It took me only 20 minutes to setup a ChromeOS virtual in VirtualBox the other day, just so I could see what it looked it like and how it worked.

Maybe you also want to check out ChromeOS or need a virtual for a particular task – e.g. testing a website or web app works on ChromeOS.

To set it up, you’ll need:

  • VirtualBox on your system where you want to install the ChromeOS virtual
  • About 10 Gb of free disk space for the virtual
  • Then follow these simple instructions
  • Once installed and setup, it’s then easy to set it up with your Google account, as I did

This version of ChromeOS is from the Neverware CloudReady project