Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Where the builds, yo?

I've stopped building. I used my Cr-48 for two months, day after day.

Unfortunately, I was granted an i7-based laptop by work. You can imagine my position.

The Cr-48 is a great appliance. I'll probably write a summary in the next few days.

Things will be better when Tegra and other dual-core ChromeOS devices hit the market. For now, I may be signing off. Maybe.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Chrome Notebook Pilot Users Forum

fyi -!forum/chrome-notebook-pilot

Welcome to the Chrome Notebook Pilot Users Forum

We hope you'll find this forum helpful as a place to share tips & tricks and engage with other pilot testers. Remember that any bugs are still to be reported from the device itself, and not to be reported in the forum. To report bugs, ideas, or feedback, simply click on the bug icon in the top-right corner of the screen.

Some of our Chrome notebook team members will be dropping in quite often - we want to join in the fun too! But not too much fun; there are posting guidelines that we all must adhere to. 

From all of us on the Chrome notebook team, welcome!

Friday, February 11, 2011

FYI: 2 factor authentication doesn't work with Chrome OS

Via Chromium OS discuss -

FYI: 2 factor authentication doesn't work with Chrome OS

Benjamin Grogg <>
On Feb 11, 5:55 pm, Caleb Eggensperger <> wrote: 
> For anyone considering Google's new 2 factor authentication feature: I 
> chatted with a Ninja about it, and she said that it doesn't work with 
> Chrome OS on the Cr-48. You can log in, but the sync will break until 
> you completely reset the device (and turn off 2 factor auth). 

Maybe i misunderstood you, but what I did is Application-specific 
password for ChomiumOS. The sync works smoothly. 

[Signing in to applications that access your Google Account]

Hope that helps, 

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

So what's up with the builds? (Dev Server..)

If you're one of the multitude of people that read this blog, you'll probably noticed I stopped building recovery images.

Instead, I've been doing builds (roughly daily) and then running an update server for a few hours.

So, if you're running my 64-bit kernel Cr-48 build, you may get an update pushed out if you check under "About Chromium OS". (It looks like some of you have already figured this out! :-)

I've been running the 64-bit kernel for about a week now without issues. Let me know how it works for you.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Available memory under 32-bit Chrome and 64-bit kernel Chromium

I noticed something interesting this evening -

The stock Mario ChromeOS shows:

Linux (chrome-bot@chromeosbuild13) (gcc version 4.4.3 (gcc-4.4.3_cos_gg_v1_41723) ) #1 SMP Thu Dec 9 19:29:53 PST 2010 (Ubuntu 2.6.32-0.1-chromeos-intel-menlow)

[    0.000000] Warning only 1919MB will be used.
[    0.000000] Use a HIGHMEM enabled kernel.

However, the 64-bit kernel build of ChromiumOS 0.10.157 (available here) offers ~2038MB free memory under the newer 2.6.37.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Mario64 build! (Yes, x86_64-kernel ChromiumOS)

For those interested, I've put together an x86_64 kernel build of ChromiumOS for Cr-48. The kernel itself on this build is 64-bit, but the userspace is all 32-bit.

uname output:
Linux 2.6.37-23105-g79d6518 #1 SMP Thu Jan 27 10:52:21 CST 2011 x86_64 GenuineIntel GNU/Linux

Just unzip, write to USB and restore using the recovery image. This is the build I'm currently running. Hope you enjoy!