Arcanan
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Installation of Chrome OS Flex in Workstation Pro 16?

Here is homepage:

https://chromeenterprise.google/os/chromeosflex/

Anyone tried it? It is possible somehow? Thanks.

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fender355
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I am trying too...

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fender355
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BTW I am stuck at this step... 

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netbob
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The key is making an iso of the Linux partition on the usb drive. Once you have that, since it’s based on either gentoo or Debian buster, you should be good to go and then the developer tools with shell access can be accessed. Working on it now with vm ws 16.

nb

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arm64isfuture
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I'm creating the bootable USB. Then I'll boot with the USB into VMWare and see if it goes well.

I'll update this comment when I finish the installation.

Edit: Looks like it does not want to boot from USB. I'm making an ISO from the bootable USB and boot it from there.

Edit 2: No luck converting the USB to ISO and booting it. Also, my USB was soft bricked and somehow I managed to get out of it. I might wait for Google to release the ISO instead of the bootable USB 😕

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MattPackwood
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I am also trying it...

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pmajan
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I did try this:

1.- I Made The Installer USB via Official Chrome Extension

2.- I Made a VHD on Windows (same size of USB)

3.- Clone all partitions from the USB to VHD

4.- I convert VHD to VMDK

5.- My VM have 2 VMDK (1st for vm and the 2nd the VMDK converted) and UEFI start

6.- Select the 2nd VMDK for boot at start But... don't work yet.

 

Any idea?

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aamhm
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any update ,to install it on VMware?

i failed also same as happen to u

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netbob
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I tried the older cloudready version and that works in vmw 16. From what I am seeing, there isn’t much difference btw cloudready 1.0 and os flex 2.0. Experimenting with the dev channel which supports a migration from cr to os flex.

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LGentle
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Same here.  Downloaded and "installed" the OVA and it works great.

Would still like to get commercial Flex installed.  Been working on this for a few hours today.  I think I've successfully created an ISO using 'dd' in a Debian VM.  Copying to a USB stick now.

 

Stay tuned..........

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LGentle
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Nope.  Didn't work.

 

Debian saw three drives/partitions when Windows only saw 2, but, still didn't make a working ISO.

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da_ren_zhou_66
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May I ask where you got the OVA file, I tried to find it, but the link is invalid...

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