Installing Chrome OS on a Computer

You can install Chrome OS on a computer in the following two ways:

[listNum]■Through a Live DVD – When you download an ISO image of Chrome OS and burn it on a DVD, the DVD becomes bootable. You can use it to boot the computer and start using Chrome OS seamlessly. This way you don’t have to install the operating system on the hard drive (many new users may want to stick to their regular operating system), and you can still get some hands-on time with the OS.

After Installing on the Hard Drive – This method needs you to use the Live DVD for one time only to boot the computer and install Chrome OS on the hard drive. After installation you can start using the computer without the DVD.

Installing Chrome OS on a computer hard drive is a simple process, and here is how it can be done:

    ■Turn on your computer.
    ■Insert the Chrome OS Live DVD in the DVD driver of your computer.
    ■On the Boot Setup Utility window, under the Boot tab, set your CD-ROM Drive as the first booting device.

    ■Press the F10 key and then press Enter to save the changes you have made to the BIOS settings and to reboot the computer.
    ■Once the computer reboots, on the first displayed window, press Enter to select Cr OS Linux.

    ■Once the operating system boots from the Live DVD, locate and double-click the Live Installer icon from the desktop.

    ■When prompted, provide the root password in the Password field in the opened PASSWORD NEEDED box, and click Continue. (Password is ‘root’ without single quotes.)

    ■On the YaST window, click Next from the bottom-right corner.

    ■From the Welcome-YaST window click Next.

    ■When the Clock and Time Zone-YaST window comes up, click the Region and Time Zone drop-down lists to set country and city where you live in, and click Next to proceed.

    ■To make things simpler, in the Suggested Partitioning window, click Next without making any changes to make things simpler.

    ■On the Create New User window, populate the available fields with the correct values to create a user account and click Next.

    ■Once the Live Installation Settings-YaST window comes up, click Install from the bottom-right corner.

    ■After this, click Install from the Confirm Installation box to start the installation.

    ■Once the installation process is completed, on the Perform Installation window, click Next.

    ■Click Reboot Now from the opened box to reboot your computer to complete the installation.

    ■Click Next when the configuration process is finished on the Auto Configuration window.

    ■Once the Import Untrusted GnuPG key interface appears, click Trust.

    ■Finally, once the Chrome OS is installed and the computer restarts, press Enter to select openSUSE to boot the computer using Chrome OS and start using your Chromebook normally.

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