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Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Rome, Italy
New Chrome OS image for Mini 9-10v - 05-15-2011, 04:33 PM
Dell has just released a new image of Chrome OS working with Mini 9 and Mini 10v. the image is dated May 13th.
You can download it and read release info here: Index of /files/cto
Join Date: May 2011
05-16-2011, 01:35 AM
how long do you think chrome would take to boot on a dell 10 if only chrome os was on the machine ?
the chromebooks are apparently booting in 8 seconds ...
Join Date: May 2010
05-16-2011, 03:31 AM
Chromium is way too anxious regarding its boot time. It even reports boot/reboot time on login (sign in to google account) screen. My reboot took 33.95 seconds. Keep in mind I was booting Chromium off USB flash drive (cheap Patriot - slow kind). Also my multiple boot is setup to give me a couple of seconds to choose OS.
I reboot again and happy to be back to Mac OS X on my Dell mini.
Join Date: May 2011
05-20-2011, 01:47 AM
well, just bought a vostro v130
it is $400 with ubuntu and i bought the win 7 version for $430 which is well worth the extra $30 since i can just barely hang in there with linux
i hope i can somehow get chrome os on there and get a fast boot since i bought this instead of an ipad 2 for quick email and quick web surfing
kind of fed up with apple
Join Date: Jan 2009
05-25-2011, 07:42 PM
Just installed the Dell build of Chromium OS on my Dell mini 9.
Booted from USB and it installed to the HDD in about 10 minutes.
Took me two minutes to set up WLAN following the instructions in the Dell readme, and got sound working thanks to the instructions on osdir (go to shell, type alsamixer, unmute headphones and speaker using m key)
I've got a boot time of 16 seconds, not quite the 8 but I think I'll survive!
-One other thing worth noting, i needed an ethernet connection to log in before I could setup the wifi so be careful if you've only got wifi connection.
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