- Broadcom WiFi – BCM43XX
- Ralink WiFi – RT24XX, RT28XX, RT30XX
- Realtek WiFi – R8187SE, R8712U, RTL73, RTL8180, RTL8187, RTL8192XX
- nVidia GPUs – 6 series and newer
- ATi/AMD GPUs - HD2900 and newer
Tools you will need:
Create Bootable USB thumb drive and Boot into Chromium OS
- Extract all downloaded archive files.
- Open Win32DiskImager.
- Select Chromium OS Lime disk image (.img) and make sure it is correctly targeted writing data to your thumb drive. Click Write.
- After it's done, you have created a bootable Chromium OS USB thumb drive.
- To boot the Chromium OS USB thumb drive, go into BIOS settings to change the boot priority, set USB drive above Hard Disk. Press F10 to Save & Exit.
- The screen is empty while your computer is booting the thumb drive. It will take a few minutes for booting up first time so please wait patiently.
- After it boot into Chrome OS, select your Internet access and sign in Google account.
- Your USB thumb drive is now a portable Chromium OS. So, play around with Chromium OS to see whether it is compatible with your notebook hardware like WLAN, screen brightness controls, sound, and touchpad.
Installing Chromium OS
If you like Chromium OS and want to turn your notebook into a Chromebook with Chromium OS, keep on reading the following steps. NOTE: Installing Chromium OS is pretty easy but it will erase all your data on your notebook by following the guide below, make sure you backup your data first.
- Assume you have created a bootable Chromium OS USB thumb drive, insert the bootable thumb drive and boot into Chromium OS.
- Press ctrl + alt + T to open Terminal.
- Type install.
- Type y to proceed. NOTE: All your data will be deleted.
- The password is facepunch.
- When it is completed, type exit and reboot the notebook.
- Go into BIOS boot priority settings again and set it boot Hard Disk first.
- Enjoy the Chromebook.