Chromium OS on MBP ? Would it work ?


macrumors regular
Original poster
Jul 22, 2009
apparently, someone managed to install Chromium OS on his Macbook Air at the cost of loosing the entire OS X system.
Now i have 2 questions :

1. Is it possible to do install Chromium on the Macbook Pro ? One site mentioned, that it might also work on Macbook Pros, but not specifics...

2. I have 3 Partitions currently, one running Bootcamp, the other 2 running Macintosh (1 as my main partition, the second one, much smaller, as a restore partition) If i decide to install it on my restore partition, i will loose the macintosh on this partition, the other 2 systems should be fine though, right?

Maybe someone here already tried this and give me an answer :) Thanks !


macrumors 6502
Jul 5, 2011
Why would you want chromium?? Just uninstall everything and just keep the Chrome web browser, thats Chrome OS. :p


macrumors 68000
Jan 6, 2009
Pittsburgh, PA
Only thing stopping you is a lack of supported hardware/drivers. If someone managed to get Chrome to recognize all the MBP's hardware, you would be good to go.

That being said, why would you want to in the first place? Just wait till Lion and fullscreen Chrome.


macrumors member
Mar 8, 2011
Paralllels has for a long while offered you the option of downloading and running a virtual version of Chrome OS. I trued it - there just wasn't very much to do in it! I don't know whether you could boot into Chromium tho
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