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#16 Growled

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 23:58

^ I hear ya. Me too.


#17 siah1214

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 00:01

Wouldn't this be easier?
www.google.com/chrome

;)

#18 Javik

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 00:04

I'm currently volunteering at a place that sells old and refurbished computers, and 3 pretty low end machines have just came in that I think ChromeOS would be perfect for.

#19 xendrome

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 00:08

Wouldn't this be easier?
www.google.com/chrome

;)


No that's not the OS, it's just the browser.. sorry but it's not the same at all.

#20 siah1214

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 00:13

No that's not the OS, it's just the browser.. sorry but it's not the same at all.

The smiley implied it was tongue in cheek. sarcasm tags next time?

#21 OP Gerowen

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 00:18

So I downloaded the latest hexxeh build for VirtualBox, and it boots to what appears to be a setup screen but the "Continue" button is grayed out, I suspect because it's not picking up the VirtualBox network adapter.

I have no "real" reason to use ChromeOS, I'm perfectly happy with Ubuntu, I just wanted to play around with it and see what it was all about, thought it'd be cool to be able to educate myself about it a little bit.

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#22 Javik

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 00:22

Tried the "lime" builds? Apparently they contain more drivers.

#23 +djdanster

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 00:30

So I downloaded the latest hexxeh build for VirtualBox, and it boots to what appears to be a setup screen but the "Continue" button is grayed out, I suspect because it's not picking up the VirtualBox network adapter.

I have no "real" reason to use ChromeOS, I'm perfectly happy with Ubuntu, I just wanted to play around with it and see what it was all about, thought it'd be cool to be able to educate myself about it a little bit.


Yep I also get that.

The Lime version has no VM VHDDs.

#24 DJGM

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 00:33

I still can't get the hexxeh build of Chromium OS to connect to my network, due to there being no configuration options.
With that obstacle in the way, I can't set an IP address for it, so I'm unable to use this OS on my home network.

#25 DJGM

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 19:12

Try as I might, it still refuses to let me put it online ... without online access, this OS is totally useless!

#26 DJGM

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:30

So much for that! I might as well delete it, seeing as it's completely 1000% useless ... !



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