Monday, February 10, 2014

Run Chromium OS inside Xubuntu 13.10 x64

Yes, you can. You can run the open source version of ChromeOS inside a Xubuntu 13.10 x64 box. Actually, we just install the  Chromium OS Aura window manager to Xubuntu (x64 only):

https://github.com/dz0ny/lightdm-login-chromeos


1. Install grub2 in Xubuntu 13.10. Because the lightdm-login-chromos requires grub2, but the Xubuntu 13.10 only uses grub legacy.

$ sudo apt-get install grub2


2. Install the Chromium OS Aura window manager

$ wget https://dl.dropbox.com/u/302704/chromiumos/lightdm-login-chromiumos_1.1_amd64.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i lightdm-login-chromiumos_1.1_amd64.deb
$ sudo apt-get -f install

3. Add the following blue line to /usr/sbin/chromeos, line 154:

$ sudo gksudo geany /usr/sbin/chromeos

...
            --enable-natural-scroll-default \
            --disable-setuid-sandbox \
            "$REGISTER_PLUGINS" \
...

4. Start the Chromium OS:

$ chromeos





References:
[0] https://github.com/dz0ny/lightdm-login-chromeos
[1] https://github.com/dz0ny/lightdm-login-chromeos/issues/36#issuecomment-20227072