please help. I want to use real youtube app instead of chrome youtube.

  92. Hi everyone. Looks like it’s no joy for me on this install.
    I believe I followed every step to the last letter but I could be wrong.
    I’m stuck on step 5 ( After a while, it will ask if you want to continue with the installation. )
    It never does. Instead I get the following error (I also tried typing out the commands in the install file manually in the terminal):
    chromeos-install.sh: line 7: syntax error near unexpected token `$’\r’ ‘
    ‘hromeos-install.sh: line 7: `usage()

    I noticed a little higher up that there was an issue with a repository:
    Repository ‘cdrom://linux Mint 20 _Ulyana – Release amd64 20200624 focal release ‘ does not have a release file.

    I scrolled higher and noticed another possible error:
    -Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT apt_get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs

    I am at a loss here. I’ll try it from scratch in the morning but I don’t think I will get different results without some assistance.
    Thanks in advance for your help
    -=Frank=-
    Note: I am performing this install on an Acer V5 laptop with a 1TB hard drive and a touchscreen (USB drive is 32G)

    1. open Chomeos_install file with notepad ++ and change the option in the bottom right hand corner from Windows to Unix. save the file and try the sudo sh install.sh again

    2. This is probably much too late to help you but may be of use to anyone else who, like me, had the same problem and a Google search sends them to your post.

      I solved this by using gparted (in Mint Linux) to Create Partition Table (in Device drop-down menu) to format my HDD as gpt type

      I then created one partition using all the space on the HDD in ext4 format. I think this was in the Partition drop-down as New.

      I then ran the install.sh as per the instructions.

      On rebooting, I got messages that “Brunch is rebuilding…” A few minutes later, Chrome started!

  93. pls help with my Lenovo it is not able to detect my bootable Pendrive. Lenovo Ideapad 310 15ikb

  94. Everthing works fine except chrome failed to detect the sound card of Lenovo Yoga Tab 2 1051f. Could you please tell me how to fix it ?

  95. I have research about it and found that Chrome OS is installable on every PC or Laptop… Search Chrome Brunch Project to know about it… It is possible to install Chrome OS without UEFI support…

    1. Hello Sayan Maji, share info about installing Shrome os without uefi. Thanks for article, works greate on my dell 7250 with rummus image. I need chrome os in my acer acpire one pav70 non uefi laptop! Help if you know pls?

  96. When I try to boot to mint live USB it recognizes the install.sh, rammus_recover.bin and other files as links. Anybody knows why?

  97. Hello, updates are not installing as mine is running Chrome OS 83 and the latest is 85. Is there a fix for this?

  98. Hi,
    I have tried to install CHROME OS on my old ALL-IN-ONE ASUS without the UEFI BOOT options and it dosen’t work.
    Have you any tips??

  99. First off, great guide. Thank you for your work on this.

    A few questions:
    1. Is the process similar in installing drivers in ChromeOS as it is in Linux (since ChromeOS is Linux based)?
    2. Is it as simple as using the correct ChromeOS image to match the hardware you have? What I mean by that is you suggest using an Intel-based CPU and GPU and the Rammus image because that image uses the instructions for the I5 Gen 4 or later processor. I have a Pinebook Pro with the Rockchip RK3399 SOC with Mali T860 MP4 GPU which is the same SOC as the ASUS Flip C101PA, can I use the Bob image to try to install ChromeOS on this laptop? (I understand that I would have to change the install.sh script)
    3. Is there a discussion board that I can read for more information instead of bothering you? 😉

  100. Still having issues on a HP laptop G60. Everything works until install then after all looks ready in the terminal I get: Chromeos-install. sh: line 5: syntax error near unexpected token `$’\r’ ‘
    ‘hromeos-install. sh: line 5: `usage( )

    I have checked the disk name /sda and changed the install.sh text for Sammus instead of rammus.

  101. Finally got it to install. I don’t think it like my video card or resolution. MintOS came up fine, but Chrome OS loses video connection as soon as the boot sequence is done. I have an nVidia 1060 and a 4k monitor. Thanks.

  102. What about Compaq Presario SG2-110SC – all-in-one – Atom D410 1.66 GHz – 1 GB .
    What version to try there ?

  103. Please help!
    I installed chrome Os in my laptop Dell Inspiron 3542. After installation it was running smoothly. Then i shut it down and later turned it on but when i tried to open any play store installed app then it started loading on shelf . same is the case with other apps also. I tried by restarting but nothing happened. Only chrome is working fine. I also tried to install apk files by coping through flash but the package installer app was also missing. Then I reset chrome os after that device was ok and running but again when i turned it on after shutting it down the result was same.
    please guide me to resolve this problem.

