NeverWare has built a Chromium OS based image to be easily installed, named CloudReady. Its home edition is free. It is available for both 32 and 64 bit. The image will work on most machines.



Download NeverWare’s CloudReady image and Unzip the file to have chromiumos_image.bin.


Plug a >=8GB USB flash disk and determine which device it became: sudo fdisk -l

For Windows and Mac there is a Chrome extension: Chromebook Recovery Utility with which the image can be written to flash drive.

For Linux dd is there to do it so. Write the file directly to device (change /dev/sdX to the identified device id)

dd if=chromiumos_image.bin of=/dev/sdX bs=4M

Unmount and remove the flash drive.


Boot from the flash drive on the target machine, and try as Guest to see how it’s doing. Install if it seems fine.

Two boot options are available: