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What Kind Of Bird Are You Booting?

Dec 02, 2009, 01:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marcel Gagné)

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"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, baby!!!

"Now I could really start having fun. Can I sudo? Yes. The user name is chronos with password chronos. Cool."

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