    1. update the chrome os right now or totally the pc ruins pc
      else you can put and other os
      it is a bug

  104. play store is not working in my chrome os. i installed the chrome as per instrected. everything works fine. i am typing this message also from the same. but at first playstore opened, i installed some of the apps. but after 18 hours play store or the new installed android app is not working any solutions?

  105. I have an old mini laptop that has an Intel Atom processor and only a legacy bios. Is there a way to get this with a legacy bios and no UEFI?

    1. Refer to the Brunch link where your download the framework for the build and click on the Code link and look for the reference to MBR for details on the step to do this for a non UEFI device.

  106. I’ve got success with installing the ChomeOS, but it’s for my kids school. Is it not a good idea for my kid to login with their school google account?

    1. Just a guess here, but I think that he/she would need to log in with their school account. This would enable Chrome to sync everything (settings, saved documents, etc.) between the different devices, which is one of the chief reasons schools like Chromebooks. The only alternative that I see would be to sync manually every time he/she uses a different device, and that would be very awkward, lengthy, and onerous.

    1. It might be trying to install to the USB. Open the install.sh file in Notepad on Windows and then change where it says /dev/sda to whatever the drive you are trying to install to is. You can check on an app call GParted which is already on the Linux Mint USB.

    2. Deleting all partitions and creating one single ext4 partition before running install.sh did the trick for me.

  107. Another question: You never gave a size for the flash drive to be used. I assume that 8GB is sufficient (since you are only loading about 2.5GB onto the drive)?

    1. Actually, he did:

      Requirements
      UEFI boot support in the BIOS
      Intel-based CPU and GPU (AMD CPUs are untested, hence have a low chance of working– more information below)
      A USB flash drive with at least 16GB of storage space

  108. (I hope questions are acceptable.)
    1. Can you install Chrome OS to a flash drive with this method if you have another one connected at the same time? I assume that you would have to change the script so that it writes to whatever name Linux designates to the second flash drive. The answer to this question would seem to be “Yes,” judging from other comments, but I want to be sure.
    2. If you can install the Chrome OS to a flash drive, would you be able to run it from that drive, thus keeping your Windows installation untouched? And if so, would you need one with more than 64GB capacity so that you don’t easily run out of space to store downloaded apps?

      1. Sorry, searched your name on this page and only found your comment to “See my comment . . .”

  109. Installed, everything works on my Toshiba C50 laptop. Many thanks.

    I used the updated version of Brunch and Crome version 84. It has not updated to version 85 as yet. Should I simply be patient for the OTA to roll out or will I need to manually update every month or so?

    Again, clear, concise directions which worked like a charm.

    1. Not sure why, but the touchpad is working properly and I can’t click using the touchpad, I have to use the buttons or I would assume a mouse. Is there a way to fix that?

    2. I am a noob on this, but it seems to me that:
      1. If you wait for version 85 to come out before trying this, you’ll end up waiting for 86, and if you wait for 86, then, etc.
      2. The instructions specifically state, “click on the latest recovery image.”

      This does bring up a question, however: I assume that you can always check to see if you have the latest version of the Chrome image, and update it manually if you don’t, but will this Chrome also update automatically, the way Chromebooks do? And if so, does it really matter if you use the “latest” image? Wouldn’t it update from 84 to 85 (when available), and from 83 to 85, and from 82 to 85, etc. etc.”

  110. Hi there,
    I did install, and it showed the installation was a sucess.
    When i restarted the system it went back straight to my windows.
    Im trying this on an avita 2in1 pc which is called the magus lite, it has a celron dual core running at 1.1 ghz with 2mb cache, 4gb ram and a 64gb emmc storage.
    Why after showing it has sucessfully installed is it reverting back to windows.
    Please advice.
    Kimd regards,
    RN

    1. I’ve been fooling around with this and am on my third full attempt (not to mention a few partial ones) to install the Chrome OS. I have been trying to install it on a flash drive to try it out a bit before wiping out my Windows install. I notice a few issues that may pertain to your problem:

      1. The procedure apparently installs correctly, but when I try to use it, the OS is missing. I think the problem
      stems from changing the target drive designation (normally /sda when installing to C-Drive). If it is not correct, the script tries to install to a phantom target. There is apparently no message in the program to indicate when this happens. Instead, it gives a false success message. I think this stems from the fact that the drive designation is not permanent, but changes depending on which drive is attached where, and when. My suggestion is to use the “grep” command outlined somewhere here (several times) to verify which drive is what, so you can confidently change the wording in the install.sh file. Also, repeat this after you have changed it and replaced the installation media onto the target PC, just to be doubly sure.
      2. Another problem I notice is that the laptop I am playing with (Asus X551-MAV) gives odd names in the BIOS to the thumb drives I am using (I assume others are encountering the same difficulty), names like “UEFI: USB”, “USB Flash MemoryPMAP”, “UEFI”, just plain “USB”, so that adds to the confusion. This means I have to try different names and reboot several times (this is where the “partial” attempts noted above come into play).

