Updating Chrome OS 2





For those of you who are having issues updating Chrome OS by the first method, you should be able to update by using the previous method.

Step 1: Download this script.



https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3emsCFtN3nMczFIUkNyRE56STQ/edit?usp=sharing

Step 2: Open the Dev terminal (CTL+ALT+F2, you may need to hold CTL and alternate pressing ALT and F2).

             
Step 3: Run the command:
sudo su

Step 4: Log in using 'chronos' as the username, no password should be required, but if so it is 'facepunch'.

Step 5: Run the command:
bash /home/chronos/user/Downloads/1.sh
NOTE: THE CAPITAL D IS IMPORTANT!

Step 6: let the script run, this WILL take quite a while, on a 120Mb connection this will take around 5 minutes. 

Step 7: When you are asked to pick a build after they are all listed, pick the build you originally chose or another build if you are confident it will work with your hardware.

Step 8: Allow Chrome OS to be installed, give it half an hour just to make sure. YOU WILL NOT BE GIVEN A CONFIRMATION MESSAGE! You will know when it has installed correctly as you will not be able to exit the developer console.

Step 9: Once the install has completed, all you need to do it reboot.


Note: Once you have rebooted, you may get a screen displaying a message about a kernel boot, this is nothing to worry about, this screen was originally hidden in Chrome OS. Chrome OS will then boot into your newly updates Chrome OS.



Step 9: Confirm that the update has completed by viewing help section in the settings.

30 comments

  1. Great, I was able to install after several attempts, the first Chrome OS option on a HP mini 1101 laptop with Intel atom processor CPU 1.6 Ghz 2600.
    Very important after unpacking the package, leave at least an hour.
    thank you very much

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  2. Hello, I'm trying to update using this method, but all i get is "Permission denied" message. What should I do?

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  3. Hi Seth. Thanks a tonne for all of this you have posted. I have the Chromebook Pixel v38 image installed on my Asus Vivobook S200E. Everything just works flawlessly.

    I have also got Android X86 (with grub2 so can do uefi boot) and Lubuntu installed alongside. When v39 arrives, I'm guessing the Chromebook Pixel recovery image gets updated then? When I do the update, I know you said it won't delete anything, but what about when I've got other operating systems installed like this? It sounds like it won't affect, but just want to make sure.


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    In other news though, this is such a better set up than having windows installed on this laptop. Chrome OS boots instantly, Android X86 (4.4 currently) boots only about 5 seconds slower and same with Lubuntu which is absolutely brilliant!

    I'm hoping I can also get Chrome OS running on my iMac and my mum's Mac Mini. Will be brilliant having the option of using Chrome OS when I just want to get things done just like that.

    For anyone wanting to do a multi boot setup with any computer, Gparted is by far the way to go. It's always best to use Gparted to partition disks before you install your operating systems (well excluding Chrome OS which needs to always be installed first). It gives you so much more freedom with your disks.

    It's so much better than Disk Utility on OS X and so much better than Windows partitioning tools, though tools like EaseUS Partition Magic is an amazing tool.

    Obviously if you do not know what you're doing you can mess it up huge but if you pay attention then it's so much better.

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  4. One thing to note, when I installed Chromium to the HDD, I did it all from the login screen, not logging in. Same for when I upgraded to Chrome OS. I didn't at all sign in, so I therefore had no issues with Chrome saying anything about my account being used on a higher system number.

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  5. Hi Seth. Thank you for your great site for us Chrome OS lovers, who wants to run Chrome OS on a Pc! :)
    I have buildt my self a small Desktop Pc last week, and I use it as a Chrombox now. Everything working great so fare, thanks to your site and script…

    My Chromebox Specs:

    -Intel Celeron G1610 Dual Core 2.6 GHz 2MB Cache (Ivy Bridge) LGA
    1155

    -Integrated Intel HD Graphics

    -Gigabyte GA-H77N-Wifi LGA 1155 mini-ITX Motherboard

    -4GB Crucial 1333MHz DDR3 Ram

    -Iogear Gbu521 Bluetooth 4.0 Usb Adapter

    -New Chrome OS Supported Wifi Card Atheros AR 5B95 (AR 9285)

    -Antec 25 ISK 110 VESA Pc Case With 90W Power Supplay

    - Usb Pc Keyboard + Usb Pc Mouse

    -No SD Card Support For Now, I will Add That Later...

