What Kind Of Bird Are You Booting?
Dec 02, 2009, 01:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marcel Gagné)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
[ Thanks to Marcel
Gagné for this link. ]
"So I downloaded the VMware image on the site and saved
it to my disk, then created a virtual machine inside VirtualBox
using the VMDK image as the disk file. Then I booted it and started
looking around. It took me about 20 seconds to figure out that the
login was my GMail user name and password and I was off.
"To be honest, I was only so excited, though I accept that it's
early days for Chrome OS yet. But I wanted more. Specifically, I
wanted to load it onto a USB key and try it on my Acer Aspire
netbook to try it in its natural environment. So I downloaded yet
another file, this one designed to create a USB key bootable image.
When I looked at the README file included with the large zip file,
I saw something that really got me excited.
"You can get to a shell by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T . Yeah,
"Now I could really start having fun. Can I sudo? Yes. The user
name is chronos with password chronos. Cool."