  111. I have successful install it on my laptop (Acer Aspire 4739), but it keep booting to chrome os and I have no chance to log into the OS. Please anybody help to fix the problem?

  112. Hi guys, I need to install in a tablet. It has a bluetooth keyboard and touch screen. The first problem is that it has only one usb interface. So when i boot up on usb drive , I can’t choose the start mint linux. There is nothing can touch or no time countdown . How can I do ?

  113. Hello,
    I have an HP Omni 120 All-In-One that, after installing Chrome OS, shows a bunch of garbled characters continuously on the top half of the screen, and after about 30 seconds, it reboots and repeats that process. This is after we tried installing the lowest version of “grunt” (which was 72) AND tried installing the latest “grunt” version (84). We also had to edit the code inside the install.sh and replaced the “rammus_recovery” with “grunt_recovery”. Other than that, we followed every instruction written here, and it showed this. We have an AMD CPU and AM HD Radeon Graphics. Can you help?

  114. I installed this on a laptop because I wanted Google Family Link support – and that isn’t available in Chromium OS or NeverWare’s CloudReady version of it, as Chromium OS doesn’t support Google’s required API extensions.

    Good news! Family Link works perfectly. Once installed, the first Google account I logged in with was one that was under management with Family Link. All worked as it should for a ChromeBook. Thanks Arjun!

  115. I just replaced Win10 on an Intel 2nd Gen laptop and it worked like a dream – once I remembered the MBR rather than UEFI boot addition. Once installed I could updated Chrome OS from within Chrome OS – but, using the recovery image link above, it was already at the latest Chrome OS update. So no need to “force an update” to the latest Chrome OS build – Chrome OS did that itself.

  116. Thanks for this article . Is the Chrome OS is free to use ? is there is piracy if we use it without purchase ? Please clear my doubt so i can continue to install chrome os on my old PC, which is running on Windows xp.

  117. Everything worked after opening terminal and doing the command iam getting line 7 syntax error near unexpected token ‘$’\r
    Line 7: usuage (). Now what to do please help me

    1. This is due to there bring windows carriage lines within the chromeos-install file. edit this in notepad++ and click ‘Windows’ in the bottom right hand corner. change to ‘Unix’ and save the file.

      1. Hi GC. I got the same error and followed your instructions. When I opened the file with notepad++ it was already set to Unix.
        I did notice there was an empty line under the last command.
        I doubt that will help because I entered the commands manually in the terminal and got the same error.

        After I ran the install file (prior to my other attempts) I did notice the following after it loaded:
        I scrolled higher and noticed another possible error:
        -Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT apt_get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs
        Repository ‘cdrom://linux Mint 20 _Ulyana – Release amd64 20200624 focal release ‘ does not have a release file.

        I’ll try in the morning and will update this comment.
        Thanks for your help.

  118. Installed on an E6410 Latitude using Samus, had to manually enter the UEFI boot \EFI\BOOT\BOOTX64.EFI path

    However: I can’t actually do much on it, as there is a significant graphics bug. In example, when I first log in, the login screen is stuck on the display. Hitting F5 it shows all open apps, and gets rid of the stuck graphics of the login screen. This happens any time I close an app, having to hit F5 to see the screen. It also is stopping Launcher from working at all, likely as it loads full screen; hitting F5 doesn’t do anything on this.

    My guess would be it’s a bug with the Westmere iGPU, or possibly it doesn’t like the resolution 14″ 1440×900.

    1. I got Grub that keeps rebooting, 3/4 Times, and finally manages to boot ChromeOS.
      I think I need to do the same. Where have you inserted, in grub, the uefi boot path?
      Thx, Paolo

  119. EVERYONE HAVING ISSUE WITH CHROME NOT INSTALLING TO THE RIGHT LOCATION OR CHROME OS NOT INSTALLING CAUSE IT SAYS THERE ISNT ENOUGH ROOM ON THE DISK TO INSTALL

    Step by Step guide below

    After running into what looks like the most common problem in the thread (Which is that Chrome OS keeps installing to the wrong device or Hard Drive after you run the install.sh file from the terminal or that the install says that there isn’t enough room to install the OS and so the install fails) I have found a solution that worked for me, and am hoping it works for everyone else.

    The issue is that in the scripting to install.sh it is set to install the OS to /dev/sda. However, your main drive, or the drive you want the OS to install onto may not actually be called /dev/sda. In my case the thumbstick that had Linux Mint on it was coming up as /dev/sda while the internal hard drive was actually called /dev/mmcblk0. I then had to modify the script install.sh file (While the file is still on your windows pc, open it with notepad. This will allow you to modify and save the document without losing the file extension .sh) and remove /sda from the last line of code and replace it with /mmcblk0 so that Chrome OS would install to my internal hard drive when I ran everything.

    STEPS to find out what your internal Hard Disk is named and how to change the install.sh file

    1) After you use Rufus to put Linux Mint onto a thumbstick, plug the thumbstick into the device you want to install Chrome OS on.
    2) Boot into Linux Mint as shown in the guide above
    3) Once in Linux Mint, go to the terminal button in the task bar at the bottom and open it
    4) Type in the command sudo fdisk -l | grep ‘^Disk’
    5) Look at the list of /dev drives that show up and find one that matches the internal storage size of your device
    6) Document what the name of your internal storage device, mine was /dev/mmcblk0 and then shutdown Linux Mint
    7) On your windows machine that has the Chrome OS files and the install.sh script, right click on the install.sh file and select open with
    8) Select the application Notepad
    9) Go to the bottom of the script and replace the /sda with the name of your internal hard drive you just found via Linux Mint (mine was /mmcblk0)
    10) once you correct the script, go to file -> save
    11) Pick up the original guide above at step 7 (which has you moving all the chrome OS files onto the thumbsitck that has Linux Mint on it)

    You should be good to go at that point. Hope this helps you guys out.

    1. Hello. i have installed on my notebook using mint 19.3 (my processor does not support 64 bits kernel). I actually followed all steps and it shows me, in the linux terminal, at the end, that Chrome OS has been installed. But when i reboot my screen goes black and nothing happens. Can you or someone help me, please. My notebook is an older Acer Aspire One Atom processor

      1. Any progress on this?

        I have 20 acer aspire one 10 to install it on, I have to manually ad 32bit EFI, to get mint to boot, even when editing the install directory, I to point to the emmc, it doesn’t install, lots of errors.

        I’ve tried the cloudrady which works, although no sound or camera, which is a pain.

        I know the Acer one 10’s are rubbish, so I’m hoping that this breathes some life into them.

  120. Thx for a great article. Makes em want to buy a windows Ultrabook and make it my new Chromebook…

    So: Would this work on a Dell XPS 13, latest release with an Intel i5 ice lake? I am mainly wondering if everything would work as intended or the touchscreen might be broken or like Bluetooth would not work, HDMI output would be messed up or similar things. It would be my new daily driver so can’t afford to have a half baked solution.

    Any feedback appreciated.

    1. never do that, rather buy a Chromebook at the first place, most of them support touch screen also… this is useful for old PC’s only.

  121. I can say that this (Samus 84) works great on an Asus CBox CN62 with Dev Mode enabled and booting to legacy CTRL+L, along with the firmware screw pulled out of it. It will install, reboot, repair itself and still be recognized as my device, which it is.
    Downside of it is it still won’t update the same way it was doing on my PC version. However, I do have Android back, even though I tried any and every hack I could find, to get ARC enabled and going on the legit Chrome OS, including Canary, sadly to no avail, until I installed this. Also, the nice thing about it is that I still have the Chrome splash screen and it still boots in a hurry.

    1. Hi,
      I have tried to install CHROME OS on my old ALL-IN-ONE ASUS without the UEFI BOOT options and it dosen’t work.
      Have you any tips??

  122. Does installing the chrome os wipe the entire disk or the selected partition? I want to dual boot.

    Thank You

  123. I installed chrome os and set it up, shut it down. When I restarted it I had to go through the set up again. How can I fix that?

  124. the recovery file link shows 500 error plz help i have to download samus revovery file for chrome os

  125. please whoever installing with that method make sure that your laptop hard drive removed from the motherboard (my hp laptop had a solid-state drive and a SSD for OS, I have tried that method and the chrome os installed on my hard drive instead the ssd) so the I have changed some code of that install.sh file)

  126. I was able to install this on a USB thumb drive, but it fails to install on an external hard drive. I get an out of space error on partitions 4 and 8 – 12 which makes no sense since the drive is bigger than the thumb drive it install in.

    1. Or maybe you can use a compact disk.
      I don’t know, just try it. Comment the result so it can be helpful.

  127. I went through this on an old Dell Insirpon with an Intel Core 2 Duo, I added the MBR from Brunch since it doesn’t have EFI. With the Rammus recovery I get an infinite boot loop and with the Samus recovery I get an error on libext2fs…

    Will this run on an Intel Core 2 Duo T6600?

