Chrome OS is built based on OpenSuse’s kernel, hence if you happen to use other Linux OS such as OpenSuse, Chrome OS has nothing far of a difference, just additional embedded applications on its own like Picasa.
One thing to take note about Chrome installation is: You need as much bandwidth as possible, reason is most of the installation are downloaded from the Internet during the process.
Beginning of the installation is pretty simple:
1. Create an empty VM just mount the ISO onto your VM and boot it up. I’ve create about 40GB of dynamically expanding hard disk with 1GB of memory allocated
2. Once the Image has been fully loaded, click the Live Installer from the Desktop. The installer will download components from the Internet to begin the installation. Along the progress, accept the default configurations Chrome.
3. Once complete, shutdown the VM and unmount the ISO to get the VM fully loaded.
Although this is just a desktop level of OS, wanted to see the difference on having Hyper-V Linux Integration Components(Linux-IC) installed onto Chrome OS. You can get the
1. Part of the pre-requisite, the C/C++ Compiler and Tools are required before installing the Linux-IC. To get these components installed, go to the Start Menu, ops, should be Computer Menu at the bottom of the taskbar and select Install Software. You’ll be prompt for the root password, so just go ahead and key in the password that was key in during the first installation of Chrome OS.
2. As you can see, Chrome OS will then download the available list of software/components from OpenSuse.
3. Once the Software Manager is loaded, search for the C++ component at the Right. I’ve got mine installed but you should see something similair below. During this installation process let, make sure your Internet bandwidth is clear else you’ll need to keep on clicking on the RETRY button to continue downloading the packages from the Internet.
4. When is done, mount the Linux Integration Component ISO onto the VM and launch the Gnome Terminal. Run the following commands to copy the Linux Integration Components files into the local machine
No kernel-devel or kernel-source package installed.
You must install this package before installing the drivers.