So unless you have been hiding under a rock (in the online world) you’ve heard of Chrome OS, Google’s lightweight netbook operating system. Yesterday it was released as open source and I decided to give it ago. (The steps below are for Ubuntu Karmic, but you should be able to translate to other linux platforms.)
- The first thing you need to do is get a precompiled image of the OS.
- Extract the vmdk file from the download and then use “qemu-img convert -f vmdk <vmdk-file> -O raw ide.img”
- Then run “sudo dd if=ide.img of=/dev/sdX” where /dev/sdX is the name of your usb stick you want to flash. BE CAREFUL to get this exactly right otherwise you might delete your entire hard drive.
- Then down this file and extract it using “dpkg –extract linux-firmware_1.24_all.deb /tmp/firmware/” and then run “cp /tmp/firmware/lib/firmware/ipw2100-1.3.fw /media/C-ROOT/lib/firmware/”
- Then unmount the USB stick and plug it into your D600. Should be all set. If you have questions leave them below.