    1. hello i also have an infinite boot loop on my hp with an intel i5 chip. Did you manage to get out of this loop? If yes, how ??

      1. Not on this laptop… it works on my HP Spectre X360 on an external hard drive and USB thumb drive

  128. I can’t thank you enough!!!
    Without trying very hard, had Chrome OS installed on my old HP Laptop in about 2 hours!!!!
    Does not recognize my fingerprint sensor but that is ok. Just happy to have a fully operational Chrome OS on a laptop with 12GB RAM and 200GB SSD and quad core i5. That would have cost well over $500 for a new one!!!!
    Also tried my external USB monitor and it worked. It worked!!!!!

  129. I’m with Asad, how do we force an update in Chrome OS version 83 recovery or even maybe via Linux beta? I can’t even change the channel from stable to beta or even dev, which is already supposed to be active. I’ve already redid the latest stable Brunch, should I redo it with the latest beta maybe to get an update going? is there a way to take ownership? However, I don’t want to sound ungrateful for all hard work everyone involved put into making this work, as I am appreciative and I am even considering buying a Chromebook along with a Chromebox for the simplicity sake of the Chrome OS itself to replace what my power hungry Windows machines do under all of my TV’s. I do find myself at this PC more often than not when I’m just mucking about. Thank you for the instructions and how to’s, most appreciated!

  130. See, my bad. I didn’t heed ur advice, and went on with AMD processor. Now it is stuck on a restart loop in b/w steps 7 and 8. pls help me outta this mess

    1. You should be able to just follow the steps again to do a new install with the correct recovery image.

      1. Did a clean install of chrome os again. But still there is the same problem. I guess AMD processor won’t work for chrome os.

  131. I have successfully installed Rammus recovery version 83 on my HP Probook, it is working fine. However ever since the new stable chrome 84 has been launched, my chromebook didn’t update itself to version 84. Why is that and how it can be installed? Any help or suggestion would be appreciated.

      1. Ben, thanks for this. I’ve been trying to remember where I’ve seen those instructions for a while now. Didn’t think to look on the Brunch site. 🙂

  132. This worked great on my Latitude 3470 laptop, but there were hard 15 second lockups during media playback (off SSD) so I had to revert back to windows… too bad, as I was really enjoying the experience.

    1. How you revert back to windows? Is the BIOS menu coming after installing Chrome OS on PC? Could you please share the steps on How to do it?

  133. This was a great tutorial and very easy to use. Thank you. Like a couple of other users, I have followed the instructions 100% completely utilizing the “rammus” image of Chrome OS and am getting a black screen when attempting to boot Chrome OS. My system is as follows:

    Lenovo Yoga C740-15IML
    Intel Core i5-10210U CPU @ 1.6GHz
    12GB RAM
    256GB NVME SSD (32GB Partitioned as NTFS for Chrome OS)

  134. Fantastic write up and thank you for sharing.
    I have a Tronsmart ara x5 plus and as my eldest has moved on to a laptop this was sitting around waiting to spring into life.
    The only issue I had was the Chrome OS trying to write back onto the USB stick but after seeing the first post here, looked up found the name of the hard drive. I couldn’t change it while on Mint, for whatever reason, but had the file on my main pc. Quick edit in notepad, save and copy back onto the USB stick, all is now working great!
    As is always the case, for me, I will now have to wait until tomorrow to have a good play around as an early start awaits!

  135. This is a fantastic step by step guide..went very smoothly on my Dell Inspiron 3558. Now I am trying to figure out what would my search button be on my laptop. As the internal microphone is not working, I was trying to check it on the alsamixer. But I can’t figure out how to do seach +F6 since I don’t have a search button. Any help appreciated

    1. Hey! I’m having the same issue with my mic. I can’t seem to get it to record anything. I’m on a Asus TP412F. And the auto rotate in tablet mode is revered for 0 degress and 180 degrees but right for 90 degrees and 270 degrees. Any help is appreciated.

  136. I’m trying to load a i686, used the Grunt file, and renamed it to rammus_recovery, but script stops at needs cdgt file
    Any help would be appreciated.

    1. check again if it is CGPT (for gpt partition), you donwnload from terminal (sudo apt update , sudo apt install cgpt) or you can search in google for cgpt file and install. It will work

  137. Am I able to install Windows 10 back after installed Chrome OS? Using Dell newest Boot system.

  138. After finish installing with your guide on my Asus laptop, i72370H, It does’not boot and shows boot error “Please insert disk …. “. Boot option is missing in Bios as well. I found a fix for it from Cloudready forum, and it did boot/repair and finally boot to Chrome OS.