    -Used Chrome OS Backup Image 38 For Acer Chromebox

    Everything working great and as it should except rear audio output on the motherboard, so to get audio working I have to plug my speakers in the headphone output in front of the pc and voila I have working audio too!

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  6. I continue to get a Segmentation Fault (core dump) error when installing the Chrome OS from the development channel. Had always loaded the image in the past, and everything worked fine, but now having issues. Is there one build that is more universal in working with machines. (HP tower)

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  7. Not sure what this Segmentation Fault (core dump) error comes from, I face an error to which cause (core dump) as well. For me is all working fine so fare, I use this recovery image: Google Chromebook Pixel which work fine on my home made Chromebox... I think Google Chromebook Pixel recovery image is support wider range of hardware which is in laptop/desktop computers...

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  9. I need help installing this on toshiba nb205.
    How do I install the script on step1?
    Please guide for newbies?
    Tried the first method and I get not enough space on drive.
    Please help!
    Thanks

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  10. I need to ask you this question her: Do you want to install Chrome OS to your hard drive? If so, I might be able to help you out her...

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  11. Hi Henning,
    Thanks for the quick response its Facundo here.
    We´d like to install chrome os on the hard drive of the toshiba nb205.
    Its an hdd at the moment.
    We´ve got the point where we can log on to the terminal with sudo permissions and execute commands but we cant install because it says there´s no space on the drive when executing the bash curl commands
    Could you please help us out with this?
    Thanks.

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  12. Hi Facundo,
    Oky then we are on the same page, this is what i allways do when I installing Chrome OS to my home made Chromebox!

    1.) Go to this page for download Chromium OS: http://chromeos.hexxeh.net/
    Choose the latest nightly build 4028 for USB.

    2.) Create bootable USB with Chromium OS on!

    3.) Start up your pc with USB that have Chromium OS on, and login to Chromium OS and by use of the same account on Chromium as you would use for Chrome OS...

    4.) To install Chromium OS to your hard drive do as follow: Use this key cobination Ctrl + Alt + t and crosh command window will popup. Now write in this command her into crosh: install and hit Enter.

    5.) Follow the on screen instruction, and when it ask for password use this one her: facepunch
    Now Chromium OS will be installed to your hard drive.

    6.) Now when installing Chromium OS to your hard drive is finished (It will let you now when is is finished) You must now restart your pc by press down power button so it shuts down.

    7.) Start up your pc and login to your account, and use the same as you would do with Chrome OS!

    8.)Download the 1.sh script frome the link in step 1 on the top of this page you are on now! When finished continiue to step 9!

    9.) Use this key combination her: Ctr + Alt + F2 and it will bring up the Chromium OS "Dev Command Window"

    10.) At login to localhost use this username her: chronos (Hit Enter) and the password is: facepunch (Hit Enter)

    11.) Now write this command her: sudo su (Hit Enter, and if you must use a password, use this one her: facepunch)

    12.) Write this bash command her: bash /home/chronos/user/Downloads/1.sh (Hit Enter)

    13.) Now it will download a list of Chrome OS recovery image to choose from, let it download the whole list first and it can take some time before it got the whole list!

    14.) Now its time to choose Chrome OS recovery image, and you should try "Samsung Chromebook 5 Series" recovery image since it has same cpu as your pc has a Intel Atom N208 cpu... To choose the image just press the number of the Samsung Chromebook 5 Series recovery image has... (Hit Enter)

    15.) Let the recovery image download and be installed! YOU WILL NOT BE GIVEN A CONFIRMATION MESSAGE! Do not restart your pc before the hard drive lights stops blinking on your pc, then hold down your pc power button to its shuts down...

    16.) Start up your pc and now you shuld se Chrome OS starts up and you should be able to log in to your account and enjoy Chrome OS! :)

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  13. Wow, Henning thanks for the detailed explanation.
    I´ve encountered a problem.
    I can enter crosh but when I type in "install" and hit enter it says: Unknown command:"install".
    Any clues?
    Thanks
    Facundo

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  14. This could be you actually type "install" and it sould be only like this install
    Or it could be you are not use Chromium OS build from this link her: http://chromeos.hexxeh.net/

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  15. Hi Henning.
    Thanks for the quick response.
    Downloaded hexxeh´s latest build 4028.
    Install command isn´t working.
    Please help.
    Thanks.
    Facundo

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  16. Try this, press Ctrl + Alt +F2 and follow what's done in this video from YouTube! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNK4KLfXi8w

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    1. Hi Henning, I've tried this and it still doesn't work. Install command unknown. Should I try Lime instead of vanilla?
      Please help!
      Thanks.
      Facundo

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  17. Sure you could try Lime instead of Vanilla build, I think the install command is the same!
    Are your pc cpu 32 bit or 64 bit?