    Here is the fix:

    1. Turn off Secure Boot and Fast Boot
    2. Enable PXE OpROM (this is so you can add a Boot option)
    3. ADD BOOT OPTION: >> (name) Google ChromeOS
    4. SELECT FILE SYSTEM: >> (should already be the HDD/SSD)
    5. PATH FOR BOOT OPTION: >> \EFI\BOOT\BOOTX64.EFI
    6. Select “Create” (options will empty for new input but it has been created)
    7. Change boot order and move ChromeOS to Boot #1 option
    8. Reboot

    Thanks for the guide and guys, if your boot option is missing, use the one above

    1. The issue is that in the scripting to install.sh it is set to install the OS to /dev/sda. However, your main drive, or the drive you want the OS to install onto may not actually be called /dev/sda. In my case the thumbstick that had Linux Mint on it was coming up as /dev/sda while the internal hard drive was actually called /dev/mmcblk0. I then had to modify the script install.sh file (While the file is still on your windows pc, open it with notepad. This will allow you to modify and save the document without losing the file extension .sh) and remove /sda from the last line of code and replace it with /mmcblk0 so that Chrome OS would install to my internal hard drive when I ran everything.

      STEPS to find out what your internal Hard Disk is named and how to change the install.sh file

      1) After you use Rufus to put Linux Mint onto a thumbstick, plug the thumbstick into the device you want to install Chrome OS on.
      2) Boot into Linux Mint as shown in the guide above
      3) Once in Linux Mint, go to the terminal button in the task bar at the bottom and open it
      4) Type in the command sudo fdisk -l | grep ‘^Disk’
      5) Look at the list of /dev drives that show up and find one that matches the internal storage size of your device
      6) Document what the name of your internal storage device, mine was /dev/mmcblk0 and then shutdown Linux Mint
      7) On your windows machine that has the Chrome OS files and the install.sh script, right click on the install.sh file and select open with
      8) Select the application Notepad
      9) Go to the bottom of the script and replace the /sda with the name of your internal hard drive you just found via Linux Mint (mine was /mmcblk0)
      10) once you correct the script, go to file -> save
      11) Pick up the original guide above at step 7 (which has you moving all the chrome OS files onto the thumbsitck that has Linux Mint on it)

      You should be good to go at that point. Hope this helps you guys out.

  139. Mine freezes at ‘fb0: switching to amdgpudrmfb from EFI VGA’ on first boot. Does anyone know the answer to this? I am trying to run it on a custom build with an intel i9 but i have a AMD graphics card. I have tried quite a few of different images with the same result.
    Can anyone help with this issue?

  140. Hi, i have a Atom N270 procesor, it´s only 32 bit. Is posible to install any recovery image?
    Thanks!!!

    1. Just this week I installed ChromeOS on my Inspiron 15 – 3542. Installed without issues, but had a problem on reboot. But found the fix in this forum. Another user W.O. posted the fix for the bios to get it to boot. It works really well now.

      Here is the fix:

      1. Turn off Secure Boot and Fast Boot
      2. Enable PXE OpROM (this is so you can add a Boot option)
      3. ADD BOOT OPTION: >> (name) Google ChromeOS
      4. SELECT FILE SYSTEM: >> (should already be the HDD/SSD)
      5. PATH FOR BOOT OPTION: >> \EFI\BOOT\BOOTX64.EFI
      6. Select “Create” (options will empty for new input but it has been created)
      7. Change boot order and move ChromeOS to Boot #1 option
      8. Reboot

  141. Thanks very much for this tutorial. This interests me because my son has an Acer CX12 Chromebox & unfortunately it does not have Playstore support like his newer HP X360 conventional Chromebook. The CX12 Chromebox is shown as “planned” for playstore at googles list of compatible Chromebooks / Chromeboxes – but doubt it will ever happen as support ends for this Chromebox next year. So I put Linux Mint on the Chromebox. This device specs is Intel Celeron N3060, 2GB RAM, 16GB eMMC – do you think this Brunch ChromeOS would install? Or is it just aimed specific devices? It would certainly bring life back to my sons Chromebox if so 😉

  142. Hi thanks for the tutorial The link for the recovery image is not working. is there any other location we can get it from?

    Thanks

    1. You can wipe the disk while going through windows installation setup. Delete all partition which linux/chrome os used and create a new partition, you are good to go

      1. Hi Suresh,
        How have you selected the Windows USB during boot? Is the BIOS menu coming after installing Chrome OS on PC? Could you please share the steps on How to do it?

  143. I tried it with my “CORE 2 DUO e7600”, it got installed successfully … After That, as u mentioned to shut down after installation, i did it!! but after that when i booted up, it says “no bootable media found…..” …….. i tried installing it for 3 times, every time i was successful in installing it but when i boot up, it shows me the error message…… Any idea why i m getting this…….. even when i checked my HDD in windows 10, Chrome OS Installation broke it into several partitions……

    1. +1
      I went on with samus (renamed it to rammus) now all I see is a blinking “_” on boot.
      My system runs on Intel G41 Express.

  144. I was able to install clean with 83 version.
    But when I tried to dual boot with multi_install.sh
    It always shows “not enough space to create image” error.
    .
    The partition is 45gb and the usb is 17gb…
    Any advice please?

  145. An interesting guide, so I was interested is seeing what happens if I attempted this on an ancient laptop (Fujitsu Siemens V5535) which doesn’t have an UEFI BIOS. The simple answer is.. that it seems to require the UEFI BIOS (as he states at the very beginning in requirements) to work. Going more in depth, the sudo apt-get update (the first command in install.sh) bombed out with “the repository ‘cdrom://Linux Mint 20 _Ulyana_ – Release amd64 20200624 focal Release dies not have a release file” so the way I got around that was running the GUI update manager. Then running the commands in install.sh, one by one in Terminal or so I thought.. I was attempting to do this using a 16GB USB stick that got filled up very quickly with updates and ran out of space. Thus then deciding to install Linux Mint (onto the hard drive) and try again. Ultimately it’ll still probably say “Missing OS” as my ancient laptop doesn’t have UEFI but if in the unlikely event that doesn’t happen I’ll update you here.

    1. See above comment from @Ben – you need the MBR boot option. Worked fine for me with a non-UEFI system.

  146. When you said “2nd- You can hide the GRUB screen by adding a few lines in the Kernel. Run “sudo edit-grub-config” in the Linux Terminal. Now, add “console=” after “cros debug” and before “options=”.” I do that in the google chrome shell. I see the file, but I see cros_secure and no options=.. help?

  147. can we not use linux xfce did we have to use only linux mint cinnamon
    i am asking because both linux mint have ‘open in terminal’ option
    and can we not use bios mode without using uefi

  148. Hi! I am trying to download chrome os for my school, about 40 dell laptops, and I really need this to work. Ive seen these exact same steps in a youtube video from someone else, and as soon as I go to download the linux cinnamon mint, there is no link. It is currently at Linux mint 20, but I found the linux mint 19.3, when I click on it, and click on cinnamon 64 bit, it does not download, i am brought to a page that says download mirrors and gives me a long list of other links. I really need help.

    1. You can click on any of the mirror links to download Linux Mint Cinnamon build. It’s recommended to click on the link that is available in your country. The download speed will be better because of the dedicated server for your region. That’s it.

    2. Any Luck. I’m doing the same thing. School got win 10 machines because chromebooks were back ordered but the shool is on the google ecosystem. No in house AD so managing machines through google is much easier. Doing a system backup right now before trying this tutorial. Wish me luck. I’ll need a lot of it. They are AMD processors.

  149. hi, the install went well right upto the final point of reeboot. everything copied and installed fine, cinnamon loaded , went through all the procedures ,shut system down but when i power back up chrome os just keeps cycling and restarting. is there something i missed.
    trying to load onto hp pavillion intel i3 processor

    1. Can you try reinstalling again? If possible, connect Ethernet so Chrome OS can repair itself.

  150. Thanks dear for writing this detailed article. What if we need to install only Chrome OS. Is there any simpler way of Chrombook installation like Linux Mint .img boot setup.

    1. Currently, I am not aware of any simpler installation process. Will update the guide if I find one.

  151. Whole installation is complete and I removed the flash drive and rebooted but i am not booted to the chrome os
    Instead i got a screen displaying that that this product is covered by one or more of the following patents:US5, 305, 459, US 5 384 and so on what should i do now?

  152. hi, i followed instructions and all went well, shut pc down , when you restart it just cycles through chrome os

  153. Its showing an error
    Chromeos-install. sh: line 7: syntax error near unexpected token `$’\r’ ‘
    ‘hromeos-install. sh: line 7: `usage( )

    Any way to over come this

  154. copied ChromeOS directory to external hard drive as mint cinnamon usb was read only (I tried a couple of USB’s – same story).
    Anyway, install of chrome went well. No errors.
    Shutdown laptop. then started. I see Chrome OS booting (loading drivers etc.) It gets to the GUI where it says ‘Chrome’. However, I cannot use keyboard or mouse.
    Touchpad is also not enabled.
    Removed mouse and Power supply and rebooted. Still it gets to ‘Chrome’ screen, then frozen. Any ideas?