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    1. Hi Henning,
      Just tried Lime. Works but graphics are off and it wont recognize my mouse wheel.
      Also command unknown when I type install.
      Sticking to Vanilla now.
      I think im on 32 bit.
      How to know?
      Thanks

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    1. WOW after days of hard work I finally made it!!!
      This is what worked!!!
      Typed this in crosh after shell and the password:
      /usr/sbin/chromeos-install --skip_src_removable
      Started installing immediately!!!
      I´m thrilled!!!
      Thanks for the company guys!
      Here´s the link that I followed.
      http://mattsabban.com/2014/02/installing-chromium-os-to-an-acer-aspire-one/358.

      Thanks Henning for all the followups and advice!
      It really made a difference for us!
      Thanks a million!
      Sooooo happy!!!

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    2. WOW after days of hard work I finally made it!!!
      This is what worked!!!
      Typed this in crosh after shell and the password:
      /usr/sbin/chromeos-install --skip_src_removable
      Started installing immediately!!!
      I´m thrilled!!!
      Thanks for the company guys!
      Here´s the link that I followed.
      http://mattsabban.com/2014/02/installing-chromium-os-to-an-acer-aspire-one/358.

      Thanks Henning for all the followups and advice!
      It really made a difference for us!
      Thanks a million!
      Sooooo happy!!!

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    3. WOW after days of hard work I finally made it!!!
      This is what worked!!!
      Typed this in crosh after shell and the password:
      /usr/sbin/chromeos-install --skip_src_removable
      Started installing immediately!!!
      I´m thrilled!!!
      Thanks for the company guys!
      Here´s the link that I followed.
      http://mattsabban.com/2014/02/installing-chromium-os-to-an-acer-aspire-one/358.

      Thanks Henning for all the followups and advice!
      It really made a difference for us!
      Thanks a million!
      Sooooo happy!!!

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  19. Your welcome! Really happy for you finaly made it to install Chrome OS on to your laptop pc, just how amazing how hard it can be on some pc's... Enjoy your Chrome OS! :)

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    1. Hi Henning,
      Thanks!
      I tried the recovery image for samsung series 5 chromebook but it won´t let me start chromeos.
      It boots and all but it wont let me use it.
      Also tried toshiba chromebook recovery image but it says its not x86 compatible when it boots.
      Any clues?
      Thanks!
      Facu

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  20. Hi Facu,
    I don't know what you can do about this issue, but I think it is because of your pc is x86 = 32 bits and most og the Chromebooks today is x64 bits... You could try Chrome OS recovery image for Arm cpu which is mostly 32 bits and support x86 Chrome OS! Or try Google Chromebook Pixel recovery image, not the 2015 one...

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  21. Hi Henning,
    Thanks again. Looks like the intel atom cpu is i686 and this asks for x86-64.
    I´m sticking to chromium for now until I find the right image.
    Any other ideas on an image worth the try?
    Another question:
    Is there a way to make drive in files work on chromium?
    I found this but it seems a bit tricky:https://groups.google.com/a/chromium.org/forum/#!topic/chromium-os-discuss/VdtPo30b8kU
    Any clues?
    Thanks.
    Have a good one!
    Facu

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  22. So I managed to get it running on the acer ac700 image. It says something on the log on screen regarding. Hardware. Any clues on how to bypass this?
    thanks!
    Facu

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    1. It is mentioned in the main tutorial it is within settings to do with logging in. I can't remember exactly what though so you'll need to give it a read. It is the only means to bypass it as this does not give you a valid chrome number used for security checks on boot.

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  23. Thanks Taron!
    I finally made it!
    After days of hard work and failing repeatedly I managed to get the Acer ac700 recovery image working on my toshiba mini nb205!!!
    This blog has really, really helped me out a lot!
    I´ve managed to bypass the start up screen, type in my google credentials and use the brand new chrome os!!!
    Im really happy guys!!
    Its a bit slow and laggy. Maybe because its a hdd and the first run. Also only 1 gb ram ddr2. I´m gonna upgrade it to 2gb and put in an ssd.
    Thanks to you all!
    Sethzzs blog is the best!
    Henning thanks for all the support!
    Hats off to you Taron!
    Have a good one guys!
    Facu

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