    1. I tried the grunt recovery image (as my processor is AMD and is not supported with rammus). starts booting okay. Just prior to reaching the GUI, it restarts itself.

      My laptop is an HP Pavilion Gaming ec0050AX, with Ryzen R5 3550H processor. I may try websites like arnoldthebat for inspiration.

    2. I tried the grunt recovery image (as my processor is AMD and is not supported with the rammus). starts booting okay. Just prior to reaching the GUI, it restarts itself.

      My laptop is an HP Pavilion Gaming ec0050AX, with Ryzen R5 3550H processor. I may try the website arnoldthebat for suggestions.

  155. My iball compbook excelence isn’t booting from the usb stick containing the Linux iso file but instead straight to windows please help.

      1. can we not use linux xfce did we have to use only linux mint cinnamon
        i am asking because both linux mint have ‘open in terminal’ option
        and can we not use bios mode without using uefi
        please reply sir i see replying to comments please reply me too

  156. Its showing an error
    Chromeos-install. sh: line 7: syntax error near unexpected token `$’\r’ ‘
    ‘hromeos-install. sh: line 7: `usage( )

  157. Hi, thank you for this awesome tutorial. Unfortunately, I´m loosing my mind trying to install it. When I run install.sh it starts ok, but upon writing partition 3 it ends at 75% with the message “Unable to write, no space left on device” and the same for the rest of the other partitions to follow. I have a 500gb completely empty HDD. I already double checked the script is using the correct HDD, /sda, and all the partitions necessary are created in the HDD but for some reason it always stops at the same point due to lack of space.. Can someone help me out with this? Thank you very much in advance.

  158. Hello, I’ve posted my issue before in the comments, and am not able to figure it out, please kindly help!
    Way too excited for it to work! :p

  159. I am getting error while writing partition 3, 4, 5. Once I succeeded but it did not booted up.

  160. Can this be installed in laptop with APU DUAL CORE A4 PROCESOR ( Lenovo Ideapad slim 1-14AST-05 with 64 GB EMMC SSD) .. Can anyone confirm this.

  161. Reminder that you do not have to move the ChromeOS image or folder to the USB, you can access them from inside Linux under your Windows harddrive (Downloads ou wherever you saved it). This should help you in case you have a smaller USB device and can’t fit it in (or if you just don’t want to move it there, because honestly it’s a waste of time).

    Also, instead of booting into a live Linux CD you can use WSL (google it) so you just have to boot into the USB drive the moment you want to install ChromeOS. Or wait till someone rewrites the bash script in batch or powershell.

    Remember that if your CPU is AMD you really do need to confirm it is compatible, because with exception of Stoney Bridge, other AMD model series are not compatible (e.g Ryzen FYI), whose detail this article apparently purposely left out.

  162. I have got an old Dell Latitude E5420 with Intel Core i5-2540M, which image should I use.
    After installing Rammus on the PC, it’s showing a black screen.

  163. Nice job, but it dont seem to work on my Lenovo Yoga 13 with 3rd gen i3.
    I used samus.
    LM starts up, but there is no mouse.
    Please help.

      1. Open Chrome and press Ctrl + Alt + T to open the Crosh terminal. After that, enter “shell” (without quotes) and hit enter. Now, enter “sudo edit-grub-config” Next, add “options=rtbth” at the end of “cros_debug” and press Ctrl + X. Now, press “Y” and hit enter to save the file. Finally, restart your computer, and this time Bluetooth should work fine.

        If you want to fix WiFi then first you need to find out the manufacturer of the wireless card.

        If it’s Broadcom then add to the same line “options=rtbth,broadcom_wl”. This will fix both Bluetooth and WiFi issues. You can remove rtbth if Bluetooth is working for you.

        Similarly, if it’s Realtek then add “options=rtbth,rtl8188eu” or “options=rtbth,rtl8821ce”

        If the native Intel wireless card is not working then add “options=rtbth,iwlwifi_backport”

  164. did everything and when I restarted it shows black screen with “_” blinking and nothing happening… any solutions.?

    1. I got this when I tried the default UEFI Bios install with a laptop that didn’t support UEFI Bios. I re-did it with the MBR Bios instructions from @Ben above and all worked fine.

  165. Is there a way to do this on an older computer with BIOS instead of UEFI? I have a computer from 2011 that appears to only have plain BIOS. I have a hard drive I swap in it with CloudReady on it but I would love to try real Chrome OS

    1. I was able to have the VM start with EFI, but after a long list of output from the boot up is sit there on: AES CTR mode by8 optimization enabled (the number 8 is not a typo), and never goes any further. I know it hasn’t completely crashed because I can disconnect & reconnect the network adapter and it writes the status changes to the screen.